Rollin' Empire

Band Bio

Rollin’ Empire are a modern Irish hard rock trio, formed in 2014. The group consists of Stephen (Vocals and Guitar), Callum (Bass guitar, Vocals) and Thomas (Drums, Vocals).

Close friends from childhood, the trio have many years experience playing together,this is very evident in the effortless ability to marry complex and distinctive melodies.

Like an illegitimate child of The Black Keys and Queens of the stone age,their music features influences from blues rock and rock, however the sophistication in the lyrics and music moves it away from the garage rock scene,the music however remains gritty and true to the ideals. There is a modern but distinctly natural sound to the music, there is no doubt what Rollin’ Empire want to achieve – bringing back good old fashioned, no nonsense rock and roll back to the people.

2015 was a big year for Rollin' Empire, playing the main stage at Sea Sessions Surf & Music Festival and releasing their debut album " Nowhere to Run" to critical acclaim. The band was also shortlisted for 2fm's 'Play the Picnic' from hundreds of bands.

Rollin’ Empire’s mission is to lead the fans on a compelling journey where rock reigns supreme, their energetic and passionate live performances are both lively and infectious, fans will definitely be demanding more and more.

Press

Irish band of the Week “The brilliance is irrefutable and just on the cusp of greatness” - Dublin Concerts

Album Review - 8/10 "A rich post-modern New Wave style that is inherently fluid" - Unsigned & Independent Music Magazine

"These lads are pros and they’re going for the big gigs" - Metal Ireland

"Rollin' Empire have stamped a contemporary and current fusion of both genres on an old school rock blow-out that is debut album Nowhere to Run" - Remy’s Music & Film

“Keep an eye out for them – They’re going to go far” - Shout it Out Loud Reviews

"Really impressive stuff" - Dan Hegarty RTE 2fm

Member Bio’s

Stephen McGurrin

Heavily influenced in style by Jim Morrison Stephen is a born front man and charismatic entertainer with an incredible stage presence, elevating the crowd into a frenzy and keeping them there until the last song. Stephen likes to get up-close and personal with the fans and it is not unheard of for fans to be dragged up on stage to give a hand with a chorus or indeed for Stephen to go out and get up on a table to perform.
Stephen, the Energy behind Rollin’ Empire

Callum Condron

Callum is referred to by the other band members as the brains of the band, a classically trained musician Callum has a very wide variety of musical influences. His abilities span a wide range of instruments but he is definitely most at home driving the music with the rhythmic and intricate bass lines of Rollin’ Empires tunes. Callum exudes an effortless quiet and cool vibe while on stage, giving off a ‘devil may care’ attitude. He is not afraid to experiment with modern sounds and indeed his signatures are evident in a number of Rollin’ Empire’s songs in the form of little pieces from a keyboard or even a harmonica.
Callum, the Brains behind Rollin’ Empire

Thomas ‘TC’ Campbell

With strong influences from the likes of John Bonham and Ginger Baker Thomas is a drumming prodigy, an exceptional and passionate percussionist with an almost never ending ability on the drums. Thomas is viewed by his band mates and indeed management as the ‘mad’ one, he is constantly looking for the next crowd pleasing stunt. Thomas is interested in only two things, rock and roll and consistently improving on his performance song on song.
Thomas, the Rhythm that drives Rollin’ Empire.