Brick Top Blaggers: Brick Top Blaggers is breathing new life into the Celtic music scene. The band's love of traditional Irish and Scottish music and hard-hitting punk rock combine to bring a new signature sound to Southern California.
The Mighty Regis: "Sure to smack you in the face and have you loving every minute of it" (Paddyrock.com)
Mixing traditional instrumentation (mandolin, accordion, tin whistle), scorching guitar and a crushing rhythm section with an unabashedly DIY/punk philosophy, TMR has built its loyal following one show at a time since 2007.
Starting in Los Angeles with a weekly residency at famed Molly Malone’s, this ragtag bu
nch have undergone various personnel changes and become stronger along the way. In both the pubs and the clubs, they have toured most of North America on their own, supporting other national acts and as part of Warped Tour 2010.
“They not only deliver, they practically gift wrap: superb guitar, rocking percussion, awe-inspiring vocals.” (Celtophilia)
Their 2007 debut ‘Co. Sligo’ made clear both their Celtic influence and penchant for wit. Their second and third releases ‘Another Nickel for the Pope’ (2008) and ‘21’ (2010) increasingly firmed up their punk foundation and true intent, landing on top 10 lists for both Paddyrock.com and Shite'n'Onions.com. Their audience grew right in step with their sound, and with the release of the 3-song EP ‘Walking Around Lucky’ (2011), TMR showed what it was truly capable of. In the growing sea of Celt/punk bands, they were starting to spread out and hone in on something truly original.
Opportunity on the opposite coast soon knocked for founder/vocalist Mike (Franky) O’Hara, and the remaining six found they were well-equipped and anxious to keep things rolling right along. So with the lineup of vocalist/lead guitarist Ben (Sarge) Wise, vocalist/rhythm guitarist/tin whistler Marypat (Ryan) Farrell, founder/mandolin player Brett (Gavin) Pearsons, accordion player Dave (Paddy) Goldstein, bass player Kiehl (Darby) Smit and drummer Mike (Mickey) McCurdy, this tight bunch are as focused as ever on spreading their gospel.
Favorites on the shite'n'onions podcast, the Scallywag show, Paddy Rock Vol.4 (with The Mahones, Ramshackle Army, Whiskey of the Damned), and featured on Fuel, FuseTV and "Live! With Regis and Kelly", the Reege continue to impress, making lifelong fans and friends every stop along the way...and they’re coming for you next.
Vagrant Nation: Vagrant Nation is a 7 piece band in the style of Bad Religion, The Pogues, Flogging Molly. The sound is Punk Rock, mixed with traditional bluegrass and celtic music.
Keltic Cowboys: The Keltic Cowboys, Arizona's premier Irish Rock Band, has been entertaining the beer drinking, live music loving masses for over a decade. The group is fronted by founding member Frank Mackey, who not only pens the songs, but plays multiple instruments including the Highland Pipes, Banjo, Mandolin and Accordian. The five piece band also includes Patrick Flanagan on Guitar, Paddy Broderick on Bass
, Matt Myers on Drums and Laura Russ on fiddle. The Keltic Cowboys have enjoyed a successful career regularly playing the best of the valleys' live music venues and festivals, also opening shows for national acts such as Flogging Molly for their annual Green 17 Tour, Young Dubliners and The Specials. The Keltic Cowboys first release, "Songs of Longing and Debauchery" has gained the band notoriety with the song "Kiss My Irish Ass". Their latest CD "Pay For Our Sins Tomorrow" is receiving high praise and rave reviews and charted in Paddy Rock Radio's Top Twenty Albums for 2008.