Artist Of The Week: Red Hot Chilli Pipers
One of the most exciting acts to come out of Scotland in recent years. The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are an ensemble that consists of bagpipers, drummers, guitarists and keyboardists. While they have no ties to American rock band the Red Hot Chili Peppers, they can rock just as hard. First appearing and winning the BBC talent show in 2007 called, When Will I Be Famous? The band has been gathering followers around the world. In 2010 they headed out on their first world tour that exposed them internationally and opened the floodgates to a whole new audience.
The Chilli Pipers have released five full length albums that range from covering old celtic ballads to some of the most popular singles in music history. They are best known for covering high profile bands like Journey, Avicii, Queen, Coldplay and many more. Because of their unique approach to performing and recording, the Chilli Pipers are becoming one of the most sought after live acts around. Even though they will most likely not be headlining any festivals soon, their frantic and crowd pleasing performances make up for their lack of original material. America has not fully recognized the enormous amount of talent that the ensemble possesses, but with consistent touring in the states that could all change very soon.
Written by Tyler Bossio