GUITAR GANGSTERS (GB)

Following Guitar Gangsters’ 35 the anniversary in 2023, the next chapter of the bands history is about to be written. 11 album releases and tours in 28 countries just isn’t enough! Guitar Gangsters continue to produce stunning live shows and new releases which remain true to their melodic punk roots – slices of suburban life, failed love, failed ambition and social politics packed into three- minute power punk gems.
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 irresistible 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 to record with legendary Ramones producer Daniel Rey resulting in the tour de force that is, “Sex & Money”. Live performances of this and their debut album were recorded for livestreaming in 2021 and can be found on YouTube.
In 2019 this London three piece became a four piece with the addition of Ed Sonsino on guitar – the big sound got even bigger! In a post pandemic 2022, Guitar Gangsters made a return with the release of their 11th studio album, “Fortune Favours The Brave” and gigged throughout 2022 in UK and Europe. 2024 sees the release of the vinyl EP “The Faithful”, the title track for which is a salute to all those that have found punk to be the place where they belong. To mark the 35th anniversary of the release of the band’s first album “Prohibition”, a new vinyl live studio session performance will be released in May.
Guitar Gangsters will always stick proudly to their inspirational punk rock guns with more than just a hint of rock’n’roll attitude. With a formidable back catalogue and a swagger that is only achieved through years of experience, there’s never been a better time to see this band live and to be part of the next chapter.

Available:

for club shows and festivals available all through the year

Tourdates:

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08/05/2024 D-Oberhausen, Druckluft TICKETS
09/05/2024 D-München, Glocke (w/ Avengers)
10/05/2024 D-Donaueschingen, KuBa
11/05/2024 D-Stuttgart Neugereut, Jugendhaus
12/05/2024 CH-Bern, Rössli (w/ Escalator Haters) TICKETS
13/05/2024 D-Bamberg, Liveclub
14/05/2024 CZ-Prag, Klub 007
15/05/2024 CZ-Brno, Kabinet MÚZ
16/05/2024 SK-Kosice, Collosseum
17/05/2024 SRB-Sombor, Bowling Stones
18/05/2024 SK-Bratislava, Randal TICKETS
19/05/2024 A-Wien, Rhiz TICKETS
21/05/2024 D-Dresden, Chemiefabrik
22/05/2024 D-Hamburg, Hafenklang
23/05/2024 D-Dortmund, Subrosa
24/05/2024 D-Düsseldorf, Der Hof (w/ The Movement)
25/05/2024 D-Alsdorf, Pitrock Festival (w/ The Movement, Wonk Unit) TICKETS
21/06/2024 UK-London, The Water Rats (Special 35th Anniversary Show)
20/07/2024 UK-Southshields, Unionist Club (Fest w/Gimp Fist)
09/08/2024 UK-Derby, Hairy Dog (w/Sleeper)
07/09/2024 UK-Bristol, Moor Beer Brewery (Degenerate Festival)
27/09/2024 UK-Skegness, The Courthouse (Punk’n’Disorderly Festival)
06/10/2024 UK-London, New Cross Inn (All Dayer)
18/10/2024 UK-Leeds, Brudenell Social Club (w/UK Subs)
19/10/2024 UK- Newcastle, North East Calling Festival
01/11/2024 UK-London, Hope & Anchor
08/11/2024 UK-Glasgow, Ivory Blacks
09/11/2024 UK-Edinburgh, Legends
22/11/2024 UK-Reading, Sub89 (w/ANWL)
08/12/2024 UK-Brighton, The Prince Albert (w/Spizz Energy)
20/12/2024 UK-Nuneaton, Queens Hall

Lineup:

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

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Releases:

2024: The Faithful (EP)
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)

Label:

Rilrec/ Broken Silence/ Captain Oi!/ Wanda Records

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