The Whiskeydicks

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Genre

celtic-gypsy party rock

Band Members

Mike Bell on guitar and vocals
Pat Ernst on fiddle
Curtis Ernst on cello
Sam Cartwright on drums
also
Kyle Axford on trumpet
Mark D’Angelo on trumpet

Hometown

Whitehorse Y.T.

Record Label

independent

About

Celtic Gypsy Party Rock

Biography

The Whiskeydicks are a group of Celtic Gypsy Party Rockers who have spent a decade carving a reputation for themselves as “One Hell of a Good Time.”

“If Gogol Bordello and the Corb Lund Band got drunk, hooked up and then nine months later popped out a little whippersnapper, that baby would probably be the Whiskey Dicks. That is to say this BC-by-way-of-Whitehorse band combine various elements of country, rock and Gypsy music and filter them through punk sensibilities and a rowdy disposition,” says Ty Trumbull of Exclaim! Magazine.

The Whiskeydicks use fiery fiddle licks, cello played like a bass, vivacious drum beats, energetic guitar strumming, and voice to tell stories of good times past and songs people know but in a way they’d never imagine. The formula works and has earned the band acclaim from audiences across several countries. The Whiskeydicks have taken the stage at festivals such as the Woodford Folk Festival in Australia, the South East Alaska State Fair, Sunstroke festival in Whitehorse, Celtic Fest Vancouver, and the Galway Bay Irish Music Festival in Washington.

Current Location

Vancouver B.C.

General Manager

Pat Ernst

Press contact

Pat Ernst

Booking agent

That Irish Guy

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INTERESTS

Artists We Also Like
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Tommy Makem
Area Code 615

CONTACT INFO

Call (480) 489-0717

Genre

Irish Folk

Band Members

Emmet Mc Elhinney

Hometown

Omagh, County Tyrone, Ireland

Record Label

THAT IRISH GUY

About

Born in the Irish town of Omagh, Co. Tyrone, That Irish Guy, has been steeped in folk music from an early age and now brings his music to the Pacific NW.

Biography

Born in the town of Omagh, County Tyrone in Ireland in 1974, That Irish Guy has been steeped in music from an early age. His great grandmother was Sarah Makem,the celebrated folk singer and song collector from Keady in Count Armagh. Her son, Tommy, was himself a famous folk singer in America,having gained the moniker, the grandfather of Irish folk with the Clancy brothers. His uncles, Tom and Jimmy Sweeney played in Barley Bree in the 70’s and 80’s.
That Irish Guys influences range from the staple of Irish trad music to American folk artists such as Guy Clark, John Prine and Townes Van Zandt. He plays guitar and writes his own songs.

Gender

Male

Current Location

Olympia, WA

Booking agent

Emmet Mc Elhinney 480-489-0717

Cul an Ti’

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INTERESTS

Artists We Also Like:
Solas, Lunasa, Sin E Ri Ra, Paul Brady, Donal Lunny, Kevin Burke, Beoga, Arty McGlyn, John Doyle . . .

Genre

Irish Music

Band Members

Cary Novotny, Danny O’Hanlon, and revolving instrumentalists including Johnny Connolly, Laurence Nugent, Eddie Parente, and Bob Soper.

Hometown

Portland, OR

About

Cul an Ti infuses traditional Irish music with a contemporary groove, forging a unique sound both true to tradition and compelling to the modern listener.

Biography

Cul an Ti, (Gaelic for “The Back of the House”) has built a reputation over the last 20 years as one of the West Coast’s most exciting and enduring bands in the See More

Current Location

Portland, Oregon

Booking agent

Danny O’Hanlon: 503-702-9944
Cary Novotny: 503-933-1065

Coming up Threes

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ABOUT THE BAND:

INTERESTS

Artists We Also Like: Amadan, The Pogues, The Water Boys, Pagan Jug Band, Gaelic Storm, Great Big Sea

Genre

Celtic, Rock, Folk, Bluegrass, Country

Band Members

Jeremy Bauer, Naoyuki Ochiai, Bill Tollner, Charlie Norris, Dave Fender

Hometown

Portland, OR

About

Coming Up Threes: A five-piece Celtic arse kicking! Don’t believe us?! Come to a show!

Biography

Coming Up Threes is a five-piece, high-energy Irish pub band which formed in early 2012. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, many of the band members honed their cho See More

Press contact

comingupthrees@gmail.com

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)