Bermuda / Tides Showband
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Where Are They Now?
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.....
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