Welcome to the Biffos Official Site!
The Biffos have played many venues in the Phoenix area throughout the years. Formerly known as O'Carroll's Gate, The Biffo's are no strangers to the valley music scene. Frontman Brian O'Carroll has been making music for over four decades and has played for thousands of people.
Joined by Bassist, Kevin Mauch Drummer, Jimbo Gibbons, and Violinist/Mandolinist, Kozy ,
The Biffo's are a crowd pleasing party band not to be missed!
"A must see! Not only in the Irish music scene, but also the entire Arizona music scene! With an extensive list of Original Songs plus covers of The Pogues, The Saw Doctors, Waterboys and many American Artists such as Steve Earl, and Tom Petty the Biffos really get things rock'n with audience participation!"
What is a Biffo?
As taken from the Urban Dictionary:
Leap Castle and O'Carroll History
Leap Castle has a violent and turbulent history, a keep castle, it was built in the 14th or 15th century to guard the pass from Slieve Bloom into Munster. This fortress is considered Ireland's most haunted castle, haunted by the type of spirit called an "elemental". It is a frighting and horrifying apparition, it's hauntings bring on an overwhelming sense of dread and deep rooted fear. Those who have experienced it describe a hideous looking "thing" with almost human looking eyes and reeks of the most ghastly odor.
The Gailic name for the castle is "Leim ui Bhanain", which means the Leap of the O'Bannons. Under the O'Carroll Chiefs, the O'Bannon Clan were the first owners of Leap Castle, later occupied by the O'Carroll's themselves. From here the O'Carroll's would set out for victory and defeat, and here they would bring thier brides and there captives.
Leap was an impregnable fortress impervious to attack. In 1513, Leap Castle was attacked by Gerald Fitzgerald , but was not taken. Gerald Og Fitzgerald of Kildore attacked the castle in 1516. In 1557 during an attack led by the Earl of Sussex, the O'Carroll's made a successful escape.