The PAT McMANUS BAND is led by Irish rock guitar icon Pat McManus, mentor of the legendary '80s - '90s hard rock band MAMA'S BOYS. Joined by Dublin bassist Gordon Sheridan and drummer Paul Faloon who as Pat also comes from Northern Ireland. The band are now back with their third studio album titled "Walking Through Shadows" serving up eleven new tracks of 'Rockers and Ballads'. The writing for this album began back in late 2009, not long after the release of the previous CD '2PM'. At the beginning of 2010 McManus' laid down the basic form of all the new songs at his own small home studio, moving on to recording in full at Homestead Studios with the band's friend and producer Mudd Wallace. Old friends and previous musical contributors John McCollough on keyboards and Maura Donaghy (backing vocals) were brought in to add to the final PMB sound, with Pat even adding some tin whistle on 'Give Me Love'. The CD ranges from out right rockers such as 'Danger Zone', 'Ready to rock' and 'Hey You' to the beautiful inspired ballads 'Walking Shoes' and 'Give Me Love', where Pat uses the violin for the solo (and sounds like a guitar), in his own particular style. On 'Short Sharp Shock' the band sounds very 'live', a track in the best Jeff Healey style. There is also the slightly americana-rock 'Walking In The Shadow of Giants' which is McManus' tribute to the Greats , the jumpin' instrumental 'E-Tap' and the quirky and retro sounding 'Oldest Rocker'. There's a strong Gary Moore vibe through the CD, both on sound and style, also a bit of Tom Petty and the aforementioned Jeff Healey. "Walking Through Shadows" is perfectly balanced with hot rockers and intelligent ballads. Pat McManus' job on guitars is remarkably tasty on both.