...This is one of the best groups playing around Southern California today! The band is energetic, fun, and comprised of gifted musicians.”

— Irish Arts and Entertainment: Annual Irish Music Special

About the Band

Sportive Tricks - Celtic Music with a Kick

A Southern California folk band formed in 2006 with a heavy Celtic influence, Sportive Tricks takes traditional music and gives it a rousing twist. From Irish sing-alongs to folk music to sea chanteys to original songs, the seven members of Tricks each bring their voices, instruments*, and energy for a foot-tapping good time.

We play year-round at various events and shows in California, plus a few shows each year in Nevada. If you're looking for a fun and versatile band that's equally at home at pubs, festivals, historical events, fairs, or private parties, drop us a line!


*Not kidding about this one. We all play multiple instruments, and one of us plays 56 of them. Not kidding! Heck, five out of seven of us play bass..Hence the Sportive Tricks Drinking Game: take a drink when any of us changes instruments. (Please drink responsibly!)


Current Happenings

We've been hard at work recording our next album, but we'll be taking a break in September to return to one of our favorite bars; Muldoon's Irish Pub and in October to perform at the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Faire in Las Vegas!

Sadly we announce that our beloved Dan "Green Bean" Gonzalez" has retired from the band to spend more time with his family.  His amazing musical talent filled our hearts for 10 years. In Gonzalez we trust.

To help us create new shenanigans, we welcome Sheldon Poplin Morley playing bass and singing baritone. 

Check back here or follow us on Facebook for more announcements.


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