Mad Mulligans are a traditional punk/oi band from NYC, formed remotely during the first waves of the 2020 pandemic. Our influences include early Oi bands such as Blitz, Business, and Sham 69 as well as American hardcore from the same era. We dont play metal or thug rock, just pure punk/oi reminiscent of the early 80s.
While everything was shut down and quarantines went into effect, in 2020, creative outlets were stifled. There was nowhere for bands to play out, record, or even jam. We overcame this frustration by doing something new and effective. Without the ability to get together with our retrospective bands, songs were written and recorded in isolation remotely. We have all been friends for decades, and it made sense for all of us to come together to be a part of something new and exciting. A core of about 4 members formed, but 11 people contributed to the first recordings. Mad Mulligans were born.
The core 5 of us consist of Johnny, Albee, Wynn, Carlos and GiGi...The first 3 mentioned were the complete first line up of the NYC seminal punk band The Krays. Johnny plays with multiple other groups, including Drunken Rampage with Carlos. Wynn and Albee are both in American Eagle as bassist and guitars.. Wynn also plays in Skism. GiGi rounds out the lineup, as the only female Mulligan, bashing away behind the kit.
Mad Mulligans are as much of a band as we are a collective of friends that have always made music together. Four of us trade off lead vocals and carry multiple part anthems. With 3 mulligans having drum ability, we all swap instruments when we record. We never really know whos gonna be in the room or what tracks might make it to the next release. The lineup is fluid and anyone can be a part of it.
We are all Mulligans.
NYC TRADITIONAL OI / STREETPUNK