One Eyed Reilly is a Celtic-based rock band that blends dynamic original songs with modern Celtic rock, Americana, and energetic, innovative versions of traditional Irish and Scottish classics. One Eyed Reilly's original songs draw upon wide-ranging musical influences from Irish folk (The Clancy Brothers, The Chieftains, The Dubliners, etc.) to Celtic punk (Flogging Molly, The Dreadnoughts, The Pubcrawlers, etc.) to a varied spectrum of Irish artists such as The Pogues. Ultimately, this Celtic free-for-all sets the perfect foundation a beer-and-whiskey drenched good time.
We recently hired the band for a private party. While the party was fun, having One Eyed Reilly perform really capped it off. Professional, accommodating, talented, and just fun to be around are not quite adequate descriptors of this group. Thanks guys for the great show. Our crew is looking forward to seeing you again and eagerly await your next album. John and Henny (another announcement) Janosko
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
We are a four piece band who's musical genre has been referred to as Celtic Pub Rock. We play covers of Celtic and Americana, lots of originals, and Celtic tunes. We range from super high energy to fun groovy songs. If we can accommodate requests, we try to do that too.
One Eyed Reilly is a Celtic/Americana rock band from Sacramento, CA that blends dynamic original songs with modern Celtic rock, Americana, and energetic, innovative versions of traditional Irish and Scottish classics, and infuses their live performances with occasional unexpected nuggets ranging from Bob Dylan to John Prine to Tom Waits to who knows. Even bands such as Wilco, Old Crow Medicine Show, and the Grateful Dead factor into the genre-bending mix. One Eyed Reilly's original songs draw upon wide-ranging musical influences from Irish folk (The Clancy Brothers, The Chieftains, The Dubliners, etc.) to Celtic punk (Flogging Molly, The Dreadnoughts, The Pubcrawlers, etc.) to a varied spectrum of artists. Ultimately, this free-for-all sets the perfect foundation for a beer-and-whiskey drenched good time.
One Eyed Reilly formed shortly after St Patrick's Day 2012, but the members have been honing their musicianship for many years leading to this fortunate convergence. Lead singer and rhythm guitarist Rick Meagher comes from an Americana singer/songwriter background, but with a father who is 100% Irish and a grandmother born in Douglas, Ireland (County Cork), One Eyed Reilly is the natural culmination of his musical journey. Classically-trained violinist St. John Fraser brings his considerable size and talent to bear with his ridiculously inventive and creative fiddle playing -- mixing multiple styles and techniques in a red-bearded, frenzied attack. Aaron Hendel rounds out the low end with his grooving basslines and his imaginative flow. He drives the rhythmic groove! Tim "Boom-boom" Kurteff-Schatz rounds out the rhythm section on drums with his skillful attention to the beat and rocking soul! Together it all adds up to a beer-drinking, foot-stomping, hand-clapping celebration that will have you hoisting a pint and bellowing "Sláinte"!
Additional Booking Notes
We can provide a full PA and sound engineer for any event.
1. Angel with Shamrock Wings
2. Beer Gets Me Dancing (Whiskey Gets Me Trouble)
3. California Stars
4. Devil Went Down to Georgia
5. Dirty Old Town
6. Drowsy Maggie
7. Farmer with No Field
8. Fields of Athenry
9. Good Night Irene
10. Grace O'Malley
11. Higher Hand
12. Hoist Your Glass
13. I Know You Rider
14. I'll Fly Away
15. Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues
16. Man of Constant Sorrow
17. Muirsheen Durkin
18. Private James Gallagher
19. Reilly's Daughter
20. Rock Salt & Nails
21. The Wild Rover
22. Tipperary Blood
23. Victory Square
|Rick Meagher||Vocalist/Rhythm Guitar|
|Sinjin Fraser||Fiddle/Backup Vocals|
|Aaron Hendel||Bass/Backup Vocals|
|Tim "Boom Boom" Kurteff-Schatz||Drums/Backup Vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphy's, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Mumford & Sons.
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