In the late '90s The Bogmen became one of New York City's biggest underground acts with their polyrhythmic indie rock sound and celebratory live shows. Mainstream commercial success eluded them and they broke up in 1999, but they've thrilled in-the-know fans over the years with several reunions. The band's boisterous live performances played a big role in their popularity, and they pick up right where they left off every time they regroup for a tour. From "Suddenly" to "Mexico", the Bogmen's live sets include all the highlights from their brief but bright career, making for a nostalgic and feel-good concert experience ticket buyers won't soon forget.
Billy Campion and brothers Bill and Brendan Ryan began performing as The Plummers while attending college together in the mid-'80s. After playing local shows on Long Island for a few years they picked up drummer Clive Tucker, percussionist P.J. O'Connor, and bassist Mark Wike and formed the Bogmen. The group developed a unique tribal-meets-indie sound and cut their teeth with tireless touring, and in 1995 they signed with Arista Records to release their debut LP Life Begins at 40 Million. The album was a hit with critics and received airplay on MTV, but it failed to make much impact beyond the New York indie scene, a fact the band attributed to the difficulty of capturing their vigorous live sound on record. They remained NYC favorites up until the 1998 release of their sophomore album Closed Caption Radio, but called it quits when that album failed to find a wider audience. To the delight of fans, the Bogmen have reunited for over the years for various charity events and one-off tours, proving they've lost none of their magic with rousing performances every time they take the stage.