There’s a new Celtic act in town. They’re called the Red Rogues—and they’re an awful lot of fun.
Acoustic duo Tommy Lifsey and Bill Lee are the be-kilted rogues who are bringing their own wonderfully eclectic mix of Irish, Scots, British and American tunes to a pub near you.
Chattanooga Music Hall of Famer Tommy Lifsey has a long and storied career as a professional drummer and percussionist. Overland Express and Jimmy Tawater and the Grease Ball Band are just two of the feathers in his cap, not to mention a 20-year stint as house drummer at the Choo Choo Station House.
Tommy brings his extensive percussive background to the Rogues as well as contributing flute and vocals to the mix. Bledsoe County native Bill Lee has played across the country (and across a few others too, including England and Ireland) refining his own particular musical style on mandolin and guitar.
An excellent vocalist, he brings all three to bear on the Rogues. Well-versed in Celtic tunes, the fellows are just as adept at Americana, folk and even good old rock-n-roll, meaning that the Red Rogues can play pretty much anywhere to pretty much any crowd.
This is, of course, in addition to their own original tunes, worthy of any Celtic festival you can name.The boys can be found around playing regularly at familiar and favorite venues like Tremont Tavern and 1885 Grill, to name a few. You can keep up with their upcoming gigs via Facebook.
And always remember to ask Tommy and Bill that age-old question, “What’s worn beneath the kilt?”