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Brick Top Blaggers

Rancho Santa Margarita, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | SELF

Rancho Santa Margarita, California, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2009
Band Rock Celtic





Fortunately, Brick Top Blaggers are back with a 6 track EP titled “Fury”. The band from Orange County, California is one of our fave bands and they released two brilliant albums in 2011 (“Coaster”, review here) and 2013 (“Two Years Enough”, review here) apart from an EP in 2013 (“Plastic Paddy”, review here).

Some line-up changes have taken place. Nolan Bryan Lynch played banjo, mandolin and bouzouki from May 2011 to December 2014 and now Bill Singer plays those instruments. Phoebe Camiletti was the fiddler for a couple of years, but she left the band at the beginning of 2016 and the current fiddler is another girl, Karin Dell. And above all, one of the founding members and most respected musicians on the So-Cal Celtic punk scene left the band in October 2015 to spend much needed time with his family: accordionist, whistler and piper Matt Maulding.

4 years have gone by since their previous CD was issued, but the wait was worth it. “The Fury” is a badass EP. After several spins, you will feel that it’s too short. Yes, the quality is so high that fans will be looking forward to listening to a new full album soon.

The first tow cuts are high voltage Celtic punk. “On the Mend” showcases Bill’s mandolin and Daniel’s guitar. Their duel is followed by Karin’s fiddle, and Steve vocals are spotless. “Bloody Knuckles” is a fiddle led song with an amazing guitar work by Daniel. Steve reminds me of Mark Chadwick, the Levellers vocalist.

The next two tracks have a similar slow start with fiddle and guitar, but they evolve in different directions. “One Word”’s intensity is growing little by little, but “The Fury” burst into an excellent Celtic punk number.

“Last Call” is a highlight and will soon become a crowd favorite. Catchy number with banjo, fiddle and chorus to sing along. The closing track, “The Mountain” is the longest song on the EP and gets a (folk)rock treatment.

“The Fury” has been released at Get Shamrocked festival in Murrieta, California and, will be soon available at the main digital platforms. Grab a copy and enjoy. I’m sure that “The Fury” will be at the top of the Best EPs of 2017. - Celtic Folk Punk

"Paddy Rock’s Best Releases of 2017"

Top 10 – Celtic Punk & Rock EP’s & Minis of 2017

1. Brick Top Blaggers – “The Fury”
2. Black Anemone – “In It For Life”
3. Black Rawk Dog – “Suburban’s Folk Stories”
4. Firkin – “Into The Night”
5. Jolly Jackers – “Blood Sweat And Beer”

6. Hawthorn – “RavenWood”
7. Raise My Kilt – “Gaitas Y Tanos”
8. McMiners – “Tales of Betrayal and Deceit”
9. Highland Bastards – “Let’s Folk”
10. The Crazy Rogues – “Rebels’ Shanties” - Paddy Rock


The Fury - EP 


Two Years Enough




Armed with original and traditional melodies of Celtic Folk music and the epic power and energy of Punk Rock, Brick Top Blaggers have been winning over die-hard fans since 2009. Hailing from Orange county, this five piece band of dedicated musicians bring a party full of shenanigans and unforgettable music. Celtic Folk Punk Radio says "their original storylines and unique renditions of Irish classics demands that you hoist a pint, down a whiskey, and dance all night!"

Brick Top Blaggers is that rare band that bridges the gap between Celtic folk music and contemporary punk rock without sacrificing either integrity or relevance. With a band full of songwriters and an arsenal of instruments as diverse as their musical backgrounds, they have created a distinctive sound that seamlessly blends traditional tunes played on fiddle with roaring guitars, passionate vocals, and rock-solid bass and drums. The result is their own intelligent, exuberant brand of Celtic rock that is always original, always evolving, and always a night to remember. 

Fans and venues alike agree the Brick Top Blaggers are taking the So Cal Celtic Punk scene by storm. This band always puts on a good show with high energy delivery. Owning stages all over the country from San Diego, to Vegas, to Chicago and everywhere in between. Check out their latest EP "The Fury", while the band is currently writing their newest record. Don't miss your chance to catch them live! We dare you not to have a good time! 


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