- 09 Feb 18
Recently resurrected trio The Revs meet Edwin McFee to talk about reunions, laying ghosts to rest and rocking out with Mr T.
Last August, Co. Donegal rockers the Revs rolled back the years for a reunion show in Dublin’s Whelan’s. Taking just a month to sell out (and not needing a single poster to do so), the trio’s set was, by all accounts, a triumph. Perhaps not surprisingly, the band have now been tempted to make their reunion semi-permanent. When we catch up with singer/bassist Rory Gallagher, he tells us he’s thrilled to be back onstage with his friends.
“It was nice to put a lot of ghosts to rest,” he reflects. “We didn’t break up on bad terms, but we didn’t break up on good terms either! Rehearsing was lovely. Not to sound cheesy, but the magic was still there and it felt like hopping back on a BMX bicycle.”
Admitting it was a bit of “a shock” selling out Whelan’s so far in advance, Rory says that some anniversaries of the band’s milestones gave himself, guitarist/singer John McIntyre and drummer Michael O’Donnell the inspiration to get the band back together.