I discovered today that the husband of one of my best friends at work is the lead singer of Guitar Gangsters, a London punk band.
As per their MySpace:
Guitar Gangsters started life in 1988 when punk in the UK was almost illegal and have determindly dodged commercial success ever since! Seven studio albums and two live albums are testimony to the band's belief in the power of first generation punk, preferring anthems, melody and well crafted songs to the flat out speed and nihilism of newer bands on the punk circuit. Tours with Stiff Little Fingers in 1989 and just about all the punk bands of the late 1970's since have earnt Guitar Gangsters the reputation of "the worlds second favourite punk band"!
Since 1995 the band has gigged regularly abroad and less in the UK on account of the declining scene at home particularly in the south-east. The band has gigged in 19 countries including Brazil and the US and are regular vistors to mainland Europe where they have a strong following in Germany, Czech Republic, Austria and Poland.
Six of the band's albums can be found on Captain Oi! and their new album release "Badge of Honour" on vinyl and CD is available since end of May 2009 on the band's own "Rampant Records" label and on the German RILREC label (distributed by BROKEN SILENCE).
Here's a video from 2009:
More info at http://www.guitargangsters.surf3.net
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