Time Machine (Mayo)

From left: Gerard McLaughlin, Joe Joyce, Seán Holleran
Guitar: Seán Holleran
Bass: Gerard McLoughlin
Drums: Joe Joyce
Manager: Louis Walsh

From County Mayo in the west of Ireland, Time Machine were Sean Holleran (lead guitar), Gerard McLaughlin (bass) and Joe Joyce (drums). Managed by Louis Walsh way before he bored everyone to tears with Boydoze, Wastelife and the Kissy Factor. Seán Holleran's son, Johnny, has inherited his father's talent (not to mention his collection of vintage guitars) and he plays with a band called Without George

Now here's where the plot thickens. In Dublin in the early '70s, a band named Time Machine emerged. We cannot ascertain if this was the same band with line-up changes or a completely new Time Machine. Drummer Derek Teeling was in the 3-piece line-up and this band reformed a couple of years later first as a 4-piece band (Chris Hand - guitar, Tommy Smith - bass, Annie Moore - singer and Derek Teeling) and then as a 5-piece when David Jameson joined as a keyboard player, using 10 keyboards! We would be grateful if any of the original Time Machine could let us know if this was the same band - or not!

Derek Teeling's 5-piece Time Machine Mark III ~ managed by Johnny Lappin

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