The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are an ensemble consisting of pipers, guitarists, keyboards, and drummers formed in Scotland in 2002. They entered and won the BBC talent show When Will I Be Famous? They are named after the American rock band the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
In 2004, the group appeared on the main stage at T in the Park with the headline band, the rock group The Darkness. Also, a track from the new Red Hot Chilli Pipers CD was recently played on BBC Radio 1 when they appeared on Greg James show in July 2013.
The band features many members including Stuart Cassells, the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2005 and Steven Graham – a seven time world champion snare drummer. Three of the band members have recently graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Stuart's piping has been featured on The Darkness album One Way Ticket to Hell... and Back and on the soundtrack to the film Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire. The group is in much demand performing all over the world from the USA to China at significant events and festivals. In 2010, guitarist Gregor James left to form his own act 'Bags of Rock'. He was replaced in the band by Fife-born Nick Hawryliw.