A powerful BP Fallon ‘I Believe In Elvis Presley’ to a wildly responsive audience introduces Imelda May at Marlay Park in Dublin

“I believe in being in Dublin
The referendum was great, I have to say
I believe in rock’n’roll
I believe in Imelda May!”

Says BP Fallon: “I had the pleasure of introducing Imelda May on stage at Marlay Park in Dublin to 32,000 fans, doing a spoken-word ‘I Believe In Elvis Presley’ with a new last verse. She’s incredible and her band are fantastic, the audience were full-on rocking and the whole boogaloo was a gas”.

Video by Shimmy Marcus.

Also appearing on the show were Alabama Shakes and Paolo Nutini.

BP Fallon ‘I Believe In Elvis Presley’. Photography by Michelle Geraghty/Golden Plec

Sitting on the double bass – Imelda sings Blondie’s ‘Dreaming’ with Al Gare playing ukelele. Photography by BP Fallon

Hand on shoulder… Photography by BP Fallon

BP Fallon Photographer photographed by Shimmy Marcus

Drummer Steve Rushton goes wild, wonderfully. Photography by BP Fallon

BP Fallon sitting at the side of the stage. Photography by Shimmy Marcus

And later in artists’ catering:

Under The Table – Three Generations – Imelda May & her dad Tony & her daughter Violet. Photography by BP Fallon

And simply because this is completely brilliant:

Jeff Beck & Imelda May & her band perform The Shangri-Las classic ‘Remember (Walking In the Sand)’

Jeff’s guitar-playing is truly amazing – and dig how he reacts to Imelda when she starts singing. Yes!


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Happy Happy 70th Birthday Debbie Harry x
BP Fallon & Debbie Harry at Electric Picnic, Ireland 2014. Photography by Radek

Happy Happy 70th Birthday Debbie Harry !!!

We’re always touched by your presents, dear…

BP Fallon & Debbie Harry first met in London in 1977, introduced by Blondie’s English bass-player Nigel Harrison with whom BP had worked in 1972/1973 with the magnificent ripped-velvet roses-in-the-gutter punk group Silverhead. Blondie were doing their first-ever UK tour, supporting Television.

Here we present a unique collection of photographs of these two rock’n’roll legends Debbie & BP… and friends including former New York Doll David Johansen, BP Fallon & The Bandits whose lineup includes Nigel Harrison & Clem Burke from Blondie plus Aaron Lee Tasjan, Scott Asheton from The Stooges God bless him, Barry Cadogan from Primal Scream… and also here, The Strypes.. and even Ben E King, God bless him too.

Picture this!

Debbie in Dublin 2011. Photography by BP Fallon

Debbie in her dressing-room at the Joey Ramone Birthday Bash NYC 2001. Photography by BP Fallon

Two Dolls – David Johansen & Debbie perform at the at The 34th Annual John Lennon Tribute, New York City 2014. Photography by BP Fallon

Stand By Me – Ben E King & Debbie at The 34th Annual John Lennon Tribute, New York City 2014. Photography by BP Fallon

BP & Debbie chinwagging outside the Blondie exhibition at The Chelsea Hotel Gallery NYC 2014. Photography by Bob Gruen

Blondie ‘Parallel Lines’ photo-session out-take 1977 – Nigel Harrison (bass guitar) & Frank Infante (guitar) & Chris Stein (guitar) & Debbie Harry (vocals) & Clem Burke (drums) & Jimmy Destri (keyboards). Photography by Edo Bertoglio

No Debbie – BP Fallon & The Bandits’ very first gig, Austin 2010 – Aaron Lee Tasjan (guitar) & Clem Burke (drums) & BP Fallon (vocals) & Nigel Harrison (bass guitar). Photography by Bob Gruen

Blondie – Union City Blue 45 written by Debbie Harry/Nigel Harrison – Nigel Harrison & Chris Stein & Clem Burke & Jimmy Destri & Frank Infante & Debbie Harry, New York 1979

BP Fallon & The Bandits 2013 – Nigel Harrison & Aaron Lee Tasjan & BP Fallon & Barry Cadogan & Scott Asheton RIP & Clem Burke. Photography by Christopher Durst

Debbie & Clem. Photographer unknown

BP & Debbie, Austin 2014. Photography by Linda Carbone

Charlotte Kemp Muhl & BP Fallon at Blondie, Austin 2014. Photography by Glen Brown

Clem & Debbie & The Strypes

BP Fallon & The Strypes with Clem – Ross Farrelly (guitar/backing vocals) & BP Fallon (vocals) & Josh McClorey (guitar/backing vocals) & hidden Evan Walsh (drums) & Pete O’Hanlon (bass guitar) & Clem Burke (cowbell) – Lou Reed Tribute Concert, Austin 2014. Photography by Christopher Durst

One Dodgy Geezer – Electric Picnic in Ireland. Photography by Radek

Debbie Harry In The Flesh. Photography by Chris Stein


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Poster photography by Brian Birzer. Artwork by lib-lab

We are delighted to announce BP Fallon’s shows at SXSW in Austin, on which he’ll be backed by his long-term Texas collaboraters The Ghost Wolves – the mythical Carley Ghost on guitar and Jonny Ghost on drums.

Says Jonny of BP, “He’s a rock’n’roll sage. This is special for us, a musical treat”.

Excellent eye-opening piece & very cool pix

BP Fallon & The Ghost Wolves – Increasingly Often (roller coaster)
Filmed and mixed live at KUTX, Austin, Texas

Commercial break
‘Increasingly Often’
Original recording on the BP Fallon & The Bandits album ‘Still Legal’
Written & produced by BP Fallon/Aaron Lee Tasjan/Nigel Harrison/Clem Burke
LP-CD-digital download
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BP Fallon & The Ghost Wolves by & © Honeypie Mangrove

And! SXSW Lou Reed Tribute Concert

Additionally, BP will perform at the SXSW Lou Reed Tribute Concert at the Paramount Theater in Austin alongside Sean Lennon, Alejandro Escovedo & strings, Black Lips, Lucinda Williams, Lisa Marie Presley, Suzanne Vega, Wayne Kramer from The MC5, Richard Barone – even Andy Warhol star and Rolling Stones ‘Sticky Finger’ cover model Joe Dallesandro.

The house band is incredible and its core members will be familiar to fans of BP Fallon & The Bandits – none other than Blondie/Bandits drummer Clem Burke, guitarist Lenny Kaye from The Patti Smith Group who’s been a Bandit at live gigs in New York, Austin and Ireland’s Electric Picnic Festival and Tony Shanahan on bass from Patti Smith Group with Ivan Julian on guitar, Matt Fish on cello, Susan Voelz on violin.

This will be an amazing night.

Billboard Magazine: Inside the Lou Reed Tribute at SXSW: 20-Plus Acts, All-Star House Band to Create ‘Austin Meets New York Street Vibe’

From the book ‘U2 Faraway So Close’ words & photography by & ©
BP Fallon (Virgin Publishing) 1993

‘The band’ are U2, ‘Paul’ is U2’s manager Paul McGuinness

Outside It’s Europe – Moe Tucker, Bono, Sterling Morrison RIP, John Cale & Lou Reed RIP. Photography by & © BP Fallon 1993

Velvets & Lou Reed 4ever x

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Wang Dang Doodle Artist Of The Week
– from Sonoma County, California
– Tom Waits

00:00 BP Fallon bad as you
00:32 BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle – The Fuzz
01:43 Chicago – Tom Waits w/ Keith Richards (gtr)
03:53 Coming Down – The BellRays
06:51 BP loose as a leaf
07:51 The Last Leaf – Tom Waits w/ Keith Richards (vox/gtr)
10:44 Satisfied – Tom Waits w/ Keith Richards (gtr)
14:47 The Kids Don’t Dance – The Happen-Ins
18:41 Waitin’ ‘Round To Die – The Mighty Stef & Shane MacGowan
22:36 Back In The Crowd – Tom Waits
25:20 Peace In The Valley – The Rev Lonnie Farris
27:47 Big Old River – Henry McCullough
30:16 Gramophone – BP Fallon
30:22 I Heard Wonders – David Holmes
35:49 Leave Your Body Behind – The Brothers Movement
39:55 Friends In Time – The Golden Horde w/ Maria McKee (vox)
45:13 BP poetic
46:48 Get Lost – Tom Waits
49:28 Hell Broke Luce – Tom Waits w/ Keith Richards, Marc Ribot & Will Bernaid (gtrs)
53:22 BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle – Ronnie Drew
53:31 The Parting Glass – Ronnie Drew
55:18 BP lang syne
56:37 New Year’s Eve – Tom Waits
61:00 BP Fallon epilogue
61:39 And the jingles jangling go auld triangling

Hear here!
BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle featuring Tom Waits, on BTR

Keith Richards & BP Fallon

David Holmes by BP Fallon

Henry McCullough by BP Fallon

The Rev Lonnie Parris and his Hawaiian guitar

Shane MacGowan & BP Fallon by Slava

Jaime Coon & Ronnie Drew by BP Fallon

The Ronnie Drew Crane in Dublin

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Wang Dang Doodle Band Of The Week – from London
– The Kills playing acoustic

The Kills by BP Fallon

00:00 BP Fallon & Jimi Hendrix, sonic can-openers
00:48 BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle
– The Blind Boys Of Alabama & Ronnie Drew
01:03 Baby Says (acoustic) – The Kills
04:18 Regular John – Queens Of The Stone Age
08:51 Fuck Music – Chicks
11:07 Surf Solar – Fuck Buttons
21:39 We Swarm – The Glitch Mob
27:16 BP verbal
28:02 Pots And Pans (acoustic) – The Kills
31:51 Take Your Time – Bugs Henderson
43:49 Lucinda/Ain’t Goin’ Down – Tom Waits
49:21 Yr Mangled Heart – The Gossip
53:31 Satellite (acoustic) – The Kills
56:38 BP waving at you across the waves
57:40 Last Day Of Magic (acoustic) – The Kills
60:54 And the jingles jangling go auld triangling

Hear here!
BP Fallon’s Wang Dang Doodle featuring The Kills playing acoustic, on BTR

The Kills by BP Fallon

Miss B & Beth Ditto by BP Fallon

Tom Waits


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