Off Kilter performing live
|Origin||Florida, United States|
|Past members||Tony Escapa|
Off Kilter is a Celtic-rock band. Off Kilter was formed in 1997, and has been performing regularly at Epcot ever since. Their first album, Off Kilter included some traditional songs like "Dirty Old Town" and "Fields of Athenry" as well as covers of popular rock songs generally from Canadian artists such as "Takin' Care of Business" and "Summer of '69." It was announced on August 28, 2014 that Off Kilter's final performance at EPCOT would be September 27, 2014. They were replaced with a lumberjack-inspired show at the Canada pavilion.
The band consists of Jamie Holton from Ormond Beach, Florida on bagpipes, penny whistle and vocals; Mark Weldon from Cork, Ireland on bass and vocals; Randy Holbrook from Richmond, Kentucky on guitar and vocals; Jason Thomas from Ontario, Canada on fiddle and vocals; and Scott Zymowski from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on drums and vocals.
Jamie Holton: Piper, singer, co-founder of Off Kilter. Began playing bagpipes at age 11. Winner of several piping competitions. Formerly worked at Rosie O'Grady's in downtown Orlando. Began working for Disney at age 20.
Mark Weldon: Bass player, singer, and co-founder of Off Kilter. Native of Cork, Ireland. Toured with many bands in Ireland.
Scott Zymowski: Drummer. Native Floridian. Began playing for pay at age 13.
Jason Thomas: Fiddle. Native of Ontario, Canada. Toured with Claire Lynch Band from 2006-2011. Performed as a substitute musician with Off Kilter for several years before joining full-time in early 2013.
Tony Escapa: Keyboards. Born and raised in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. Studied at Inter-American University and Berklee College of Music in Boston. Headed his own band called "EscapeFM" which toured Europe before his work at Disney.
- Off Kilter (1998)
- Etched in Stone (2001)
- Celtic Armadillo (2003)
- The Live Tracks (2004)
- Kick It! (2005)
- Official website
- Walt Disney World Resort - Off Kilter
- Photo: Bruce Carlson <personal collection>
- Fan Site
- Performance Videos-YouTube
- All EarsNet Off Kilter Page
- Randy Holbrook Official Website