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 ten years have seen the Red Hot Chilli Pipers become the most famous bagpipe bands on the planet..ever! Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show that leaves people with warm hearts and smiles on their faces.
The band's 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 group has never been more in demand for their infectious style of feel-good music, which appeals right across the age range to people worldwide. They have collected together an impressive group of musicians, dancers and singers from Scotland and further afield. Many hold World Championship titles and all exceptional performers 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 Milwaukee Irish Fest, the US spiritual home of the band. 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.
In February 2019, the Pipers and Tom Walker released a new version of his massive hit "Leave a Light On”.The release is in aid of Nordoff Robins, the music therapy charity, and it went straight into the iTunes top five. After Tom performed with the Red Hot Chilli Pipers at Murrayfield Rugby Stadium before the Scotland v Italy Six Nations match, the collaboration came about.
In June 2019, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers released a new studio album, entitled "Fresh Air”. It´s an exciting fusion of brand-new songs and carefully selected covers. In a new departure for the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, many of the songs include lead vocals, Some of the highlights are “Leave the Light On”, featuring Tom Walker on vocals. Leonard Cohen´s “Hallelujah” and “Shut Up and Dance” from the American band Walk the Moon both songs feature the incredibly talented singer Chris Judge on vocals.
In 2022 the band will celebrate their 20th Anniversary. As part of the celebrations, the band will release a new “Best of “ album, including new recordings of their favourite songs from the last 20 years. RHCP will also embark on a world tour, revisiting many places and people who have supported them over the years and many new places where they will be hoping to win over new fans and bring Bagrock to the Masses!
RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS (20th Anniversary World Tour 2022)
The Waterfront Hall, Belfast
Saturday 19th Feb 2022