“...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
Sportive Tricks - Celtic Music with a Kick
A Southern California folk band formed in 2006 with traditional folk music influences, Sportive Tricks brings you Celtic with a kick. From time-honored sing-alongs to sea chanteys to covers with a twist to original songs, the seven members of Tricks each bring their voices, instrumental talents*, experience, and energy for a foot-tapping good time. Sportive Tricks plays year-round at events and shows, mostly in California and 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. Most of us play multiple instruments, and one of us plays fifty-six of them. Really! 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 play responsibly!)
Live shows? YES. We are BACK! We had an amazing time performing for three days in Las Vegas at the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival and in Claremont at the Ironbark Ciderworks Anniversary Party, and we'll start announcing 2022 dates soon!
Also... We have a new bass player! He looks a lot like our old bass player. Oh wait, he IS that guy! Welcome back, Dan "Green Bean" Gonzalez!
And best wishes to Sheldon, who has moved all the way to the East Coast. We miss you, buddy!
Our latest album, Every Trick in the Book, is available here on our site! Twenty-six instruments, ten voices, and sixteen tracks including traditional, covers, and originals. Visit our shop* for more information, and the CD will also be available at all of our live shows.
Check back here or follow us on Facebook for more announcements.
*When you purchase directly from independent artists rather than through conventional music sites, 100% of the funds go to the band (for us, it goes to our our instruments, equipment, CD production costs, etc.). Conventional music sites only give the artists between <1% and 9%, and it's usually closer to the former. We appreciate your support!