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Bermuda / Tides Showband (1965-1971)

Photo Gallery - Band Lineups - Discography - Audio samples - Where Are They Now?

The Story

The Bermuda Showband from Co. Galway (as opposed to an earlier band with the same name from Wexford) appears to have hit the road in late 1965. The band was listed as being based in Loughrea, but was also listed as being based in Galway from time to time. We can't find any listing for gigs played by the band in 1965, but this doesn't mean they didn't as newspaper archives for the Galway area are limited at this time (2017).

In July, 1968, there was a major upheaval with the band as an advert appeared in the Irish Independent asking any promoters who had previously booked the band to contact bandleader Noel Donnellan. It turns out the band had changed its name to the Tides Showband. Noel left the band and recruited the local group The Wild Breed to become the "New" Bermuda Showband with the addition of himself and brother Benny to the line-up. The band would be managed by Noel's brother Pat.

Eamon Cummins sadly passed away in January 2012 after a short illness.

More to come.....

Photo Gallery

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Bermuda (RF) Bermuda - 1967 Bermuda - 1967 Bermuda Bermuda (RF)
     
Bermuda (RF)

Tides Showband (KS)

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Years Vocals Guitar Bass Drums Keys/Guitar Sax Sax Trumpet

ORIGINAL BERMUDA SHOWBAND

1966 Brendan
O'Shaughnessy
Unknown John
Small
Paddy
Fallon
Larry
Cooley
Unknown Don
Herlihy
Noel
Donnellan

REVAMPED NEW BERMUDA

1968   Eamon
Cummins
Andy
Fitzpatrick?
Frank
O'Connor?
Mike
McMahon
  Benny
Donnellan
Noel
Donnellan

TIDES SHOWBAND

1968 Brendan
O'Shaughnessy
Unknown John
Small
Paddy
Fallon
Larry
Cooley
Unknown Don
Herlihy
John
Keavey
                 
                 

Discography

S - #3 Irish Charts
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Audio Clips

         
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Where Are They Now?  

Eamon Cummins - RIP: Eamon sadly passed away after a short illness in January, 2012. 
Mike McMahon:
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