The newly formed band with an average age of 22, started rehearsing and writing in a renovated stable in Co.Armagh with their debut show selling out in November 2017 to 200 people in Belfast
The band sold the same venue out a month later, getting a reputation for a blisteringly energetic live show among students in Belfast, doing the same in Dublin.
BBC Radio 1 DJ, Phil Taggart made it to a Belfast show describing Hunkpapa as "The best band I've seen in ages - Massive, massive tunes" airing the band 2 days later on his show.
In February 2018, the band decided to hire out the prestigious Limelight 2 for a show. Selling it out to 450 people in February, and returning to the bigger venue Limelight 1 less than 2 months later to 650 people.
The band also sold out debut shows in Bristol and London in June 2018.
From this, Hunkpapa has attracted a string of booking agents, MGMT and label interest with the aim of recording a debut album for release in 2019.
The name Hunkpapa derives from a Native American group and reservation in North Dakota - who played a significant role in the defeat of General Custer at the infamous Battle of The Little Bighorn.<br>