July 14, 2017 - - - The Bonnyville and District Centennial Centre is pleased to present Canada’s Celtic Rock Warriors - MUDMEN - performing live in the C2 Field House, Friday, October 13, 2017.
Always entertaining and definitely unique, the Mudmen are a blast of Celtic energy whose members are known to be characters both on and of the stage. First discovered as The Campbell Brothers, the band signed a deal with EMI records and changed their name to Mudmen in 1998.
Their music has been featured on Xbox and Playstation games, NBC's ‘The Black Donnelly's’, WWE Wrestling, Don Cherry's hockey DVDs, the Mackenzie Brothers ‘TWO-FOUR’ special on CBC, HBO's ‘Shameless’, HNIC ‘Coach's Corner’, six music videos on Much Music/MTV, and they've reached the top 20 on The Edge radio.
In 2008, the Campbell brothers were asked to perform on the new CBC ‘Hockey Night in Canada’ theme song. After that, Ron MacLean was quoted as saying, "Mudmen! We Love Em!". This lead to many opportunities including a three month tour, a PBS special, and a performance at the Canadian Country music Awards with Johnny Reid.
The Mudmen have appeared twice on Parliament Hill for Canada Day where they performed (and even shook hands with the Queen), performed at the Edmonton Oilers/Calgary Flames season opening ceremonies on CBC, joined Colm Wilkinson (‘Phantom of the Opera’) for the ‘Lighting of The CN Tower’ ceremony, and performed at the Edmonton Oilers 84 Stanley Cup re-union with Wayne Gretzky, Sarah McLaughlin, and Red Ryder.
Other career highlights include twelve Canada's ‘Walk of Fame Ceremonies’, The Toronto Maple Leaf Boston Bruins game at the ACC, opening performances for ZZ Top, The Guess Who, and over 40 cross-Canada tours. The Mudmen have performed at festivals in America & Europe, and on TSN'S ‘For the Love of The Game’.
The Mudmen are building a legion of fans from young to old. With over 2,500 shows to date, The Mudmen - Robby Campbell, Sandy Campbell, Jeremy Burton, Mike Meacher & Dan Westenenk - believe that nice guys can finish first. They enjoy life, and see that translate to their audiences. The Mudmen have nine studio recordings and will be celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2018.
Prepare for a family-friendly evening of Celtic Music & stories when The Mudmen's Old Plaid Shirt Tour rolls into the Bonnyville Centennial Centre on Friday, October 13. Tickets are on sale now!