Paddy & The Rats were formed by the singer-songwriter Paddy, Vince (bass) and Joey (electric guitar) in 2008. After that the positions on accordion, fiddle, tin whistle, banjo and bagpipe were filled in.
As for their becoming rats, the six “rish” guys say: punk is the same in music as rats among the animals – dirty and malicious, and that’s exactly what they play. The band is combining pub music with hot and dirty punk rock. To spice up their own songs they use Irish pub music and Celtic features, but you can also feel the mood of the pirates’ and sailors’ world.
The band’s first album – Rats On Board – was released in 2010.
Their aim is to introduce the crowd to different kinds of pub music and pub culture… To be more precise: turn the whole world into a pub!
Rats on Board (2009)
Hymns for Bastards (2011)
Tales From The Docks (2013)
Lonely Heart’s Boulevard (2015)
Riot City Outlaws (2018)