Join us for a flashback SUPER TREAT as Paddy and Bill take the stage! For those of you not from the area - Paddy & Bill are currently located in Fayetteville, North Carolina. They had played to packed houses in the North and South Carolina area for many years. Their music spans a 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 huge following from the local college community and the military community at nearby Fort Bragg and Pope Arny Airfield. Their fan base is now extended worldwide due to the connection to these installations.
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. He 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 teamed up with Bill Ayerbe, a very talented, classically trained violinist/fiddler.
Bill Ayerbe 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 was also the concertmaster for the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Board of Directors for the Cumberland Oratorio Society in Fayetteville, North Carolina.