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Gerry Cott(b.15th October 1954, Ireland)

Gerry's trademark dark sunglasses earmarked him as the Rats Mr Supercool!


Gerry is a highly acclaimed musician and his talents can be best uncovered with his influences in the Tonic For The Troops and Fine Art Of Surfacing albums.


A poll of the world's greatest guitarists once put Gerry at the top.


Bass player Adam Clayton turned to Gerry Cott for advice about how to get his band called 'Hype' noticed by the media, and how to get some good gigs. Gerry said they should change the name of their band. The band changed their name to U2.


Gerry left the band due to musical differences. Gerry handed in his resignation from the band to Fachna O'Kelly on the morning of the final date of their
Mondo Bongo world tour . Gerry had wanted the band to  keep a guitar driven sound rather than constantly chop and change styles.


After Gerry's departure from The Boomtown Rats on June 20th 1981, Gerry released some solo material on Epic, and Polydor Records including the singles The Ballad of The Lone Ranger, Some People I Know, Alphabet Town, and Pioneers. Gerry also did a 5 track EP in 1984 called I Left My Hat In HaitiBob Geldof commented that he liked Gerry's solo music.


After leaving the Rats Gerry founded a successful company with his wife.


During 2010 Gerry released a much anticipated album of solo acoustic guitar music. Entitled Urban Soundscapes, the album comprises twelve original guitar pieces and a unique solo guitar arrangement of Eleanor Rigby. Urban Soundscapes is now available to purchase on CD and Download from itunes.


For more information and to purchase the album visit the Gerry Cott website: http://www.gerrycott.com

Title
Formats
Tracks
Year
Comments

Ballard Of The Lone Ranger
7"
12"
B: Just Like Anybody Else
1982
Released on 7", and 12".

Pioneers
7" Single
B: Anchorman
1983
Epic/CBS A3319

Alphabet Town
7" Single
B: That Girl Friday
1984
Margo Davidson plays sax.

I Left My Hat in Haiti
12" EP

1. Alphabet Town
2. Love and War
3. Some People I Know
4. Some Lonely Kid
5. That Girl Friday

1984

Gerry: Vocals, Piano, and Guitar.

Gerry Cott New Album

Gerry Cott has released a much anticipated album of solo acoustic guitar music. Entitled Urban Soundscapes, the album comprises twelve original guitar pieces and a unique solo guitar arrangement of Eleanor Rigby.

Urban Soundscapes is now available to purchase on CD and Download from itunes.

For more information and to purchase the album visit the Gerry Cott website:

http://www.gerrycott.com

 
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