Westmeath bass player joining Whitesnake for farewell tour

A Westmeath bass player is joining Whitesnake for their worldwide farewell tour in 2022/23.

On her Facebook page, Tanya O’Callaghan from Mullingar, posted:

“I guess the snake’s out of the bag!

“What an absolute honor to be joining Whitesnake/David Coverdale for their worldwide farewell tour 2022/23.

“This small town gal still pinches herself over the amount of legends I’ve had the joy to work, tour and record with over the past few years since I made the terrifying solo leap across the Pacific with no clue how everything would unfold.

“It’s been a wild ride and just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, who calls, only feckin’ WHITESNAKE!

“And the best part, to step into the snake shoes of my bass brothers Rudy Sarzo, Tony Franklin Neil Murray and Michael Devin – are you kidding me – an honour beyond belief!

“My heart is exploding!”

On the Whitesnake website, David Coverdale said “For whatever reason Whitesnake has never featured a female musician in the band before… Bad Boys!

“But, when we saw Tanya performing with our friend Stephen Adler’s Band at the M3 festival in 2019 and we were all blown away – an electrifying performer.”

“When Whitesnake and Michael Devin decided to go their separate ways, Tanya was the first person we reached out to and thankfully she accepted our invitation to become a Snake.”

“We are thrilled & delighted to welcome Tanya O’Callaghan to “hitesnake!”

“Let the music do the talking!”