When we set out to create the band the idea was to do Irish rock music with a lot of our originals. Starting out in 2003 we already had a bunch of originals that had been used in previous efforts. We soon realized that we were going in a different direction then most other Celtic rock bands. Most of our songs are stories of either our experiences in life or historical events that we feel have not been highlighted. We write from our perspective of growing up in the NY City and Long Island area. As the years have gone on our music has moved to what we call Americelt. It’s a meld of Celtic Rock, Southern Rock and Folk which when driven by Fiddle or Mandolin and an Electric Guitar plus full kit drums gives us a driving sound that keeps the crowd moving while the stories keep the crowd listening and singing along.
Fun, fast, loud.. It’s Bangers and Mash. Cranking out original songs or completely skewering a classic, “BAM” gives it all they’ve got, all the time. They’ll keep you dancing in the aisles, raising a pint, and having a ball. Bangers and Mash is “Music for the Celticly Insane”. Based in Suffolk County New York the full-time line-up includes Liam Hudock on lead vocals, Carole Lesselbaum on lead vocals and Bodhran, Chad Herth on electric lead guitar, Seth Lesselbaum on bass, and Seth Salwen on drums. We have played throughout the Northeast and are now regularly touring areas of Florida and the Midwest.