Mickey Rickshaw from Boston MA will be joining the lads at "Paddy Rock Presents 3", November 5th in Danbury CT.
PLUS ... the lads are back in the studio - what can they be up to?
The lads are currently filming their latest video for the newest single "Up and Down" ... stay tuned!
First single release will be “Jenna Mclean” to be world premiered on Grinning Beggar’s Paddy Rock National Podcast on March 11th.
Pat is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist. Growing up, Patrick spent almost every summer in his parents’ homeland, Northern Ireland, listening to the many songs and ballads in County Armagh. Born and raised in New Fairfield, CT, Patrick fronted “Firehouse Red” in the late 80s to early 90s and had helped form and lead sing in “Trooper Thorne” through the rest of the 90s. He performed for a short while as a solo act while residing in the Boston area. In 2001 Patrick returned to CT and decided to finally listen to his father’s advice and form an Irish Band.
Patrick’s main musical influence has always been his parents, Pete Hearty, a professional bagpiper and his mother, Mary, a singer and guitar player. His other Irish musical influences include The Wolfe Tones, The Saw Doctors and Paddy Reilly.
Jim got his start on his 10th birthday with a snare, a chair and a suitcase. After a while he graduated to a full set, with U2, Van Halen and Pearl Jam as major influences. He found his Irish at the old AOH club in Danbury, thumping the bar and singing Black Velvet Band and Fields of Athenry over a few pints of Harp. After stints in Firehouse Red and Trooper Thorne, Jim joined the Mighty Ploughboys in the spring of 2008.
Sean starting playing music in his early teens and his influences include rock, alternative, jazz and metal. Prior to joining The Mighty Ploughboys, he was a member of such bands as Furthurmore, Stigian, and Draught. Sean's bass lines help contribute to the great original sound of The Mighty Ploughboys.
John plays lead guitar and sings backing vocals. His Celtic roots come from his mother's side of the family who were immigrants from Milngavie, Scotland. John was born in New York City and moved to the band's hometown of New Fairfield, CT when he was just 11 years old. Pat and John, long-time friends, have crossed paths many times over the years, sometimes sharing the same stage!
At 12 years old Renato pulled weeds at a local farm to pay for his first guitar and has been rocking out ever since. He's a metalhead at heart but truly loves all music. He has known Pat and John for most of his life so even though he’s Italian the lads decided to let him in the band and deemed him “honorary Irishman”.
Iron Mike has misspent his young life roaming from the dusty plains of Texas to the streets of New York City always managing to somehow stay one step ahead of the law. In an attempt to make an honest living while still spending as much time as possible in Irish bars, Iron Mike joined The Mighty Ploughboys and is quickly building a reputation as the fastest guitar in the East.
Mike left us for the “Dream Gig” upstairs in January 2012 -- but his music, inspiration and spirit will always be the driving force of this band. We’ll never forget you ...
For bookings (or anything else for that matter) please email us at:
bookings at themightyploughboys dot com