The BAND Strike Twelve is every bar owner/patron’s dream – a beer-drinking, song-playing, ass-kicking, energetic party on stage. It’s hard to say exactly what to expect from a show, but having Strike Twelve in the lineup means you’re in for a fun night. The band first started jamming together in 2000 when its three founding members – Matty T (guitar/vocals), Joey T (bass/vocals), and Danny B (drums) – were all sophomores in high school. They met through a common love of fast, energetic music and a desire to release their aggressions through their musical instruments together. “We keep doing this shit because it gets our adrenaline going and allows us to share our excitement and good times with those around us,” says Joey. Now, over 15 years and 200 shows later, the same three founding members are joined by Joey’s younger brother Andy on second guitar, who has added a shredding ferocity to their characteristic sound. They’ve shared the stage with many of the acts that inspired them, including Strung Out, Propagandhi, Reel Big Fish, Guttermouth, Pulley, Unwritten Law, Authority Zero, Death By Stereo and Voodoo Glow Skulls. They signed to Felony Records in 2009 and have since released three full lengths and a 7″ as part of the Felony family. Most recently in 2016, they joined forces with their friends in Margate a split 7″ record entitled “Strike Twelve & Margate Do Each Other,” in which the two bands cover a pair of their favorite songs by the other band. Simultaneously, they have been hard at work on their next full length, which they expect to release in late 2016. Strike Twelve continues to persevere, pushing forward with an unabiding vigor, fueled by their strong love for the punk rock genre and community. Armed with the unmatched chemistry that only comes with years of experience together, they eagerly chase the next stage in their adventure.