The Hooligans Text

​Jim Wade

Tenor vocals, Bodhran, Spoons, Rythm Devices

Bob has been and continues to be involved in all things music.  Besides being a founding member of our band he also enjoys singing  in The Shamrock Club Singers where he held the directorship for 19 years and was also part of the St. Pius Men's Glee Club.  He is married with three grown and talented children and is married to one of the best sopranos in Ohio - Marilyn Cain.  He is retired from Martin Painting Co. in Columbus.  Bob helps on all the Hooligan arrangements and is widely known as an Irishman's Irishman.


Baritone vocals, Guitar, whistles, general merriment 

Kevin is the son of Bob & Marilyn and has been singing nearly all of his life.  He too was a member of the Shamrock Club Singers and is blessed with the gift of the Blarney.  He is a multi-instrumentalist too.  He is married to the most patient Phyllis and they have four great children nearly all grown.  Besides music Kevin owns Color Consultants Paint Contracting and his two boys work for him.  Kevin's quick wit makes him a crowd favorite.  We like him too.

​Bob & Kevin Cain

Bass vocals, bodhran, whistles, guitar, and leader of The Hooligans

Ed has also been in singing groups for years and it wasn't until he met Kevin that he took up an instrument, the tin whistle.  Although not a master of it, he likes it a lot.  The bodhran is also looped around his neck during most shows. Ed is married to the extremely patient Kathy and resides in Columbus as well. He works in IT in Dublin and is proud of his Irish heritage - just like his band-mates.  Ed is the leader of  the Hooligans handling bookings and record contracts.

​​Joe Lovett

 Baritone vocals, Guitar, mandolin, banjo, bouzouki

Jim is also from a musical family, there was always singing to be done.  He has played in several bands in his career and is the musical foundation for The Hooligans.  Jim is married to Correne and they are the proud parents of two grown children who happen to know all the words to all of our songs.  Believe me we have gone to them for hints on MANY occasions.  Jim's multi- instrumentation really adds to the bands variety. He is also very involved in our Irish community and recently served as President of the Ancient Order of Hibernians , Patrick Pearse Division here in Columbus.

Baritone / bass vocals, Keyboards - synth

Joe was born in Ohio,  raised in North Carolina,  and came back to Ohio to attend OSU University. After playing keyboard for several years he joined the The Hooligans in 1998.  He is very active in his church and plays the many masses for St Mary's in German Village in Columbus.  Joe is married to Julie and they have two fine sons who are musically talented as well.  Joe also is self employed as a steel detailer/designer which keeps him very busy.  Joe is a natural showman and adds a great element to our bands unique sound.

Meet the Hooligans

Ed Norris