Happy Ol´McWeasel

Genre: Celtic Punk
Country: SI Slovenia
City: Maribor
Current Label: Unknown

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Band Members
Gregor Jancic – Vocals
Primož Zajsek – Accordion
Martin Bezjak – Viola
Tine Trapecar – Acc.Guitar, Banjo
Aleš Pisotek – El.Guitar
Bine Zorko – Bass
Aleš Voglar – Drums

Happy Ol´McWeasel Biography:

Although some may argue that Happy Ol`McWeasel has roots dating back to 2004, it was not until 2007 when a group of young experienced Slovenian musicians first stepped together on stage of a local club, that the journey really began for the band. The crowd reaction was so positive, they received an invitation to perform at one of the largest and longest running festivals in Slovenia; the Lent Festival in 2007. Thus began a period of a number of concerts, including more festivals, open air stages and clubs.

Channelling the Celtic soul that proudly follows in the traditions of the Dropkick Muphys, Flogging Molly and The Real McKenzies, Slovenian folk punk heroes Happy Ol’McWeasel’s vibrant, whiskey soaked melodies are already revered around Southeastern Europe, having established the band as one of Slovenia’s biggest acts and their debut album ‘No Offence’ as one of the most anticipated released of 2012.

Recorded by SAE award winner Martin Bezjak of Epix Productions and mastered by the legendary Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios, ‘No Offence’ taps this old world country vibe deploying the usual instrumental suspects and adding accordion, fiddle, and banjo to make for an authentic Celtic sound and most importantly, fun-loving tunes.

Their beer-fuelled, high-energy live performances could compel even the most morose of men to dance and have gained them spots playing with punk icons the Misfits, on Slovenian national television, headlining Lent Festival (the largest in Slovenia) and playing a New Years Eve concert in Maribor to 20.000 people. Blaze Bailey (ex-Iron Maiden vocalist) even joined them on stage for a song at their album release party.

Having also garnered a significant international following on YouTube for their videos ‘Hairy Grizzly’ and ‘Irish Rover’, Happy Ol’ McWeasel are clearly ready to bring their ruckus to the rest of the world and ‘No Offence’ is the album that’s going to unleash it.

In any case, it is a fresh approach to the seemingly forgotten art of creating a friendly, warm and fun drinking environment where the band integrates seamlessly with the audience for a simply unforgettable concert experience where everyone goes home happy (preferably in the arms of a fellow lass), singing the songs they just heard. And so the saga continues…

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