Tom McGuire & The Brassholes are an eclectic, modern-soul-funk, 8-piece band from Glasgow, headed by keen skater, lumberjack-attired soul bearer, Tom McGuire. The funky collective of “killer animals from hell” consists of a colourful, hilarious bunch of wonderfully talented, animated young men. The band earned their stripes on Sauchiehall and Buchanan Street as buskers during Glasgow’s 2014 Commonwealth Games and have slowly been working their way up the staircase of success, becoming one of Scotland’s most vibrant live acts. With support slots including Craig Charles’ Funk + Soul Club, video views from their viral video “Ric Flair” well over 550,000 and selling out Glasgow’s Art School after completing their debut UK + Ireland tour, this band are definitely one to watch.
Their eponymous debut album was released on Friday 18th January and they played a sold-out album launch show on Sunday 3rd February at the QMU in Glasgow as part of Celtic Connections. With their festival calendar filling up fast for 2019 they are now heading out on a UK Tour in May in support of their debut album.