Play that funky music

Get ready for some soul as the ultimate ‘funk buster’ Buck Taylor is coming to Omagh on Saturday, June 17.

The multi-award winning soul singer from Louisville, Kentucky is the latest star attraction brought to the Bogan’s Bar stage by local promoter Terry McClean.

Buck, a former winner of the prestigious ‘Best of Boston’ award, has had instant success in Ireland since moving across the Atlantic seven years ago.

In that time he has won ‘Best Soul Performer’ on three consecutive occasions at the Irish entertainment Awards, adding to his already glowing list of achievements in the USA.

In the 80’s he was a member of the acclaimed ‘East Coast Funk Busters’ Band that was headed up by the great Alex Taylor, the older brother to James Taylor.

In the past, Buck has toured, performed or recorded with many of the world’s best known artists, including Dan Akyroyd & The Blues Brothers, Booker T & The MG’s, Patti Labelle, Donna Summer, James Taylor, Johnny Taylor, Alex Taylor, Aerosmith, New Kids on The Block, Dr John, Jimmy Buffet, Joan Jett and a host of others throughout the USA in his long and distinguished career there.

He has also performed regularly at Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas as well as many of the leading auditoriums and concert halls throughout the United States.

Terry said, “Buck’s likeness to the legendary soul performer, James Brown, coupled with his unparalleled vocal styles and ability, have marked him out from the ordinary and Irish people have taken him to their hearts. Whilst here, Buck has performed on the same bill as Dr Hook, The Commitments, The Camembert Quartet, Thin Lizzy, Jools Holland, Imelda May, The Rubber Bandits and Tommy Fleming, to mention but a few.

“He is, without doubt, the most unique singer you will hear perform in Ireland. He is probably the best James Brown lookalike, performer, in the world! He is the best Motown tribute in Ireland! It is a real honour to bring him to Omagh and it is sure to be a great night. You really won’t believe your ears.”

• The Buck Taylor gig in Bogan’s Bar takes place on Saturday, June 17. Doors open at 10pm, band on stage at 11pm. £10 entry.


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