About the Tim Malloys
Who are the Tim Malloys?
We are Minnesota musicians inspired by the music that we befriended lurking in the Irish pubs and clubs of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Our music is an infusion of Irish and broadly celtic melodies with our twisted collage of acoustic trad-rock. The traditional Irish themes of late-night craic, insane and impossible feats of courage, hopelessly broken hearts, and battles of fits and wit are engrained into the calluses on our fingers. We play these ancient stories through the whiskey bottle bottom perspective of our near-chaos brand of acoustic rock and roll.
What's our story?
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. Their acoustic-on-fire guitar trio sound is flavored by the trad-rock songs made popular by a wide range of bands from The Pogues, Flogging Molly, or the Dropkick Murphys to Tom Waits, The Dubliners, etc. The Tim Malloys conjure up a bootlegger's dream of powerful 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
Vocals, Bass, Bodhran
Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Lead Guitar, Vocals