The Mudmen promise a unique and entertaining evening of great music at the Gibson Centre on May 13.
Back by popular demand, after two sold-out shows, the Campbell brothers and their band are sure to get you going with their bag pipes and great tunes. The Celtic rock and original music is sure to offer a great night out.
The Mudmen are a blast of Celtic energy whose members are known to be characters both on and off the stage.
In reference to what people should expect from the May show, kilt-wearing piper and band co-founder Sandy Campbell says, “Celtic rock show, lots of fun, upbeat, entertaining and we were sold out two years in a row, so they better go get their tickets.”
First discovered in 1993 as “The Campbell Brothers”, the band signed a deal with EMI Records and changed their name to “Mudmen” in 1998. Their music has been featured on Xbox and PlayStation games, NBC’s television show “Black Donnellys”, WWE Wrestling, Don Cherry’s 9, 19, 20, 21, 24, 27 hockey videos, The Mackenzie Brothers TWO-FOUR Special on CBC, HBO’S Shameless TV show, HNIC Coach’s Corner (Dale Hunter tribute), six music videos on Much Music, and they’ve reached top 20 on the Edge radio.
In 2008 the Campbell brothers (Sandy and younger brother Robby) were asked to perform on the new “Hockey Night in Canada” theme song produced by Canadian Icon Bob Rock, where Ron McLean was quoted saying, “Mudmen we love em.” This led to many opportunities including a three-month tour, PBS special/DVD, and a performance at the Canadian Country Music awards with Johnny Reid.
The Mudmen career highlights include: twelve Canada Walk of Fame ceremonies, opening performance for ZZ Top and The Guess Who, over 40 cross Canada tours, and various festival performances in America and Europe.
The Mudmen have nine studio recordings and will be celebrating their 20th anniversary in March of 2018.
The band’s 9th studio CD “Old Plaid Shirt” is out and available on iTunes. Make sure to wear plaid on May 13 to show your support.
Visit gibsoncentre.com for more details.
The Mudmen will also be performing in Barrie on July 1 as part of the downtown Canada Day celebrations.