The years 1977 - 1985 were pivotal throughout music culture. Bands were experimenting with driving rhythms and developing political and personal agendas. The members of McCrae’s Battalion are living and breathing proof of this. Each of them were seeing shows, starting their own bands, writing music, rebelling and living through their formative years. Fast forward to present time where Fraser McGill (guitar, vocals), Drew Mayo (drums, percussion), Orlando Cerecedes (guitar, keyboard, vocals), and Tom Connelly (bass, vocals) have come together to (re)create McCrae’s Battalion.
McCrae’s Battalion formed in 2013 and derived their name from a Scottish Battalion, affectionately given by the people of Edinburgh in World War I. While the original lineup swayed towards a Celtic vibe, the intensity and excitement of the new group is more relevant while still personal and accessible.
McB at Milk Bar
Another Tangent and McCrae's Battalion join forces at the Milk Bar!
McB at the Utah
Hotel Utah, 500 4th St, San Francisco
St. Paddy's Day Party
Sausalito Yacht Club, Sausalito
SF New Music Showcase
McCrae's Battalion goes on at 7pm!! Don't be late. Also playing will be Porkchop Express, Eli and the Approach, The Lost Eyes, and Pleasure Squadron
Benefit Concert for John Caulfield
The Plough and Stars Irish Pub, 116 Clement St., San Francisco
Saint Patrick's Day Festival
Dublin, CA, Dublin, CA
500 4th Street, San Francisco
McB at the Fireside
The Fireside Lounge, 1453 Webster St, Alameda
With... Another Tangent The Gillbillies
7th Annual Fairfax Irish Festival
19 Broadway Bar & Nightclub, 19 Broadway, Fairfax
Trad for Texas: Irish Music Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief
Come out to the Plough and Stars from 4-11pm for a full afternoon and evening of Irish music and dance - all for a good cause!