"The raucous members of O’Tasty rock out, and call down Celtic Thunder with a mix of amped up Irish folk! ...O'Brien gruffly sings with swagger so authentic you would swear you were on the set of a movie about a raucous Irish band in a seedy Dublin bar." -The D-Scene


A winner of New York City’s Irish Rhapsody Festival, O'Tasty is one of the most dynamic bands in the Washington, DC area. Their music pushes the boundaries of Celtic punk, rock and folk; blending traditional Irish instrumentation including the mandolin, accordion, fiddle and flute with a frenetic rock counterpoint of guitar, bass and drums.

O'Tasty has regularly sold out Metro Washington, DC venues such as IOTA and Staccato Lounge, while frequenting regional venues such as The Knitting Factory in NYC, Mick O'Shea's in Baltimore and Molly Malone's in Philadelphia. O'Tasty has shared the stage with Flogging Molly, Black 47, The Street Dogs and other national acts.

Contact: james.obrien@redrocksdc.com


The "Snow Sessions" EP - 2007
Full-length LP - TBA (Winter, 2008)

Set List

Our typical set is made up of primarily original material, with a few traditional Irish tunes mixed in. We also have been known to perform a few Pogues tunes.

Half Way to St. Paddy's Day show, September 13, 2008 at IOTA Club & Cafe in Arlington, VA-

SET 1:
Married Men No More
Steady Barry
My Government
Birmingham 6
Turkish Song of the Damned
Some to Die
Sick Bed of Culchulain
No VA Riots
Your Ticket Out
Bottle of Smoke
Fall From Grace

Love Is a Bottle of Gin
Back in the Barn
Patsy O'Donnell
Galway Races
Meagher of the Sword
Sally McLannan
When Will We Be Married?
Wild Rover
Oh Brian