MarineSandpiper - Bagpiper - Twentynine Palms, California




(6 Reviews)5.0
Also Performs As: Wedding Musician
Country: United States
Based In: Twentynine Palms, California
Performs: Worldwide
From: $275
Rock and Roll Bagpiper. MarineSandpiper incorporates the bagpipes into classic rock, modern pop, and even jazz. Covering such artists as AC/DC, Lady Gaga, Muse, Journey and many others, he treats the pipes as if they were the lead electric guitar in a rock band.
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A professional bagpiper for over 20 years, Joel wanted to do something a little different than the traditional "Scotland the Brave" in a parade or "Amazing Grace" at a funeral (although he still does those from time to time). While searching "rock and roll bagpipes" on YouTube, he came across AC/DC's "Long Way to the Top" video and that sparked his new journey of taking the Great Highland Bagpipes out of their pigeonhole and putting them into mainstream music. Combining background tracks and vocals, he creates a high energy, one-man-show that leaves crowds scratching their heads saying, "I did ...


1985 - Bowling for Soup
American Idiot - Green Day
Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz
Basket Case - Green Day
Born This Way - Lady Gaga
Bring Me To Life - Evanescense
Brokenhearted - Carmen
Carry On - Fun
Chandelier - Sia
Come Out And Play - Offspring
Dancing With Myself - Billy Idol
Dark Horse - Katy Perry
Demons - Imagine Dragons
Dirty Little Secret - American Rejects
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Dreams - Cranberries
Everybody Talks - Neon Trees
Fields of Athenry - Dropkick Murphys
Fight Song - Rachel Platten
Final Countdown, The - Europe
Fix You - Muse
Footlose - ...


Joel spent 20 years as a US Marine Corps musician (tuba, conductor). He retired from active duty in 2012. As a young, impressionable Lance Corporal, his first road trip with a Marine Band sent him to Pleasanton, California where they were the only brass band amongst the 1000+ pipers. Well, after a weekend of "dudes wearing skirts chucking telephone poles", it took over two weeks for the drones of the pipes to get out of his head. It was at that moment he knew he had to learn how to play them! He has been honing his craft during his entire military career having had the rare opportunity to play ...

Reviews     (6 Reviews)

MarineSandpiper - Bagpiper - Twentynine Palms, California Event Location: Temecula, CA Event Type: Wedding 15th April 2017
Joel was so great! It was like he was part of the family. He gave everyone is wonderful surprise and show at our wedding. Thanks again Joel!
Reviewed by: Alexandria B.
MarineSandpiper - Bagpiper - Twentynine Palms, California Event Location: San Marcos, CA Event Type: Multi-cultrual Festival 13th April 2017
Joel/Marine Sandpiper was an absolute pleasure to work with and really brought a memorable performance to our university's international event. Joel was responsive and easy to communicate with, making the whole exchange smooth. It is with great enthusiasm that I recommend his services.
Reviewed by: Grant P.
MarineSandpiper - Bagpiper - Twentynine Palms, California Event Location: San Diego, CA Event Type: Corporate Party 17th March 2017
Joel was an outstanding performer, he was early to the event, engaged with our guests and overall did a wonderful job and helped make our event top-notch. THANK YOU JOEL DANIEL!!!!
Reviewed by: Stacy B.


20+ years as a piper
7+ years incorporating bagpipes into Rock, Pop, and Jazz.
Musical ensemble leader (USMC).
Musical ensemble logistical chief (USMC).

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Birthday Party (Adult) Corporate Event Dinner Party Private Party Product Launch / Promotion Trade Show / Exhibitions Wedding Ceremony

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