During the last two decades, a lot of our friends left Italy to search for a new life in Ireland, a sort of promised land due to high salaries and good opportunities. So, years before the Polish invasion, Dublin was fecking full of noisy Italians... Don't know how it's possible that Irish people didn't hate us all! Anyway, during those years we started collecting money and traveling once a month to Ireland, to meet old friends living there and spending the weekends rambling around and enjoying Irish music, culture and people.
Day by day we found there what we were searching for our entire life, something that would change us forever. That's how we fell in love with and learn Irish music.
We put up a band, a few songs... With no expectations or plans. Twas the 2007. We don't know why and we don't how but it worked and people liked it! In a few years we played almost everywhere, getting through rock venues, massive celtic and rock festivals but also hazy pubs, mountain huts and more. We shared the stage with the worldwide famous celtic-punk band Dropkick Murphys (USA) in Milan and Turin, then played with international traditional artists like De Danann (IRE), Four Men and A Dog (IRE), Skerryvore (SCO), but also rock acts such as Volbeat (DEN) or Kensington (NET). On 2012 we started a busking tour through Ireland, Wales and England joining local musicians, singing old-time stories at the corner of the streets and coming back home astonished for the unbelievable audience's response. When Luca Crespi (Uilleann Pipes, tin whistle, Irish flute), founder of Inis Fail and one of the most known and respected musician in Irish Traditional Music, joined the band, we made a further step forward, expanding our repertoire and recording "Up the Bastards" EP in 2013 and then the full-length album "Get The Folk Out!". So here we are, after years... still roving, still playing. And surely... too old to stop now.
"A good song is communicating with people. Entertainment is a different area" - Ronnie Drew
The Bastards are proudly endorsed by:
ITALY & SWITZERLAND:
Paolo Secli (Booking Manager)
Phone number: +39 3382137575
Matthieu Renaudet (Cheeky Cherry / Mast Production)
Phone number: +336 71654846
Jordy Duitscher (TJ Concerts)
Phone number: +31 642308655
SPAIN & PORTUGAL:
Actos Management: www.actosmanagement.com
REST OF THE WORLD:
General email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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