Steve Rapid on voice and theremin,
Pete Holidai on vocals and lead guitar
Tony St Ledgeron rhythm guitar and vocals
Johnny Bonnie on drums and backing vocals
Bren Lynott on bass and backing vocals

Trouble Pilgrims formed in 2013 with the intention of continuing the legacy of The Radiators from space while having a main focus on recording and performing brand new material.

They made their recording debut with the double A side debut of Animal Gang Blues c/w Who Do You Love? followed in 2015 by Instant Polaroid [The Man On The Bridge]

On the live front the band have developed a reputation for delivering tight and exciting live shows. Some high profile special guest appearances [The Boomtown Rats, The Undertones] have cemented their reputation and broadened their appeal. The band were invited to play at the prestigious Kilkenny Roots Festival in 2015 and such was the response to three appearances over that weekend they have returned to the festival in 16 and 17 which were equally successful.

The band recorded their debut album over the summer of 2017 and the resulting work Dark Shadows And Rust was made available Worldwide on Chiswick Records via Ace on 27th October 2017 with a limited edition 180g red vinyl version released in January 2018.

The band’s self financed and produced ‘TV Special’ an hour long Dark Shadows And Rust: Live In The Studio was screened at the IFI Cinema 2 on Thursday 21st March 2019 at 18:00 and is now available for viewing on YouTube.


The band continued live performance and writing new songs to introduce into the live set.

In September 2020 the band headed to Hellfire Studios to record basic tracks for the new album. During the COVID lockdown period the band had the chance to overdub and mix the new album Blood, Glass and Gasoline in Pete Holidai’s newly constructed Pilgrim Sound studio.

The album was released to great acclaim by FIFA records

Trouble Pilgrims are all set return to live performances in 2024 with the highlight being a triumphant return to the FOREST FEST 2024 July 19-21 at EMO Village, Laois