With a lifetime of touring and performance experience between them, musicians Josef Crosby and Victor Gagnon have joined forces to create something new - a sound that's rooted in tradition, but in the voice and spirit of today.  

Pigeon Kings draws from Celtic and Rock influences, but they're not Celtic Rock; there are traditional elements, but they are by no means a traditional band. With elements of Americana and Bluegrass threaded in, they have a sound and persona all their own, without gimmicks or pretense. 

This is a group of extremely serious players with a high energy stage show, backed by unique compositions, honest lyrics and the experienced showmanship of career musicians.

The Band:

Josef Crosby (vocals, bass, fiddle) 

Joe began his career as a reluctant student of classical violin, but was able to parlay his mother’s insistence into an impressive career as a musician, co-founding the critically acclaimed Celtic/Roots band Scythian.  Together, they went from playing on the streets for pocket change to headlining festivals all over the country - with a few stints abroad – and playing for Presidents, Popes and the very best fans anyone could ask for.  
As front man and lyricist in Pigeon Kings, Joe wraps his songs in the rich tapestry of his experience and does not shy away from the dark moments, as those are often the times truths are revealed.

Josef Crosby (vocals, bass, fiddle)

Joe began his career as a reluctant student of classical violin, but was able to parlay his mother’s insistence into an impressive career as a musician, co-founding the critically acclaimed Celtic/Roots band Scythian. Together, they went from playing on the streets for pocket change to headlining festivals all over the country - with a few stints abroad – and playing for Presidents, Popes and the very best fans anyone could ask for.
As front man and lyricist in Pigeon Kings, Joe wraps his songs in the rich tapestry of his experience and does not shy away from the dark moments, as those are often the times truths are revealed.

Victor Gagnon (fiddle, vocals) 

A lifelong lover of Celtic fiddle and old world rhythms, Vic was trained classically but educated on the road.  He became the full time fiddler for the Celtic Rock group 7 Nations at the impressionable age of 18, a gig that took him all over the country for over a decade.  During that time, he moonlighted as a much sought after session musician in Nashville, where he explored a little pop, a little county and a little rock n roll.  
Vic brings all this to the table to create the unique musical fusion that is Pigeon Kings, composing complex harmony and counter melodies that speak volumes without words.

Victor Gagnon (fiddle, vocals)

A lifelong lover of Celtic fiddle and old world rhythms, Vic was trained classically but educated on the road. He became the full time fiddler for the Celtic Rock group 7 Nations at the impressionable age of 18, a gig that took him all over the country for over a decade. During that time, he moonlighted as a much sought after session musician in Nashville, where he explored a little pop, a little county and a little rock n roll.
Vic brings all this to the table to create the unique musical fusion that is Pigeon Kings, composing complex harmony and counter melodies that speak volumes without words.

Andrew Toy (drums, percussion)

Andrew is a world traveler and Washington DC based drummer/percussionist who loves exploring the range and versatility of the drums.  He has toured extensively, both at home and abroad, and his creative approach to the drums has been described as the perfect balance of power and sensitivity, bombast and finesse.

Andrew Toy (drums, percussion)

Andrew is a world traveler and Washington DC based drummer/percussionist who loves exploring the range and versatility of the drums. He has toured extensively, both at home and abroad, and his creative approach to the drums has been described as the perfect balance of power and sensitivity, bombast and finesse.

Ciarán Quinn (guitar, vocals)

Born and raised in Belfast, Ireland, Ciarán began playing traditional Irish music on the tin whistle at the age of 8 with the Francis McPeake School of Music.  He then traveled the world playing music, including a 4-year stint performing in Dubai. In addition to guitar, Ciarán is also a master on the bodhrán and bouzouki, lending Pigeon Kings some homegrown Irish virtuosity

Ciarán Quinn (guitar, vocals)

Born and raised in Belfast, Ireland, Ciarán began playing traditional Irish music on the tin whistle at the age of 8 with the Francis McPeake School of Music. He then traveled the world playing music, including a 4-year stint performing in Dubai. In addition to guitar, Ciarán is also a master on the bodhrán and bouzouki, lending Pigeon Kings some homegrown Irish virtuosity

Often Joined by:

Shane Farrell (banjo, mandolin)

Shane grew up in Manchester, England in a household steeped in traditional Irish music. Starting at 7 years of age, he quickly learned to master the mandolin, before progressing to the banjo and fiddle. Shane was All Britain & All Ireland Champion on numerous occasions, and has been performing since the age of 12 with a veritable who’s who of Celtic music, all around the world.

Shane Farrell (banjo, mandolin)

Shane grew up in Manchester, England in a household steeped in traditional Irish music. Starting at 7 years of age, he quickly learned to master the mandolin, before progressing to the banjo and fiddle. Shane was All Britain & All Ireland Champion on numerous occasions, and has been performing since the age of 12 with a veritable who’s who of Celtic music, all around the world.

Ahren Buchheister (dobro, pedal steel)

Best-pronounced R&B, Ahren is a much sought after multi-instrumentalist from Annapolis, MD. At any given time, he might be seen playing any number of instruments for any number of stellar acts, and Pigeon Kings is glad to be one of them. Besides music Ahren loves Public Radio (NPR), podcasts, national parks, good (decaf) coffee, Sci-Fi, fun socks, and chocolate.

Ahren Buchheister (dobro, pedal steel)

Best-pronounced R&B, Ahren is a much sought after multi-instrumentalist from Annapolis, MD. At any given time, he might be seen playing any number of instruments for any number of stellar acts, and Pigeon Kings is glad to be one of them. Besides music Ahren loves Public Radio (NPR), podcasts, national parks, good (decaf) coffee, Sci-Fi, fun socks, and chocolate.

Michael Scoglio (upright bass)

Raised on Gospel music, Mike didn't hear his first rock n' roll album until the age of 16, but it changed everything. As a founding member of the popular DC Rockabilly group The 19th Street Band, Michael polished his skills as a top notch player and performer for seven years on the road.  
He now plays all over the DC area, occasionally showing off his sweet DJ skills.

Michael Scoglio (upright bass)

Raised on Gospel music, Mike didn't hear his first rock n' roll album until the age of 16, but it changed everything. As a founding member of the popular DC Rockabilly group The 19th Street Band, Michael polished his skills as a top notch player and performer for seven years on the road.
He now plays all over the DC area, occasionally showing off his sweet DJ skills.

Jake Gold (keys)

Born in New York, but at home in New Orleans, Jake is a pianist/organist who has been making music nearly all his life.  From jam band, roots rock and reggae, all the way to jazz, funk and soul, Jake has added his sound to over 30 recording projects, played with some great acts across the country and is so grateful for a life of music-making.

Jake Gold (keys)

Born in New York, but at home in New Orleans, Jake is a pianist/organist who has been making music nearly all his life. From jam band, roots rock and reggae, all the way to jazz, funk and soul, Jake has added his sound to over 30 recording projects, played with some great acts across the country and is so grateful for a life of music-making.