Scene of Irony

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Scene of Irony
Scene of irony photo outside of Lemmons June 2012.jpg
Scene of Irony outside of Lemmons in Saint Louis, Missouri
Background information
Origin St.Louis, Missouri, United States
Genres Punk rock
Years active 2004-present
Members Maurice "Moe" Holmes
Shawn G. Combs
Shaughnessy Denney
Past members Donnell Robinson
Raj Narayan
Jay Lipe
Darren Moore
Shelley Koesterer

Scene of Irony is an American punk rock band from St.Louis, Missouri. Their musical style is a combination of street punk and alternative rock. They have released three CDs: When Kids Attack (2007),[1] Word on the Street (2010)[2] and We Own the Night (2013)[3] at Vintage Vinyl record store located in the Delmar Loop area in University City, Missouri with in-store performances. Scene of Irony outsold every artist in Vintage Vinyl both nationally and locally for the week of their releases respectively[4] The band includes Maurice "Moe" Holmes on lead vocals and guitar, Shawn Combs on guitar, Donnell Robinson drums and backing vocals, and Shaughnessy Denney on bass guitar and backing vocals.

Career[edit]

Scene of Irony formed after Moe Holmes got rejected by a rock band that Donnell played drums in that was auditioning singers. The band thought Holmes sounded "too punk" and turned him down. Disappointed after getting rejected, Holmes decided to form his own band. He purchased a guitar, and a Marshall half-stack and started practicing to teach himself guitar. Donnell came by Moe's apartment to listen to the songs he had written and said he needed more practice. After six months, Donnell returned to Moe's apartment and agreed to form a band with him. Moe placed an ad at Vintage Vinyl for a bass player and Shaughnessy Denney answered the ad a week later. The three practiced once, and decided to officially become a band on April 1, 2004. After being a band for two and a half years, Shaughnessy and Donnell wanted to add a lead guitarist to the band. Shawn Combs came to see Scene of Irony perform at The Pageant located in St. Louis, Missouri, and asked to join the band. After "jamming" with Shawn a couple of times, Combs was officially in the band. On March 24, 2007, Scene of Irony released its debut album titled When Kids Attack. Three years later, they released their second album, Word on the Street. On April 7, 2013, Scene of irony released its third CD, titled We Own the Night. After the CD release of We Own the Night, Scene of Irony decided to part ways with its founding drummer Donnell Robinson due to personal issues. On March 29, 2014, Scene of irony held their 10 year anniversary show at Fubar[5] in Saint Louis featuring legendary punk band Charged GBH. GBH flew in for one show specifically for Scene of irony's show. Donnell and Raj reunited with the band to perform a couple of songs for the special occasion. Scene of Irony continues to perform shows across the United States and England. In December 2013 "Moe" was voted most-liked black man in St. Louis.[6] They have opened for several national acts, including: Ultraman, Charged GBH, The Business, The Exploited, Street Dogs, Swingin' Utters, The Queers, Voodoo Glow Skulls, The Casualties, Koffin Kats, Flatfoot 56 and Zero Boys. Scene of Irony has also toured England[7] four times, three with the punk band Eastfield.[8]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • When Kids Attack (March 24, 2007) (Southside Scene Records)
  • Word on the Street (April 25, 2010) (Southside Scene Records)
  • We Own the Night (April 7, 2013) (Scene of irony Records)

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