The Bogmen

Saturday, May 23rd 2015


The Bogmen are an indie rock band from Huntington, Long Island, New York. The band was formed in 1993 by Billy Campion, Bill Ryan, Brendan Ryan, Mark Wike, P.J. O’Connor and Clive Tucker. Billy Campion met Bill and Brendan Ryan in the late 1970s. Sharing a passion for music, they started a band, The Plummers. During college, the group picked up bassist Mark Wike, drummer Clive Tucker and percussionist P. J. O’Connor. With this lineup, the band called itself The Bogmen, in honor of what Campion called its “tribal, huntish” sound. In 1995, after playing at every bar, club and retirement home in the Tri state area, the band from Long Island was signed to Arista Records and released its first album “Life Begins at 40 Million”.