Punko Sharp was formed by the founding members Chris Pingor, Chris Christopher, Mason Shephard, Slappy Joe Goldstein, and Greg Strosser in the summer of 2010 after Chris Pingor came up with an idea to blend punk and jazz.
Punko Sharp began to write original music and soon, Slappy Joe left and we began to search for a new bass player. We were soon joined by Chris McGill. In addition we began to seek a female vocalist to accompany Chris. We came acoss Vanessa Ballerdini and Punko Sharp began to practice and write regularly.
Punko Sharp played their debut show at the Brighton Bar in Long Branch opening for The Brothers of Brazil. Soon after, Chris McGill and Vanessa left the band. A search was on for their new bass player and female singer.
Scruff was added to the lineup in the summer of 2012 and they continue their search for a female singer. To be continued....