Name: Punching Namard
Formed in: 2012
Founded by Thiago Xavier (fiddle and tin whistle) and Alexandre Manjuba (vocals), the Punching Namard arose in middle 2012 with the idea of mixing up the heaviness and dirty of the tradicional punk with the irish and celtic music melodic phrasing and various instruments, having as influence bands like Flogging Molly, Fiddler’s Green and The Real McKenzies.
It took almost a year untill that simple idea becomes real with Henrique Jacques (bass and vocals), Leo Peccatu (drums and percussion) and Silas Mendes (banjo, mandolin, accordion and vocals) joining the band.
In January 2014 Punching Namard made its debut on the stages of Coluba Rock Pub, followed by a bunch of theaters such as Lapa Irish Pub, Heavy Duty, Studio B and Subúrbio Alternativo. In the end of the same year the band left the stages for a while for the recording and release of its Demo EP, featuring Silas Mendes also on lead and acoustic guitars and Leo Crust on rhythm guitars. The EP has received good international reviews, and from it, the band was, among other things, chosen as the January/2015 Band of the Month by the ‘Celtic Folk Punk and More’ Spanish website. The band released also “Punching Namard” EP and album “First Round”.
- Alexandre “Manjuba” – vocal
- Sidney “Gideão” Santana – bass
- Leo Peccatu – drums, bodhrán
- Rafael “Morango” – guitars
- Silas Mendes – banjo, mandolin, accordion
- Thiago Xavier – fiddle, tin whistle
- First Round (2018)
- Punching Namard (2016)