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The Howling Wake

Celtic Roots Rock

 
 

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The Story So Far...

The Howling Wake are a LA based Celtic roots rock band that create a sound combining traditional Irish melodies, folk harmonies, and the timeless drive of feel good rock.  The origins of the band go back to an acting gig shared by founding members, Sean Duke (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards), and Lenny Citrano (harmonica, vocals). The two working actors met while performing in a play and soon realized they shared a love for music, and a desire for new creative outlets.  Duke and Citrano started performing and recording as Johnny the Boss Man, developing a sound fusing blues and cajun elements.  Five years later, with the addition of mandolin/banjo/bouzouki player/vocalist John Forest, the band evolved towards a stripped down acoustic approach, incorporating Irish reels and a variety of stringed instruments that introduced the haunting Celtic colors of the songs.  Finally, rhythm section veterans drummer Dave “Chooch” Choochian and bassist/vocalist Steve Hurley joined the mix, supplying a foundation that includes delicate waltzes, swampy stomps, and rocking romps. For the next three years, the band honed their sound under the name Howl n' Wake, before revising the name. The Howling Wake continue to galvanize audiences all around Southern California with their trademark mix of soaring melodies, roaring harmonies, and rousing energy.

 

Upcoming Events

  • The Howling Wake do St. Patricks Day- all day (and all of the night)
    Griffins Of Kinsale
    Mar 17, 2020, 1:00 PM – 11:45 PM
    Griffins Of Kinsale, 1007 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030, USA
  • The Howling Wake play the legendary Tam o' Shanter
    Tam O'Shanter
    Mar 14, 2020, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Tam O'Shanter, 2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039, USA
  • The Howling Wake at Griffins (now monthly)
    Griffins Of Kinsale
    Feb 14, 2020, 9:00 PM
    Griffins Of Kinsale, 1007 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030, USA
    The first gig in our new residency. From here on in, we will be at Griffins every 3rd Saturday of the month (I know this is a Friday, we are still working the kinks of the arrangment)
  • Howling Wake Rock Griffins
    Griffins Of Kinsale
    Jan 11, 2020, 9:00 PM – 11:55 PM
    Griffins Of Kinsale, 1007 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030, USA
  • The Howling Wake Holiday Show
    Griffins Of Kinsale
    Dec 20, 2019, 9:00 PM – 11:55 PM
    Griffins Of Kinsale, 1007 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030, USA
    Get ready for the holidays with The Howling Wake
  • Private Party in Pasadena
    Pasadena
    Oct 12, 2019, 9:00 PM
    Pasadena, Pasadena, CA, USA
    This should be a blow out!
  • The Howling Wake return to Molly Malone's
    Molly Malone's Irish Pub
    Oct 04, 2019, 10:00 PM – Oct 05, 2019, 12:00 AM
    Molly Malone's Irish Pub, 575 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
    The Howling Wake at Hollywoods famous Irish bar.
 
 
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(213) 804-0964

(323) 599-0033

 

The Howling Wake Experience