General Manager: Neil Johnston
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The Pogues, The Clash, U2, The Specials, Big Country, Slavic Soul Party, Gogol Bordello, The Irish Brigade, Pecker Dunne, Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, The Young Dubliners, The Wolfe Tones, Christy Moore, The Violent Femmes, Balkan Beat Box, The Waterboys, Billy Connolly, The Undertones, Ewan MacColl, The Clancy Brothers, Dubliners, Kocani Orkestar, North Sea Gas, Planxty, The Skatalites, Tom Waits
We are Minnesota musicians inspired by the Celtic music found in the pubs and clubs of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. We are influenced by the rich musical heritage that the Twin Cities fosters and we openly allow those sensabilities to enter into our music. We enjoy finding old celtic music that has been forgotten, not played anymore, or lost, and re-present those tunes, melodies and lyrics through our own unique musical lens.
Equal parts pub and punk, the Tim Malloys fuse traditional Irish music with a raucous Minneapolis sound and sensibility. They're a cornerstone of the Twin Cities Celtic crossover scene, with five records released since their 1994 inception. Mashing up influences ranging from The Pogues to The Suburbs, the Tim Malloys are a bootlegger's dream of punk guitar, manic grooves, and rollicking callbacks. Something whiskey this way comes....
"A little punk, a little rock, a lot of rebellion (who says you have to be Irish to sing "God Save Ireland?"), the Tim Malloys are a rollicking good time. Go ahead, sing along—everyone else does."-Secrets of the City http://www.secretsofthecity.com
Johnny Sjogren bought his first guitar at the tender age of 12. By the age of 18 he had taught himself how to play well enough to let his hair grow long. In 1985 he joined his first band, Bedlam. He found his love for Irish music performing at the Irish Cottage at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival and various pubs around the area. After playing in many short-lived bands in the twin cities, in 1998, he was invited to join the Tim Malloys. The rest, as they say, is history. In addition to holding down the rhythm in the Tim Malloys, he still plays with his first band, Bedlam. Johnny brings the traditions of The Grateful Dead, The Almond Brothers, The Who, The Beatles, Jethro Tull, Led Zeppelin and The Old Triangle to the Tim Malloys mix.
Kirstin Johnston calls up soaring melodies and haunting tunes on flute and tin whistle for the band. Kirstin's musical roots run deep and she is inspired by the music of Ireland, Scotland, and Nordic countries. Her pulsing staccato and strong breathy style is her hallmark that carries the band well into the night. One of the founding members of The Tim Malloys, Kirstin rejoined in 2009 to once again marshal the lads and audiences away 'cross the foam'.
Tom Delaney, or "Tomás" as the they say, plays lead guitar, accordion and other strings in the Tim Malloys, bringing along a twist of bordertown soul. Before coming to the band he played lead guitar in local Tex-Mex groups Grupo Primera and Sangre del Alma, and performed with Max Baca (Los Super Seven & Los Texmaniacs) and the legendary Flaco Jimenez (The Texas Tornados & Los Super Seven). Eventually Tom returned to his own musical roots playing lead guitar and bodhrÃ¡n in local Irish pub rock band the Durty Nellys, and in time crossed paths with kindred spirits Neil and John to join the Tim Malloys.
Over the last twenty-five years, Scott Schwister has drummed in a bewildering assortment of rock bands, skiffle groups, alt-country outfits, and other musical projects. He and Neil Johnston started their first band in 1985 with two other high school friends. In the mid-nineties, Scott anchored manic country rockers Buck Aldrich, whose Feelies-meets-'Mats sound and raucous Terminal Bar gigs cemented their popularity with the local bastards and brawlers set. He has also played with Lincoln, Nebraska popmeisters The Davenports; blues-rock mainstays The Dearborns; sonic experimenteers ACME, and Saint Paul's own Digby & Jones, among others. He currently plays and records with Goodbye Sun and virtual pop duo Mid-Am.