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McGowan Seamie

Seamie was the missing component that helped turn Kim Newport and California from a good local pub group into a full sounding pop band. His lead guitar sound, along with Gerry’s, allowed the band to take on numbers from the likes of Thin Lizzy, Status Quo, and AC/DC without missing a beat. He provided harmonies and took the lead vocal on an occasional number. Seamie, with Gerry and Kim, was the only member of the band to stay from the beginning until the last gig. After Kim’s return to the USA, Seamie went on to national prominence as the lead guitarist for Sligo’s premier rock band of the 1980’s, Those Nervous Animals. Seamie is married with two children and lives in Strandhill, Co. Sligo and still plays regularly with a local band. In 2002, Seamie joined an Irish folk group, Shelly River Band, which did some touring in the United States. Today, Seamie is one of the most popular
Musicians around Sligo and plays regularly with a variety of lineups.

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