Sinnerboy are simply the best Rory Gallagher tribute band in the world- and
that's the official opinion of Donal Gallagher, Rory Gallagher's brother.
Lasy year';s gig at The Bullfrog Blues Club drew near record crowds for a blues
gig, and since then the band's prifile has sky-rocketed - they've played
Rory Gallagher conventions all over Europe, and the ultimate accolade - in
Rory's hometown in Ireland.
Guitarist and singer Barry Barnes is one of Europe's most active enthusiasts
working to keep alive the music and memory of Rory Gallagher.
In 1996 Barry organized the first annual U.K Rory Gallagher tribute gig,
now as longest running Rory Gallagher tribute in the world and one of the
main events on the Rory Gallagher calendar. It has continued to grow and now
attracts crowds from throughout the UK and abroad every year to "the Rory
gig" at Sheffield .
The same impetus to celebrate Rory's genius led Barry to form a tribute band
with two like-minded musicians - bassist Dave Burns and drummer Steve
Richardson. Both Dave and Steve are lifelong Rory fans, not just some rhythm
section that Barry has cobbled together, and it shows! Together as Sinnerboy and
driven by belief, enthusiasm and passion, the bands have become the best
Rory Gallagher tribute acts in the world.