Anthony Drennan

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Anthony Drennan
Wiesbaden Stadtfest 2013 Mike+The Mechanics Anthony Drennan.JPG
Drennan performing with Mike + the Mechanics in 2013.
Background information
Birth name Anthony Drennan
Born 1958
Luton, England
Origin Dublin, Ireland
Genres Progressive rock, folk rock, pop rock, soft rock, celtic rock
Instruments Guitar, Bass guitar, vocals
Associated acts Genesis, Mike + The Mechanics, The Corrs

Anthony "Anto" Drennan is an Irish guitarist noted for his involvement with The Corrs, Genesis and Mike + the Mechanics among others.

Drennan is from a musical family and was born in Luton, England: he and his family moved to Ireland while he was at a young age. He grew up in County Dublin and attended Kilmacud National School.

Drennan was chosen as the touring second guitarist/bassist for Genesis on their 1998 Calling All Stations tour (replacing long-time live band member Daryl Stuermer), and subsequently became a touring lead guitarist for The Corrs from 1999 onwards. In 2010 he was hired as a member of the revived Mike + The Mechanics. He has also played with Clannad, Paul Brady, Moving Hearts, Chris Rea, Davy Spillane, the Liffey Light Orchestra,[1] The Ronnie Drew Band[2] and other well-known Irish bands and performers.


  1. ^ Clayton-Lea, Tony (23 December 2011). "Liffey Light Orchestra". Irish Times. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Stewart, Ken (9 September 1995). "Ireland – Artist Watch". Billboard. p. 82. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 

"Anthony Drennan appearances". AllMusic. Retrieved 9 December 2010.