Always entertaining and definitely unique, The Mudmen are a blast of Celtic energy whose members are known to be characters both on and off stage. First discovered in 1998 as “The Campbell Brothers” the band signed a deal with EMI Records and changed their name to the Mudmen in the year 2000. Their music has been featured on XBox and Playstation games, NBC’s television show “Black Donnellys”, WWE Wrestling, Don Cherry’s hockey videos, six music videos on Much Music and they reached #19 on the Edge radio.
In 2004 however Mudmen were dropped from their label, booking agency and parted way’s with management. The band continued to tour however and never gave up.
Then in 2008 the Campbell Brothers were asked to perform on the new “Hockey Night in Canada” theme song where Ron McLean quoted “Mudmen we love em.” This lead to many opportunities including a 3 month tour with Johnny Reid, his PBS special and the Canadian Country Music awards with Johnny.
The Mudmen have since appeared on Parliament Hill for Canada Day where they shook hands with the Queen televised, are currently on the new Hockey Night in Canada theme song, the 2009 Edmonton Oilers Home opener and much more.
They have become much more Celtic allowing them to perform at Country festivals, Celtic Festivals, corporate events and many family events. New members Steve Volk, Steve Gore, Mario Bozza and Alex Maletich have brought new energy, ideas and attitudes that have given new life to the band and tIhe band is truly a group of friends who enjoy performing music.
The Mudmen have proven they are around to stay and they are on the rise again. They believe “Nice guys finish first” and enjoying life and what you do translates to all audiences.