VIRGIL McMAHON, GUITARIST, as VIRGIL & THE ACCELERATORS
Since the early age of nine, Virgil McMahon has known what his motivation and purpose is; to play…to create… to make other people feel what he felt when he heard inspirational Blues-Rock music from initially his father-performer Hendry McMahon to such Stellar Artists as Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, and Billy Gibbons.
All crying out for The Blues.
By the age of 12, Virgil’s proficiency in playing Blues-Rock began to soar; he was invited to jam with the great elder Bluesman Otis Grand, earning him his first standing ovation.
After nailing his skills down like a fine craftsman, at the age of 17 along with his brother Gabriel, on drums, Virgil formed a young and vibrant band, then started playing gigs and Showcases around Wales before enveloping the United Kingdom.
The year 2009 would turn out to be a momentous year for Virgil; while performing at The Anchor, in London, Virgil & the Accelerators or VATA were scouted by a well known Artist Agency which would provided Direction.
Among the highlights for VATA during the early years, were enjoying main stage performances at major Festivals around the United Kingdom, not at least of which was joining Joanne Shaw-Taylor & Oli Brown on the sell out New Generation Blues Tour.
Virgil Talking About Amps