I’d done some gigs over the past few years with the Band of Friends where various former members of Rory Gallagher’s band got together with the guys in Nine Below Zero.

Last year Gerry McAvoy told me he’d played with a Dutch guitarist at a Rory tribute and he thought he was “the closest thing to Rory you’ll ever hear.” He asked me if I’d be interested to get together for a play. We did it in Amsterdam, in Marcel’s dad’s blues club, Maloe Melo – and It’s been going from strength to strength ever since. Stay tuned.