OKC's hangover in waiting
Punky is stepping off the stage to begin work on our debut EP,
which we plan to call, "Magnificent Creature"
or possibly "Heavy Blues," "late to the gig," "pretty in the dark, ugly in the light"
maybe just 'Punky don't give a F." TBH, we're still kicking around ideas and haven't decided yet.
Returning spring 2022: Punky's Dance Party
Tuesdays at Mojo's Blues Club
@ 9ish - close, no cover!
1 East California Ave, 73104
(on the NW corner of the canal in Bricktown)
Timmy Braun, drums
"No one knows what lurks in his mind or what he's plotting but one thing is for sure, If you give him a pair of drumsticks, he'll beat on just about anything." -Jimmy Lawrence, Drum Tech, Sums Timmy up quite nicely, but what else can we say? Timmy is a drummer with metal at the core- characterized by lightning quick fills, and timely grooves that will get everyone moving to the beat. He is one of the most sought-after drummers around, performing with hard rock and metal bands; Anti Mortem and Trainwreck. Timmy enjoys the chance to flex his musical muscles with Punky, ''I like the freedom of the blues- a song can start one place and end up somewhere else entirely... it's just like that one time in Wichita... [laughs] and basically that's Punky Bluester”
Matt Kemp, guitar/vocals
It has been said that when Matt Leads a song, "He's like Jim Morrison, [of the Doors] but with a guitar." It's a fair comparison. Kemp likes each song to be thoughtfully arranged, but with a healthy dose of improvisation for a sort of controlled chaos. Songs often just materialize when Kemp is onstage because he's fearlessly improvisatory. Sometimes he will subtly reference motifs across different songs, and other times, he'll go straight through from one tune to another without ever stopping, and with little-to-no-warning for his bandmates. "it keeps things interesting. I like to make sure my rhythm section stays on their toes" says Matt, who is the bands lead songwriter, guitarist, and singer. His witty sarcasm can be so dry, people sometimes wonder if he's talking seriously, but the on-stage banter with bandmates and audience members keeps the energy relaxed and fun. in his own words, 'if you're not having a good time, it's your own fault.' Tru dat.
Jon O'Neal, guitar/vocals.
Joining the group in late September of 2021, Jon O’Neal is a man of few words…he lets the music do the talking for him. With a unique ability to draw the audience in, Jon is known for his soulful voice and his ability to perform a diverse range of music styles. To top it all off, his guitar playing is stellar, drawing influences from early Rock n Roll to heavy metal and beyond. He's a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and according to Kemp he is, 'probably the best singer in the group.' So one must ask, what is he doing here with Punky? "Dont get into a game of high stakes Farkle with Matt. just, dont." is Jon's only explanation. Which goes to show, that you can take the punk out of the gutter, but you can't take the gutter from the Punk. We're glad he's on board.
Now Hiring, bass guitar
Punky seems to go through bass players like kleenex in kindergarten. if that's true then our most recent actuator of low frequency oscillations, Roy Midkiff, was as strong and sturdy as a terrycloth towel. We are saddened that he decided to retire, because we love Roy! but as we all know, a man's gotta do.... So, that means there is an opportunity for some young punk to come on board and raise hell with us! If you know someone who may be interested in the position, or if you yourself have a deep love for Rock music, an arrogant disposition, nerves of steel, are at least as good as the guy pictured at left, and have your own equipment/transportation, give us a shout to: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can use the contact form somewhere on this website. In the interest of full disclosure, there will be an audition process, but this time around there is no dragon to fight. we got rid of the dragon. it cost too much for the insurance, so we decided to go a different direction. which may or may not include a drinking contest, a gentleman's club, and pushups. just so you know.