The most famous bagpipe band in the world, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers are bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show so hot it carries its own health warning.
A Celtic rock band from Scotland, the band’s achievements have reached incredible heights with their groundbreaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and rock/pop anthems which they proudly call ‘bagrock’. Formed in 2002, they became popular internationally in 2007 after winning the BBC talent show When Will I Be Famous? hosted by Graham Norton.
They have performed at private parties for Ewan McGregor, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Alex Ferguson, Her Majesty the Queen and Sir Andy Murray. Whilst publicly, they have opened the main stage at T in the Park and performed for the BBC Proms in the Park in Hyde Park.
With sold-out tours across the UK, USA, China, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Denmark, France, Spain, Luxembourg, Belgium, The Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, Ukraine, Barbados, Dubai, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and India, in the last two decades the Red Hot Chilli Pipers have accumulated over 450,000 FaceBook followers and notched up 7.8 million views for one of their YouTube videos.
And if that’s not enough, they have a Gold disk for over 100,000 UK sales of their first album – ‘Bagrock to the Masses’, been twice-awarded ‘Best Live Act in Scotland’, Triple platinum album status for the third album and DVD – ‘Blast Live’ and a ‘Big Hearted Scotland’ nomination for their charity work worldwide.