Scuttered the Bruce is...
Tim Freeman - Lead Vocals, Hostile Tambourine
Hailing from the scenic western coast of County Kerry, Tim Freeman immigrated to America at the tender age of seven after his father was forced to flee the country due to some misunderstanding involving a cart horse and a local farmer's daughter.
Music played such a central roll in the lives of the Freemans of Ballycurrane that by the time Tim was eleven years old he dropped out of school, with the blessing of his parents, to embark on a three-year busking tour of North America.
It was during this time of hitching rides and hopping trains that Tim first met Hobo Harry, the legendary guitar-picker and whiskey-sipper who, according to some, once rode the rails with Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie. Under the mentorship of Hobo Harry, Tim learned the full canon of American folk songs and came to truly know and appreciate his newly adopted nation--even his speech began to take on a more American flair.
Under the mentorship of Hobo Harry, Tim learned the full canon of American folk songs and came to truly know and appreciate his newly adopted nation--even his speech began to take on a more American flair.
But his heart has always been in the land and music of dear old Kerry, and so, upon returning from his youthful travels, Tim vowed to never again sing American folk. Upon hearing of Tim's vow, Hobo Harry famously remarked, "Well that were a waste a time learnin' him all them songs, weren't it? But ah hell, the kid's got spirit."
Since then, Tim has settled in the Gainesville area and started a family of his own, though from time to time he still dreams of the rails...
***Fun fact about Tim: There is not a single fact about Tim that ISN'T fun.***
--Tim's favorite whiskey: Redbreast Irish Whiskey (12 years or older only)
Todd Osman - Guitars, Bouzoukis, Vocals, obscene acrobatics.
Todd studied music engineering at Full Sail and is largely responsible for managing the Bruces’ equipment needs as well as their website.
Fun fact about Todd: He was run over by a school bus in the first grade (it is unknown whether this was intentional) and has a tattoo of Chester the Cheetah of Cheetos fame (though I won’t say where)
Todd’s favorite whiskey: "The Quiet Man" traditional Irish Whiskey
Julia Seltzer - Fiddle, Fortune Telling, Margarita mixer
We kidnapped Julia from a life of classical snooze concerto recital....ummmm....symphony.....(yawn).... But don't let that fool you. Beneath all that nonsensical nonsense lies a hard rockin' tequila fueled tigress.
Her favorite musical styles are Bach, Romantic period Classical music (vieuxtemps), and Gypsy Punk (Gogol Bordello). Julia hails from Gainesville, Florida and loves to get down with Violins and Viola's.
Julia has a degree in music performance for Viola and has backed folks like Johnny Mathis, Natalie Merchant, the Alan Parsons Project, and Dennis DeYoung of Styx.
When not engaged in some musical pursuits, she maybe found studying Tarot cards NFT's, or geeking out on FPS computer games.
You can also pay her cash money to teach you or your children how to play. Hit her up at Julia's Seltzer Music Studio
Favorite whiskey??? Tequila? I guess that's some sort of Mexican whiskey...