Bridge Street Oilers
Bridge Street Oilers is a passion project for four seasoned gigging musicians in Glasgow who wanted a band where they could dig into the past and focus on the songs that helped define and shape modern music.
Some classics will be familiar (The Weight, Ain't No Sunshine), some delivered like you've never heard before (Hallelujah I Love Her So) and many will be new to you, but each and every one is performed with sensitivity and devotion, a homage to the songs that made the Oilers fall in love with music in the first place.
Blues man Rob Graham and soul queen Katy Walsh intertwine their vocals and guitars, swapping phrases and lines at will, while the rhythm section of Emlyn Sherk and Matthew Magee ensure the groove never falters.
Uncover the roots of modern music in good company with the Bridge Street Oilers.
Katy has been performing live ever since, as a bored teenager on the family farm in Tipperary, she stole her sister's microphone and started forming bands. From noisy rock outfits to glitzy all-girl function acts she has played all over the world as a flexible session player and leading her own bands.
Matthew's band CV includes one that used to dress up as vikings to play anthemic '80s power rock, and another where members used to bet about which song a fight would break out in when playing in some of the west of Scotland's more lively pubs. These days he stands at the back out of the way, playing blues dressed in his own clothes.