The Roddy Gordon Band



Welcome to the Roddy Gordon Band’s Website!

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John Appleby – Drums, Roddy Gordon – Guitar and Vocals, Jane Gordon – Bass Guitar.

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John Appleby – Drums, Roddy Gordon – Guitar and Vocals, Jane Gordon – Bass Guitar.

Over Roddy’s musical career to date, Roddy has had the good fortune to work with a number of top musicians including, Twink (who played with Pretty Things, Pink Fairies, Tomorrow and Hawkwind), Pete Banham (who played with Honeybus, and Peter Green), George Butler (who played with Dana Gillespie, Elkie Brooks and Robert Palmer), bassist Robin Sylvester (who played with Dana Gillespie, Bob Weir’s Ratdog, The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan) and  Pete Barden (who played with Rod Stewart, Van Morrison, Peter Green, Camel).  Over his musical career , spanning  50 years, Roddy has recorded with Gary Moore, Madeline Bell (Blue Mink) and Doris Troy. Moving to Australia during the 80’s, Roddy worked extensively in the country/rock circuit. During this time he had the pleasure of working with Australian Country legends, Smokey Dawson and Gordon Parsons.

Roddy Gordon - Vocals/Guitar

Roddy Gordon – Vocals/Guitar


Ahoy There !

Had a wonderful gig at the Pirates Festival in Whitby today.  Great atmosphere, great weather and some great acts raising funds for the Whitby Lifeboats.   If you didn’t get a chance to come along this year, look out next September for the  3 day Pirates Festival 🙂

Whitby Pirate Festival, Whitby

A little bit of Sympathy please ! :)

Lyndon Gordon, Guitarist with the South Australian Adelaide Band Sympathy Orchestra, is visiting the UK this month and will be appearing as part of the Roddy Gordon Band as guests of the fabulous Whitby based rock band Argument’s Yard at the Elsinore on Saturday 24th August… 9 till late …!

..yes, you’ve guessed it, he’s Jane and Roddy’s son 🙂

Lyndon and Jane


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Sympathy Orchestra

Summer is in full swing !

Its been an amazing start to the summer, playing some great places and getting to know some really talented and inspirational musicians in the Whitby area.


Our next gig is at the Badger Hounds, Hinderwell on 16 August- if you haven’t been to the Hounds – don’t miss out any longer…put this date in your diary…..enjoy a great meal and then chill out from 9-11pm to the  Band’s eclectic mix of original music and our own interpretation of some the standards that have inspired us. See you soon !


Gig Update

21 July– Hinderwell Gala Day- great gig- met some lovely people

22 July The Badger Hounds – thanks Steve and Andy for a great night !

25 July– Guest spot at The Duke of Wellington, Danby- courtesy of The Far Side- Garry Martin and Glenn Brown

28 JulyWTFC Gala– Turnbull’s Bar 7pm- should be an amazing night- great line up!

30 July– Guest Artist spot at The Grosvenor – courtesy of  the phenomenal Steve Phillips & The Rough Diamonds

24 August– Guest Artist at The Elsinor, with Australian Sympathy Orchestra guitarist Lyndon Gordon, courtesy of  Jim Smith, Arguments Yard– looking forward to the gig Jim !



Well we are nearly at the end of 2018..and what a year !

Roddy and Jane headed to the UK in November and are currently enjoying reacquainting themselves with the inspiring and eclectic music scene in the Whitby area in North Yorkshire.  The Roddy Gordon Band is currently working on its next album and are looking to record in the New Year.  Watch this space !!12187649_10153714591616952_3710956444543790385_n

A highlight of 2018 for the Roddy Gordon Band was being interviewed on the ABC’s  Peter Goers Radio show and playing live to air …Roddy, Jane and John  were invited to play one original and one they opted for  ‘Australia’ ( from the Roddy Gordon Band’s  C’ est La Vie album) , followed by Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Hurt’.  Thanks to the ABC for this opportunity ……great studio sound!…and , of course, Peter is a pro, great host …lovely man.  The Band hopes to catch up with Peter when they are next in Australia! 🙂