Tim Brennan

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Tim Brennan
Tim Brennan playing mandolin
Background information
Born 1983 (age 34–35) [1]
West Hartford, Connecticut [1]
Genres Celtic punk, hard rock, rock and roll, punk rock
Instruments Electric guitar, acoustic guitar, drums, accordion, tin whistle, banjo, mandolin, bouzouki, piano
Years active 1996–present
Labels Born & Bred, Hellcat
Associated acts Dropkick Murphys, Gimme Danger, Double Nines, West Beverly, GlueSeaSpiders

Tim Brennan is the lead guitarist, vocalist and one of the primary songwriters of the Boston Celtic punk group Dropkick Murphys.[2]

Early life and career[edit]

Born in West Hartford, Connecticut, Brennan played drums for numerous punk, hardcore and rock bands in Connecticut where he graduated from Kingswood-Oxford preparatory high school in West Hartford CT in 2000 before moving to Worcester MA to attend Assumption College. In 2003, Brennan was asked to join the Dropkick Murphys on tour to sell merchandise.[2] While on tour they had him play accordion on a few songs and he was eventually asked to join the band full-time as the accordion/mandolin/tin whistle/banjo player.[2][3] Brennan also played in the band Gimme Danger along with Marc Orrell, James Lynch, and Ben Karnavas.[4] When Orrell left the Dropkick Murphys, Brennan became the band's lead guitarist, but also continued to play the accordion. Tim continues to play the tin whistle on all Dropkick Murphys recordings despite having switched to lead guitar. Brennan also played drums in the band Double Nines with Dropkick Murphys' tech Kevin Rheault.[3]

On 10 September 2014 Tim appeared on Ken Reid (comedian)'s TV Guidance Counselor Podcast.


  1. ^ a b Creighton, Kathleen, "CT Homecoming for Dropkick Murphys member Tim Brennan", Hartford Music Examiner, Examiner.com, 4 March 2012. Cf. examiner.com/article/ct-homecoming-for-dropkick-murphys-member-tim-brennan
  2. ^ a b c "EXCLUSIVE: MoTM Talks to Tim Brennan of the Dropkick Murphys". Mutiny on the Microphone. Retrieved 9 October 2013.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  3. ^ a b Krisher, Dan. "Tim Brennan of Dropkick Murphys: Cranking the V-Accordion Up to 11". Roland Users Group. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Gimme Danger". Last.fm. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 

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