Bahookie is comprised entirely of professional musicians (graduates from the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama) who have been involved in the music business – performing and educating – for a considerable number of years. Experience and professionalism is the key to the continued success of the band.
As a 4-piece band consisting of Pipes/Fiddle, Bass Guitar, Piano/Guitar/Vocals and Drums/Vocals, one of the unique features of Bahookie is their vocal ability in singing popular Scots Songs, ie Auld Lang Syne, Aye Fond Kiss, Loch Lomond, Flower of Scotland, The Wild Mountain Thyme, Wild Mountainside and Dougie MacLean’s Caledonia which is a particular highlight of the set.
The BIG “bahookie” sound! is a unique blend of rock and traditional Celtic music and the band’s success can undoubtedly be attributed to their ability to transfer their highly acclaimed recorded material to the most fantastic and unforgettable live performances. It is not uncommon to be dancing a Strip The Willow to then hear the band seamlessly rock into ‘Knights of Cydonia’ by Muse or even ‘Insomnia’ by Faithless!!!. The band have also recently added “Breathe” by The Prodigy to one of the sets – see if you can spot it on a gig!…..
This completely original take on contemporary Scottish music has seen the band visit many countries across the globe. Recent tours include gigs in Norway for Gulf Offshore Ltd, and Dubai and Abu Dhabi for the Caledonian Societies. We will go anywhere!
As a band with a difference, their strong vocal presence on songs such as Caledonia and My Love is like a Red, Red Rose, in addition to their unique contemporary arrangements of traditional folk tunes, make BAHOOKIE stand out from the crowd.
In addition, BAHOOKIE also offer a live DJ set which has become immensely popular at weddings. The Ceilidh/DJ/Ceilidh at the end format ensures that your wedding will end with a bang! For the DJ set all you have to do is simply supply us with a playlist, we will play anything….within reason!!!!!!!