In 2003, a handful of musicians, actors and songwriters who had spent several years performing together in various theatrical and historical re-enactment projects, joined their creative forces and love for music from across the timeline, as well as the thrill of live performance. They dubbed themselves Plasterkatz and perform throughout Northern California. Their unique sound, combining traditional instruments - mandolin, recorder, Irish bodhran - with modern electric rock-and-roll, spans several genres with every member contributing to the songwriting and musical composition.
Plasterkatz can be seen performing regularly in the San Francisco Bay Area, most especially in clubs and venues popular among the Irish locals, ironically enough. The musical styles and the synergy among the band members, as well as mutual appreciation and respect for their audiences, always promise an entertaining evening out. Their original rock-and-roll is complimented by their more-than-traditional arrangements of folk music from around the world, and their distinct reworking of modern music from the last few decades continues to turn the heads of patrons who might not have heard their favorite song by Nirvana, The Vapors, or The Marshall Tucker Band quite like this.
In the summer of 2005, Plasterkatz is in the studio recording their first album. That, however, certainly doesn't mean you can't find them playing at one of their favorite SF haunts. Live performance is what feeds them; the music, the jam, and, most of all, the audience, are the bread and butter for this five-member band called Plasterkatz.