Haggis and Bong

Haggis and Bong

 Pretoria, Gauteng, ZAF
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HAGGIS AND BONG is an instrumental bag-pipe driven rock/metal band hailing from Pretoria, South Africa and strive to push the limits of celtic music! The band easily crosses over into many genres with their energetic performances and brings the party to and gig or festival performance!

Biography

HAGGIS AND BONG

BIOGRAPHY

Founded in 2007, Haggis and Bong has established themselves as one of the most enjoyed and exciting new acts in the South African music world.

Haggis and Bong have made their mark on the South African music industry and have been featured in respected shows and festivals such as OppiKoppi, Splashy Fen, Ramfest, Aardklop and Seasons Wither, and featured in Monte Casino’s SA Tattoo performance alongside top class acts from all over the world.

The band has grown from a two man experimental act to the current six piece musical extravaganza they now present.??In 2008, the band released their first album, Fire in the Bowl, with great success and support. The band is currently working on their second album which is due for release in February 2012. The new material has been written to lend itself to big performances, utilising lighting and other visual enhancements to the show.

The band steps forward as a top class, party starting, groove setting machine. With the new members in the ranks and the music having developed to a completely fresh place, 2012 is going to be an unforgettable one for anyone who finds themselves in front of the Haggis and Bong Show!
A band that gets your spirits up and your feet moving!! When the pipes are calling, there is only one answer and that is the one of the happy heart!

“Gauteng's very own bagpipe metal outfit, who at 12pm on Saturday (Splashy Fen) played to a crowd of thousands while the beer tent sat near empty.” LLOYD GEDYE for the Mail and Guardian

MEMBERS
Angus Nixon - The Great Highland Bagpipes and Frontman duties
Thomas Hughes - Drums
Dominic Skelton - The Great Highland Bagpipes
Xavier Knox - Bass Guitar
Liam O’Flaherty - The Great Highland Bagpipes
Dave Callaghan – Electric Guitar

OUR HONOURED GUESTS:
William Bishop – Trombone
Martin Eccles - Cello?

ACHIEVEMENTS

Featured live on SABC Morning Live during a review of the Splashy Fen Festival.

Appeared in an article in the Mail & Guardian where the journalist called for Haggis and Bong to headline Splashy Fen and heralded the band on their performance.

Haggis and Bong have also appeared in many other publications like The Citizen and The Pretoria News, where in Joubert Malherbe (editor) called himself a huge fan of Haggis and Bong’s music.

Haggis and Bong have had many local and national radio interviews with well-known DJ’s including the likes of Barney Simon.

Supported ENSIFERUM on their tour of South Africa at the end of October 2010.

Performed at SA’s Top Festivals and shows including, OppiKoppi, Splashy Fen, Ramfest, Aardklop and Seasons Wither, as well as at Monte Casino’s SA Tattoo.

Appeared on Super Sport during a feature of the SA Highland Games.

Appeared on eTV childrens show frenzy

DISCOGRAPHY
FIRE IN THE BOWL released independantly in 2008 is the debut Haggis and Bong album

February 2012, Haggis and Bong will be releasing their second album 'Of Myth and Legend' which features the bands full line up and artwork by Dan Mumford, who has done work with some of our favorite bands such as Trivium, Protest the Hero, the black dahlia murder to name a few.

One thing is for certain, the future holds big things for this band...
CONTACT

Angus Nixon
Management and Bookings
+27 82 976 0687
haggisandbong@gmail.com

Discography

DISCOGRAPHY
FIRE IN THE BOWL released independantly in 2008 is the debut Haggis and Bong album

February 2012, Haggis and Bong will be releasing their second album 'Of Myth and Legend' which features the bands full line up and artwork by Dan Mumford, who has done work with some of our favorite bands such as Trivium, Protest the Hero, the black dahlia murder to name a few.