Sam Odrowski The Standard
All Canadian Celtic rock band, “The Mudmen” will be making a stop at Town Hall 1873 in Port Perry on January 12th for the bands 20th Anniversary Tour.
Mudmen was first formed in 1993 as “The Campbell Brothers”, but later signed a deal with EMI Records and changed the band’s name to Mudmen in 1998.
Since it’s inception the band has played over 2600 shows to date, with more than 40 Cross Canada Tours under their belt.
Robby Campbell, co-founder of Mudmen, describes the band’s music as, “a party waiting to happen.”
The band’s Celtic rock music is sure to get attendants of the show up on their feet, for a fun filled evening of dancing.
Robby added, the music is timeless and suits all ages, so everyone from nine years old to ninety should have a fun time.
The band has big plans in 2018, celebrating their 20th anniversary, touring, working on new music, and releasing a brand-new book called “20 Years in The Mud.”
The inspiration for the book came from the band member's desires to share their life stories, the ups and downs, and all round experience with Mudmen over the last 20 years.
“If your Canadian and you like stories about Canada, bands, trials and tribulations, triumphs and regrets, then this is a must read story, in my opinion,” Robby said. “It’s a good part of Canadian history, and I don’t believe many bands are more Canadian then the Mudmen.”
According to Robby, Mudmen has been across Canada nearly 50 times and 80 per cent of their gigs have been in the Great White North.
Apart from the Canadian history aspects of the book, he added, “I think people are going to be surprised where we’ve been, what we’ve done and who we know.”
Robby is eager to get the book out onto store shelves, with 20 Years in The Mud set to release in the spring of 2018.
Any fans of the Mudmen are welcomed to meet with band members after the show, according to Robby.
He said, “We will take pictures and meet with anybody who wants to talk to us.”
Tickets for the show are available online for $28, at http://www.townhall1873.ca/.
The concert begins at 8:00 p.m., inside Town Hall 1873, located at 302 Queen Street, in Port Perry. Robby encourages everyone in the area to come out and enjoy a night of live music and entertainment.
He said, “I think it will be a fun night. You can bring out grandma and the little kids, it would be a great Christmas present.”
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