Developing their own rules for what constitutes an Irish band and creating a sound that is truly their own. The band has developed a fan base that is dedicated to the idea that the way
The American Wake plays Irish music is the way Irish music should be played.
The band grew up in the punk rock scene of the 80s and early 90s. It is this attitude that is most noticeable in the band’s arrangements of traditional Irish tunes and original material.