Chester to Hear Piping Hot Rock

Residents and guests of Chester are in for a highland fling this summer when The Red Hot Chilli Pipers play at Storyhouse. The home of the arts in the city will welcome the renowned bagpipe band who have made a name for themselves performing piped renditions of rock and pop standards.

The band launched back in 2002 and two years later amazed audiences at the T in the Park festival when they performed with rock legends The Darkness. Flash forward a decade and the Pipers were opening the event on its main stage. The upcoming performance in Chester is part of a nationwide tour that will see the bagpipe band celebrate its 20th anniversary.

In 2019, Red Hot Chilli Pipers released a brand-new studio album entitled “Fresh Air” featuring original songs and hand-picked covers including Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and “Leave a Light on” by Tom Walker featuring vocals from the Scottish singer-songwriter.

Last year, the band released a live album filled with brand-new recordings of beloved songs and tunes to whet the appetites of fans before the upcoming tour. The group’s achievements have placed them at the forefront of their genre which they have dubbed “Bagrock”, blending pop rock and pop anthems from bands like Queen, ACDC, Journey, and ZZ Top with traditional Scottish sounds.

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers will now be on stage at Storyhouse at 7.30 pm on Saturday, June 15. The celebrated arts hub can be found on Hunter Street in Chester.

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