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BAND MEMBERS

Blue Steel Band are a five piece band made up of Gavin, Dan, Dave and the two Brians . Based in Cork they play throughout the city, county and Munster. They love to play weddings and other social events. Check out their individual profiles to get to know them a bit more personally .

Brian Murphy

Brian Murphy

Vocals, Guitar, Saxophone

Born and bred on the mean streets of Grenagh, Brian turned to music instead of the local gang territorial war. He cut his musical teeth in bands like Blue Lampshade, The Quick Pennies and Live As Kings. His main influences are Tom Waits, Van Morrison, Rory Gallagher, Acdc and Eric Clapton......

Brian Murphy

Vocals, Guitar, Saxophone

Gavin Leonard

Gavin Leonard

Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards

Gavin Leonard on vocals, keys and guitar is the latest addition to the Blue Steel lineup. Having cut his teeth with Defect, Smokin’ 45 and Celtic Knights, Gav joined the Blue Steel army in November 2015, A number-cruncher by trade, he’s put these skills to good use and calculates that he is less bald than...

Gavin Leonard

Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards

Dan Murphy

Dan Murphy

Lead Guitar, Vocals

First picking up a guitar when he was 4 years old, Dan has spent the last 16 years mastering the art of pretending to know what he's doing. A newcomer to the wedding lifestyle, he traded the blues music for the blue suit last year. Influenced by guitar players like Eric Clapton, BB King, Gary Moore and David Gilmore, he can often be heard playing blues licks over the top of Britney Spears songs. When he's not on stage turning up his amp he can usually be found wherever there's a Guinness tap.

Dan Murphy

Lead Guitar, Vocals

Brian McMahon

Brian McMahon

Drums, Percussion, Vocals

In protest to his parents forced move to the country Brian ‘Big Mac’ McMahon decided to take up the loudest instrument he could without the need for an electrical supply to the disused garage adjacent to his house. Hours were spent honing his skills with an IPod playing at a deafening level, playing along to...

Brian McMahon

Drums, Percussion, Vocals

Dave Morrissey

Dave Morrissey

Bass Guitar, Vocals

Trained in the lower foothills of the Himalayas by bass ninjas Dave "Big D" Morrissey is now part of the most solid rhythm section in the country. Dave cut his teeth with such acts as Dr. Dynamite, Live as Kings and Blind Lemon. When he's not storming the stages of cork he can usually be found polishing his award for Tallest Man in Dungarvan.

Dave Morrissey

Bass Guitar, Vocals

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