Patrick (Paddy) Gibney was born in Dublin, Ireland on October 25, 1968. He came to the United States in 1987 on a soccer scholarship at the prestigious Fayetteville Academy in Fayetteville, North Carolina and went on to graduate magna cum laude from Methodist College, also in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He entered graduate school at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina but decided to follow his dreams and become a songwriter/singer/guitarist.
Paddy Gibney is currently teamed up with Bill Ayerbe, a very talented, classically trained violinist/fiddler. Bill is originally from Jersey City, New Jersey - just across the river from New York City. He studied at the notable Ukrainian Institute of America in New York City and attended New York University and Creighton University in Nebraska. After a stint in the US Army he remained in the Fayetteville, North Carolina area. Bill is also the concertmaster for the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Cumberland Oratorio Society in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Paddy & Bill are currently located in Fayetteville, North Carolina. They are playing to packed houses in the North and South Carolina area. Their music spans a very wide range from moving ballads to rock and ribald pub songs. The pub songs, notably The Pussy Cat Song, Alice, Seven Drunken Nights, etc, draw a very large following from the local college community and from the military community at nearby Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base. Their fan base is now extended worldwide due to the connection to these installations.
They have 4 CD albums to their credit and also 1 CD single and 1 audio cassette tape. Their second CD album, Live-Love-Now, is all original songs written by Paddy Gibney. The CD single, Diana, is also an original song written by Paddy Gibney. All proceeds from the Diana CD are donated to the British Deaf Association. The remaining 3 CD albums, Uncircumcised, Live at the Radisson and One Drunken Night, and the cassette tape, Live at the Shanakee, are live recordings.
Coaches Sports Grill, Fayetteville, NC
Huske Hardware House, Fayetteville, NC
Wheelers, Fayetteville, NC
James Joyce Irish Pub, Durham, NC
Hell's Kitchen, Wilmington, NC
Tommy Condon's Irish Pub, Charleston, SC
Delaney's Music Pub, Columbia, SC
Delaney's Music Pub, Spartanburg, SC
U2, REM, Sting
GUITARS: Taylor 810, Taylor 914ce, Taylor 610ce, Taylor 655ce, Martin D42K Limited Edition, Gibson ES 335
VIOLIN: Yamaha Silent Electric Violin
PA: Mackie CFX Mix System with SRM450 Active Monitors
AMPS: SWR California Blonde, TECH 21 amp
PROCESSOR: Ensoniq DP/2 Effects Processor Plus Various Boss Sound F/X Pedals