The Real McKenzies / Curlies
It I can be said, without any exaggeration, that The Real McKenzies are a national treasure.
Founded in 1992 by the larger than life, punkrock poet laureate, Mr Paul McKenzie, this merry band of miscreants has spent a quarter century circumnavigating the globe to bring the McKenzies gospel to an ever-adoring throng of rebels, scallywags and ne’er do wells. There’s not many bands that can boast of a twenty five year career as staggeringly adventurous, wildly tempestuous and utterly death-defying as The Real McKenzies. It would be a serious mistake to write them off as just another Celtic punk band. They are an unstoppable juggernaut of touring mayhem. A ferocious troupe of insanely talented minstrels, storytellers and entertainers melding traditional acoustic and electric to create a sound like no other. Their list of accolades is long. From sharing the stage with the likes of NOFX, Rancid, Flogging Molly, Metallica and Shane McGowan to appearing in film, books
and video games to signing with the legendary Fat Wreck Chords, their story continues to astound.
In 2019 The Real McKenzies return with to Canada, the USA and Europe on the back of their last outing „Two Devils Will Talk“ fourteen tracks of pure, unbridled audio bliss. The songs are rebellious, poignant and achingly heartfelt with an extra helping of Scottish charm and wit to boot. The glorious
cover of Stan Rogers’ “Northwest Passage” and a spectacular reworking of “Scots Wha Ha’e” (one of the first ever Real McKenzies recordings) brought a resilient, triumphant and defiantly hopeful band to the very top of their game.
And 2019 will bring the newest page of their rollicking tale that deal with accepting the fact that you can’t change how the waves roll, only how you roll through them.
THE REAL McKENZIES are:
Paul K. McKenzie – vocals Aspy – bagpipes
Randy ‘The Coach’ Steffes – rhythm guitar
Matt Voodoo – lead guitar
Jason Christopher – bass
Dustin Schoenhofer – drums
VVK zzgl. Gebühr: 18,-