That’s not thunder you’re hearing. It’s just the return of Celtic rock band, Mudmen, who play Sneakers Sports Bar in the Village Green Hotel, tonight.
Last seen in town this past spring, Mudmen features bagpiping brothers Rob and Sandy Campbell lead singer Travis Berlenbach, bassist Mario Bozza, guitarist Alex Maletich and drummer Steve Volk.
Formed in 1998, Mudmen have since recorded five studio albums and have toured with the likes of ZZ Top, The Guess Who, Bif Naked, Nazareth and Finger Eleven.
The kilt-wearing band has even performed for Her Majesty the Queen when they took the stage at Parliament Hill for Canada Day, 2010.
With songs like 5 O’clock, Saturday, and Drink and Fight, Mudmen’s music has become an anthem for Canadian hockey fans. They have played for the World Hockey Championship in 2008, Edmonton Oilers home opening ceremonies in 2009, and recorded the new Hockey Night in Canada theme song.
Their music, which features plenty of bagpipes, has been also featured on Xbox and Playstation games, along with the NBC television show Black Donnellys.
Mudmen will be playing old favourites and new songs from their most recent album, Another Day.
The band takes the stage at Sneakers tonight (Friday) at 10 p.m. Cover is $5 at the door.