News

Return to Murphy's Irish Pub & the Galway Bay Celtic Music Festival 2017 

While we may have been a little quiet of late, its not because we aren't working.

We are excited to return to Murphy's Irish Pub in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle on Oct 21st. This is a lively neighborhood pub that we love playing in because everyone is always so into the music. Come join us for an evening of hard stompin' Celtic rock!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then at the end of October, the Galway Bay Celtic Music Festival is back with over 25 bands from around the world performing on 10 stages throughout 3 venues. WHEW!  Ockham's Razor will be performing 6 times over Friday, Saturday and Sunday (October 27, 28 and 29th) including the ever popular "Battle of the Battles" this year with our great friends from San Francisco, Culann's Hounds AND for the first time ever, a massive 4 band supergroup "Battle of the Bands" featuring Ockham's Razor, Culann's Hounds, the Whiskeydicks and Coming Up Threes! We're not sure how its going to work so join us for the ride!

2017 will be full of big shows and surprises 

It has been a while since we posted an update. Seems we are not very good at that. :)

2017 is bringing some exciting changes as we welcome some new friends into the fold. Welcome to Karl van der Velden who brings us his incredible guitar skills.

We also have some exciting shows upcoming. What we can announce at this time is that we'll be returning to Fort Nisqually for their big Friday at the Fort show that is adults only. It was an incredible evening last year performing inside the fort. We also return for the 14th annual Galway Bay Celtic Music festival. This is the largest Celtic music festival on the West Coast and if you have never given yourself the opportunity to experience it, we cannot stress to you enough how incredible it is.

And how about a new CD? Yes, its true. We'll have a new CD out later this year. We dont want to spoil anything for you now. More info to come later.

That's just the tip of the iceberg. We'll keep you updated as we can release more information and as always, you can join us on our Facebook page for more frequent updates: facebook.com/seattlerazors

In memory of Fairport Convention's Dave Swarbrick  

From BBC News:
Dave Swarbrick, best known for his work with influential folk group Fairport Convention, has died at the age of 75.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-36443117

In memory of him, we would like to share our version of Fairport Convention's song "Crazy Man Michael" that we recorded for Job's Comforter.

Thank you for sharing so many wonderful songs with the world and helping influence generations of musicians.

-- Razors

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Irish & Celtic Music Podcast celebrates 10 yrs with Ockham's Razor 

Ten years ago, July 28, 2005 to be exact, Irish and Celtic musician Marc Gunn created the very first Irish & Celtic Music Podcast from his love of music and desire to introduce music lovers to new musicians.

Over the years, Marc has given independent Irish and Celtic musicians a fantastic avenue to share their music worldwide directly to the people who love and appreciate it. The podcast is continually one of the top 20 podcasts on iTunes and his Celtic Music Magazine has over 20,000 subscribers.

To celebrate the 10 year anniversary, Marc has put together some of the best Celtic music that he has featured over the last 10 years including music from Ockham's Razor, The Gothard Sisters, Tallymoore, Stout Pounders, Black 47, The Killdares, Poitin and more.

Join us in celebrating Marc's hard work over the last 10 years by listening to the "10 Years of Great Irish and Celtic Music, a Retrospective."

http://celticmusicpodcast.com/2015/217-10-years-of-great-irish-celtic-music-a-retrospective/


Thank you Marc, and congratulations!

-- Razors

July heats up with Celtic rock! 

Ockham's Razor returned to Galway Bay Irish Pub in Ocean Shores for 2 evenings. You amazing folks helped us have an awesome weekend and we look forward to coming back in October for the 12th Annual Galway Bay Irish Music Festival. http://www.galwaybayirishpub.com/irishmusicfestival/

Up next: Ockham's Razor brings hard stompin' Celtic rock to the Groupon Bite of Seattle Saturday July 18th at noon. We'll be on the Fisher Green stage so make your way to the Seattle Center under the Space Needle and join us for an incredible weekend of music and food! http://www.biteofseattle.com/entertainment.php?placementid=208&venueid=7










Then Tuesday July 21st, Ockham's Razor joins the Young Dubliners, Stout Pounders and the Bog Hoppers at El Corazón for a special evening of Celtic rock! Door open at 7pm and its a 21 and over show.















Its a hot, hot summer in Seattle with Celtic rock!

-- Razors

Busy March on its way 

March is the beginning of a busy year of shows.

On March 3rd, we perform our first show in Seattle in almost a year. This will be a fun evening at the Royal Room (http://theroyalroomseattle.com) in Columbia City with our friends Alchymeia (http://www.alchymeia.com). This is an interesting venue as there is no cover charge. Instead, the leave an envelope on each of the tables the audience can put in as little or as much as they want for the bands. Think of it as a "Choose your own door charge".

Can't wait to start celebrating St. Patricks Day? Neither can we! We are starting early on March 13th & 14th at Galway Bay Irish Pub in Ocean Shores, WA. Beat the St. Patricks Day crowds and get your drink on with some hard stompin' Celtic rock early.

St. Patrick's Day falls on a Tuesday this year so you may want to take the day off. And Wednesday as well to recover! We will be rocking Tacoma, WA at Doyle's Public House. If you've never celebrated St. Patrick's Day at Doyle's, here is a sample from when Kris had a green mohawk:


In April we will be heading back up to see our Northern friends in Bellingham, WA at the Green Frog. It is such a good music venue and so many of you came out that we had to make sure we made it back. We look forward to seeing all of you.

The summer festivals will start notifying bands as they confirm lineups and as we hear from them, we will post them on our Tour page.

Do you have pictures from a show that you would like to share? Send them to us on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ockrazors

-- The Razors
 

New album "Job's Comforter"  

We are proud to announce the release of our new album "Job's Comforter"!

After several years of work, the new album will be released on October 24, 2014 at the 11th Annual Galway Bay Irish Music Festival.

Can't wait that long? We are currently taking pre-orders for "Job's Comforter" and all pre-orders receive an exclusive download of a never-before released Ockham's Razor song. Click on the pre-order graphic on our home page for more information.

Want to be a part of the CD Release Party? Join us Friday night October 24th at the Ocean Shores Convention Center as part of the 11th Annual Galway Bay Irish Music Festival.

Thank you to all of our fans who have supported us all these years. We are proud to release "Job's Comforter" to all of you.

-- The Razors

Join Team Ockham's Razors! 

We are so excited to announce the release of the coolest piece of merch that we have ever made; the Ockham's Razors Team scarf!

Soccer is the hottest game in world right now and with the World Cup exciting the planet, we want you to be on OUR team. You are ALL Ockham's Razors!


These custom made scarves have been shipped direct from England and are double sided. Flip it to which ever side suits your mood for the day or raise it up and show everyone you are for Team Ockham's Razors!

Pick yours up exclusively here on our website and be the first to have them at the Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games!

-- The Razors
 

The Festival Season Begins 

Welcome to the 2014 music festival season!

We kick off the festival season by returning to the Northwest Folklife Festival! This is the 43rd anniversary of the festival which attracts over 200,000 people and 300 musicians/bands over the long Memorial Day weekend. This year, we will be performing on the Vera Project stage, which is a cool indoor stage, on Monday (Memorial Day) at 2:00pm.

June takes us back up to the Bellingham Scottish Highland Games. While we have been to Bellingham before, this is our first time ever playing the games. At the end of June we head down to the Tacoma Highland Games which marks our 4th or 5th performance there.

July is the big Pacific Northwest Highland Games. This is the 68th anniversary of the games and is the sixth oldest gathering of its kind in the United States.

August brings us the City of Normandy Park Celtic Music in the Park Event which is an exciting new music event which will feature a number of Celtic music bands/musicians. This is the first year of the event in what we hope will become an on-going yearly event.

In between all of these awesome events, we are working on a new CD. We will be providing more updates on that later.

We look forward to seeing you all out in the audience!

-- The Razors

New Ockham's Razor shirts 

We have new shirts available!

Check out our Ockham's Razor shield and badge shirts available in dark grey and maroon in our Store.

Also soon to come: Ockham's Razor hoodies!