Wednesday 22 October 2014

Love/Hate creator tunes in to local guitarist's sound

Alison Comyn

Published 02/08/2014 | 00:00

Local solicitor Paddy Goodwin jamming on stage with the lads from the Pogues; Andrew Ranken, Spider Stacy and Shane McGowan.

LOCAL GUITAR hero and solicitor Paddy Goodwin recently joined forces with rock legends Trouble Pilgrims, and their latest single has caught the ear of the creator of RTE's 'Love/Hate'.

'Animal Gang Blues' is in with a fighting chance of featuring in the new series of the cult drama, after Stuart Carolan heard it and thought it would work well with this gritty television show.

'It would be unbelievable if he uses it, but even to be considered it amazing,' says Paddy, whose regular band is The Holy Ghosts.

'It's one of the best dramas to come out of Ireland, and to be included in the soundtrack would be an honour.'

Trouble Pilgrims are Pete Holidai, Steve Rapid and Johnny Bonnie (Radiators From Space) with bassist Paddy and guitarist Tony St Ledger.

The band emerged from The Radiators From Space after that band's demise following the untimely passing of their friend and founder member Philip Chevron.

'We've played a couple of gigs with the new line-up, and Drogheda audiences can catch us in McHugh's Venue on Friday, August 1, at a special free event,' explains Paddy.

'The band has played The O2 in Dublin, Oxegen, London's Dingwalls and the Olympia Theatre, but it sounds great in more intimate venues like this.'

Paddy is no stranger to bringing legends to Drogheda. Over the years, The Holy Ghosts has featured a dazzling array of celebrated guest musicians – drummer Brian Downey from Thin Lizzy, film director Neil Jordan, guitarist Henry McCullough (ex Paul McCartney's Wings and Joe Cocker), Johnny Fean, Barry Devlin, Charles O'Connor, Jim Lockhart and Eamon Carr of Horslips, comedian Pat Short, cartoonist Tom Matthews, actor Colin O'Donoghue and Tubular Bells producer Tom Newman.

Doors to next week's gig, which also features up-and-coming band 'Electric Sleep', open at 9.30pm.

Drogheda Independent

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