GBH, England’s sensational street punk artists are bringing their signature sounds to the Gramercy Theater!
GBH (also known as Charged GBH) was formed in Birmingham (England) in 1978 by vocalist Colin Abrahall, guitarist Colin "Jock" Blyth, bassist Sean McCarthy, and drummer Andy "Wilf" Williams. Sean was replaced by Ross Lomas shortly thereafter and it wasn’t long before they got a record deal with Clay Records. The band’s been through a few line up changes over the years and it currently consists of Colin (vocals), Jock (guitar), Ross (bass), and Scott Preece (drums). Their musical style is best described as a blend of punk rock, street punk (a working class based genre of punk rock which took shape in the early 1980s, partly as a rebellion against the perceived artistic pretensions of the first wave of British punk), and hardcore punk (a subgenre of punk rock that began in the late 1970s and is generally faster, harder, and more aggressive than other forms of punk rock). They’ve had a stellar career with 11 studio albums, 8 extended plays, 6 live albums, 9 compilation albums, 2 demo tapes, 2 split albums (with Billyclub), 8 video albums, and their music has been featured on the compilation albums Punk And Disorderly, Burning Ambitions: A History Of Punk, and A Triple Dose Of Punk.
Don't miss your chance to see the artists who helped codify the raw sounds of British street punk, tackling the Thatcher era’s middle and upper class with their buzzsaw assault!