BP Fallon & The Strypes live on The Paul McLoone Show on TodayFM

BP Fallon ~ vocals
Ross Farrelly ~ vocals/harmonica/backing vocals
Josh McClorey ~ guitar/backing vocals
Pete O’Halloran ~ bass guitar
Even Walsh ~ drums

‘I Believe In Elvis Presley’ by BP Fallon/Aaron Lee Tasjan

‘Still Gonna Drive You Home’ by Josh McClorey/Ross Farrelly/Pete O’Hanlon/Evan Walsh

Josh McClorey & BP Fallon & Ross Farrelly by Niall Walsh

Pete O’Hanlon & Evan Walsh by Niall Walsh

Soundcheck “I-2-3-4” via Fans Of The Strypes

With thanks to Paul McLoone, Ed Smith & Gavin Blake & a doff of the cap to Niall Walsh. What a brill vibe πŸ™‚

Today Thursday March 19th 2015 ~
The Strypes play Kenny’s in Lahinch in Co Clare, Ireland on their Roadtest Tour.
BP Fallon plays his official SXSW Showcase at the Saxon Pub in Austin, Texas at midnight ~ in the band tonight are guitarists Aaron Lee Tasjan and Danny B Harvey and Joe King Carrasco ~ the fabled ‘BP Fallon Live In Texas’ lineup ~ plus backing vocals by The High Priestess Of Effervescence Annie Marie Lewis.

BP Fallon & Annie Marie Lewis shake it at SXSW. Photography by Radek

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BP Fallon & Debbie Harry at SXSW 2014 in Austin by Linda Carbone

When BP Fallon & The Strypes played the Lou Reed song ‘Vicious’ at the SXSW Lou Reed Tribute Concert in Austin, they received the first standing ovation of the evening.

Debbie Harry was in the audience and loved it.

“BP Fallon was fabulous with The Strypes, just fabulous. And his choreography – the leg in the air, I’m going to steal that! And The Strypes, those fresh young Irish boys, they’re so tight! I loved it”.

Joining BP and The Strypes on stage during the song was Debbie Harry’s bandmate Clem Burke, drummer in Blondie and BP Fallon & The Bandits.

The Strypes plus Debbie Harry & Clem Burke

Video – BP Fallon backed by The Strypes – ‘Vicious’

BP Fallon & The Strypes with Clem Burke on cowbell by Christopher Durst

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VIDEO – BP Fallon backed by The Strypes – ‘Vicious’

An insanely great tribute to Lou Reed’s song ‘Vicious’ recorded at the SXSW 2014 Official Tribute To Lou Reed – with Clem Burke from Blondie/BP Fallon & The Bandits joining in on cowbell.

Screengrab – BP Fallon & The Strypes

LA Times
SXSW 2014: Lou Reed tribute mostly rises to the challenge
by Randall Roberts, LA Times Pop Music Critic
My favorite cover, though, came early, and it featured the Irish DJ, singer and photographer BP Fallon backed by young Irish rockers The Strypes. Performing Reed’s mean-streets rocker ‘Vicious’, the singer couldn’t hit many of the notes but neither could Reed, which made it a plus. Coupled with The Strypes who traffic in solid, no frills hard rock, Fallon and band’s version had a super-potent rawness – landing in a zone that Reed helped define.

An Epic, Weird Night at SXSW for ‘One Motherf—er of a Songwriter’
by Gary Graff
The night also had its moments of weird – veteran scenester BP Fallon joining The Strypes for ‘Vicious’ and drag queen Sharon Needles crooning ‘Candy Says’.

Rolling Stone
The Strypes Bring Maximum R&B to New York
by David Fricke
The Strypes operate according to their own calendar, maps and hunger, jumping oceans and decades for their lessons and inspiration. (Extra credit: their surprise appearance at SXSW, with Irish PR legend and DJ BP Fallon, covering ‘Vicious’ at the Lou Reed tribute).

BP Fallon & The Strypes by Gary Miller

BP Fallon & Josh McClorey by Todd V Wolfson

BP Fallon & Ross Farrelly by Gary Miller

The House Band

The house band who backed many of the acts was 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 gigs in New York, Austin and Ireland’s Electric Picnic Festival plus Tony Shanahan from The Patti Smith Group on bass with Ivan Julian from Richard Hell & The Voidoids on guitar, Matt Fish on cello and Susan Voelz on violin.

Bandits rock’n’roll at Lou’s tribute – Clem Burke & BP Fallon & Lenny Kaye by Leanna Asheton

The Set List

Sweet Jane – Alejandro Escovedo and Richard Barone
Cool It Down – The Bizarros
Romeo Had Juliet – Cheetah Chrome
Femme Fatale – Cindy Lee Berryhill
Vicious – BP Fallon backed by The Strypes
Oh Sweet Nothing – Bobby Bare Jr.
I’m Waiting for My Man – Garland Jeffreys
Perfect Day – Louise Goffin
Waves of Fear – The Fauntleroys
I Love You Suzanne – Rosie Flores
Coney Island Baby – Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3
Candy Says – Sharon Needles
Smalltown – Joe Dallesandro
White Light/White Heat – Escovedo and Barone
All Tomorrow’s Parties – Richard Barone with Cindy Lee Berryhill
Rock and Roll Heart – Chuck Prophet
Sally Can’t Dance – Jesse Malin
Real Good Time Together – The Fleshtones
Walk on the Wild Side – Suzanne Vega
Kill Your Sons – Wayne Kramer
Pale Blue Eyes – Lucinda Williams
Run, Run, Run – The Black Lips
Sister Ray – The Baseball Project
What Goes On – Sean Lennon
Street Hassle – Alejandro Escovedo
Satellite of Love – Spandau Ballet
I’ll Be Your Mirror – Richard Barone
Rock And Roll – All

Presented by Alejandro Escovedo and Richard Barone and their incredible team at The Paramount Theater, Austin, Texas

Two dancers taken by the spirit during ‘Rock And Roll’. The guitars are being played by Lenny Kaye and Wayne Kramer of The MC5, so it’s not surprising. Photography by Todd V Wolfson

“Ahh, my life was saved by rock ‘n’ roll”. The finale. Photography by Kim Galusha


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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
End of commercial

BP Fallon & The Ghost Wolves by & Β© 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 & Β©
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 & Β© BP Fallon 1993

Velvets & Lou Reed 4ever x

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BP Fallon & The Bandits – Fame #9 at SXSW 2012 filmed by The Black Shades

Writes the singer with The Black Shades, Aaron Lee Clark: “I had the pleasure of seeing a performance from BP Fallon & The Bandits – Hector Munoz (Alejandro Escovedo), Nigel Harrison (Blondie), Scott Asheton (The Stooges) and Aaron Lee Tasjan (Himself). It was the best performance I have seen all year. BP captivates an audience like no one I have ever seen. This guy is the real deal and gives me even more reason to have my ears to pass through movement of the band and latch onto lyrics”.

“What is the most valuable thing in the world?”
Fame #9 photographed by Brian Birzer

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