In the past four years Pittsburgh Pennsylvania’s Ceann have become one of the most successful independent bands in the country. They were nominated for the 2010 APCA College band of the year and have headlined shows and festivals as far away and diverse as Texas, Florida, Ireland, and Italy.
They've sold more CD's and have appeared or have had their music played on more radio stations than 90% of all bands releasing CD's on major labels over the same three-year period. Their latest album "Making Friends" was one of the top charting Independent national releases on the CMJ music charts. They are the only Irish band besides Floggy Molly, The Pogues or Dropkick Murphy's to chart on a non World Music chart in the US.
Thanks to the Steelers 2009 Super Bowl run their songs “Pittsburgh Makes Me Drunk” and “31 (For Pittsburgh I am Bound) both charted on the iTunes Independent singles chart for most downloads for the month of January.
Musically Ceann have made a name for themselves as one of the most fun, entertaining, and musically adventurous bands in the country. With their roots in Irish music, Ceann mix in modern musical styles and a cutting edge sense of humor that has won them fans across the globe. Ceann are often compared to the Barenaked Ladies and They Might Be Giants. They've also been called been called anything from a funnier version of Flogging Molly to a Celtic Mighty Mighty Bosstones.
Ceann formed as an Irish Rock Band in Pittsburgh in 2005 with the release of their first album of all-original material "Almost Irish." Ceann continue to mix fun Irish music with their popular originals. While some of Ceann's songs revolve around the culture of being Irish Americans many of Ceann's most popular songs have distinctively more contemporary themes. Their songs appeal far beyond the normal reach of Irish music and have given them access to unprecedented access for an Irish band to commercial radio and have allowed them to play at non-Irish music festivals to equal success. Ceann have also become one of the most sought after college music acts in the country.
With the release of their album "Rave, Rant, Lose Pants" in June of 2007 Ceann's reach extended even further. The release of the album coincided with their song "Pretty On The Inside" being selected as the NPR song of the day. The overwhelming listener response led to the song subsequently being added to a large number of AAA radio play lists across the country. From 2007-2008 Ceann appeared on over 50 commercial, college and public radio stations across the northeast including Country, Classic Rock, Alternative, Talk Radio, and Top 40 radio stations. Ceann are redefining the definition of cross-over success. With the radio success of their latest album "Making Friends" Ceann have established themselves as one of the most intriguing and successful bands in a changing music market.
2005 Almost Irish
2007 Rave, Rant, Lose Pants
2008 Making Friends
2009 It's Not Hard
We play a mixture of original songs and Irish/Celtic songs. Our shows range from 45 minutes to 3 hours depending on the venue and crowd.