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Bang On The Ear / Bio

Born out of Ontario's Celtic Heartland of Glengarry County, Ontario, a small Eastern
Ontario community, rich in Scottish & Irish heritage. The Group formed in
March of 2006 by Bradley & Michelle McMillan, Playing and writing Original
music, as well as performing you’re traditional Irish, Scottish songs, they
built a strong following placing emphasis on combining the sounds of traditional
Celtic music and fusing it with rock, Country, Canadian east coast folk, and
that Glengarry County Music Sound that has made the area so popular through the
years. There original songs focus on there Celtic culture and that of living and
growing up in Glengarry County. There love for Celtic music and Glengarry
County, shine through every time the group takes to the stage. They have
released 3 albums to date, in 2007 the band released a 5 song EP entitled, "The
Dungeon Sessions; the E.P sold in excess of 500 copies in 1 month, and is
currently sold out. There debut full length release entitled,“Green Grass And
Gravel Roads”, was released on June 6th, 2009 to a sold out crowd at the
Glengarry Sports Palace, Where the band kindly Donated all proceeds from the
night to the Children’s Hospital Of Eastern Ontario raising over $2800. The
Album was recorded at JMAC Studios and mixed by Ewen Macintosh (The Pogues, The
Mahones) at the Glengarry Music Mill. To date the album has sold over 1800
copies. It has been shipped all over North America & Europe. It features 13
songs, all of which were written and performed by the band. Irish rock webzine
ShiteNOnions, classified the album as honorable mention for 2009 Celtic Rock
Album of the Year. In 2011 the band entered the Glengarry Music Mill, with
producer and engineer Ewen McIntosh (The Mahones, The Pogues) to record, “Tales
From The Glen”, the album featured 10 songs 3 of which were written by the band.
The album was mastered by Ryan Morey at Ryebred Mastering (Arcade Fire, Bedouin
Soundclash, Saint Alvia Cartel) . In 2012 Bradley McMillan wrote and released
the single "The Fair Song", which was written for the 100th Anniversary of the
Williamstown Fair. The Band is in Early Preperation for a brand new album in
In there recent past they have had the opportunity of being featured in
Indpendant DVD's, they have enjoyed regular rotation on Montreal's CJAD 1200 AM,
1220 "Scots on Parade", Irish radio stations around Boston, Mass & Ottawa's
CKCU, as well as several internet podcasts and internet radio Stations all over
the world. They have had the opportunity of performing at several high profile
festivals such as The Glengarry Highland Games, The P.E.I International
Shellfish Festival, Cornwall Kinsman’s Lift-Off Festival, The Russell Celtic
Festival, The Canadian Solo Pipebag Championships, The Vankleek Hill Fair, The
Williamstown Fair, Canada’s Irish Festival in 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 and
Toured Canada's Maritime Provices Four times through. They have had the
opportunity of sharing the stage with some of North Americas great musical acts
such as Amanda Marshall, Finger 11, The Makem and Spain Brothers, Signal Hill,
The 2 Paddy’s, The Mahones, The Town Pants, The Prodigals, Shanneyganock, Kelly
Trotier, Bob and Ducky, Fridge Full Of Empties, Ambush, Rubicon (Ireland), and
The groups live performance is one that must not be missed; they’ll
have you up and out of your chair, clapping your hands in no time. The band has
built a strong reputation on getting the party started early and keeping the
people on there feet to the wee hours of the morning.

General Info

Band Members
Bradley McMillan - Vocals/Guitar, Johnny Kluver - Bass, Matt Cormier - Drums, Danny Bissonnette - Fiddle, Michelle McMillan - Vocals
Artist Name
Bang On The Ear
Profile Page
Active Since
Folk / Celtic / Paddy Punk

Contact Info

Green Valley, ON, CA
2914 Media Group

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