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Bruised Orange

John Prine Tribute

Sun 13 Feb, 2022 | Doors 8:00PM | €20.00 + €1.50 Booking Fee





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Bruised Orange

Bruised Orange, is a John Prine Tribute band based in Navan, Co Meath comprising seasoned musicians with vast experience in the music business and an admiration and affection for John Prine. ​
Boasting four of Meath’s most experienced gigging musicians the quartet is made up of Michael ‘Mike Mack’ McGarry (Rhythm Guitar & Vocals), Anthony Toby Cregan (Lead Guitar, Vocals), Derek Matthews (Bass & Vocals) and Shay Carry (Percussion). Each member brings a unique set of talents and abilities to the group which provides for a unique live John Prine experience.
The show is fronted by Mike Mack McGarry who accurately reflects Johns vocal range with a similar ease of delivery, an affected twang and drawl; which thrive off a peculiar, domestic relation to country, folk, rhythm and blues. His storey telling and short antidotes are also a testament to a Bruised Orange live show.
Lead guitarist Anthony Toby Cregan is one of Irelands most revered guitarists, His style and playing reflects that of Jason Wilbur, Prines go to guy from the early 1990’s up until Johns death. Bassist Derek Matthews is known from one of Irelands top wedding bands ‘Stop the Clock’. His double bass and look again reflects that of Prines bass man Dave Jacques. Drummer Shay Carry is the backbone of the band with his unique style. Shay has toured with some of Irelands top country artists such as Gerry Guthrie, Mary Black, Lee Matthews and Shane Owens to name but a few.