April 6, 2008
Take 2 award winning fiddle players, a bald, bearded, frequently bare-footed bass player/lead vocalist with an affinity for kilts, a well seasoned powerhouse drummer/percussionist and a guitarist who excels in every genre, add a blend of Irish and Scottish traditional tunes, mix well with some blues, punk, as well as lyrical vocals to a hard rock wall of sound, stir in some infinite possibility and you get Finn's Fury: Urban Celtic Fusion Rock.
What makes this band unique is it's improvising ability. Instrumental jams with a raw edge of unpredictability are a trademark. With well over a decade of experience in touring and concerts behind them, the members of Finn's Fury come from quite a diverse collection of backgrounds. Fiddler/vocalist Leenya Rideout has appeared in "Cabaret", "Company", where she won a Tony award, and "Cyrano De Bergerac" alongside Kevin Kline and Jennifer Garner. Fiddler/Bagpiper Calum Pasqua holds the Celtic Classic and New England Regional Scottish Fiddle Championship titles and bears the distinction of not only being the first American invited to compete in Scotland's prestigious Glenfiddich Scottish Fiddle Championship, but also the first American to win it!
Collectively, the members of Finn's Fury have graced the stages of the Waldorf Astoria, Celtic Festivals all over the country, Broadway, television and radio. As a group, they bring an exciting and eclectic mix that generates an infectious, high energy to all their live performances.
O'Doom - Lead Vocals, Bass, Percussion
Sean McKeon - Drums, Percussion
Calum Pasqua - Fiddle, Highland Bagpipes, Mandolin
Leenya Rideout - Fiddle, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin
Kevin Allen - Guitars, Mandolin
Celtic Radio Comments:
Finn's Fury is a hot new Celtic Rock Urban Fusion band from New York that is burning up the tracks with some kick-ass Celtic music that will get you rocking and rolling all through the week. Pipes, Drums, Electric Guitars and great vocals! This band has it all and would you believe it is only their first album! If you need something to jumpstart your week, then give Finn's Fury a try. Definitely a buy with 5 Rockin Gold Radio stars. Oh, and be sure to pick up one of their Finn's Fury Tee Shirts on their MySpace page - great for casual days at work and concerts on the weekend!