Gigs were Tailor made for charity fundraising

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A Ballymena blues rock band with roots in the heady, hairy days of the 60s has raised £3000 for Cancer Research through playing two very special ‘reformation’ gigs.

And recently, ‘Tucker’ McIlwee, drummer with ‘Tailor’ and his wife Jacqueline along with their sons Ricky and Richard met with Cancer Research UK’s Mark McMahon to present a cheque to the charity.

The two shows, one in the Countryman Inn and the other at the BT Club saw ‘Tailor’ play to around 500 paying customers who danced the night away to classic rock and blues sounds.

The band are grateful to everyone who supported the two magical nights of music nostalgia. Now that the dust has settled. Dave Moore, the group’s lead guitarist is back in Canada while Saxophonist/Flautist Gerry McNeilly has returned to his home near Birmingham. The other members of the Group Ronnie McAuley, Trevor Irwin and John Tennant have all returned to the day job away from the bright lights of the music scene!

Tucker would like to make a special mention to Marion McAuley who took on the role of organiser, ensuring tickets, raffle tickets etc were in place for both gigs. He would also like to offer special thanks to members of Tailor who came out of retirement to help such a worthy cause. Will there be another reformation gig? You never know!