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San Diego Irish Band 3

This San Diego Irish Band plays everything from High Energy Festivals to Performing Arts Theaters, from Scotland to Nova Scotia, Ireland to California, they are uncompromising professionals. These seasoned studio session musicians bring that same polished energy to stages around the world. With their huge repertoire they know how to tailor their performance to the audience.

A native Scot, the leader of this San Diego Irish Band is well known for his wonderful ability to charm any crowd while his energetic and driving rhythm guitar blends flawlessly with the rest of the band. Highlighting Celtic music from Scotland and Ireland, with originals and the occasional popular cover, this band creates the ultimate show.

San Diego Irish Band members

Lead vocals / rhythm guitar / bodhran / manager
As the founding member of this San Diego Irish Band, Brian is an enthusiastic and energetic singer and rhythm guitar player. Immersed in Celtic music while growing up in Glasgow, Scotland and having specialized in sound engineering at the prestigious Strathclyde University, Brian hit the road.

Now residing in North San Diego County in California, he regularly plays solo or as a duo, or fronting the five / six piece band. Brian has successfully lead this San Diego Irish Band to some of the most prestigious venues in the world, including the largest indoor theater in the USA, the 3000 seat Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, the Redlands Bowl 5000 seat amphitheater and many others.

Fiddle / mandolin / guitar / banjo / strings....
Lead Fiddle / mandolin / banjo/ bass and most anything with strings. Paul's been playing fiddle and mandolin for over 30 years. Somewhere in that time he also picked up guitar, bass, banjo and keyboards. Paul's an accomplished song writer and arranger having played with 'The Chieftains', 'The Young Dubliners', 'Blended Spirits', 'Ken O' Mally', and regularly performed in LA's oldest Irish Pub Molly Malone's with 'Garrison White', and 'Glen Cornick', original bass player for 'Jethro Tull'. He's also joined 'The Wolftones', 'Willy Clancy', Tommy Makem', 'Billy Connelly' and of course this San Diego Irish Band.

San Diego Irish Band members

Bass/ guitars/ vocals
A veteran performer, songwriter, and sought after studio musician, Jim's touring schedule has taken him to over 30 countries throughout the world and besides performing with this San Diego Irish Band, he has performed with a roster of artists as diverse as Johnny Cash, Ricky Skaggs, Kenny Loggins, B.J. Thomas, and Brooke Shields, to name just a few, at the Grand Ol' Opry, the Forum, and Royal Albert Hall.

His T.V. appearances include: Austin City Limits, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Nashville Now, the Wogan Show on BBC TV, the Pat Sajak Show, and the Joan Rivers Show. He digs his wife Sharon and his dogs Alton, Maxx and Rogan, always in that order. Johnny Cash said it best: "Jim is the best guitar player in the business."

Accordion / keyboard / vocals
Sharon (accordion, keyboards, vocals) has long established herself as the go-to player for sessions and live performances, backing artists such as Kenny Loggins, Eric Johnson, America, Kim Carnes, Juice Newton, BJ Thomas, Chris Hillman, Billy Ray Cyrus, Suzy Boggus, Dan Seals, Jamie O’Neil, Albert Lee, Ty Herndon, Collin Raye, Jordan Pruitt and many others including this San Diego Irish Band, as well as touring with original groups and playing corporate events throughout the US, UK and Canada.

With a background starting in classical music, her playing styles encompass all music genres – from Celtic to Zydeco to Rock. A highly sought after studio musician, her studio credits include numerous CDs, commercials, and compositions for music libraries, and movies, including Tom Selleck's latest western Monte Walsh. She was most recently featured on the “Gypsy Swing Allstars” CD, featuring John Jorgenson. She also charted, transcribed and performed in “Primal Twang – The History of the Guitar,” featuring multiple world-class guitar greats, which is available on DVD and won the 2010 Rome International Film Festival for best documentary.

Drums, percussion
Bob's dynamic rhythm creates as much energy as it does subtle nuances.He has had the honor of working with many excellent artists including, Rick Elias, Eric Johnson, Albert Lee, Peter and Gordon, and Ben Vereen. He also played on the soundtrack to the Tom Hanks movie, “That Thing You Do!” Bob's excited to be working and getting back to his Celtic roots with this San Diego Irish Band.

Bass/ Standup Bass
Glen has worked as a bassist, composer, arts education consultant, and musical director all over Europe, South-America, and USA for the past 25 years. He has been tagged 'the poster child of versatility' by KSDS Jazz 88.3FM. At 45, he's a veteran band leader and musical director, and a virtuoso sideman as well with this San Diego Irish Band. Fluent in four languages, he teaches and composes in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and German. Glen studied at the University of California at San Diego and the Vienna Academy of Music in Austria.

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4 responses to “San Diego Irish Band 3”

  1. Client says:

    I just wanted to take a second and let you know how much I enjoyed [your band], both working with the group and their performance. They were very well received, we filled the house for both shows and actually had to turn people away for both shows, something we have never had to do for the 7pm show before. So I just wanted to say thank you for the great booking and the graciousness of both you and the artists. It was enjoyable all the way around. Thanks!
    Rebecca Noland – CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (Mar 5, 2009)

  2. Client says:

    [This band] is an exciting, great, “Celtic Experience” for all ages ! Each band member comes with a long history of musical training and performance that combines for a rousing and fun filled musical program.
    Their polished performance is a combination of “kick-up-your-heels” Scottish and Irish Reels and jigs plus melodic and romantic folk songs. This Band is definitely a “Crowd Pleaser
    Marlene Robershaw, Concert President – RAMONA CONCERT ASSOCIATION (Mar, 2009)

  3. Client says:

    I don’t know where to begin in thanking you and all of the members of [this band] for the wonderful performance you gave at the Holly Theater during Dahlonega’s Celtic Music Festival! It is so very evident that [your band] truly enjoys entertaining people with your fabulous music. You and the entire band have a special way of interacting with the audience… .whether igniting clapping and laughter or bringing tears to their eyes! Honestly, [this band] helped make Dahlonega’s first Celtic Music Festival a success! We appreciate everything you contributed, from your fun family concert to the “Celtic Tales” workshop to your spectacular evening concert!
    Please know that we were not only entertained, but we feel we have new friends! I only wish that we had had more time to show you around and to get to know you even better. You will definitely have to come back!
    Amy Booker, Projects and Events Coordinator – DAHLONEGA-LUMPKIN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, GA (Mar, 2009)

  4. Client says:

    As Chieftain of the San Diego Scottish Highland Games and Gathering of the Clans, I would like to put forward our heartfelt appreciation for your participation in our event.
    Your blend of traditional Scottish Music, both instrumental and vocal, both rousing and emotional was perfect for the event, as could be seen by the reaction of the audience.
    We especially liked the way you included the audience and encouraged participation. We look forward to having you return again as our headlining group in the near future. Thanks again.
    Robert McLintock – SAN DIEGO HIGHLAND GAMES (Jun, 2009)

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