Shinkicker – a three piece band operating generally in and around the East Midlands since 2010.

More recently we have been privileged to grace stages in St Helens, Swanage, Peacehaven, Belfast and Skegness.

We play the lively and varied songs from the portfolio of the Irish rock blues legend, Rory Gallagher, Long may Rory’s music live on.

Simon Holmes: Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Mandolin & Vocals

Simon has been playing guitar since his school years (professionally for ten years). Simon has had a passion for Rory Gallagher’s music since his teenage years and saw Rory and his band in concert on many occasions. He would be right at the front, leaning on the stage absorbing Rory’s craft. He names his other early influences as Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton with inspiration also coming from Richard Thompson, Albert Lee & too many others to name.

Candy Holmes: Bass Guitar

Candy has caught up rapidly after only starting to play the Bass in 2004. Already a veteran on the circuit, she has played at many pubs, clubs, rallies & festivals.

Pete Pearson: Drums, Percussion

Pete is a go-to deputy drummer for many local blues & rock bands, he is held in such high regard.

He started in the 1970??? band Zoot Allors, signed to Decca!

More recently with the Alan Crawford Band & local rock band Twisted.

The three got together at an open mic night in Nottingham.

We just love playing and promoting Rory’s music.

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