Stand Easy

Stand Easy

 Glendale, California, USA
BandRockCeltic

High Energy Bagpipe Celtic Rock

Biography

Stand Easy is a Celtic Rock band led by John McLean Allan, an award-winning bagpiper, singer/songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist musician. John has appeared playing bagpipes in numerous feature films and television shows, including the Oscar-winning Best Picture, ÒMillion Dollar Baby,Ó ÒOpen Season,Ó ÒAustin Powers 2,Ó ÒWest Wing,Ó ÒPrimary Colors,Ó ÒJudging Amy,Ó and ÒProvidence,Ó among many others.

Stand Easy came together to share in JohnÕs vision of creating a landmark fusion of commercial songwriting, Celtic music, and Rock & Roll. A powerful crowd-pleasing band, Stand Easy performs original songs, traditional songs and instrumentals. They have performed at many prestigious Scottish Festivals and Fairs, including The Queen Mary Scottish Festival (2005, 06, 07) HMS Queen Mary, Long Beach CA, Pleasanton Highland Games (2005, 06, 07) at Alameda County Fairgrounds, United Scottish Society of Southern California Scottish Games (2005, 06, 07) at the Fairplex Pomona, Orange County Scottish Festival at the Orange County Fairgrounds (2004), Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival (2006, 2007) at Monterey County Toro Park, and the Dixon Scottish Games (2006) at the Dixon Fairgrounds. Stand Easy has also performed at the Grover Beach Stone Soup Festival (2005).

John McLean Allan has performed with the Chieftains, Korn, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, The Tonight Show Band and at the Coachella Music Festival. As a member of the L.A. Scots Pipe Band, John has performed and competed all over North America and Europe. Stand Easy has also performed and recorded John's compositions.

JohnÕs compositions have been used for such diverse applications as a Honda Commercial, in performances by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and considered for MTVÕs the Real World.

Stand EasyÕs self-titled first CD has been heard on over a hundred radio stations in the U.S.A., Scotland, Canada and Mexico. The band recently released a new CD, ÒTainted.Ó

If youÕre excited about what Celtic music and bagpipes sound like in the world of Rock & Roll, then prepare for a brand new listening experienceÉÉ.Stand Easy!

Discography

Stand Easy "Stand Easy" 2002

Stand Easy "Tainted" 2005