Reilly

Reilly

 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
BandRockCeltic

Celtic Music for the masses!! Jig-Rock!! A foot stompin', hollerin', good time!!. Contemporary rock music with a Celtic flair. The Pogues meets the Saw Doctors meets Flogging Molly meets Black 47 meets Gallagher!! Live shows that make the audience dance, sing along, and laugh!!

Biography

Reilly has been featured at some of the biggest Celtic festivals, pubs, and events in the Midwest!!

Press Release: REILLY - SIGNED TO OGLIO RECORDS OF LOS ANGELES!!!! HOLIDAY ALBUM "KICK ASS CELTIC CHRISTMAS" RELEASED OCTOBER 21st, 2008!!!!!

Milwaukee Celtic-Rock band, REILLY, is pleased to announce the release of
“Kick Ass Celtic Christmas” on Oglio Records of Torrence, CA. The
album will be available online and in retail stores on October 21st, 2008.

Melding familiar holiday standards with the high energy Celtic-Rock that
REILLY has become known for throughout the Midwest, “Kick Ass Celtic
Christmas” also features a trio of REILLY original compositions including the
hilarious “Dear Santa (I Can Explain)”; the touching “Bells Over Boston”; and
“For You On Christmas”, a tribute to our troops fighting overseas.

“Kick Ass Celtic Christmas” is the follow up to the band’s 2007 release
“Saints of the Ocean”, and also serves as the debut album with new label Oglio
Records (Beatallica, Nerf Herder, George Lopez, etc).

Recorded (somewhat ironically) by Shane Olivo throughout the summer of
2008, the album also features guest performances by Milwaukee musical
mainstays Chris Conrad, Mitch Cooper, Matt Ostlund, John Steffes, members of
the Mighty Lumberhorn, and nationally renown bag-piper Kimberly Siegel.

According to vocalist/guitarist Michael “Tinker” Tierney, “Reilly has built a
name for ourselves by blending Celtic heritage with modern rock energy. “Kick
Ass Celtic Christmas” gives us a chance to share our sound with an audience
that possibly wouldn’t be exposed to what we do on their own, and at the same
time allows Celtic music fans to celebrate the Holidays with the music they’ve
always known, but finally mashed up with the music they love.”

For more information, go to:
www.oglio.com/webs/pages/artists/ReillyKickAssCelticChristmas
www.reillyrocks.com
www.myspace.com/reillyrocksirish

Biography:

Formed in 2001, Milwaukee-based Reilly has been - through music - keeping the
spirit of Celtic culture alive all over the Midwest. The group’s second album, “Saints
of the Ocean”, marks a step forward for the group, which started as nothing more
than a small pub band looking to have some laughs. Seven years later, the band is one of
the premier musical draws in Southeastern Wisconsin, having been featured at local
musical hot spots such as Irishfest, Potawatomi’s Northern Lights Theater, River
Rhythms, the Milwaukee Ale House, and the Westown Association’s annual Sham-
Rock St. Patrick’s Parade Day event.

Reilly consists of Michael “Tinker” Tierney on guitar and vocals; Brian Bruendl on drums and
vocals; Kimberly Unger on fiddle and vocals, and newest member, Joe Neumann on bass guitar and vocals.

Self produced and recorded by the band and multi-instrumentalist Troeller, “Saints
of the Ocean” picks up where the band’s debut, “Beyond the Pale”, left off. The
album showcases the new level of musical diversity and songwriting maturity that the
band has learned from supporting and performing with numerous Celtic musical
legends such as Gaelic Storm, Luka Bloom, the Young Dubliners, Carbon Leaf, and
countless others.

Chock-full of songs written by local musical kingpin, “Tinker” Tierney, “Saints of the
Ocean” straddles the line between the traditional Celtic “jigs and reels” heard in Irish
pubs, and the inspired punk anthems of the Pogues and Flogging Molly. The album
also features the debut of music written by Patrick Moores and Bruce Troeller, each
bringing their own musical taste and talent to the “shepherds pie” of sound that is the
band’s sophomore effort.

Not content with just being an “album band”, Reilly’s live shows are where the
group truly shines. Mixing humor with non-stop energy, audience members are
treated to a foot stompin’, raucous, hollerin’ good time. The stage is Reilly’s
natural habitat, and the reason for the lion’s share of acclaim the band has received,
mixing their high energy originals with traditional and contemporary covers specially
“de-ranged” by Reilly for maximum audience enjoyment.

Looking forward, the band seeks to expand the scope of their music, seeking to travel
and take its musical message around the country and around the world in 2008. The band's signing to Oglio Records in April of 2008 marks another huge step forward in spreading the Reilly "seed". Stay tuned and be sure to come out to your local Irish pub or St. Patrick’s week event - chances are you’ll be seeing Reilly there, having a great time, and seeking to bring you along with them.

Discography

"Beyond the Pale" - Full Length CD 2002
"Saints of the Ocean" - Full Length CD 2007
"Kick Ass Celtic Christmas" (Oglio Records Debut!!) -October 21st, 2008!!
TBD - New album scheduled for Release Winter 2013!!

Set List

We typically play a full evening's worth of songs - two or three sets. We also have supported many national touring acts playing short 30-45 minute sets. Depending on the show, we'll play almost all originals, or mostly covers.

Original Songs:
1. A FOOL'S WALK
2. ON THE DOLE
3. SINNER'S SERMON
4. BEYOND THE PALE
5. GREENFIELDS
6. 5 O'CLOCK
7. COLD WORLD
8. DIGGING IN THE DIRT
9. SEVEN BRIDGES
10. SNUG
11. BRAVE THE FIGHT
12. TRAVLIN TROUBLES
13. EVENTIDE
14. SAINTS OF THE OCEAN
15. OVER GALWAY
16. TRAIN OF THOUGHT
17. FLAT ON THE GROUND
18. FIND IT WITH YOUR EYE

Cover Songs:
FISHERMAN'S BLUES - the waterboys
STEVE'S LAST RAMBLE - steve earle
FARAWAY BOYS - flogging molly
WORST DAY SINCE YESTERDAY - flogging molly
PAIR OF BROWN EYES - the pogues
STREAMS OF WHISKEY - the pogues
JOCK STEWART - the pogues
CITY OF CHICAGO - luka bloom
GALWAY GIRL - steve earle
STATEN ISLAND - traditional (de-ranged by reilly)
WHITE CITY - th