Mayo born Gerry Guthrie displayed a keen aptitude for music from a young age and, having obtained his first guitar when he was eight, he subsequently began playing with a local group on the local pub and cabaret circuit.
In 2000, Gerry accepted an invitation to become lead guitarist with Sandy Kelly’s band, with whom he stayed for three years.
Over the course of the following decade, Gerry worked as lead guitarist with Martin Cuff, Shawn Cuddy and Louise Morrissey.
In 2009 Gerry decided it was time to venture into the studio, shortly afterwards he released his first single, the Cal Smith song “Sunday Morning Christian”, the track received a huge amount of airplay on local radio stations throughout the country.
It had long been Gerry’s dream to front his own country band, and a chance meeting with Henry McMahon brought him one step closer to fulfilling it.
In the following months, Gerry was signed to Henry McMahon Promotions and the K-Mac record label.
Now, with hit songs like “Shut Up Heart”, “Lucky Horseshoe” and “Two Loving Hearts” under his belt, the Mayo singer, backed by a superb band, continues a steady climb to the top as one of the most popular acts on the dancing scene.
His new single, “Why You Been Gone So Long’ is regarded as one of the best releases of 2014.
Gerry Guthrie is back for another great night at The Times Hotel, Tipperary on this Sunday night, March 9.