"Irish/Celtic Rock is much more than just fiddles, bagpipes, and boozin'. The Celtic culture expands into, and has influences from, Spain (the Irish nation of Galicia), varying sections of Africa, Eastern Europe and the Near East (the bouzouki originated in ancient Persia), and mountain Appalachia (the use of the 5-string tenor banjo). Thus, our album is about more than leprechauns and pots o' gold, it's our fun, rocking variation based on authentic Celtic history." - Reilly
TINKER SOLO at MULLIGAN'S
Tuesday, April 19
8933 S. 27th St. in Franklin, WI
Happy hour show from 5 - 7 p.m.
TINKER SOLO at THE LANDING
Thursday, April 21
2234 E. Layton Ave. in Milwaukee, WI
Early show from 6 - 8 p.m.
REILLY at T.J. MALONEY'S
Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23
800 E. 81st Ave inside the Radisson Hotel in Merrillville, IN
Showtimes 10 p.m. - 1 a.m.
REILLY has it's Milwaukee Irish Fest date set for Saturday, August 20th. More info on that and other outdoor dates as we move along through the spring and the snow?!
See ya at the pub! In the meantime, check us out on Facebook and Twitter! And be sure to pick up REILLY music via our main website.
Christmas classics with a twist! These Christmas standards have been lovingly arranged for the steel drum by the legendary Vince Charles. If you are tired of the same renditions of your favorite Christmas tunes, this album will be music to your ears. Who is Vince Charles? Vince is best known for his work in Neil Diamond's Band. As a member of the band for over 18 years, Vince brings his unique steel drum flavor to Neil's music.
Wesley Willis passed away on Thursday August 21, 2003 at the age of 40. We here at CoolCDs.com and Oglio Records are very saddened by his passing. He left a big impression everywhere he went and with everyone he met. We'll never forget him.
Wesley was a Chicago Street artist and diagnosed chronic schizophrenic. Wesley was haunted by demons that called him names and taunted him. While most people would be severely hampered by such an illness, Wesley took it as a reason to rock. During his life, Wesley attracted the attention of music business stars like White Zombie, Henry Rollins, Jello Biafra, members of the Beastie Boys and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
This CD is a collection of the best of Wesley's songs about his favorite rock bands. Order it, you'll love it!
Beatallica AKA The Winter Plunderband, Will Plunder Your Stockings
With Their First Ever Holiday Season Release
(Milwaukee) - Beatallica, the band that could drink 1,000 beers with Sgt. Hetfield, is now set to deck your halls and plunder your stockings with their first ever Holiday Season release, Winter Plunderband, available now from Oglio Records, a Fontana/Universal distributed label.
It’s officially a Metal Christmas with Beatalli-cized versions of Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmastime” and John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Happy Christmas (War Is Over)”. Winter Plunderband also unleashes the very first Beatallica originals with “Hella Day For Holidays” and “Heretic”.
Beatallica is the only band in the world legally approved to bash up Metallica and The Beatles into brand new original masterpieces. Check out the awesomeness with Sgt. Hetfield’s Motorbreath Pub Band, All You Need Is Blood, Masterful Mystery Tour and now, Winter Plunderband! Also available for the first time are a multitude of official Beatallica speechtones available at all the mobile phone carriers and ring tone stores including the hit speech tone “Something Else Matters Besides Facebook”.
Winter Plunderband Track Listing
1) Wonderful Christmastime (4:01)
2) Hella Day For Holiday (3:48)
3) Happy Christmas (War Is Over) (4:35)
4) Heretic (3:55)
Jaymz Lennfield - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Kliff McBurtney - Bass, Vocals
Grg Hammettson III - Lead Guitar
Ringo Larz - Drums
Get more Beatallica info at oglio.com and 2009 tour dates at beatallica.org.
Official band sites include Beatallica.org, Facebook.com/beatallica, Myspace.com/beatallica and Twitter.com/beatallica
"Greatest Hits" is our fun, Holiday Sing-A-Long album, our earliest and most popular release. Features the amazing hit song "Disco Santa". Disco Santa is a fun and upbeat Christmas song sung to the tune of The Village People's "YMCA" and "Macho Man."
A fun filled album benefiting worthy charities.
1. All Alone On Christmas
2. Frosty The Snowman
3. One Little Christmas Tree
4. Disco Santa (Santa Claus/N.O.E.L.)
5. Sleigh Ride
6. Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)
7. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
8. Feliz Navidad
9. Do You Hear What I Hear?
10. Jesus Was Born On Christmas Day
11. Silent Night
12. All Alone On Christmas
"Home For The Holidays"
"Home For The Holidays"is our collection of favorite Holiday Classics, our most mellow and relaxing release.
1. (There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays
2. Winter Wonderland
3. White Christmas
4. Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
5. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
6. Angels We Have Heard On High
7. Christmas Spirit
8. Jingle Bells
9. Silver Bells
10. Carol Of The Bells
Live from Columbine High School. A high spirited collection of songs in the festive Holiday Express style. Recorded in December 1999 during a life-changing journey to Littleton, Colorado
1. Run, Run Rudolph
2. It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
3. Silent Night
4. What Christmas Means to Me
5. Disco Santa
6. O Holy Night
7. Go Tell It On The Mountain
8. Do You Hear What I Hear
9. One Little Christmas Tree
10. Let There Be Peace On Earth
ABOUT HOLIDAY EXPRESS
On Thanksgiving Eve, 1993, as restaurateur and musician Tim McLoone prepared for yet another holiday surrounded by loving family and friends, he felt a strong sense of gratitude... but also a nagging sense that he should do something to bring this warmth to others less fortunate.
He turned to his network of musician friends with the idea of bringing the healing power of music to people whose lives needed an injection of happiness. By that December, his small band of troubadours and other volunteers put on parties for AIDS patients, the developmentally disabled, the isolated elderly and disadvantaged children. At the end of the first season, Tim's makeshift group of merry-makers performed for more than 6,000 people in 10 different venues.
After the tinsel and jingle bells were put into storage, Tim and his friends could not easily put aside the emotions brought on by seeing so many people in such difficult circumstances. The group knew that they had to keep the momentum going. They dubbed themselves Holiday Express, and, in 1994, received approval to operate as a non-profit, non-sectarian organization.
Every year, Holiday Express has grown in reputation, in volunteer members and in reach. The band currently boasts more than 70 singers and musicians from noted bands and the Broadway stage. Our general volunteers offer countless ideas, skills and talents.
The group visits more than 50 institutions every year between November and the end of December, bringing its unique brand of music, food, presents and pure joy to people who need the gift of human kindness. The handful of volunteers who helped host the first parties in 1993 has since mushroomed to more than 90 dedicated musicians and 1200 general volunteers who help keep the organization running like a well-oiled wheel, with just four steadfast employees who handle day-to-day operations.
Indeed, Holiday Express has an indefinable something that makes a meaningful difference in the lives of thousands of area residents. This magical aura is reflected in the hugs and smiles of our many clients. No holiday glitter shines brighter!
"What will become of Christmas?" That is the question posed by film/TV composer, Eban Schletter, on his latest concept album, Eban Schletter’s Cosmic Christmas. In this yuletide odyssey, veterans of his acclaimed Witching Hour project perform Christmas classics and original songs. A storyline worthy of The Twilight Zone tells of a drifting military satellite, which encounters a mysterious series of signals, forcing the on-board computer to question all it was created to do.
The odd combination of Theremin and vibes interpreting timeless melodies serves as the musical spine of Eban Schletter's Cosmic Christmas, but from there, a variety of styles and sounds coalesce into a greater whole. Layers of piano drift like stardust though the Vince Guaraldi classic "Christmas Time Is Here"; pulsing rhythms jettison a heroic "We Three Kings"; and "Silent Night" rises from a swirl of music boxes and keyboard oscillations. Joyous harmonies adorn original songs like "Send Christmas Into The Universe". Grant-Lee Phillips turns in a stellar vocal in "What Will Become Of Christmas?"
In all, it is a sonic feast and a fun, while poetic, meditation on what Christmas means in light of the direction our world seems to be heading.
01. Countdown (0:40)
02. Send Christmas Into The Universe
Featuring Crissy Guerrero & Tracy DeNisi (4:20)
03. Christmas Time Is Here (3:45)
04. We Three Kings (4:58)
05. Space Baby One (0:24)
06. Computers - Part 1 (1:45)
07. Super Small (4:40)
08. Space Baby Two (0:22)
09. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (3:45)
10. Who Is The Man With All The Toys? (0:26)
11. Carol Of The Bells (2:06)
12. Computers - Part 2 (2:05)
13. What Will Become Of Christmas?
Featuring Grant Lee Phillips (5:51)
14. Silent Night (5:07)
15. Computers - Part 3 (3:03)
16. Auld Lang Syne (2:12)
EBAN SCHLETTER TO BRING HIS “WITCHING HOUR” TO OGLIO RECORDS
Oglio Records has signed a deal that will bring Halloween back to the Witches. No, it is not a deal with the devil, it is with Eban Schletter, a prolific composer/songwriter for a September 30th release of his “Eban Schletter’s Witching Hour” project. For his “Witching Hour”, Schletter recruited many of his talented friends to perform a colorful array of creepy delights in what he calls “an art record in a children’s Halloween costume.” Including the obvious appropriateness for the timing of this release, he admits, “I made a point to avoid directly referring to Halloween. I wanted to do something that would work for full moons and solstices as well.”
Songs like “I’ve Created A Monster” pay a nod to Bobby “Boris” Pickett’s classic “Monster Mash”, the Theremin adorned “Incantation” and sinister “Half Past” (chiming exactly 30 minutes into the meticulously timed hour long record) display a musicality that seems to echo ghosts of songsmiths past. Independent sweetheart Jill Sobule singing “The Legend Of Lagunaloch Lake” and “Some Things To Know About Monsters” is genuinely haunting, as is Grant-Lee Phillips’ performance of the Brechtean “Forever Lurking”.
Humor is the record’s most potent potion thanks to Schletter’s long list of friends with stellar performances by Dave Foley (Kids In The Hall, News Radio), Tom Kenny (the voice of Spongebob Squarepants), Paul F. Tompkins (Best Week Ever, Mr. Show with Bob and David), Scott Aukerman (Mr. Show with Bob and David, The Sarah Silverman Program) as well as Freaks and Geeks alums Samm Levine and Dave (Gruber) Allen (The Naked Trucker, Gilmore Girls).
A coven of witches voiced by Crissy Guerrero (Mind Of Mencia, Ellen: The Musical), Laura Milligan (Tenacious D, Mr. Show), Tracy DeNisi (SpongeBob Squarepants, Ellen: The Musical) Carla Jimenez (Lady In The Water, Nacho Libre) and Kris McGaha (Curb Your Enthusiasm) provides the album’s through line, and Daamen Krall (The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari, The Nightmare Before Christmas) recites Poe-like passages with all the chills of Vincent Price.
While not a warlock, Eban Schletter is a freak of sorts and approaches his work with the mania of a mad scientist. Eclectic almost to the point of schizophrenia, his previous records have ranged from low-fi Americana to modern classical pipe organ music. But, it is his vast output in television and film that has earned him his living, and accolades including a Cable Ace Award and an Emmy nomination. His composer highlights include Mr. Show with Bob and David, SpongeBob Squarepants, Comedy Central’s Drawn Together and Ellen: The Musical. His film credits include the recent remake of The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari, Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd and many independent films.
1. Clock Strikes Midnight (featuring Kris McGaha)
2. Witching Hour
3. Incantation (eaturing Kris McGaha)
5. Ghoul Bash (featuring Dave "Gruber" Allen)
6. Dance of the Skeletons
7. Devil Doll (featuring Paul F Tompkins)
8. Ride Chariot Ride (featuring Daamen Krall)
9. Some Things To Know About Monsters (featuring Jill Sobule)
Jingle Smells says it all. This third installment from the Pull My Finger crowd is in a class by itself (you'll understand). Just picture family and friends gathered 'round the Christmas tree "singing" along with this CD (whew, someone open a window). The CD includes all of your holiday favorites, "enhanced" with trouser trumpets and wind instruments and will have you rolling on the floor and gasping for air.
What do you get when you combine the talents of "Fido's Alpine Polka Band", "The Monkey House Yuletide Choir", "The Electric Sheep" and "Duck Ellington?" You get more jingle bells than you can fit in Santa's stocking!
Jingle Bells - Chicken Feed Bluegrass
Jingle Bells - Fido's Alpine Polka Band
Jingle Bells - Cordelia The Cat