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Virgil and The Accelerators

Three seasoned musicians, and of course don't miss out seeing young Virgil before he goes 'international'. His guitar skills are awesome. And to make you blues guitarists green with envy: he's only 15 years old!

Virgil & The Accelerators, are a sensational blues band who blew away a sell-out audience on the final day of last years' Tenby Blues Festival. Fronted by the extraordinarily talented 16yr old lead guitarist Virgil McMahon, much attention is currently being focussed on this four piece powerhouse blues act from Aberystwyth. The UK blues press are unanimously predicting a great future for Virgil who is being nurtured and backed by The Accelerators. Originally formed by Hugh Morgan (guitar and harp) and Virgil's dad Hendry (bass and vocals), The Accelerators have recently been joined by top ex-London session and virtuouso performance drummer, Geoff Cox, whose own work includes stints with some of the greats of USA and UK jazz. Be prepared to be moved and amazed at Mumbles Rugby Club on 5th May!

'Virgil McMahon is a guitar prodigy making waves in the Welsh and ripples throughout the British Blues scene.' Blues in Britain Magazine.

'The Accelerators are the finest blues band I've heard for some time - tight, energetic, passionate and entertaining - and 15 year old Virgil on lead guitar is truly an awesome talent.' BB Skone, Radio Pembrokeshire.

'A 15yr old year old blues guitarist called Virgil McMahon had just played the roof off the Tenby Rugby Club. From the moment that Virgil strapped on the black Les Paul until the standing ovation at the end it had been one hell of a memorable afternoon. He took us through everything from neck-strangling sustain and fast, driving solos to sensitive and violin passages, all supported by a more than competent band. I walked out into the sunshine stunned and speechless'. Punter feedback on Tenby Blues Festival.

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