Date(s)/Time: Friday 17 Nov 2017, 8:00pm
Ticket Price: £22.50 (£24.25 inc online booking fee)
Location: Parr Hall
Anniversary Tour 2017 – Celebrating 15 Years of Bagrock
There has never been anything quite like The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, from their formation in 2002 and a cameo appearance at T in the Park in 2004 with the Darkness to opening the main stage in their own right in 2014.
The past fifteen years has seen the Red Hot Chilli Pipers become the most famous bagpipe band on the planet..ever! Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show that carries its own health warning.
The bands achievements have reached incredible heights with their groundbreaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and rock/pop Anthems which they proudly call “Bagrock”.The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are a genuinely unique experience.
The Chillis have never been more in demand for their infectious style of feel good music which appeals right across the age range to people all over the world. They have collected together an impressive group of musicians from Scotland and further afield, many holding World Championship titles and all seriously good players with impressive credentials and qualifications.
In 2014 The Chilli Pipers released a new live DVD and CD entitled `Live at the Lake`. In an explosive evening of entertainment captured on this live DVD and CD, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers recorded their most adventurous project to date, bringing 16 musicians and dancers across the Atlantic to perform at Milwaukee Irish Fest, the US spiritual home of the band. They captured the unique and explosive power of the Chilli Pipers in one unforgettable evening by the shores of Lake Michigan. Tracks include Insomnia, Gimme All Your Lovin’ , Thunderstruck, Everybody Dance Now, Amazing Grace, Fix You, Chasing Cars, Wake Me Up , Don’t Stop Believin and We Will Rock You.
During the winter of 2015/2016 the Pipers recorded new tracks and released a new studio album –
“Octane”. It represents a high energy, powerful, intense and hopefully inspiring album that the band
aspired to create. “Octane” is a continued fusion of traditional tunes and rock classics, taking Bagrock
to a whole new level which The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are proud to share with you!
Some facts and figures about the Red Hot Chilli Piper
Gold disc for over 100,000 uk sales of their first album – `Backrock to the Masses
– To date , The Red Hot Chilli Piper have performed live to over 1 million people
– Triple platinum status for the album and DVD – `Blast Live`
– Awarded twice for `Best Live Act in Scotland`
– Over 3.5 million on Youtube of their viral cover of the Avici track `Wake me up` – Sell out gigs and tours in USA, China,Australia,Germany,Switzerland and Australia – Winner of the BBC TV prime time talent show `When Will I be Famous` hosted by Graham Norton
– A Big Hearted Scotland nomination for their charity work
– Performances at BBC proms in Hyde Park, T in the Park,Wacken Open Air Festival
– Performnaces at major sporting events including NBC Olympics Studio and the Rugby World Cup
– Performances for major stars including Ewan McGregor, Paul McCartney,Sir Alex Ferguson, Player, The Scottish Rugby Team, Her Majesty The Queen and Samuel L Jackson
– Almost 350,000 Facebook followers