Shark Punch was formed in 2014 by guitarist Sergio Collazo and bassist Miguel Munoz. After knowing each other from high school they reunited at an Aquabats show and made a plan to start a ska punk band. After a few months they recruited Dylan Murphy on drums and Dustin Rose on vocals. The first brass member was the trumpet player Chris Kerner who was featured on early EP recordings. After a long search for more horn players the band posted flyers at a CSUEB saying "Tromboner wanted for skapunk band". Nick Rosario (trombone) and Noah Ortiz (bass trombone) responded quickly to the ad and joined the crew. A few months later Chris Kerner left the band so they were left to find a suitable replacement. A friend of Noah's and Nick's Michael Booker (saxophone) played a few shows with the guys and decided to become a permanent member. Sergio departed the band in September of 2016 and was replaced by Tommy "Fulltime" Blackard.