The founding members of the Honky Express first got together in autumn 2005, playing their first dance the following spring.
The band's popularity quickly grew with the support of many fans in the Cleveland area and beyond. The basis for the name
of the band was decided immediately, they would play mostly traditional and honky style polkas, with a nice kick and a bit
of a drive, hence the "Express." The band's sound is inspired by many polka stars and styles throughout the years,
blending traditional honky style with a modern Chicago drive and American flare.