Founded in 2003, Three Pints Shy emerged as a raucous pub band, updating and reinvigorating the Celtic music so beloved all around the world. Stemming from the traditions of Tommy Makem and The Clancy Brothers, Three Pints Shy first appeared at the New York Renaissance Festival in Tuxedo, NY. Group members are David Anthony, Chant Macleod, Tim Ott, Jonathan Siregar, and Robbie Taylor.
Preferring the enjoyment of music and drinking, the group is influenced by all Irish drinking songs. Three Pints Shy performs with a high-energy style, creating an appeal to a younger audience, creating a fanatical audience reaction that grows with every song. But they are not beyond the touching ballads of the Emerald Isle, enamouring their fans with their gentle harmonies.
"Waking the Dead," the debut album from Three Pints Shy, is made to capture their live performance energy. Each song is a lively and fun affair, performed as if tailor made for the pubs of Dublin. Each of the songs, recorded in May 2005 in Englishtown, NJ, captures their love of this music, as well as their humorous performances and amazing energy. “Waking the Dead” is now in its 5th printing.
The band's second album, “Another Long Dangerous Year,” brings Three Pints Shy a new focus, producing a solid studio album, and bringing the manic pace and frenetic style to the forefront. Selling more CDs in its debut than its predecessor during the same time period the previous year, the fan base for the band has grown more, demanded more, and gotten more. In addition to the high-powered performances, and good humor of the group, it showcases their harmonies in touching ballads, and shows off their newest addition to traditional songs, debuting new originals.
Their third, “The Burlap Album,” sold its entire print run the weekend it was released. Continuing Three Pints Shy's combination of traditional, modern, and original songs, the band’s penchant for high energy and tight vocal harmonies continue to shine and grow their fan base.
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