After playing over 200 shows in 2015 across the Atlantic Provinces (pubs, concerts, festivals, private functions, weddings and corporate functions), Tristan Legg & The Mad Dogs are well prepared to make your event special.
Combining their musical backgrounds of blues, jazz, celtic, folk, country and rock, these dogs serve up a helping of tunes guaranteed to satisfy everyone's musical hunger.
Music for Everyone!!
Tristan Legg- Guitar, Bouzouki, Vocals
Tristan is a well know musician based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Known for his rich, powerful voice, strong acoustic guitar playing and outgoing personality on stage, he is a captivation act to catch.
Growing up in the Musquodoboit valley, Tristan 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 & privilege to share and play the stage with many great artists over the past years with such members from the Gig Dogs, McGinty, Evans & Doherty, Bruce Timmins, Fleur Mainville & Dave MacIssac.
Tristan has a very busy 2018 performing schedule
Travis Hatcher- Bass
Travis has a long and storied history on stage in a variety of roles on a variety of instruments. Travis' passion lies as a bassist and after a number of projects in Moncton, New Brunswick which gained acclaim, his recent move back to HRM has opened up new musical opportunities. Travis has played all over the Maritimes as a solo and supporting artist and is currently based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
Travis' influences are eclectic, from hip-hop to heavy metal. Travis respects and learns from all of what music has to offer as he plays and creates. His passion lies in being the bassist where is comfortable 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 artist including David Francy, Shari Ulrich, Ben Sures and Sarah Jane Scouten and he loves ripping great tunes with Tristan Legg and the Mad Dogs!
Mike Carroll has been a fixture of the Halifax music scene for over a decade and holds a Bachelor of Music degree from St. Francis Xavier University. He has played a major role in award-winning projects from bluesman Matt Anderson, Dan Doiron and the Hupman Brothers. He has also shared his talents with Maritime legends Bruce Guthro (Runrig), Sam Moon and Matt Minglewood and tours North America with Roots/Celtic group, POGEY.
Anthony Rissesco- Fiddle and vocals
Anthony Rissesco is a versatile violin player and teacher who tours regularly with award-winning singer-songwriter Lennie Gallant and with roots-rock band Pogey. As a member of the neo-traditional trio Papilio, Anthony has garnered ECMA and Nova Scotia Music Awards nominations. He is also a member of the popular Halifax band The Gig Dogs. Anthony has played with Symphony Nova Scotia, Anne Murray, and Peggy Seeger.
As a music student at Dalhousie University, Anthony studied classical violin under Phillippe Djokic. He has won fiddle competitions throughout Canada, including the Maritime Fiddle Championship. In 1990, he came third in the Canadian Open in Shelburne Ontario, and he was chosen to represent Nova Scotia at the Grand Masters Competition in Ottawa for six consecutive years.