Ed Norris


 Bass vocals, bodhran, whistles, guitar, and leader of The Hooligans
Ed has also been in singing groups for years and it wasn't until he met Kevin that he took up an instrument, the tin whistle.  Although not a master of it, he likes it a lot.  The bodhran is also looped around his neck during most shows. Ed is married to the extremely patient Kathy and resides in Columbus as well. He works in IT in Dublin and is proud of his Irish heritage - just like his band-mates.  Contact Ed to discuss bookings and record contracts. 

Kevin Cain


 Baritone vocals, Guitar, whistles, general merriment 
Kevin is the son of Bob & Marilyn Cain and has been singing nearly all of his life.  He too was a member of the Shamrock Club Singers and is blessed with the gift of the Blarney.  He is a multi-instrumentalist too.  He is married to the most patient Phyllis and they have four great children nearly all grown.  Besides music Kevin owns Color Consultants Paint Contracting and his two boys work for him.  Kevin's quick wit makes him a crowd favorite. 

Jim Wade


 Baritone vocals, Guitar, mandolin, banjo, bouzouki
Jim is also from a musical family, there was always singing to be done.  He has played in several bands in his career and is the musical foundation for The Hooligans.  Jim is married to Correne and they are the proud parents of two grown children who happen to know all the words to all of our songs.  Believe me we have gone to them for hints on MANY occasions.  Jim's multi- instrumentation really adds to the bands variety. He is also very involved in our Irish community and recently served as President of the Ancient Order of Hibernians , Patrick Pearse Division here in Columbus. 

Joe Lovett


 Baritone / bass vocals, Keyboards - synth
Joe was born in Ohio,  raised in North Carolina,  and came back to Ohio to attend OSU University. After playing keyboard for several years he joined the The Hooligans in 1998.  He is very active in his church and plays the many masses for St Mary's in German Village in Columbus.  Joe is married to Julie and they have two fine sons who are musically talented as well.  Joe also is self employed as a steel detailer/designer which keeps him very busy.  Joe is a natural showman and adds a great element to our bands unique sound. 

Patrick Rice


Fiddle and Tenor Vocals 

The newest member of the Hooligans; adds an exciting dimension to our sound with his Irish fiddle and solid tenor vocals.  He has been playing live music for years and is a founding member of the Rice Bros band.  Coming from a music rich family, Patrick has been singing since childhood in choirs and ensembles alike. We've known the Rice brothers most of their lives and are happy Patrick has joined the Hooligans.  

I am sure you'll agree it's a grand addition !