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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 Walsh

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 Magee

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.

Rob Graham

Teenaged Rob loved dandruff flinging 70's rock so much he built his own version of Francis Rossi's green telecaster - he still gigs with it to this day. That began his journey back through rock, backwards into the blues and roots which he now pays homage to in his sparse, deft playing.

Emlyn Scherk

Emlyn cut his teeth playing jazz in Vancouver's lively music scene. He and Katy formed Mookie to play her sunny, reggae-tinged self-penned songs before they both moved to Glasgow where he works as a gigging musician and teacher.