The Bionic Rats were formed in Dublin, Ireland.2006 by singer and songwriter Del Bionic after the break up of Dublin reggae outfit #kingsativa. A constantly moving and evolving project that has taken many twists & turns over the years but the vision of creating honest music you can dance to has never wavered.
Inspired by foundation Jamaican ska, rocksteady, early (boss) reggae, U.K. pop reggae, roots (rock) reggae, dub, sprinklings of early dancehall,
and a whole heap of 2tone ska.
Our Sunday residency in the Temple Bar pub The Foggy Dew which began shortly after the band formed is one of the longest running live night's in Ireland, bringing together all the nations of the world under one roof to skank our troubles away.
The Foggy Dew is forever entwined with the story of the band.
We have opened up for many of our musical influences, including, Madness, The Beat (both Dave Wakeling's and the late great Ranking Roger's* versions of the band), Bad Manners, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Israel Vibration, Horace Andy, The Jolly Boys, The Selecter, Damien Dempsey, Imelda May and many more.
Our one and only TV appearance was on the RTE music showcase The Imelda May Show, hosted by Del's cousin.
*The late, sorely missed, Ranking Roger, with his son Murphy, joined us in The Grand Social for Ranking Full Stop & toasted over a dubbed out version of Eek-a-mouse's Ganja Smuggling. which was to be his last performance on a Irish Stage.
A career highlight. R.I.P. Roger
Currently working on our 5th studio album
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