Formed in New York in 2003, Bangers and Mash absolutely refuses to define itself as a "unique blend of fiddle and guitar" or "a cutting edge combination of rock and traditional Irish music."
Make no mistake - they are unique, and they do blend fiddle and guitar, along with bass, drums, vocals and various other noise-making items. However, this is not the ubiquitous "Celtic Rock Band" performing the usual Irish Top 40. Perish the thought!
Bangers and Mash is a rare treat... a band of hardworking, talented musicians who perform their own music, their own way. Sure, you might occasionally find a familiar Irish tune dropped into the middle of a rock ballad, and you may even hear something that sounds vaguely like "The Fields of Athenry" now and then. (How "vaguely"? You'll be on the third verse before saying "Wait a minute, I think I know this song!")
What you will hear, from the opening notes of their first song to the last beat of the encore, is original, driving and brilliant songs guaranteed to stick with you the whole way home... and beyond. Songs that make you laugh, dance, think, sing along and come back for more. All delivered in a style that is uniquely Bangers and Mash.
Bangers and Mash features former members of bands such as Hiring Fair, Stricken, and Strange Highway. The full-time line-up includes Liam Hudock on vocals, whistle and spoons, Carole Anderson on Vocals and Bodhran, Alexandra Adams on fiddle, Chad Herth on electric lead guitar, Seth Lesselbaum on bass, and Anthony Anastase on drums and percussion. They also feature an Alpaca for a mascot, though nobody has quite figured out why...