The Ducky Boys are a street punk band from Boston, Massachusetts. Since forming in 1995 in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston, the band has spanned over eighteen years with three tenures that have led to six full-length albums and over 80 songs. The band derives its name from the name of an Irish street gang in the 1979 movie, "The Wanderers".
For the past ten years, the band has been composed of frontman Mark Lind (bass and vocals), Jason Messina drums and guitarist Douglas Sullivan. The Ducky Boys have released five studio albums (the last three from this current lineup) along with several 7-inch records and appearances on compilations. Rich Crimlisk joined the band in 2012 and played on the "Chemicals" EP as well as the forthcoming sixth studio album.
Over the last ten years, the band’s sound has evolved from quick punk riffs to more stripped down rock music and a developing message of social consciousness. However, the band’s influences, which include Rancid, The Replacements, The Clash, Bruce Springsteen, and dozens of other punk and rock n’ roll bands, still remains a prevalent element in the band’s sound.
This band should not be confused with another punk band by the similar name, Ducky Boys, from Brooklyn, New York, formed in the early 1980s, and featured on the 2006 Staring Down the Barrel compilation, which features over a dozen tracks by very obscure, unknown punk bands from 1979 through 1983.