Monday, December 04, 2006

Nigel Mooney

Nigel Mooney plays Rose's West End Bar, Lismore on Friday December 8th at 9.00pm
Trying to find a home for Nigel Mooney's rich, luscious guitar licks and expressive vocals has always been a task that Mooney himself has claimed to be 'beyond his remit'. For arguments sake, we take jazz and blues, we bandy about the words guitarist, vocalist and bandleader. We settle on Nigel Mooney - Irish jazz and blues man.

Nigel's single 'Beautiful Day' from his debut album 'All my loves in vain', is getting great support from the likes of Ryan Tubridy, John Creedon, Ronan Collins and John Kelly, making it on to the Radio 1 playlist and featuring as Larry Goggins album of the week on 2FM.

Nigel has been on the road promoting his album around the country including a slot at the Trinity Ball and supports with Meatloaf and Anastacia.

Nigel Mooney has long been regarded as Ireland's leading blues guitarist. A charismatic figure on the Dublin jazz and blues scenes since the early 1980's, his Gripewater Blues Band spearheaded the blues movement in Ireland and drew many fans of both jazz and the blues.

Having played with the likes of B. B. King, Lowell Fulson, Louisiana Red and many more from the Chicago scenes and beyond, Mooney's bluesy guitar style crosses the jazz boundaries and he has appeared with Georgie Fame, Joey de Francesco and Russell Malone.

Nigel Mooney is with an exciting new quartet that includes some of Ireland's finest young jazz musicians. Web link

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