Red Hot Chilli Pipers want to do good for piping by cracking the UK Top 40

Published: October 31, 2010
(Page 1 of 1)

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers can be called many things, but shy is not one of them. The pop-rock-electric-Celtic-pipes-drums-and-guitars “bagrock” group will release its third CD, Music for a Kilted Generation, on October 17th, and the group is asking the piping and drumming world to help the chances of the record breaking the UK’s Top 40 during its first week of availability.

The group says that, if 10,000 pre-orders of a CD are made on Amazon, the recording would probably crack the UK charts on the day the product hits store shelves and iTunes.

“We believe we have a chance of getting in the top 40, and that this would be great for bagpipes’ profile in the UK,” said Stuart Cassells a founding member of the band. “If bagpipers and drummers could support us that would be brill!”

The CD is on the REL label and follows two successful projects, each breaking records for sales by a piping-oriented group.

The band’s website goes further: “This is a goal and a dream we’ve always aspired to, not only for ourselves, but for the bagpipes, the national instrument of Scotland. If we got into the UK charts, it would help the profile of bagpipes in Scotland enormously, which in turn, would mean more people wanting to learn, more funding available and more people supporting all bagpipe events. Together we can do it!”

Music for a Kilted Generation features “chillified” covers of several famous pop songs, including Queen’s “Radio Ga Ga,” The Who’s “Baba O’Reilly” and AC/DC’S “It’s a Long Way To The Top.”

The band is holding a record release party on October 18th at Oran Mor in Glasgow and is appearing on the same day at the HMV store on Buchanan Street, Glasgow, at 4pm, to sign autographs.

VN:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 2.0/5
VN:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0

GET THE MOBILE APP!
The new pipes|drums app offers the same publication with a streamlined experience. Get the latest news optimized for your smartphone.
Download on the App Store

Get it on Google Play
MOST RECENT POST
  • Solitary confinement
    Thu, 7 Dec 2017
    I’ve said before that Highland piping is often a solitary pursuit that attracts introverts. The lone piper. Solo competition. Hours of isolated practice at home. Maybe nowhere in our art is independence more evident than in our mu …
Read more »
UPCOMING EVENTS January 1, 2018Waipu Caledonian Society Highland GamesWaipu

April 25, 3015Master Class Seminar 2015Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

TIP OF THE DAY
Respect past pipers and drummers, but never believe people when they say that the standard was better years ago. It wasn’t.
Harry Tung, Trailing Drones