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3-pc Blues rock combo from late 70s early 80s lead by guitarist Jimmy Smyth

About The Bogey Boys

The Bogey Boys were fronted by Navan guitarist Jimmy Smyth (a brother of country singer Gloria). Jimmy, had played in a showband, The Big Valley, in the early/mid 70's. The Bogey Boys featured a rotating rhythm section lineup which included at various times members Donald 'Doish' Nagle (bass), Paul Moran (drums), Davy Watson (bass), Tony Smyth (drums), Neil Whiffen (bass), Iggy Ward (bass). They released a number of singles and 2 albums - Friday Night (1979) and Jimmy Did It! (1980). The Bogey Boys reformed for a the Sportsmans 25 Festival in August 2005.


The Bogey Boys - She Does It Right

The Bogey Boys - Cork Opera House 1980

Bogey Boys - Friday Night (1979) [audio only]


Peter Duff wrote on 2022-11-26 00:00:00:
Magic Times, and jimmy is still the best Irish guitarist.
Vincent vaughan wrote on 2021-01-18 00:00:00:
Would love to get copy of jimmy did it if any one could help Thanks very much
Des kennedy wrote on 2017-02-28 00:00:00:
One of irelands best rock groups. They used to play the manhattan rock pub in Donegal town once a month back in late 70s early 80s what a super rock band
Peter Duff wrote on 2014-11-24 00:00:00:
Here is a great recording from the Baggot before we left for the states in 82.
gerry molyneaux wrote on 2012-07-05 00:00:00:
am a punk and skinhead for years.50 now.have a lot of time for this band even though wouldnt be a fan of their music.remind me of REFORM from LIMERICK and INDIAN from sligo.playing in a showband dominated louis walsh cesspit they imbued commitment.
Richie wrote on 2012-06-30 00:00:00:
Saw them in the Mississippi Rooms in Bray. Jimmy played cocaine better than Eric Clapton. Great times
Peggy watson wrote on 2012-04-05 00:00:00:
The only one of u guys i remember is Iggy and i think your manager peter? friend georgia met your band in 83 n detroit at the irish festival and then visited alma michigan for a week...comin to detroit again ever?
john wrote on 2012-03-20 00:00:00:
The Bogey Boys are playing Dublins Fibber Magees (Parnell Street) on Easter Sunday 8th April Tickets on sale at the Venue
The Bishop wrote on 2012-03-08 00:00:00:
Both gigs in the Forum Waterford 3rd March and Whelans 4th March were recorded and may be released as a live album . . . trouble is what tracks not to include !!!
johnnyd1778 wrote on 2012-02-20 00:00:00:
Hi to all just spotted reformed Bogey Boys playing Forum Waterford 3rd March and Whelans 4th March , hope they come over to my side Limerick , does anybody have "death of a clown" and " obituary" singles that they could upload ?
Brendan Browne. wrote on 2011-10-24 00:00:00:
I saw them many times in The Sportsmans Inn in Mount Merrion.They were absolutely brilliant.
guitarfix dublin wrote on 2011-07-01 00:00:00:
brian robertson couldnt lace jimmy smyths boots!
bob d wrote on 2011-05-15 00:00:00:
first live band i ever saw when i was about 12 , instant fan , saw them loads of times after that , they were always amazing . we need a bands like this now
Diarmuid wrote on 2011-04-19 00:00:00:
i read somewhere recently that Phillo asked Jimmy to replace Brian Robertson in Lizzy but the first Bogey Boys album was about to be released. Met Jimmy at the weekend what a great guitar player wrote on 2011-03-06 00:00:00:
I meet the bogey boys back in the earrly 80s Peter Duff came to Detroit with them for a festival at Hart Plaza if any of you guys remember this please post. Dean H
Colm Hughes wrote on 2010-04-02 00:00:00:
I have both Friday Night and Jimmy Did It on vinyl I had them both converted to CD format. I have also ripped them to MP3 format.If anyone is interested in copies, email me at
Dave wrote on 2010-02-01 00:00:00:
Know the band quite well, heard them first in the aul beechmount, circa 1979, Jimmy does indeed do the odd gig with Deep6, tho they few and far between, would very much to get my hands on copies of the 2 albums, Friday Night and Jimmy Did It, anyone ??
de.sign wrote on 2009-10-20 00:00:00:
morellie - i can help you. Mail me
John Crookes wrote on 2009-09-05 00:00:00:
Awesome the Bogey Boys
morellie wrote on 2009-08-11 00:00:00:
i need cover for cd can any one help me
Kevin wrote on 2009-01-12 00:00:00:
Jimmy played a one off with Deep6 in Newgrange Hotel Navan last Saturday night. A bit ropey at the start as he got used to the guys again but by the 2nd set and Madison Blues he was steaming. Magic - do it again Jimmy.
Evin wrote on 2008-10-24 00:00:00:
Great band that I photographed in the Baggot back in the day for an album cover for them...1981/2. Me and my buddy Alan would roar into town on his Yammie 350 and get slaughtered - ahhh the memories.
rc wrote on 2008-09-18 00:00:00:
you can get two tracks "maddison blues" and "still in love with you" on "sunshine nights live at the sportsmans".its an album recorded for the irish hospice foundation. Jimmy sometimes plays with a band called "deep 6" around the navan area.still superb.
rcleere wrote on 2008-09-11 00:00:00:
gilly where did u get the Bogey Boys cd?
gilly wrote on 2008-06-12 00:00:00:
i have friday night on cd if its any good to you
gerry cooloey wrote on 2007-01-21 00:00:00:
has the band,ever recorded an album, with obituary on it, if so can i purchase the album or single.
kevin flynn wrote on 2006-02-02 00:00:00:
saw the great philip lynott play with them in the baggot inn dublin ireland about 1981-1984 - maybe 84. but i guess it was 81 2 83(around that period of 81 - 83))))))))))))))
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