Press Kit for Agents and Venues
Paul was born and raised on the Scottish Border in the U.K.
He has been playing Celtic music since he was fourteen years old.
Paul was taught the bagpipes by his Father in Scotland, and has won many competitions in the USA and Scotland.
Paul also plays, guitar, mandolin, whistles, bodhran and Irish bouzouki.
An avid Scottish long distance hiker, historian, and story teller, Paul makes a point of telling the history, and stories behind the tunes, when performing. A lot of the songs he has written were during long hiking expeditions.
See more of Paul at Bagpipestampa.com
Chelle began her fiddling career on a horse farm in the hills of rural Virginia. She has played in a slew of classical, rock, and Celtic ensembles, performing for private and public events around the world. She has played for three US Presidents, toured with orchestras and bands in Germany, Denmark, Peru, England, Wales, and Spain, and her playing is featured on dozens of CDs including her two solo albums.
She has played Bernstein in Germany, English Country Dance in Denmark, Zeppelin on cruise ships, and nautical music in Bermuda. She is thrilled to bring her genre-bending, culture-blending style to North of Argyll and see where the next adventure will lead.
When not behind the fiddle, Chelle explores the world on horseback, bicycle, or sturdy footwear.
See more of Chelle at her website: Musicbyanthem.com
Dominick has been playing percussion for over 30 years. He is an expert in Blues, Jazz, and Rock drumming, as well as Celtic and Tribal rhythm.
His percussion, and rhythm, lend an extra excitement to the live sound of the band.
Dominick is also an expert carpenter, he makes furniture in his spare time, and also totally customized the band trailer!
He also brings a great personality to the team. His excitement and willingness to experiment with the possibilities of percussion are infectious.
KT Scott (Scotty)
Dr. Scott ( PHD ) is a professor of Biology during the week.
A highly intelligent woman, with a brilliant sense of humor. KT is also a competition bagpiper, who has won many piping competitions in the USA over the past few years.
She is also a wonderful Irish whistle player, and accomplished bass drummer, and accordion player.
Her bagpipe skills enable the band to re-create the studio sound live on stage.
Scotty is also a talented songwriter and arranger.
Gemma is an accomplished keyboard player, bassist, guitarist, singer, and songwriter.
Gemma brings a lot of excitement and fun to the band.
Gemma also is currently working on her solo CD.
It's great to have Gemma with us!
Gemma, is a full time musician and bagpipe player.
She also holds a BS degree in Science, and is an avid Kite Surfer and hiker.
For more on Gemma, visit her bagpipe website at:
Chelsea is our musical associate, who is a multi-talented musician. Chelsea plays, electric bass guitar, classical and Celtic violin, bouzouki, mandolin and guitar, as well as vocals.
She is a full time member of the 'Out of the Glen ,' Theater show, which the band performs in theaters throughout the USA.
Chelsea also plays an important role in the band, by being able to switch places with practically everyone, in order to enhance and support the festival shows.
Chelsea is a music teacher. For more about Chelsea visit her website at: https://www.facebook.com/chelseamusicteacher