The Loop
Hats off to Rory Gallagher
"The Loop" is a 100 % Rory Gallagher Tribute Band named after a famous instrumental song of Rory Gallagher,


Like it used to be Rory Gallagher's style, the music is played very dynamically and depends mostly on the interaction between the band and the audience. Every gig is a unique event. You will enjoy the playing of "The Loop" best with a certain degree of loudness. Anyway, if necessary "The Loop" is able to play at a lower volume level.


Volkhard Schuster & The Rhythm Rescue Unit
Volkhard Schuster & The Rhythm Rescue Unit exists since 2013. They play original songs from Volkhard Schuster and Michael Welzel including some Blues-/Bluesrock-Covers. And for all lovers of The Loop: some Rory Gallagher songs. The Line-Up is the same as The Loop. So you can expect the same kind of powerful music.


Fall Apart
Fall Apart consist of Stefan Kugler (bass, formerly Remember Rory), Anselm Gayer (drums, Remember Rory) or Markus Vorderer(drums) and Volkhard Schuster (vocals, guitar). Once or twice a year they come together to play a Rory Gallagher-Tribute. - Just for fun!

NEWS
"Meerkat" the new CD of Volkhard Schuster now available

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NEXT GIG

09.12.2017: Kulturfabrik Mühlhausen, Mühlhausen/Germany - with our friend Stefan "Kugie" Kugler on bassguitar - Hats off to Rory Gallagher

Gigs 2017:

  • 24.02.2017: Nörgelbuff, Göttingen/Germany - Volkhard Schuster & The Rhythm Rescue Unit
  • 18.03.2017: Exil, Göttingen/Germany - Hats off to Rory Gallagher & Jimi Hendrix - with The Loop (Germany) & The Vibe (Germany)
  • 07.10.2017: Packhof, Hann.Münden/Germany - The Loop - Hats off to Rory Gallagher
  • 14.10.2017: Kofferfabrik, Fürth/Germany - Late Night Special 21.30 o'clock - Hats off to Rory Gallagher
  • 09.12.2017: Kulturfabrik Mühlhausen, Mühlhausen/Germany - with our friend Stefan "Kugie" Kugler on bassguitar - Hats off to Rory Gallagher

Gigs 2016:

  • 05.02.2016/06.02.2016:Oslo Rory Nights 2016 Oslo/Norway
    Complete Line-Up - Friday 5th: Bearded Babies (Norway), Francesco Piu (Italy), Mississippi Sheiks (Ireland)
    Complete Line-Up - Sunday 6th: Deuce (Ireland), Francesco Piu (Italy), Fall Apart (Germany)
  • 12.03.2016: Nörgelbuff, Göttingen/Germany - The Loop - Hats off to Rory Gallagher
  • 25./26.11.2016: RORY WEEKEND FUERTH, Fürth/Germany - with The Loop (Germany), The Aiden Pryor Band (UK), Cork (Turkey), Who Knows (Germany) and Kugler & Waloschik (Germany) -- The Loop plays Saturday 26th, November

Gigs 2015:

  • 17.01.2015: Nörgelbuff, Göttingen/Germany - Volkhard Schuster & The Rhythm Rescue Unit !!Gig cancelled due to illness of the bass player
  • 31.01.2015: Backsteinhaus, Duderstadt/Germany - The Loop
  • 06.02.2015: Oslo Rory Nights Oslo/Norway - The Loop
  • 10.04.2015: Nörgelbuff, Göttingen/Germany - Volkhard Schuster & The Rhythm Rescue Unit
  • 19.07.2015: BIERGARTEN GLEIS 37, Vor der Bahn 61, 34346 Hann.Münden/Germany - 10-14 Uhr - Volkhard Schuster & The Rhythm Rescue Unit
  • 17.10.2015: Manchester/UK, Fall Apart with Jacques Stotzem (Belgium), Sinnerboy (UK), The Aiden Pryor Band (UK)
  • 31.10.2015: Marshall Amp Museum Germany, Reckershausen/Germany - Volkhard Schuster & The Rhythm Rescue Unit
  • 27./28.11.2015: RORY WEEKEND FUERTH, Fürth/Germany - with FALL APART (Germany), Sinnerboy (UK), Bearded Babies (Norway), Etched in Blue (Germany) and Kugler & Waloschik (Germany)
  • Gigs 2014:

    • 22.03.2014: Trio Rock Nacht Weinheim/Germany
      Complete Line-Up: The Three Mistakes, Jancree, Fall Apart (Germany)
      FALL APART is a combination of Anselm Gayler (drums) and Stefan Kugler (bass), both well known from Remember Rory, with Volkhard Schuster (voc./git.), frontman from The Loop
    • 11.10.2014: Marshall Amp Museum Germany, Reckershausen/Germany - Volkhard Schuster & The Rhythm Rescue Unit
    • 28./29.11.2014: RORY WEEKEND FUERTH, Fürth/Germany - with FALL APART is a combination of Anselm Gayler (drums) and Stefan Kugler (bass), both well known from Remember Rory, with Volkhard Schuster (voc./git.), frontman from The Loop

    Gigs 2013:

    • 23.01.2013: StadtRadio Göttingen presents a One Hour Special about The Loop at StadtRadio Göttingen from 9 o'clock until 10 o'clock in the morning. The drummer of The Loop will be live in the studio.
      You will find a Link to the Live Stream on the website of StadtRadio Göttingen.
    • 26.01.2013: Nörgelbuff, Göttingen/Germany
    • 01.02.2013/02.02.2013: Oslo Rory Nights Oslo/Norway
      Complete Line-Up - Friday 1st: Bearded Babies (Norway), Doug Carrol (Scotland), Dave McHugh Band (Ireland)
      Complete Line-Up - Sunday 2nd: Mishap (Ireland), Riccardo Massini (Italy), Fall Apart (Germany)
      FALL APART is a combination of Anselm Gayler (drums) and Stefan Kugler (bass), both well known from Remember Rory, with Volkhard Schuster (voc./git.), frontman from The Loop
    • 31.05.-03.06.2013: 11th International Rory Gallagher Tribute Festival, Ballyshannon/Ireland
      The Loop with our friend Stefan Kugler on bass is playing at the International Rory Gallagher Festival from Friday, May 31st to Monday, 3rd June.
    • 31.05.2013: 11 pm - Sean Og's Pub, Ballyshannon/Ireland
    • 01.06.2013: 11 pm - Dicey Reilly's Bar, Ballyshannon/Ireland
    • 02.06.2013: 9 pm - MARQUEE CONCERT, Ballyshannon/Ireland - w/Band of Friends (featuring Gerry McAvoy & Ted McKenna) / Johnny Gallagher & Boxtie - The Loop is on stage 9pm -
    • 03.06.2013: 10 pm - Owen Roe's Bar, Ballyshannon/Ireland
    • 29.06.2013: Irish Night, Seubersdorf/Germany

    Videos showing THE LOOP in Ballyshannon 2012 with our friend Stefan Kugler on bass:

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    Gigs 2009:


    GOOD NEWS:
    Volkhard Schuster, guitarplayer and singer of The Loop has made his first solo CD called "Pain" with 15 original songs.
    Now available at

    Gigs 2008:
    • 15.03.2008: Cornpickers Hühnerstall, Mielenhausen/Germany
    • 12.04.2008: Jungfer, Arnstadt/Germany
    • 29.05.-01.06.2008: 6th International Rory Gallagher Tribute Festival, Ballyshannon/Ireland
    • 29.05.2008: 10 pm - Owen Roe's Bar, Ballyshannon/Ireland
    • 30.05.2008: 10 pm - Max Bar, Ballyshannon/Ireland
    • 31.05.2008: 10 pm - Dicey Reilly's Bar, Ballyshannon/Ireland
    • 01.06.2008: 11.30pm - Dorrian's Hotel, Ballyshannon/Ireland - The Final Gig of the Festival w/Julian Sas & Band


    Gigs 2007:


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    Gigs 2005:
    • 12.03.2005: Nörgelbuff, Göttingen/Germany !!! 9th Göttingen Rory Gallagher Tribute !!! -- Review 1
    • 09.04.2005: La Boheme, Goslar/Germany
    • 07.05.2005: Klampfe, Witzenhausen/Germany -- Review
    • 04.06.-05.06.2005: 3rd International Rory Gallagher Tribute Festival, Ballyshannon/Ireland
    • 04.06.2005: 9.30 pm - Dicey Reilly's Bar, Ballyshannon/Ireland
    • 05.06.2005: 2 pm - Open Air Gig at the Gables w/Section 3 (Ireland), Ballyshannon/Ireland
    • 05.06.2005: 9.30 pm - at Sweeny's Pub, Ballyshannon/Ireland
    • 06.06.2005: Post-Festival gig at Owen Roe's Bar, Ballyshannon/Ireland
    • 07.06.2005: Sandinos Bar, Derry/Ireland
    • 08.06.2005: Brandons, Ennis, Co. Clare/Ireland
    • 09.06.2005: The Greyhound Bar, Tralee, Co. Kerry/Ireland
    • 10.06.2005: The Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny/Ireland - w/Sinnerboy (UK)
    • 11.06.2005: Cork rocks for Rory-Festival: An Cruiscín Lán, Cork/Ireland w/Brute Force & Ignorance, Laundromat, Sinnerboy
    • 12.06.2005: The Lodge, Ballyellis, Mallow, Co. Cork/Ireland
    • 13.06.2005: Cork rocks for Rory-Festival: An Cruiscín Lán, Cork/Ireland w/Remember Rory
    • 18.06.2005: Wolkes Turm - Nacht der Kneipen - Northeim/Germany (Gig starts at 8.30 pm)


    Gigs 2004:
    • 20.01.2004: StadtRadio Göttingen: A one hour special (11:00 - 12:00) about The Loop and their new CD "Had a good time"
    • 31.01.2004: Irish Pub "The Dubliner", Kassel/Germany
    • 19.03.2004: Irish Pub, Göttingen/Germany
    • 20.03.2004: Irish Pub, Göttingen/Germany !!! 8th Göttingen Rory Gallagher Tribute !!!
    • 26.03.2004: Irish Pub "The Dubliner", Kassel/Germany
    • 08.05.2004: musa, Göttingen/Germany - Rock-Party w/The Loop and X-Breed plus special guests...
    • 22.05.2004: "Unter Strom und freiem Himmel Festival 2004" - Open Air Festival, Hann. Münden/Germany
    • 25.06.2004: Nörgelbuff, Göttingen/Germany
    • 21.08.2004: Open Air Festival des Rock & Blues e.V. Sarstedt, Heisede/Germany -- The Loop is performing from 19:00 to 20:30 o'clock!
    • 08.10.2004: "Alte Brauerei", Northeim/Germany - Bluesrock-Night with Mick Clarke & Band (UK) & The Loop
    • 06.11.2004: Nörgelbuff, Göttingen/Germany
    • 03.12.2004: Rocknacht 2004 im Kulturbahnhof Uslar, Uslar/Germany - with Stagefright. Doors open at 19:30. Stagefright starts at 20.00. The Loop starts at 22.00 and plays a 90 minutes show.
    • 05.12.2004: Kult(o)ur im Klinikum Göttingen, Göttingen Germany - A One-Hour-Gig in the University Hospital Göttingen from 19:00 to 20:00 o'clock!



    Gigs 2003:
    • 11.01.2003: Irish Pub "The Dubliner", Kassel/Germany
    • 18.01.2003: Nörgelbuff, Göttingen/Germany
    • 08./09.03.2003: Sound Design Studio, Göttingen/Germany -- The Loop is mixing their new CD "Had a good time" -- 13 original songs --
    • 14.03.2003: Irish Pub, Göttingen/Germany
    • 15.03.2003: Irish Pub, Göttingen/Germany> !!! 7th Göttingen Rory Gallagher Tribute !!!
    • 05.04.2003: Herborn/Germany - private party with "The Loop" & Rory Gallagher's music
    • 17.05.2003: 8th Rory Gallagher Tribute Festival - Dukinfield(Manchester)/England
    • 23.05.2003: Heimathaus Twist, Twist/Germany (near the border to Holland)
    • 30.05.-02.06.2003: 1st International Rory Gallagher Tribute Festival - Ballyshannon/Ireland
    • 31.05.2003: Gala Open Air Tribute Festival Concert at The Rory Gallagher Monument (5 pm), Ballyshannon/Ireland
    • 31.05.2003: Abbey Canter Theater (9 pm), Ballyshannon/Ireland with Ronnie Drew/Mike Hanrahan, The Paul Rose Band, Innuendo, The Loop
    • 02.06.2003: Special Farewell Gig for the Rory Gallagher Commitee at Owen Roe's Bar, Ballyshannon/Ireland
    • 04.06.2003: The Limelight Club, Crewe/England
    • 05.06.2003: The Robin 2, Bilston/England
    • 06.06.2003: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen/Scotland
    • 07.06.2003: 1st Official Scottish Tribute to Rory Gallagher, The Ferry, Glasgow/Scotland
    • 10.06.2002: Irish Blues Club in J.J.Smyths, Dublin/Ireland
    • 12.06.2003: The Showboat, Waterford/Ireland
    • 13.06.2003: Gleesonss Bar, Clonmel/Ireland
    • 14.06.2003: The Club House Hotel, Kilkenny/Ireland
    • 15.06.2003: Two Mile Inn, Midleton/Ireland
    • 02.08.2003: 25 Years of MC RIDE OR DIE, Ihlow-Westersande/Germany
    • 27.09.2003: Irish Pub "The Dubliner", Kassel/Germany
    • 24.10.2003: Irish Pub, Göttingen/Germany
    • 25.10.2003: Irish Pub, Göttingen/Germany
    • 01.11.2003: "Alte Brauerei" Northeim, Northeim/Germany
    • 15.11.2003: Irish Pub "The Dubliner", Kassel/Germany
    • 22.11.2003: Nörgelbuff, Göttingen/Germany -- CD-RELEASE-PARTY: "HAD A GOOD TIME" the new CD of THE LOOP
    • 05.12.2003: Gröninger Bad, Magdeburg/Germany

    Gig announcements in green color means NO RORY GALLAGHER TRIBUTE


    Gigs 2002:
    • 23.02.2002: Nörgelbuff, Göttingen/Germany
    • 02.03.2002: Irish Pub, Göttingen/Germany - 6th Göttingen Rory Gallagher Tribute
    • 30.05.2002: Nörgelbuff, Göttingen/Germany
    • 09.06.2002: Nunsfield House, Derby/England
    • 11.06.2002: Irish Blues Club in J.J.Smyths, Dublin/Ireland
    • 12.06.2002: Sean Og's Pub, Ballyshannon/Ireland
    • 13.06.2002: Philip Ryan's Bar, Nenagh/Ireland
    • 14.06.2002: Lonargans Bar, Clonmel/Ireland
    • 15.06.2002: The Clubhouse Hotel, Kilkenny/Ireland
    • 16.06.2002: The Meeting Place/Rory Gallagher Bar, Midleton/Ireland
    • 18.06.2002: The Limelight Club, Crewe/England
    • 20.06.2002: The Robin 2, Bilston/England
    • 21.06.2002: George II, Luton/England
    • 04.10.2002: Bluesfestival im Packhof, Hann. Münden/Germany
    • 12.10.2002: Decker's Music Hall, Herbornseelbach/Germany
    • 16.11.2002: Gröninger Bad, Magdeburg/Germany
    • 14.12.2002: Recording Session for the new CD of The Loop "Had a good time"
    • 15.12.2002: Recording Session for the new CD of The Loop "Had a good time"

    Gig announcements in green color means NO RORY GALLAGHER TRIBUTE


    Gigs 2001:
    • 10.03.2001: BMW-Motorcompany, Göttingen/Germany - Afternoon-Gig
    • 10.03.2001: Irish Pub, Göttingen/Germany - 5th Göttingen Rory Gallagher Tribute
    • 13.05.2001: The Limelight Club, Crewe/England
    • 15.05.2001: The Brog Maker, Kilkenny/Ireland
    • 16.05.2001: 45 minutes Live Radio Show "Radio Kilkenny"
    • 16.05.2001: The Brog Maker, Kilkenny/Ireland
    • 17.05.2001: The Pine Lodge, Myrtleville/Ireland
    • 18.05.2001: The Coopers Bar, Clashmore/Ireland
    • 19.05.2001: The Meeting Place/Rory Gallagher Bar, Midleton/Ireland
    • 24.05.2001: The Robin 2, Bilston/England
    • 27.05.2001: The New Roscoe, Leeds/England - including session with Jed Thomas
    • 28.05.2001: The Blues, Harrogate/England - Session with Jed Thomas
    • 29.05.2001: Lamplighters, Leicester/England
    • 30.05.2001: Chambers, Leigh - Manchester/England
    • 31.05.2001: Iron Door, Birkenhead - Liverpool/England
    • 01.06.2001: Conservative Club, Manchester (Stockport)/England - including session with Barry Barnes
    • 02.06.2001: The Top Bell, Burton on Trent/England
    • 03.06.2001: The Limelight Club, Crewe/England
    • 01.09.2001: Café Kreuzberg, Göttingen/Germany
    • 02.11.2001: Theaterkeller, Göttingen/Germany - Irish Night with Guinness and Songs of Rory Gallagher
    • 20.11.2001: StadtRadio Göttingen: Live Radio Show
    • 28.11.2001: Radio 21 - Der neue ROCKsender played "The Loop"
    • 08.12.2001: Pflötschus Blues Beiz, Niederbipp/Switzerland
    • 14.12.2001: Blues Garage, Isernhagen (Hannover)/Germany
    • 15.12.2001: Café Kreuzberg, Göttingen/Germany**

    ** Special Christmas Gig: "The Loop" plays just all songs from the first LP of the German band "Die Strassenjungs". "The Loop" will do this gig only once - NO SECOND CHANCE to see it!

The Line-Up
  • Guitar/Vocals: Volkhard Schuster
  • Drums: Michael "Bronco" Brunckhorst
  • Bass: Michael Welzel

  • To visit rorysfriends.de click on poster.


    (c) Christian Reinhard: Mick Clarke invited Volkhard to join him & his band for a jam.
    Read what Mick Clarke wrote about about the gig in Northeim.


    Click on poster to see larger version.

    The NEW CD of The Loop: "Had a good time"
    Released: November 2003


    Click on Cover to get more information about the new CD of The Loop!

    MICK CLARKE (Mick Clarke Band, Killing Floor, ex. Salt, worked with Rory's musicians) said about the new CD of "The Loop":
    "I think Rory would be proud to have this record dedicated to him."

    Click on this link to visit Mick Clarke's Internet-Site.

    "Die Musik von Rory Gallagher hat sich die Göttinger Formation The Loop auf die Fahne geschrieben. Benannt nach einem Song von Gallagher, werden dessen Songs auf "Had a good time" allerdings nicht platt nachgespielt. Vielmehr besteht das Programm nahezu ausnahmslos aus Nummern von Volkhard Schuster (voc, guit), der sich lediglich am Vorbild orientiert (und dem sogar ähnlich sieht!). Musikalisch geht das Konzept durchaus auf."
    (Source: bluesnews, Nr. 37, S. 50, April 2004)