The Dropkicks were founded in Shanghai in June 2006, by Joris (singer-guitarist) and Toshi (bassist), ex-classmates in Fudan University. Taka (drums) and Yusuke (keyboard, vocals) complete the line-up. They decided to play a special kind of punk rock'n'roll : the one created by the Stooges, the MC5 and the Dead Boys, and reborn thanks to Scandinavian underground bands like Turbonegro, Hellacopters or Backyard Babies.
In November 2006, Taka and Yusuke decided to quit. Then Chen Song, drummer of Crystal Butterfly, one of the best Shanghainese bands, joined the line-up. At the beginning, The Dropkicks used to play on a regular basis in 4 Live untill its closure. Since then, they rocked the scene of the best underground venues in Shanghai, from Live Bar to Yuyintang or Logo.
In January 2009, Chen Song decided to quit the band to get more involved into Chinese dub with his new band "Ci". Then, Ben joined us immediately.