St. James's Gate - Modern Irish Music in the Celtic Tradition

St. Jsmes's Gate QuartetSt. James's Gate, is one of the Northwest's most popular and exciting Irish bands, with a unique sound that spans many traditions, genres and styles.  Performing everything from traditional, popular and original compositions, St. James's Gate has been lighting up stages with fiery Irish music for over a decade now.  The band continues to grow and evolve, always exploring new musical territories.

St. James's Gate is comprised of these outstanding musicians... 
Griff "Bear" Ocker Fiddle, Mandolin and Vocals
Dylan Thomas Vance Standard and Lap Steel Guitars and Vocals
Matthew Rotchford Electric and Acoustic Basses and Vocals
Dennis Elmer Drums and Percussion
Cronin Tierney Guitars and Vocals
(as available)

This crowd pleasing band has performed in a myriad of performances from festivals to stunning resorts, private celebrations, weddings, corporate parties and some of the livliest pubs throughout the Pacific Northwest.  Headlining St. Patrick's Celebrations and summer festivals including the Kell's Irish Festival, the Shamrock Run, NW Folklife, the Galway Bay Irish Festival, SunRiver resort and Spirit Mt. Casino.  The band has released 4 CD's, the self-titled, St. James’s Gate”, recorded live at Kell's Irish Pub; “Station to Station”, recorded live on the air for KBOO-FM; the studio effort “We’ll Be Right Back;”  and most recently "Sessions: Live from the Shamrock Run and the Rock and Roll B&B" which features both live and studio efforts.   To book your event with St. James's Gate you can contact us here

Press Kit - Band Information and Links
Video Numerous video samples and performances
Music Samples Selections from our recent CD - Sessions:  Live from the Shamrock Run and the Rock and Roll B n' B
Press Materials Press releases, poster and social media samples, quotes and reviews
Photos Links to both High, Low Resolution and B/W Promotional photos of St. James's Gate by amazing photographer Dave Bassett