Rock 'n' roll that improves with age

November 13, 2008|By TIFFANY ARNOLD

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- They say 40 is the new 20.

So if that's true, the average age for foursome Lucky Punk & The Chicken would be around 25.

"We're all kind of older than your typical rock 'n' roll age," said frontman Wayne Driscoll, the band's guitarist and vocalist. His wife, Collien, plays bass and sings vocals.

"My wife really wouldn't want her age out there," Driscoll said.

Age is a touchy subject, but Driscoll did say that the youngest member was 36. Every one else is in their 40s and 50s.

Age aside, the band still likes to rock. The Waynesboro-area band has cracked its way into the Tri-State area's tightly booked bar circuit. They'll be performing at Pappy's Pub on Friday. Driscoll said Lucky Punk goes on at 9:30 p.m.


The band formed nearly three years ago and is still finding its way, figuring out what Lucky Punk should sound like.

The band plays originals and a good number of covers to appease the bar-goers. You might expect to hear tunes by The Rolling Stones and the Pixies, Driscoll said.

Driscoll, who does most of the songwriting, said the band likes to keep things simple.

"We're not trying to be deep," Driscoll said. "We're not trying to get any message across."

About Lucky Punk & The Chicken

Hometown -- Waynesboro, Pa.

Vocals, guitars -- Wayne Driscoll

Vocals, bass -- Collien Driscoll

Vocals, guitar, keyboard -- Brian Foster

Drums -- Karl Kart

Genre -- Covers, power pop, alt-country

Upcoming show -- 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 at Pappy's Pub, Waynesboro, Pa. Call 717-762-5839.

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Q&A with Wayne Driscoll of Lucky Punk

Q: So, where do you guys see yourselves 10 years from now?
A: That's a long time ... We intend to play together until it plays itself out. The interest and the commitment is really strong across the board. I think one thing that helps is that we don't play so frequently.

Q: If you could drum up a dream gig, who would be the opener?
A: I don't know. There's one group we really like to play with -- Teach. I would definitely like to associate myself with them. That would be a fun night.

Q: Any plans to put out an album?
A: We would like to. We have some recording equipment. We'd like very much to do that, but we've been talking about that for a year now. Ultimately, we'd like to get to it. We want to do it right.

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