And guitarist Paul Guerin agreed to keep RUSHONROCK readers bang up to date with life on the road as he reprised his role as our favourite diarist.
Back by popular demand after delighting our readers with tales of the Quireboys’ US tour, Blyth’s finest is bang in form.
Look out for more right here soon!
I love coming to Glasgow, the city , the people ,the banter. I have many great memories of playing here especially in 2002 when I was part of the house band at the Frankie Miller tribute night: myself, Brian Robertson, Joe Walsh, Ted McKenna, Hugh McKenna, Chrissy Stewart…what a band. The Quireboys meets the Eagles meets S.A.H.B. Just wonderful.
We were at the Glasgow Garage – a fantastic venue run by our pal Donald McCloud from the clan McCloud. I was there two weeks ago with the Quireboys and it was an incredible night so I was hoping it was gonna go just as well with Down N Outz.
As usual me and Griff nipped next door for noodles at the noodle house. We’ve been going there for years and you’ve got to keep traditions alive!
Vega went on and as usual pulled off a blistering set. Then we were up to the podium, the crowd reaction was amazing and Joe was visibly moved by the warmth of the audience.
I had nothing to worry about: Glasgow was on fire and I loved every moment of it. Ted Mckenna and Chris Glen were in the audience which was an egg boiler for me n Joe as we are both huge S.A.H.B fans. As usual the gig whizzed by too quickly for me. I always wish we could play all bloody night!
A few drinks after the show with some old and dear friends and then an early start in the morning. We were just hoping the ferry crossing wasn’t too choppy…
* This diary entry was submitted before the tragic events that took place in Glasgow city centre earlier this week. RUSHONROCK, Paul Guerin and the Down N Outz would like to offer their sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who tragically passed away. We are thinking of everyone involved and affected.