Tristan Legg & The Mad Dogs are a fun and energetic band based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Performing throughout the Maritimes (Old Triangle Moncton, Old Triangle Halifax, Old Triangle Sydney, Split Crow Halifax, Halifax Alehouse) these dogs know how to put on a show to remember. After playing over 200 shows in 2017 at various pubs, festivals, private functions, weddings, and corporate events, Tristan Legg & The Mad Dogs are well prepared to make your event special. All members of the band combine their musical backgrounds of blues, jazz, celtic, folk, country, and rock to serve up a helping of tunes guaranteed to satisfy everyone's musical tastes.
Music for Everyone!!!
Tristan Legg - Guitar, Bouzouki, Vocals
Tristan is a well known musician based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Highly regarded for his rich, powerful voice, strong acoustic guitar playing, and outgoing personality on stage, he is a captivating act to catch. Tristan grew up in the Musquodoboit Valley and was influenced deeply by the albums his parents had of British & American rock and folk artists. Steeped in the love of the blues and traditional music, Tristan has developed his own style of playing and writing songs that has a new but familiar feeling to them. Tristan has had the honour and privilege to perform and share the stage with many great artists over the past years including The Gig Dogs, McGinty, Evans & Doherty, Bruce Timmins, Fleur Mainville, and Dave MacIssac. Among various accolades he has received, Tristan is nominated for the Coast's "Best of Halifax" award in the Cover Artist/Band category. Check out Tristan's extensive 2018 solo, duo, and band performing schedule Here
Travis Hatcher - Bass, Vocals, Harmonica
Travis has a long and storied history on stage in a variety of roles on an array of instruments. He has performed throughout the Maritimes in both solo and supporting roles, and after working on a number of acclaimed projects in Moncton, New Brunswick, his recent move back to HRM has opened new and exciting musical opportunities. He is the band's Swiss Army knife both musically and practically as he is the one to go to if someone needs a piece of tape or a cable and he owns and operates the bands's well equipped jam space. Travis' influences are eclectic, from hip-hop to heavy metal, and he respects and learns from all of what music has to offer as he plays and creates. His passion lies in being the bassist and is adept in many different styles.
Luke Fraser - Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Luke Fraser is a Nova Scotia native who has spent the last several years living in Montreal and touring internationally with his Canadian Folk Music Award nominated band, The Bombadils. He is classically trained in guitar, as well as in the Suzuki teaching method. He loves playing traditional Irish music, Bluegrass, and Appalacian music on the guitar and mandolin, and has his Bachelor of Music from Dalhousie University and his Master of Music from McGill University. Luke has enjoyed being a side-musician for a number of esteemed Canadian artists including David Francey, Shari Ulrich, Ben Sures and Sarah Jane Scouten and he loves ripping great tunes with Tristan Legg and the Mad Dogs!
Mike Carroll - Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Mike Carroll has been a fixture of the Halifax music scene for nearly twenty years and holds a Bachelor of Music degree from St. Francis Xavier University. Known for his solid groove and creativity, Mike has cemented his status as a first-call drummer in Halifax for countless performers of numerous genres. He has played a major role in award-winning projects from bluesman Matt Andersen, Dan Doiron, and the Hupman Brothers. He has also shared his talents with Maritime legends Bruce Guthro, Sam Moon, and Matt Minglewood and has toured North America with Roots/Celtic group, POGEY. Recently, he has performed and recorded with April Wine frontman Myles Goodwyn, backed Matt Andersen with Symphony Nova Scotia for two sold-out shows, and is putting the finishing touches on a home recording studio.