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The AnGry Brians
The AnGry Brians define Celtic Rock at its best!! Their original songs and reinvented classics will burrow deep into your subconscious, leaving lasting impressions of their music and lyrics. With their own style of Celtic Fusion, these talented musicians command a level of energy unparalleled to those within the genre.
Playing all over the United States since 2006, The Angry Brians are:
Rich Cheney –guitar/mandolin/lead vocals
Chelsea Joy – bagpipes/whistles/vocals
Douglas Kirk – bass/vocals
Walter Baldwin – drums
With two albums already enjoyed by their fans, on January 1, 2015, the band released their latest CD, We Came to Fight. Recorded at the Track Shack in Sacramento, CA and produced by Jeff Tamelier (of Tower of Power fame), the band was privileged to have him play on several of the tracks.
The CD is garnering lots of attention and airplay on Celtic Radio stations across the Country and abroad. The title track, “We Came To Fight,” is picking up steam along with “21st Century Irishman” and “Highland Call”. The CD includes ten tracks of mostly self-penned, bagpipe led, celtic-punk’n’roll. 67 Music review stated, “The songs, production values and recording rival anything I’ve heard from them to date. There are no snoozer tracks here, it’s a sonic ride from start to finish. ‘We Came To Fight’ is a fun, rockin’ album and will likely remain in my player for quite some time – pipe wrench optional.” Celtic Radio gives The Angry Brians 5 Stars and comments, “With tracks such as ‘21st Century Irish Man’, the group almost reminds me of iconic rock legends such as The Who, albeit with a less stadium-y flare and the unmistakable Irish lead melodies. I particularly enjoy how the band can balance beautiful harmonies and great energy, finding a really equilibrate compromise between the two. Songs such as ‘Highland Call’ remind me of melodic HC heroes such as Alkaline Trio or Rise Against, with an extra dimension courtesy of the backbone of instruments from the folk tradition.”
The AnGry Brians®, with their signature pipe wrench in hand, are featured entertainers along the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, for high-profile events such as St. Patrick’s Day, the UFC Fight Week and the National Finals Rodeo week. The bands list of notable performances keeps them front and center in the minds of show promoters/festival organizers and fans.
Hailing from Bakersfield, CA , the county of Kern(e), The Angry Brians seek only a moment of your time to reconsider how you interpret the world of music. So if you’re willing to be a bit open minded, hold on tight because before the day is through, you will all be AnGry Brians too.