Editor’s Note: Hey all. If you haven’t noticed the Music Court has added two new writers to the blog. Andrew Leibowitz (Andrewleibo) will provide occasional rock commentary. Today I introduce Kyle Costa (whenindoubtturnitup). Kyle hails from Cincinnati, Ohio and loves finding new bands, writing band biographies, and analyzing lyrics. In his new Bios and More section he will write about just that. Please help me welcome him to the blog. Now, Kyle, take it away:
Since 2007, after the Red Hot Chili Pipers came in first place in the U.K. gameshow, “When Will I Be Famous”, they haven’t stopped spreading their name globally only to inflate their bagpipes. Formed in 2002, they’ve been bringing their self-created “bag-rock” from shore to shore all over the globe.
The band has just released their new album, Music for the Kilted Generation. With three already highly successful albums released, they’re hoping to make it four. Their previous live album and DVD, BLAST Live went triple platinum in Scotland. Bagrock to the Masses another album of their’s under REL Records, received a platinum award in Scotland and a silver award in the U.K. as a whole.
Piper Stuart Cassells was named the BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2005. His piping has also been featured on The Darkness album One Way Ticket to Hell… and Back and on the soundtrack to the film “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” Graham won two world championship snare drumming competitions.
I first heard these guys on the BBC ALBA channel in Scotland. I didn’t realize how largely known they actually are since I’ve never heard of them other than this. I thought it was a pretty creative sound. Hope you enjoyed listening to the new age sound of bag-rock!