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Kris Colt & The Black Rose Band  have been popular attractions at Celtic Fairs and Festivals throughout Southern California and Nevada such as The Great American Irish Fair in Orange County, The San Diego Highland GamesScotfest  in Costa Mesa, Bakersfield Highland Games, and performing solo as the Gypsy Songbird Black Rose, for Age of Chivalry Renaissance Faire in Las Vegas, and Big Bear Renaissance Faire. They had a terrific time as one of the headlining acts at the Irish Fair & Music Festival at Fairplex for three years in a row.


Kris has taken the band to Las Vegas Nevada for a rocking Saturday night Concert on the Main Stage of the famous Fremont Experience, as well as entertaining the crowd at a weekend festival event playing for the Las Vegas Celtic Society.

They also had the thrill of being chosen as a headline act for the first annual Get Shamrocked, a   Celtic musical event in Murietta, along with such Celtic stars as “The Young Dubliners,” and  the legendary “Dublin City Ramblers.”


Miss Colt is particularly enjoying moonlighting and strolling solo thru the Renaissance with her portrayal of her Celtic Gypsy character the Songbird Black Rose, reaching deeply into history with a unique set of ancient ballads, and bouncing sea shanties, intertwined with a mystical set of tunes inspired by the fae. Just recently she was the only musical act in conjunction with the Imperial Knights benefit for Queen of Hearts Equestrian Centers for The Medieval Rodeo.

The Black Rose Band bridges the gap between the Celts, uniting Scots and Irish music and their dominant influence on Americana musical culture. The Black Rose Band can be seen on the concert stage as well as in pubs and clubs such as : Hollywood’s Molly Malone’s, opening for the “Fenians” at the famous Roxy Theatre on the Sunset Strip, The Knitting Factory, Court Yard Concerts at Muldoon’s, The Harp, opening for “The Young Dubliners” at TBoyles , Hennessey’s Tavern Las Vegas Nevada, Pechanga Casino, on the beautiful full proscenium stage at Covina’s Center for The Performing Arts, local hang’s like Irelands 32, and O’Brians, and at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for the last 9 years in a row performing for the Irish American Bar Association.

The Black Rose Band is :

  • kris Colt - vocals, guitar, bodhran  

  • Phil Ernst - vocals, electric & acoustic guitars

  • Peter Sean Maloney - vocals, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki  

  • Steve Ayvazian - vocals, guitar, drums & percussion

Together as an electric four piece band or stripped down into an acoustic solo, duo or trio this act will tear up the stage with an enthusiastic presentation of Renaissance, Celtic Folk, Celtic Rock and Americana Roots.

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