The Punching Pandas
Like many before them, The Punching Pandas humble origins started in a garage with a few friends and a mutual interest in drinking bourbon and playing music. It didn’t take long for the Des Moines based band to explode onto the scene drawing bigger and rowdier crowds with each and every show. From the very beginning they were different, not only in song choice but in energy, audience involvement, and their unique ability to captivate an audience and make them stay for more!
From blistering hot funk, to the most down home blues, to the classic rock hits you know and love, there isn’t any genre or style off The Punching Pandas playlist. They aren’t just a band, they are a full throttle entertainment machine! Featuring an explosive horn section, an ancient but soulful B3 organ, and a tight and funky rhythm section, this party band brings the heat like no one before them!
“When you’re on stage people will naturally look and be interested in what you’re doing, but you only have about 5 seconds to make them stay before they move on. That’s why we pack every moment of our show with humor, music, and energy. There isn’t a dull moment! The other thing that people gravitate towards is our passion. We absolutely love making music together and it radiates off the stage. When people see us smiling and laughing, they know that we would be putting on the same show to an empty room that we are to a packed house.”
- Joe Coons - Singer/Guitar