The four members, Mark Mulholland, Tony Rose, Joe Armstrong and Matt de Harp, have been playing together in different combinations throughout Europe for the past fifteen years, in a variety of bands including punk, rock, psychedelic and swing as well as the folkier formations, and also simply travelling around, picking up gigs and busking, swapping songs and stories with other musicians along the way. As well as honing their own songwriting and playing skills, this means that the band’s repertoire includes many songs from friends, who in turn are singing Two Dollar Bash songs throughout Europe and North America. The line-up is sometimes complemented with the addition of percussionist and drummer Stéphane Doucerain, who featured on the band’s first album.
The band has released four albums on Berlin label Cannery Row Records: “Two Dollar Bash”(2006), “On the Road”(2007), “Lost River”(2008), and “New Adventures” (2011). Since the formation of the band in 2003, Two Dollar Bash have been touring extensively throughout Europe, and have also completed four very successful tours of America. In March 2009 Two Dollar Bash was invited to perform a showcase at the prestigious South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, for a remarkable third successive year, as well as at the Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis, another important industry event.