All Canadian Celtic rock band, “The Mudmen”, will be making their annual stop at the St. Marys Town Hall Friday, January 18 2019 an evening of Celtic stories and stories from Canada’s Celtic Rock Warriors.
The group was first formed in 1993 as “The Campbell Brothers”, but later signed a deal with EMI Records and changed the band’s name to Mudmen in 1998. Since its inception the band has played nearly 3,000 shows, with more than 40 Cross Canada Tours under their belt.
Robby Campbell, co-founder of Mudmen, describes the band’s music as “a party waiting to happen.” Robby also added, “our music is timeless and suits all ages, so everyone from nine years old to ninety should have a fun time”.
The Mudmen have just celebrated their 20th anniversary working on new music and will release a memoir book/dvd “20 Years in the Mud” to be forwarded by Ron MacLean with celebrity quotes and video blurbs. The inspiration for the book came from the Campbell Brother’s desires to share their life stories, the ups and downs, and all round experience with Mudmen over the last 20 years. “If you’re Canadian and you like stories about Canada, bands, trials and tribulations, triumphs and regrets, then this is a must read story,” said Robby.
Apart from the Canadian history aspects of the new book, he added, “I think people are going to be surprised where we’ve been, what we’ve done and who we know.” Career highlights include meeting and performing for the Queen, the ’84 Edmonton Oilers Stanley Cup reunion gala, The Oilers CBC Home opener, The McKenzie Bros Two-Four anniversary, the CCMA’S, and the new CBC hockey anthem where Ron MacLean said televised, “Mudmen we love em”, to name a few.
“Any fans of the Mudmen are welcome to meet with band members after the show”, says Robby. “If we were any nicer to our fans they’d be living with us. We will take pictures and meet anyone who wishes to meet the band.”
Tickets are $20.00 in advance or $25.00 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the St. Marys Rec Centre (519) 284-2160, or online at ticketscene.ca.
The concert begins at 8:00pm at the St. Marys Town Hall. Robby encourages everyone to come out and wear a plaid shirt to show your Mud support. This will be a fun night out perhaps a great Christmas gift?
For more info on the Mudmen, visit www.mudmen.ca