Biddy on the Bench

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Genre
Old-world Folk, Irish Traditional, Shanty Band
Band Members
Kevin Grgurich – 5-string Banjo, Mandolin, Tin Whistle, Vocals
Nick Frey – Guitar, Bodhrán, Vocals
Noah Cotter – Mandolin, Vocals
Casey Dyer – Tenor Banjo, Tin Whistle, Uilleann pipes, Vocals
Tristan Cormack – Bouzouki, Accordion, Vocals
Trevor Cormack – Fiddle, Viola, Vocals
Hometown
Portland, OR
About
Playing and singing traditional tunes on traditional instruments, “Biddy on the Bench” brings fresh energy to the vibrant genre of old-world folk.
Biography

The versatile combination of banjo, guitar, mandolin, tin whistle and four part vocal harmony lends itself equally to high-energy Irish rebel songs and shanties, lively session tunes, and mournful gaelic ballads. Grounded primarily in the folk/traditional style of Irish music pioneered by such bands as “The Dubliners”, “Planxty”, and “The Bothy Band”, Portland’s own “Biddy on the Bench” breathes life and authenticity into old standbys of the genre and lesser-known tunes alike.

In the winter months of 2013, Biddy on the Bench was formed. The members include Kevin Grgurich, Nick Frey, Noah Cotter, Casey Dyer, Tristan Cormack, and Trevor Cormack. Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, Kevin, Nick, Tristan, and Trevor have been playing music together for close to a decade. Noah and Casey are Oregon natives and bring with them years of experience with Irish music. Together, Biddy on the Bench approaches each song, each melody, with a passion for the music and sharing it with others.

Influences
Planxty, The Dubliners, Silly Wizard, Stan Rogers
Booking agent
440-251-9593 (Kevin Grgurich)
440-413-6633 (Nick Frey)
971-219-4850 (Casey Dyer)
440-251-8341 (Tristan Cormack)