Assembled in 1993, the band Flogging Molly has been delivering an authentic Celtic musical sound to fans across the world. Dave King is the founding member of the band. He already had notoriety from his time with the heavy metal band Fastway that also featured Eddie Clarke from Motorhead and Pete Way of UFO. King pursued a solo career until he parted ways with his music label, soon meeting four of the band's original members in 1993. The group's musical influences include Johnny Cash, The Clash and Green Day. When you attend a Flogging Molly performance, you can expect it to be lively, and when the music is not boisterous; it is pirate-themed.
Going Independent to Gain Musical Freedom
Sometimes music artists have to pick between their craft and the money they can make under a big-time music label. King had to make a choice when he was a solo artist. His label was not too keen on the addition of traditional Irish instruments. After mulling it over for some time, King decided to part with the label. Once he met the future members of the group that would become Flogging Molly, the band remained committed to its distinctive music and sound. Every Monday night during the early days, the band played at the Los Angeles pub Molly Malone's, and in 1997, it released its first album, Alive Behind the Green Door. Since then, Flogging Molly has released a total of six studio albums and four live/compilation albums.
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What can I expect from Flogging Molly?
You can expect a concert performed by the band to be lively. The Celtic instruments go beyond the traditional rock sounds that you will typically see and hear at a concert. Flogging Molly's performances make you feel as if you are in a pub with your friends in Ireland singing and enjoying adult beverages. The music is rowdy, and the lyrics come from the heart as the band tells stories of rebellion, life and leaving this world alive.
Who are the members of Flogging Molly?
The founding member of Flogging Molly is Dave King. He hails from Dublin, Ireland, even though he and the band are now stationed in Los Angeles, Calif. He is the lead vocalist and songwriter, and he plays the guitar. Bridget Regan plays the violin and is also a lead vocalist. Dennis Casey plays the guitar while Matt Hensley plays the accordion. Mike Alonso handles the percussion, and Nathen Maxwell plays the bass guitar. Spencer Swain strums the mandolin, banjo and guitar.
What is Flogging Molly's tour setlist like?
The setlist for Flogging Molly concerts are adjusted a bit for every performance. The top five songs the band plays at performances are "Drunken Lullabies," "Devil's Dance Floor," "What's Left of the Flag," "The Seven Deadly Sins" and "If I Ever Leave This World Alive" from the albums Drunken Lullabies, Within a Mile From Home and Alive Behind the Green Door.
Is Flogging Molly coming to a city near me?
Flogging Molly is most likely coming to a city near you. Portland, Ore., Chicago, Ill., and Cleveland, Ohio, as well as Asbury Park, NJ, Boston, Mass. and New York, NY are some of the stops.