About Gerry Tully.
Gerry’s musical experiences created his unique musical style, Gerry is a natural, self-taught musician. Passion is the word most often used to describe his performance, entertainer is right on the money also. Live performance skill and intimate connection with his audience are strengths gained over time that coin his style.
Gerry began taking music seriously playing gigs and support slots to the great and the good of the music industry. See the blog – In the nineties He released his first EP Grist For The Mill. It did enough to get him regular local gigs. After that he took a position in a traditional trio called Cosir with siblings, Jim and Damaris Woods. They went on tour in Germany in the Sessions From The Hearth company and appeared on Brendan Begley’s award winning Television program, Gantri. on TG4.
Gerry was invited to join Derek Warfield’s Wolfe Tones. The group toured extensively throughout Europe and America. Three years later Gerry left to pursue his own music and produced his first album, Leaves Float Down in 2008, launching it to a full house in The Solstice Arts Theatre in Navan. The thirteen self penned songs were well received and got airplay in Ireland and abroad. However, the country was on the cusp of recession. The next few years were spent playing ‘livelihood gigs’, it wasn’t a time for blossoming but a time for surviving which he did.
In 2014 Gerry opened the first ever Irish Leonard Cohen festival. To mark the occasion he produced his second EP called Maverick which included Cohen’s Hallelujah. Times were still lean Gerry did some Cohen tribute nights solo gigs in pubs and clubs and some gigs with Finbar Fuery while he finished a BA in Philosophy and English Literature.
In 2017 he produced Things Heard, a collection of folk songs from Ireland, Scotland and, England. The album included three originals, Rise Up, The Fracking Song, and Little Gadfly. In 2019 Gerry guested at Luke Kelly’s 35th anniversary show in Vicar Street. The sold out show lead by Chris Kavanagh’s band included performance by Legendary Dubliner John Sheehan and members of Luke’s family. president Micheal D Higgins was also in attendance to mark the occasion.
In November 2018 Gerry sold out a show called Love Sex and Death the songs of Leonard Cohen. Plans fell through for the band due to work commitments. Gerry joined The Legend of Luke Kelly band early in 2019. Throughout all those years Gerry has maintained a regular gig in Brogan’s Hotel and Guesthouse, Trim for more than twenty years.
Some reviews from Irish Music Magazines