Nobody ever said it would be easy. Cooped up in a minibus with six or seven 'lads', changing in a toilet or a mineral-bar, dealing with amorous punters and then facing the long journey home. It's not a surprise that well over 95% of showband member were male. On these pages, IrishShowbands.Net turns the spotlight on the girls who threw in their lot with a showband and became stars in their own right.

Sandra Hudson sang with The Hudson Showband
(thanks to Steve Bannon for the info.)

 

Do you know the name of the female vocalist with The Majestic Showband from Keady, County Armagh?

They didn't have a female singer when they were The Royal Blues but with a name change came a new singer, Lola (Ann-Marie Mooney) . . .

 

. . . and later, Carole Wallace.

Belle Crowe had great success as lead vocalist with The Melotones

 

The Oceans, both from Belfast featured vocalist Elizabeth Jamison, whose stage-name was Paula

Gina (Mary Hurley) from Cork fronted The Herdsmen who subsequently became The Champions. . .

 

. . . a different Gina sang with The Trixons when they first returned to Ireland.

Marie Branagh was the lead singer with The Senators Showband

 

Can you name the singer with The Tourist Showband?

Anne Duncan was the featured singer with Letterkenny's Marines Showband

 

Ruby Lennox sang with The Presidents

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