Bunch of Bastards (BoB) like to think they drink from the same source of inspiration as their heroes Pogues, Flogging Molly, Mahones and Dropkick Murphys. BoB pay respect to their heroes by playing one song from each of them. BoB also pick the odd song from the big book of traditional folk songs, though oftentimes not without spicing things. But foremost, BoB add their self-penned stuff to the ever expanding catalogue of songs out there that can be described as energetically melodic or melodically energetic. BoB songs deal with the downsides of life − remorse, illness, death, war and the arbitrariness of it all − as well as with life’s upsides − the blessings of love, music and alcoholic beverages. Either way, as one of their songs points out, “there is many a good reason to drink many a good pint”!.