Pete Jupp (FM) Drums
Bob Skeat (Wishbone Ash) Bass
Pat McManus (Mamas Boys, Celtus) Fiddle
Brian Kelly (Shane McGowan) Banjo & Mandolin.
Additional musicians for both studio and live:
Mark Conyard (Fiddle), Grant Wildy (Drums)
& Denis Dowling (Guitar & Backing Vocals)
Creeds Cross are a collective of top session musicians led by Bart Foley. A very exciting, energetic and dynamic live band, who have a wealth of combined touring experience at every level, Creeds Cross combine great original material, with their own arrangements of traditional Irish music classics including powerful new versions of famous jigs and reels, Creeds Cross are a force to be reckoned with on any live stage.
The name Creeds Cross symbolises all creeds getting together and celebrating through music, as the lyric from The Irish band goes “Both North and South and all in the middle, will join together for the Irish band.”
Irish Rock takes on a new twist with this guitar driven traditionally influenced band.
It’s a journey from Mayhem to Melancholy, stopping at every pub in between.
Bart Foley’s background as a songwriter and a session player has seen him signed to some of the biggest music labels in the business, including Rondor Music and Peer Music International. Regular trips to the songwriting capital of the US, Nashville, meant that he would learn about song crafting from some of the best writers in the world
Drawing on inspiration from memories of growing up in Ireland and the rich and varied tapestry of Irish music, the songs are both autobiographical and fictional at the same time. With influences from the great Irish rock bands like Thin Lizzy and the Horslips and the more traditional Moving Hearts and Stocktons Wing, Creeds Cross have created a new niche and genre of music - we call it Paddy Rock.