Paddy & The Rats was formed by the singer-songwriter Paddy, Vince (bass) and Joey (electric guitar) in 2008. Then Seamus (drums) joined them and two authentic musicians, Sonny (accordion) and Sam (fiddle, tin whistle, banjo and bagpipe). In spring 2012 Sonny has left the band and Bernie took his place. As for their becoming rats, the six pirate say: punk is the same in music as rats among the animals – dirty and malicious, and they exactly play it. 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’s and sailors’s world.