John Barden - Guitars/Vocals
Shawn Dunham - Bass/Mandolin/Vocals
Brett Maney - Drums/Percussion
Chip Smith - Keyboards/Vocals
Connell Sanderson - Bagpipes/Whistles
Uncle Hamish and the Hooligans are a five member Celtic rock
band from and around the mountains of Western North Carolina.
The origins of this band stem from a desire to escape the various forms of music each member wasinvolved in. They all had an overwhelming need to be part of a band that was truly different
and special. Influenced by such ground-breaking bands as Seven Nations and Enter the Haggis, they set out to play Celtic music
that also included their personal tastes. In their music you will
likely hear influences that range from Toto to Genesis and all
points in between. Mix in the haunting sounds of traditional Celtic instruments such as the Highland bagpipes, whistles, flute, mandolin and other instruments of the like, and what you get is Uncle Hamish and the Hooligans.