The Punkabillys started out as two guys playing with themselves (instruments, in case anyone should be confused). Originally known as Burning Eyebrow, they got their start playing acoustic style at private parties and bonfires. The band expanded to four members in July of 2007, bringing their electric and harder feel to the band. Then, in December 2007, they changed their name to The Punkabillys. Their new style of original music reflected songs about local life and growing up in Pennsylvania or Pennsyltucky, as the case may be. In late 2009, they added a fifth member to play banjo and complete their rockabilly sound. In early 2010, they expanded their punk style by adding bagpipes and a tin whistle to create a Celtic punk sound that is like no other. In 2013, The Punkabillys transformed from electric distortion to an acoustic grass-a-billy style of music by bringing back the banjo and adding an acoustic guitar. This brought a unique mix of bluegrass and Celtic Irish folk-grass. Our current line-up of instruments include 2 acoustic guitars, bass, banjo and mandolin. We enjoy writing and playing songs about pirates, moonshine, jail and bad decisions!
The Punkabillys are honored to be named feature artist of the month in January 2012 for Celtic Folk Punk Blog-Zine.
Montgomery Bucks Music Award Winning Band 2012
"Outstanding Punk Live Performance"
Montgomery Bucks Music Award Winning Band 2011
“Best Punk Live Performance Band”, "Best Entertaining Band" and “Best Original Band”
Montgomery Bucks Music Award Winning Band 2010
“Best Punk Live Band” and “Best Original Band”