Red Hot Chilli Pipers
Bagpipes with attitude. Drums with a Glasgow accent - and a show so hot it carries its own health warning.
The Red Hot Chilli Pipers have been rocking the world from Athens to Beijing with musicianship of the highest order and a passion for pipes that will leave you breathless.
Winners of the BBC talent show "When Will I Be Famous?" The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are three pipers and two percussionists who have all played at the highest level with some of Scotland's most famous pipe bands.
They combine fast paced innovative piping with a variety of lively percussion and are guaranteed to spice up any event.
The group have appeared on the main stage at T in the Park with the headline band, rock group The Darkness and a track from the new Red Hot Chilli Pipers CD was played on Radio One.
The band features Stuart Cassells the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2005, a twice world champion snare drummer and with three of the band members being recent graduates from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, the musicianship is first class.
Stuart's piping has featured on The Darkness album ‘One Way Ticket to Hell and Back' and on the soundtrack to the film ‘Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire'.
The group is in much demand performing all over the world from the USA to China at the biggest of events and festivals!
Ewan McGregor recently booked the band for his Burn's Supper in London and the band were delighted to have him join us for a few numbers on the snare drum!!!
HRH The Princess Royal, Ewan McGregor, Phil Collins and The Darkness are known to be big fans of the band!!!
Putting a modern spin on incredible piping and astounding drumming with an emphasis on showing off and putting on a show guaranteed to amaze any audience; The Red Hot Chilli Pipers really are a genuinely unique experience.
IT'S THE NEW JOCK AND ROLL!!!!!!!
Testimonials:I can see them opening on a World Tour for Billy Connolly - It's a unique musical experience" - Max Clifford
"Pipes, Drums, Rock Music - it's irresistible!!!" - Dave Spikey
"You do a whole new spin on the bagpipes with Freddy Mercury's music" - Chuck Harris
Just wanted to pass on a huge thank you to the Chilli's for playing at our wedding on Friday. I did manage to keep it a secret from my husband and most of the guests and it couldn't have been better. Everyone was just blown away by the whole thing - I lost count of the number of times that people mentioned how great the guys were and what fantastic energy they had. It really got our party off to a belting start and was a huge talking point. My best friend came over and said she was amazed cos I had always sworn I wouldn't have pipers at my wedding but she said she could totally see why I had made the exception.
What was very funny was that my Dad had bumped into them on Carlton Hill earlier in the day - he was regaling all the guests with the story all evening - and showing off his exclusive cd they gave to him. He was so excited by it all.
Thank you so much for organising it all for us and huge thank you from me and my new husband to the lads for really making our wedding day memorable to us and to all our guests. Laura and Graeme (Mr and Mrs Faichney) - Nov 2007
On behalf of George Watson's Family Foundation I would like to thank The Red Hot Chilli Pipers for their memorable performance which contributed greatly to the success of our Caritas Dinner. We hope they enjoyed the occasion as much as we did and would ask you to pass on our thanks to them. Roy Mack Director of Projects - October 2007