Waterford based group ‘Strange Fruit’ return to the Coastguard Cultural Centre on Friday 9th August.
Featuring the stunning vocals of lead singer Bobbie Carey , the band also includes: Suzanne Rowe (piano & accordion), Paul Grant (guitar & banjo), Gerry Madden (mandolin) and Ritchie McDonald (bass).
Mention bass player Richie McDonald’s name and immediately people associate it with all that’s good in music. Richie has been the founding member and leading light of many of the top bands to come out of the south of Ireland.
From pop/rock bands, such as Waves, soul band, Soul Reason, trad with Spoirog and others in between, Richie’s innovative and interpretative bass playing has consistently knitted the music together to produce first rate sounds.
Mandolin player Gerry Madden is one of Ireland’s quality musicians, a man much in demand whether he’s pickin’ bluegrass or Irish traditional tunes.
Gerry’s love and understanding of music can be heard in the vitality of his playing, no matter if it’s around the fire with friends on a winter’s night, or on stage at a major festival. Regularly invited to guest on recordings, his playing has enhanced many’s the tune and song.