The Town Pants is a Canadian celtic rock band from Vancouver formed from the remnants of The Van Demons by brothers Dave and Duane Keogh. The band's live debut album, Liverdance, was recorded at Vancouver's infamous Blarney Stone in 1997.
Aaron Chapman, a founding member of the Celtic punk band The Real McKenzies, joined shortly after the recording of Liverdance. Piston Baroque which was produced by Hugh McMillan of Spirit of the West was released in 2001 and incorporated original pieces as well as traditional Irish tunes. Their third CD Weight of Words, was released in 2006, it is the band's only full studio album to date. Their fourth album, Coming Home, was released in celebration of the band's 10th anniversary. Returning to the scene of the crime the CD was once again recorded live at The Blarney Stone on May 27, 2007. Coming in as their longest album yet with seventeen live tracks the CD is a fair example of the live show experience.
The band has changed slightly in more recent years, with Kyle Taylor taking up Virginia Schwartz's place on the fiddle and Mo Sherwood picking up the percussion/contraption kit. The band also included until recently Dino DiNicolo on bass guitar. Ivanka Watkin has now taken up place on the fiddle for most of the bands big shows and extensive tours, with Kyle still filling in for some local Vancouver shows.
The Town Pants have toured extensively throughout Canada, the United States and in Europe. Individually, the band members have also appeared on recordings by Headview, The Be Good Tanyas, Bocephus King, Fiddlehaus, Pat Chessell, Showbusiness Giants, The Dreadnoughts and Marnie Grey.
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