Fun Factoid Friday: Matt Hensley (Flogging Molly) used to play ska

Fun Factoid Friday: Matt Hensley (Flogging Molly) used to play ska

Every Friday the punk rock geniuses here at Dying Scene unleash some punk rock trivia. Today’s “fun factoid” is about a lesser known collaboration between members of some quite well known bands.

I sure got a kick out of this one. Apparently Matt Hensley, who plays accordion for LA Irish punk band Flogging Molly, was in at least one ska band when he was a teenager. I’m still not exactly sure what instrument he played, but I’m 99% sure it wasn’t the accordion. Using my high tech detective skills (Google), I was able to track one of these bands down. I present to you 90’s female-fronted ska band Spy Kids, which featured a young Matt Hensley.  According to their Myspace page, they opened for the likes of Hepcat, The Selector, and Let’s Go Bowling, all during their short-lived career in the early 90’s.

Maybe the day will come that Hensley will bust out his checkered fedora again…but probably not.

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