Serious blues guitar talent makes his blistering solo debut. – GUITARIST magazine
Irishman Simon McBride evokes the spirit of such great bands as Free and Led Zeppelin, and that point in musical history when blues guitar blossomed into a sound and an attitude of mind that defined a generation and continues to inspire.
McBride’s talents as a guitarist are undeniable. At 15 he was Guitarist Magazine’s Young Guitarist of The Year, a performance competition won against strong competition. He was immediately recruited by Sweet Savage (Vivian Campbell/Def Leppard) with whom he recorded two albums and regularly played major festivals. That was 13 years ago, since when he has toured the world as guitarist for diverse acts including Grammy-nominated soulman Andrew Strong.
All the time there was lurking behind his guitar prowess a voice and a talent for song writing that has now finally seen the light of day. His debut album has 11 outstanding original songs rounded off by excellent versions of Be My Friend (Free) and Power of Soul (Hendrix).
Simon McBride: Vocals/Guitar
Paul Hamilton: Drums
Gareth Hughes: Bass
Simon is endorsed by Paul Reed Smith Guitars.