The Tavern Rogues are a Pub Rock band based out of Carlsbad California. The band is led by compelling vocal melodies, combined with traditional acoustic folk instruments, driving rhythm section, resulting in a unique sound, bringing a new edge to some of your favorite drinking songs. Covering favorite Celtic rock bands such as Flogging Molly, The Pogues, The Young Dubliners, Dropkick Murphy’s, as well as Mumford and Sons, Dave Matthews Band, The Beatles, The Band, and many more!! Members include Mark Nielsen on Vocals and Acoustic Guitar, Joe Doyle on Tin Whistle, Irish Low Whistles and Harmonica, Paul Castellanos on Banjo, Fiddle, and Mandolin, Grant Gebler on Bass, and JP Hewitt on Percussion and Drums. The band is fortunate to play regularly at some of San Diego’s Finest Irish watering holes such as The Field Irish Pub in the Gaslamp, O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub in Carlsbad and Escondido, Hennessey’s Tavern in Carlsbad, The Blarney Stone Irish Pub and The Blackthorne Irish Pub in Clairemont. We are also Available for private events and can play as a 2 piece to a 5 piece depending on your budget and needs. We look forward to sharing a pint, the craythur and some craic at a pub near you soon!!! Sláinte!

Our Genre

We are a “Pub Rock” band (whatever that means, we will leave to you). Ultimately we play shows without any Irish/Celtic rock, and we play shows with only Irish/Celtic Folk/Rock. Either way, everyone has an outstanding time.