Venue | O2 ABC
Doors | 19:00
Over 14s | Yes
Price | £ 15.00
Dante Gizzi - vocals
Jools Gizzi - guitar
Derek Brown - bass
Paul McManus – drums
GUN’s contemporary take on authentic rock gave them an edge over their peers during the mid-80s. Formed in Glasgow by the Gizzi brothers, they came to re-invent the rock ‘n’ roll genre. Their debut album, “Taking On The World, brought with it many successful singles, appearances, and guest slots with acts such as; The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Simple Minds, Bryan Adams and Def Leppard
With critically acclaimed albums, singles, many awards and line up changes under their belt, GUN decided to call it a day in 1998. Fast forward 10 years to 2008 which saw GUN being awarded with the prestigious Nordoff Robbins Tartan Clef award for ‘Scotland’s Best Live Band’, leading to the band reuniting to an enthusiastic response.
A 20th anniversary “Taking On The World” tour was followed with the Gizzi brothers settling into writing mode, resulting in mini album “Popkiller”. The band hit the road again in 2008/2009 with a well-received UK and European tours including a UK tour with Lynyrd Skynyrd. Enthused by their return to the live scene and the positive response from a loyal fan base, Jools and Dante decided to go into the studio to record a new album. Fellow Glaswegians Paul McManus on drums and Derek Brown on bass completed the new line up.
2011 has seen the band go from strength to strength. When not playing gigs in the UK and Europe they have spent the rest of their time writing new material for their new album, due to be release in 2012. The summer also saw the band hit the festival scene with slots through the summer, with sets including a mix of greatest hits and new material.
The latter part of the year has seen the band demoing tracks and preparing to head into the studio. The new album was recorded at the infamous Rockfield Studios in Wales. The album, their first full length album in fourteen years, sees them working with producer Dave Eringa, the mastermind behind artists such as The Manic Street Preachers and Ocean Colour Scene.
With buzz starting to build around their return, the band are excited about returning to the live scene again in 2012. As a pre-cursor to this GUN will headline Glasgow’s infamous King Tuts Wah Wah Hut in December 2011, with a second night being added due to phenomenal demand. 2012 is already proving to be a great year for the band with a recent UK tour supporting Big Country on “The Crossing 30th Anniversary Tour” and the summer looks to be a great platform for fans to hear the album at various festivals in UK and Europe
A sneak preview of an album track, ‘Last Train From Central’, can be found at www.gunofficial.co.uk
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