Celtic / Americana Rooted Rock and Roll. Playing covers and original songs in the vein of , Seven Nations, The Waterboys and The Dubliners. Playing new takes on traditional Irish, sing-along pub songs and rock standards all with a hint of mischief. Get your Irish on or just have fun.
But we are Irish infused not just "an Irish band" we play a weird, unique blend of Irish, World, Pop and Rock covers along with our own brand of originals. So yeah you might hear Whiskey in the Jar or Wild Rover but you will probably hear Knocking on Heaven's Door, In the Air Tonight and Love Like the Movies too. Mischief takes many forms and we infuse our set with many styles of music.
Price Range: $400-$2000
Gig Length: 45 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
A professional, fun, band. An all star band s that have been playing music for years. World traveled and properly seasoned this band takes you on a musical journey that travels back in time. The journey moves through 400 years and blends so many styles, attitudes, sounds and melodies. From the Irish harp to the jigs and reels of the dance halls, from the porch steps to the corner of the pub, from the moon light to the stage lights of the modern day rock stage...this is Celtic music all re-imagined with a touch of mischief.
Expect all the sing along favorites. Wild Rover, Whiskey In the Jar, and Dirty Old Town settles in right along with current Celtic rock hits by Flogging Molly and Seven Nations. But this band plays hits that go beyond the normal, ol Irish songs...U2, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Don Henley, Avett Brothers, Judas Priest (WHAT?) and so much more all added into the set list to create a fun, evening or event. All played in a world, Celtic, folk, Americana blend that is unique and as flavorful as gumbo.
We can play 30 minute opening slots to a full evening of music. So whether you are looking for music for your pub, bar, festival we are your band. If you are looking for an opening act for a touring band or someone to rock your private party we are still your band. Join all the other Mischief Makers that make up the growing number of fans that support this group. So lift your pint, tap your foot, sing along and get your Irish on!
Discarded Mischief is a unique blend of musicians that have come together to form a Celtic / Americana infused pop rock band. This is not your normal Celtic band...as a matter of fact very little about this group is normal.
So what about the name? Well do you know hard it is to find something cool, new and not used? Let me tell you it's not easy. So after looking at several names only to find out some obscure band from Liechtenstein has that name. Discarded Mischief came about because at the end of the day that is exactly what we are and what we do.
We celebrate the kid in all of us. The perpetual six year old that loves to play the practical joke on their little sister, that still finds cartoons fun and enjoys a well placed whoopee cushion. We celebrate the forgotten fun of childhood. We embrace our inner child. We remember skipping rocks and scraping our knees. Of moonlight skates at the rink, that first kiss and sneaking out back for a smoke.
But we all grow up and life gets in the way. We have jobs, families, even grandkids and those fun times and big dreams get discarded. You go from starry eyed kid dreaming of rock stardom to middle aged, middle management, fighting boredom with a minivan, black socks, new balance sneakers and memories.
Sure we are all older, grayer, "responsible" adults but we aren't too old to have fun and that is what this band is all about. It is about getting with friends, enjoying music, fun, maybe a pint or two...all with a gleam in our eyes and a hint of mischief.
Additional Booking Notes
Please contact band for details we can make all sizes of mischief. We are easy to get along with and rather than provide you with a cookie cutter sheet of requirements let us work together to make it happen.
If you are providing PA and mics we need either 10 mics with stands or 8 mics with stands and 2 DI boxes. We prefer 3 stage monitors. We can discuss and fill in gaps with your stage setup with our own equipment but all this must be discussed. THANKS for helping us provide you with the best show we can perform.
Past Booked Events
|May 24, 2019 • 7:00pm - 11:30pm||Wellspring Festival|
|August 19, 2018 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Private Party|
|July 28, 2018 • 11:30am - 7:00pm||Wedding (Afternoon) Seamus|
|July 27, 2018 • 5:30pm - 9:00pm||Rehearsal Party|
|June 16, 2018 • 12:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding (Afternoon) Seamus|
|May 06, 2018 • 10:00am - 1:00pm||ASC-Bellville - Seamus|
|April 12, 2018–April 18, 2018 • 12:00am - 7:00pm||Private Gig - San Francisco|
Ever changing and evolving. But don't be surprised if you hear classic rock standards, newer radio hits and traditional pub favorites. It's all music to make your ears smile.
Some current songs you might hear:
Molly Malone, Whiskey in the Jar, Fisherman's Blues, Dirty Ol' Town, Wild Rover, Crooked Jack, Leaving of Liverpool, Black Velvet Band, Brown Eyed Girl, Love Rescue Me, Star of the County Down, Peggy O
One Day, I Ran So Far Away, In the Air Tonight, Hurricane, House of the Rising Son, Under the Milky-way, Love Like the Movies, I Go Through, Knocking on Heaven's Door
Influences & Inspiration
There are so many people that have influenced our music and music in general. From the Beatles and Rolling Stones to current rock bands like Disturbed and Pop Evil. From Led Zeppelin and Judas Priest to Don Henley and Mark Knopfler. From Buddy Guy and B.B. King to Flatt and Scruggs. From the Dubliners and Clancy Brothers to Dropkick Murphy's and Black 47. Stanley Jordan and Miles Davis to Train and Hall and Oates. Conway Twitty and George Jones to Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars. Queen and Tom Waits to the guy on the corner with a guitar giving you a piece of his heart. Music is the universal language and so many have spoken it well. All of our influences are blended together to make our brand of music and merriment.
Contact band to review event, needs and expectations.
We only provide PA for small gigs. Medium/Large size events must provide PA/ sound.
I f you are providing back-line we are a five piece band and we all sing so we need 5 vocal mic and stands, we also need 3 instrument mics for hand drums etc. We would also need either 2 DI boxes for bass and electric guitar or two instrument mics for am
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