With a history spanning more than 30 years, 11 studio albums and countless tours in 28 countries, Guitar Gangsters continue to produce stunning lives shows and new releases which remain true to their melodic punk roots – slices of urban life, failed love, failed ambition and social politics packed into three-minute power punk gems.
Guitar Gangsters will always wear their punk influences as a badge of honour and while they might not change the world, you might just a leave a Gangsters’ show thinking you can change it yourself.

Guitar Gangsters rose to the surface of the tidal wave of post punk guitar bands of the late 1980’s appearing on the seminal “Underground Rockers” compilation alongside similar revolutionaries, The Senseless Things, The Crack & Manic Street Preachers. Recording their first album in 1988, the band found its voice through the influence of the first wave of punk with a salute to the impact of bands like The Boys, Generation X, The Pistols, Ramones, The Saints and The Clash. With infectious melodies and irrepressible anthems, the band toured with Stiff Little Fingers in the UK and cemented their place as a formidable live act in the early 1990’s while still only a three piece. An introduction to the European live scene with tours with 999 and The Lurkers led to frequent touring and album deals with a range of UK and European labels and a reputation for a professional, hardworking outfit that never fails attract a loyal following and to deliver onstage.

For their 10th studio album, the band was invited to New York in 2017 to record with legendary Ramones producer Daniel Rey resulting in the tour de force that is, “Sex & Money”.
In 2019 this London three piece became a four piece with the addition of Ed Sonsino on guitar – something big just got even bigger.
Guitar Gangsters look to the future with the release of their new studio album, “Fortune Favours The Brave” out in February 2022 and UK and European shows throughout the year.


for club shows and festivals available all through the year


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Pete (guitar, vocals)
Phil (bass)
Chris (drums)
Ed (guitar)




2022: Fortune favours the brave (LP, CD, Breakout promotion)
2017: Sex and money (LP, Wanda Records/ Flight 13)
2015: Aftershow (7" Vinyl, Wanda Records)
2011: The class of 76 (LP,CD)
2009: Badge of honour (LP, CD)
2008: Razor Cuts – Best of! (CD)
2005: Let em have it (CD)
2002: Another day in Pleasantville (CD)
2000: Road to reality (CD)
2000: Lord of the dance (Mini CD, 7")
1998: Razor Cuts (EP)
1998: Made in England (Live CD)
1998: Prohibition/ Money with menace (CD)
1996: Skweeler (CD)
1995: Shes got a gun (EP)
1995: Powerchords for England (CD)
1993: Money with menace (CD)
1989: Prohibition (CD)


Rilrec/ Broken Silence/ Captain Oi!/ Wanda Records