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"Come Out Ye Black and Tans"

2008 Murder Death and Prison Comp: "Bound For Heaven" Rotten Eggs Records Portland, Maine / Lude Boy Records, L.A.



The Working Class Stiffs play songs inspired by traditional Irish music and bands such as The Pogues, Great Big Sea, and The Dubliners. Their unique sound combines the music of the Celtic nations with the reggae and ska rhythms of Jamaica, providing the perfect combination of music for pubs and festivals that want the audience dancing and hoisting some pints.

Singer songwriter and guitarist, Ron Peddle formed The Working Class Stiffs after spending several years with The Pubcrawlers of Portland, Maine. While Ron was with The Pubcrawlers they performed throughout New England and played at Washington DC's Shamrock Fest where they opened for headliners, Flogging Molly (2007) and Great Big Sea (2008). With the help of Ron's songwriting, the band recorded "One Too Many Again" which was rated among the top 10 Celtic Rock CD's of 2008 by Paddy Rock Radio.

Melinda Rhinelander is a classically trained violinist who now focuses on Celtic fiddle music. Mel founded and teaches at Elm Street Music in Georgetown, Mass. She performs throughout the Greater Boston area with Molly's Misfits and several other groups. She is currently among the best fiddle players in the New England circuit.

Bassist Brian Coakley has an extensive jazz and funk background and brings a style of playing not found in many Celtic rock bands. He lays down the perfect foundation for the folk, rock, and reggae songs that make up the band's repertoire. When he's not playing with The Working Class Stiffs he's been seen on stage with Jen Kearney and the Lost Onion, among many others.

Liverpool native and drummer, Adam Parkinson, joined the band in 2009 and quickly put his mark on the overall sound. Formerly with Boston's female fronted pop-punk trio, Sweet Release, he's been a great addition.

The band promotes all shows through the following sites:
New England Irish Music’s Myspace site
The Working Class Stiffs Myspace