Virgil and the Accelerators, a band renowned for their incendiary live delivery, are playing at Telford’s Warehouse in Chester on Saturday, May 23.

Virgil McMahon started playing his father’s mandolin at the tender age of four and by his early teens, he was absorbing the sounds of Hendrix, Billing Gibbons, Bonamassa and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Joining his fathers band The Accelerators, it became apparent that Virgil’s destiny was soon to change and it wasn’t long before the band was reborn as Virgil and The Accelerators.

Two years later in 2008, when 14-year-old brother Gabriel McMahon stepped into the breach, he quickly developed into a powerhouse drummer and the seed was sown for the growth of a formidable band.

With the addition of Jack Alexander Timmis on bass in 2010, the final chapter was written and the dynamics, raw energy and emotionally charged power of this creative young combination exploded on to the music scene.

Touring relentlessly across Europe in their own right and alongside the likes of Michael Schenker, Uriah Heep, Tracer and Wilko Johnson has ensured a loyal and growing fan base, backed up by two critically acclaimed albums The Radium and Army Of Three.

Entry is free before 9pm and £4 thereafter. Call 01244 390 090 or visit