SING J SING! Former H+A Associate Rocks Monmouth Music in the Park with the Celtic Band, Coming Up Threes

Former H+A Associate, Jeremy Bauer, Plays his Irish Whistle with Coming Up Threes

Former H+A Associate, Jeremy Bauer, Plays his Irish Whistle with Coming Up Threes

When he is not running the Boston Marathon among the top 4% of finishers, or operating his own Seattle-based consulting company, Bauer Forensics, LLC, Dr. Jeremy J. Bauer, former Associate at Hayes+Associates, Inc, can be found playing the penny whistle, banjo, and bodhran in the kick-arse Celtic band Coming Up Threes.

Coming Up Threes is a high-energy Celtic-influenced band which formed in Portland, OR in early 2012. In addition to Jeremy Bauer on whistles, banjo, bodhran, percussion and vocals, the band features Bill Tollner on guitar and lead vocals; Naoyuki Ochiai on fiddle and vocals; Charlie Norris on bass; and David Fender on drums.  

The band’s website explains it this way: “Coming Up Threes plays much of the traditional Irish pub repertoire, filtered through rock and roll, Americana and country sensibilities, to give many of these tunes a fresh, new sound. The music tactfully varies from melodic, orchestral instrumentals to stylized acapella arrangements, mixed with up-tempo, fist raising Celtic pub tunes.”

“The band regularly performs at summer concert series, pubs and festivals around the Pacific Northwest and has become a fan favorite at the Galway Bay Celtic Music Festival in Ocean Shores, WA each October.”

We recently caught the band rocking the town of Monmouth, home of Western Oregon University, 20 miles north of Corvallis.  In a fast-paced, humor-filled two-hour super gig, the band nailed tunes from Dirty Old Town to I’ll Tell Me Ma, laying down reels and jigs as if they’d just got off the boat from Dublin. 

The band has played the Monmouth Music in the Park series for several summers and remarked between songs how much they enjoy seeing the kids grow from babes in arms to joyful dancers. The whole park rocked in a foot-tapping, head bobbing, hand-clapping sing-along, and eight line dancers turned the show into a ceili, to the band’s delight.

Reflecting on the event the following day, Jeremy beamed: “What a fun night! Music, and just performing, is such an incredible treat for me,” he said.  “The relationship between band and crowd is one of my absolute favorite things.  EVERYONE is out for the same reason: to relax, enjoy life, family, friends and community.  The best!”

Bauer Forensics, LLC, provides expert witness services in the areas of injury biomechanics, products liability, orthopaedics, shooting reconstruction, visibility analysis, premises liability, collision/accident reconstruction, forensic photography, drone imaging, laser scanning and slip, trip and fall reconstruction.

Hayes+Associates, Inc, is an 11 person, Corvallis-based expert witness and consulting firm that focuses on forensic injury biomechanics related to vehicle collisions, premises safety, slips and falls, products liability, worker safety, sports and recreation, patent litigation and criminal matters.