Bang On The Ear

Bang On The Ear

BandRockCeltic

If you wanna Dance, and toast some cheers then the band for you is Bang On The EAr.

www.Bangontheear.ca

Biography

Born Out of the Foothills of Glengarry County, Ontario, a small Eastern Ontario community, rich in Scottish & Irish heritage. The Group formed in early 2006, performing for the first time at the wedding reception for Bradley & Michelle McMillan themselves. To date the group has performed over 400 times; Playing and writing Original music, as well as performing your traditional Irish / Scottish Pub songs, they built a strong following placing emphasis on combining the sounds of traditional Celtic music and fusing it with rock, Canadian east coast folk, and that Glengarry County Music Sound, that has made the area so popular for so many years. Their original songs focus on their Celtic culture and that of living and growing up in Glengarry County. Their love for Celtic music and Glengarry County, shine through every time the group takes to the stage. They have released 3 albums to date, in 2008 the band released a 5 song EP entitled, "The Dungeon Sessions; the E.P sold in excess of 500 copies in 1 month, and is currently sold out. Their debut full length release entitled, “Green Grass And Gravel Roads”, was released on June 6th, 2009 to a sold out crowd at the Glengarry Sports Palace, Where the band kindly Donated all the revenue from the night to the Children’s Hospital Of Eastern Ontario raising over $2800. The Album was recorded by John MacAulay at JMAC Studios and mixed by Ewen Macintosh (The Pogues, The Mahones, The Glengarry Bhoys) at the Glengarry Music Mill. To date the album has sold over 1500 copies. It has been shipped all over North America & Europe. It features 13 songs, all of which were written and performed by the band. Irish rock webzine ShiteNOnions, classified the album as honorable mention for 2009 Celtic Rock Album of the Year. In 2011 the band entered the Glengarry Music Mill, with producer and engineer Ewen McIntosh (The Mahones, The Pogues) to record, “Tales From The Glen”, the album featured 10 songs 3 of which were written by the band. The album was mastered by Ryan Morey at Ryebred Mastering (Arcade Fire, Bedouin Soundclash, Saint Alvia Cartel) and got a lot of attention in the celtic rock circle, and did extremly well on itunes and Amazon.com. The Band is in Early Preperation for a brand new album in 2013.
In recent past they have had the opportunity of being featured on several radio broadcasts across the country, including CBC Radio, Montreal's CJAD 1200 AM, Cornwalls 1220 "Scots on Parade", Ottawas 93.1 CKCU and London, Ontarios 98.5, as well as several internet podcasts and Internet Radio Stations all over the world as well as performing interviews for newspapers, Magaznes & radio. They have had the opportunity of performing at several high profile North American events such as The Glengarry Highland Games, The PEI International ShellFish Festival, Cornwall Kinsman’s Lift-Off Festival, The Russell Celtic Festival, The Canadian Solo Pipe bag Championships,The Vankleek Hill Fair, The Williamstown Fair, Canada’s Irish Festival in 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 and Toured Canada's Maritime Provices Four times through, as well as performing regularly at Canadas 2 Premier Irish Pubs, Hurleys Irish Pub in Montreal, Quebec and Charlottetown, P.E.I's The Olde Dublin Pub. They have had the opportunity of sharing the stage or being part of festivals that have included some of the worlds great musical acts such as the Amanda Marshall, Finger 11, The Makem and Spain Brothers, The 2 Paddy’s, The Mahones, The Mudmen, The Town Pants, The Prodigals, Signal Hill, The Mellotones, Shanneygnaock, Kelly Trotier, Hadrian’s Wall and Neil Emberg, The Lazy Jacks, Ambush, Ashley Macleod, The Fridge Full Of Empties, Bob and Ducky and more.
The groups live performance is one that must not be missed; they’ll have you up and out of your chair, clapping your hands in no time.

Performance Highlights,

Glengarry Highland Games - 2011
Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival - 2012
Canada Day - Alexandria, Ontario 2011 & 2012
Tastings In The Glen - 2011 & 2012
Cornwall Kinsmans Lift-Off - 2010
Williamstown Fair – 2011
Canada’s Irish Festival – 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012
Russell Celtic Festival – 2009 & 2012
Canadian Police Pipe bag Championships – 2009
Ottawa’s City Hall – 2009
Riverview, New Brunswick Summer Concert Series – 2010
Vankleek Hill Fair – 2009 & 2010
Toured Canada’s Maritimes 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012

Discography

2008 – ‘The Dungeon Sessions” – E.P – Sold Out
2009 – “Green Grass and Gravel Roads” – L.P – Sold Out
2011 – “Tales from the Glen” – L.P – Out Now