There has never been anything quite like The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, from their formation in 2002 and a cameo appearance at T in the Park in 2004 with The Darkness to opening the main stage in their own right in 2014. The past fifteen years has seen the Red Hot Chilli Pipers become the most famous bagpipe band on the planet…ever!
Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show that carries its own health warning.
The bands achievements have reached incredible heights with their groundbreaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and rock/pop Anthems which they proudly call “Bagrock”. The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are a genuinely unique experience.
The Chillis have never been more in demand for their infectious style of feel good music which appeals right across the age range to people all over the world. They have collected together an impressive group of musicians, dancers and singers from Scotland and further afield, many holding World Championship titles and all seriously good players with impressive credentials and qualifications.
In 2014, The Chilli Pipers released a new live DVD and CD entitled Live at the Lake. In an explosive evening of entertainment captured on this live DVD and CD, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers recorded their most adventurous project to date, bringing 16 musicians and dancers across the Atlantic to perform at the Milwaukee Irish Fest, the spiritual home of the band in the USA. They captured the unique and explosive power of the Chilli Pipers in one unforgettable evening by the shores of Lake Michigan. Tracks include Insomnia, Gimme All Your Lovin’, Thunderstruck, Everybody Dance Now, Amazing Grace, Fix You, Chasing Cars, Wake Me Up, Don’t Stop Believin’ and We Will Rock You.
During the winter of 2015/2016 the Pipers recorded new tracks and released a new studio album – Octane. It represents a high energy, powerful, intense and hopefully inspiring album that the band aspired to create. Octane is a continued fusion of traditional tunes and rock classics, taking bagrock to a whole new level which The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are proud to share with you!
In 2018 The Red Hot Chilli Pipers will continue their world tour with stops in the UK, USA, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland and many more, so check the Band’s website for regular updates. They will perform at Holmfirth Picturedrome on November 24th.