Dropkick Murphys

Name: Dropkick Murphys

Country: USA

Formed in: 1996

Status: Active

Dropkick Murphys are an American Celtic punk band formed in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1996. The band was initially signed to independent punk record label Hellcat Records, releasing five albums for the label, and making a name for themselves locally through constant touring and yearly St. Patrick’s Day week shows, held in and around Boston. The 2004 single “Tessie” became the band’s first mainstream hit and one of their biggest charting singles to date. The band’s final Hellcat release, 2005’s “The Warrior’s Code”, included the song “I’m Shipping Up to Boston”; the song was featured in the 2006 Academy Award-winning movie “The Departed”, and went on to become the band’s only Platinum-selling single to date, and remains one of their best-known songs. The band is known for their loud, energetic live shows.

In 2007, the band began releasing music through their own imprint label, Born & Bred via Alternative Distribution Alliance. 2007’s “The Meanest of Times” made its debut at No. 20 on the Billboard charts and featured the successful single, “The State of Massachusetts”, while 2011’s “Going Out in Style” was an even bigger success, making its debut at No. 6, giving the band their highest-charting album to date. The band’s eighth studio album, “Signed and Sealed in Blood” was released in 2013 making its debut at No. 9 on the Billboard charts and featured the single “The Season’s Upon Us”, a Christmas song that was one of the band’s highest charting singles. The band’s ninth album, “11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory” was released on January 6, 2017 and debuted at number 8 on the Billboard charts. They have yet to have a Billboard Top 100 hit.


Band members

  • Ken Casey – bass, vocal
  • Matt Kelly – drums, bodhran
  • Al Barr – vocal
  • James Lynch – guitar
  • Tim Brennan – accordion, mandolin, bouzouki, piano, tin whistle, guitar
  • Jeff DaRosa – banjo, mandolin, bouzouki, guitar, piano, harmonica, tin whistle



  • Do or Die (1998)
  • The Gang’s All Here (1999)
  • Sing Loud, Sing Proud! (2001)
  • Blackout (2003)
  • The Warrior’s Code (2005)
  • The Meanest of Times (2007)
  • Going Out in Style (2011)
  • Signed and Sealed in Blood (2013)
  • 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory (2017)


  • Boys on the Docks (1997)
  • Tattoos And Scally Caps (1997)
  • Fire And Brimstone (1997)
  • Curse Of A Fallen Soul (1998)
  • Walk Away (2003)
  • Fields Of Athenry (2004)
  • Tessie (2004)
  • The State Of Massachusetts (2008)
  • Rose Tattoo: For Boston Charity EP (2013)


  • Live on a Five (2000)
  • Live on St. Patrick’s Day (2002)
  • Which Side Are You On (2005) – nieoficjalne wydawnictwo
  • Live on Lansdowne, Boston MA (2010)
  • Live at Fenway (2011)


  • Dropkick Murphys & The Ducky Boys Split (1996)
  • Anti-Heros Vs Dropkick Murphys Split (1997)
  • Dropkick Murphys & The Bruisers (1997)
  • Oxymoron + Dropkick Murphys – German Lager Vs. Irish Stout Split (1998)
  • Dropkick Murphys – Agnostic Front – Unity Split (2000)
  • Dropkick Murphys & The Business – Mob Mentality Split (2000)
  • Dropkick Murphys Vs H2O ‎- This Is The East Coast! …Not La! Split (2000)
  • Face To Face Vs Dropkick Murphys Split (2001)
  • The Vandals & Dropkick Murphys – One For The Ages! (2003)


  • The Early Years (1998)
  • The Singles Collection, Volume 1 (2000)
  • Singles Collection, Volume 2 (2005)


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