Just when you thought music was safe, here come the WICKED TINKERS! Award-winning piping and dangerous drums are these lads' stock-in-trade. The TINKERS grab your soul with heart-pounding percussion and soaring pipes that would sound great around an ancient house burning or at a 90's rock concert. These primitive, percussive, pagan players ... these rebellious, raunchy renegades of rhythm ...what the heck, this Sherman tank of Celtic bands has just one thing to say to the dowdy formalists: "Stand back and let the WICKED ones wail!"
"If my car suddenly acquired one of those earthshaking sound systems that vibrates windows for a block in each direction, this might be the first CD I'd play. There's nothing subtle, or serious, about these guys -- just three smiling lads from California with a set of Highland bagpipes and assorted drums, having a lot of fun blasting away on an assortment of traditional and modern Scottish jigs, reels, hornpipes, and marches. A percussive wall of sound from snare and tenor drums and a booming Macedonian bass tappan reinforce Aaron Shaw's turbocharged piping on most tracks, with a couple of slow airs thrown in for a breather. Highly recommended for anyone who likes Scottish pipes and drums played with skill and power, or who just wants to scare off the neighbors."
T.J. McGrath -- © Dirty Linen, Ltd. All rights reserved