"ABSOLUTELY UNFORGETTABLE!" -- FANREALM
"THE ENERGY OF THE AMERICAN ROGUES IS INFECTIOUS!"
-- IRISH ECHO NEWSPAPER
WITH HEADLINING SHOWS IN ASIA, EUROPE, CANADA, AND FROM NEW YORK TO CALIFORNIA THE AMERICAN ROGUES ARE TAKING ON THE WORLDS OF CELTIC, ROCK, ROOTS, PATRIOTIC, WORLD, MILITARY, JAPANESE, AND CLASSICAL MUSIC.
If the 78th Fraser Pipe Band sat down with the Waterboys, the Chieftains, Wolfstone, and the Dave Matthews Band, and then asked some friends from a symphonic orchestra to join them at the table the resulting sound might resemble the the AMERICAN ROGUES. For years the performances of this American/Canadian group have electrified audiences on three continents. They have added to their ever-growing family of fans -- affectionately known as the Rogue Army -- at music festivals, theaters, Highland Games, military bases, renaissance festivals, clubs, pubs, and corporate events -- anywhere that presents top-quality, high-energy music. This has even included airplay on TV and radio and shows at non-Celtic venues such as the World Music Festival in Quebec, Canada where they kicked off the 6 day event to widespread acclaim in 2015. Their hard won road successes have established them as artists with bona fide international acclaim. Renowned for their musical skill, quick wit, compelling storytelling, and engaging stage show the AMERICAN ROGUES have mastered the art of creating an immediate connection with audiences who can't stay in their seats! Equally known for their unique, multi-instrumental sound that crosses the musical landscape to include jigs/reels, originals, covers, traditional music, soundtracks, patriotic and military music, Irish foot-stompers and more the AMERICAN ROGUES are fast becoming a household name with music lovers around the world, loved by young and old of all backgrounds.
The AMERICAN ROGUES have performed at numerous large venues including the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, National Tartan Day in New York City, Pebble Beach Golf Club, Baltmore Golf & Country Club, the 150th Antigonish Highland Games, and the Navy SEALs' Annual Muster .
The AMERICAN ROGUES have produced several albums and a DVD. Ceili Magazine called 3 LBS. of RAGE, "The best Celtic rock CD produced this year and one of the best Celtic music CDs … period!" Few bands like the AMERICAN ROGUES provide both the highly polished instrumentals that only elite musicians can perform, and the rousing songs that inspire crowds to sing. Indeed, listen to the audio tracks provided on this site's music player and you will see that the AMERICAN ROGUES are several exceptional bands in one.
3 LBS. OF RAGE
LIVE IN WASHINGTON CD & DVD
BANG THE DRUM
SKYE BOAT SONG (OUTLANDER THEME)
OVER THE SEA
The AMERICAN ROGUES have also been invited to perform with the United States Air Force Symphony Orchestra at Constitution Hall Washington, D.C.,, the venue where U2, Frank Sinatra, and Earth, Wind, and Fire have performed. Performing before a large audience the band impressed long-time fans and newcomers alike. The success of this concert has inspired the AMERICAN ROGUES to take the musical scores they had professionally arranged for the Air Force show and perform with symphonies around the world. The world class musicianship and talent that the band brought to the Air Force show has always been a hallmark of the AMERICAN ROGUES and the group is comprised of musicians with multiple gold medals from the World Pipe Band Championships held in Scotland each year.
The AMERICAN ROGUES continue to show their support of members of the military. The AR family includes former members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Military Police, and the Canadian Armed Forces. They volunteer for the Honor Flight Program for WWII and Korean War Vets, the've performed at various U.S. and Canadian bases around the world, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the Annapolis Naval Academy, and for the Vietnam War Memorial (Movable Wall Project), and they've helped raise thousands of dollars for individual Veterans, the U.S. Air Force Aid Society, the Warrior Alliance, Homes for Our Troops, the Wounded Warrior Project, and Operation Ward 57 at Walter Reed National Medical Center (AR frontman, Nelson Stewart, and AR business manager, Lisa Heeter, both sit on the board of directors). The band also regularly works with the Navy SEALs and have a standing invitation to perform for them at their annual Muster in Ft. Pierce, Florida, where they have become the official band of the National Navy SEAL Museum. Nelson's passion for supporting Veterans led him to start the band's ongoing series of Veterans' fundraisers called DEAKSTOCK in 2007. The AMERICAN ROGUES are always searching for ways to support Veterans so if you have any ideas please contact them.