Band Profile

The Mighty Regis

The Mighty Regis
Hometown: Los Angeles, California Current Label: Unsigned or Unknown Websites: Official Website
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Band Members: Darby - Bass
Mike McCurdy - Drums
Gavin McLoud - Mandolin
Franky McNorman - Lead vocals/guitar
Paddy McRib - Accordion
Ryan O'Neill - Guitar/tin whistle/vocals
Ben Wise - Lead guitar

The Mighty Regis Bio:

This band of misfits have been bringing their brand of floor-stomping Celtic punk rock to venues all over Southern California and beyond for the past 4 years. While their sound is rooted in traditional Irish folk, the 7 members of The Mighty Regis implement a variety of different influences into their music. Often likened to bands like The Pogues, whose lead singer Franky McNorman refers to as the “Old Guard,” The Mighty Regis also infuse the likes of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, NOFX, Beastie Boys, Johnny Cash, The Clash, The Grateful Dead, The Bouncing Souls and The Police into what they do.

After arriving in Los Angeles, TMR soon landed a residency at Molly Malone’s Pub, birthplace of their good friends, the infamous Flogging Molly. Original members Gavin McLoud (mandolin) and Franky McNorman (vocals) have seen the band go through a few changes that have enhanced the sound and the always energetic live show. With Darby “The Orphan Boy”(bass), Ryan O’Neill (rhythm guitar, vocals, tin whistle), Gabby Byrne (drums), Paddy McRib (accordion) and Ben Wise (lead guitar) now filling out the lineup, TMR has solidified themselves as an outstanding live act, who work as hard as they can to bring every audience they play for a show packed with energy, laughter and good ol’ fashion punk rock-n-roll.

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