Dropkick Murphys

Mostly Credited As: Dropkick Murphys
Sometimes Credited As: DKM

Date Of Birth: 1995
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Boston, Massachussetts

Dropkick Murphys

The original core of the Dropkick Murphys - which included vocalist Mike McColgan, guitarist Rick Barton, and Ken Casey on the bass - formed in South Boston in 1995. After going through a list of several drummers, Matt Kelly was added in 1997. The Dropkick Murphys signed to Epitaph Records in 1997, releasing their first album Do or Die in the same year.

Mike McColgan left the band after the release, saying he was unable to commit to touring with the band. McColgan was then replaced with Al Barr. DKM released their second CD, The Gang’s All Here, in 1999. Both their producer and Rick Barton both left the band that year. James Lynch filled in for Barton, and Marc Orrell came in as a second guitarist. Spicy McHaggis and Ryan Foltz also joined the band, playing bagpipe and mandolin respectively.

2001 marked the release of Sing Loud, Sing Proud!. Following up that was Blackout in 2003. Before the release of Blackout, McHaggis left the band, and Foltz left soon after its release. James “Scruffy” Wallace filled in for McHaggis on the bagpipe, and Tim Brennan was recruited for mandolin duties along with acoustic guitar. In 2005, the band released The Warrior’s Code.

With 2007 came the release of their album The Meanest of Times, on their own label Born & Bred Records. Guitarist Marc Orrell left the band in 2008, and that Tim Brennan would replace him as full-time guitarist, with Jeff DaRosa filling in the vacancy.

  • Al Barr
  • Ken Casey
  • Jeff DaRosa
  • James Lynch
  • Tim Brennan
  • Scruffy Wallace
  • Matt Kelly


TV Appearances

Episode Cast Credits 

World Series (1947) 
  2013 World Series Game 6 66x06: (Oct/30/2013) As Themselves (The Star-Spangled Banner), [Musical Guests]
  2004 World Series Game 1 57x01: (Oct/23/2004) As Themselves (Tessie), [Musical Guests]

Conan (2010) 
  Zero Dark Thirty: The Squeakquel 03x73: (Apr/11/2013) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo on Her Face Who Was Unemployable 01x153: (Oct/13/2011) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  50,000,000 Connie Selleca Fans Can't Be Wrong 01x114: (Jun/30/2011) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Dropkick Murphys 05x47: (Mar/17/2009) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Tracy Morgan, Kat Von D, Dropkick Murphys 15x42: (Jan/11/2008) As Themselves 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Bruce Willis, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Dropkick Murphys 13x84: (Feb/28/2006) As Themselves 
  Dan Aykroyd, George Lopez, Dropkick Murphys 10x122: (May/16/2003) As Themselves 
Featured Songs

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Songs:
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Dropkick Murphys + (F)lannigan's Ball 
The Shield Songs:
Grave + Amazing Grace 
Shameless (US) Songs:
Killer Carl + Blood And Whiskey 
The Sopranos Songs:
College + Cadence To Arms 
The O.C. Songs:
The Countdown + Walkaway 
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In 2004, the Dropkick Murphys released a cover version of the Broadway song "Tessie". The band stated it was their intention to "bring back the spirit of the Rooters and to put the Red Sox back on top."

As quoted from the liner notes of The Warrior's Code:
Dropkick Murphys Wrote:
We recorded this song in June 2004 and after giving it to the Red Sox told anyone that would listen that this song would guarantee a World Series victory. Obviously no one listened to us or took us seriously. We were three outs away from elimination in game 4 at the hands of the Yankees and receiving death threats from friends, family, & strangers telling us to stay away from the Red Sox and any other Boston sports team and get out of town. Luckily for us things turned around for the Red Sox and the rest is history.

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