Half Moon presents:

The Gutter Brothers

The Gutter Brothers

Half Moon - Putney, London

£15 Adv / £17 Door
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
General Admission (e-ticket)
$20.57 + $2.06 s/c

The Gutter Brothers emerged in the late 1980's as a busking band based in London, regulars on the Covent Garden street scene.

They released their first album 'Isometric Boogie' in 1988, going on to release two more albums, and writing the soundtrack music to 'Fools & Horses' Christmas special ‘Miami Twice’ in 1991. The band toured constantly in the UK, Europe and the US, sharing stages with the likes of Dr Feelgood, Desmond Dekker, Albert Lee, Steve Harley, Debbie Harry and Jools Holland. In 1993 the band split when lead singer Tony returned to live in his native New Orleans.

The original 1988 line-up of Tony Green (vocals), Steve Turner (bass), Jeff Walker (drums) and Chris Cawte (guitar) has reunited for a handful of UK shows on a roughly annual basis since 2003 following the death of founding member Dennis Johnson (tea-chest bass and lyrics). In 2008 the band released 'El Krusho', an album dedicated to Dennis' memory which featured new songs composed using remaining lyrics written by him. A new recording of previously unreleased songs 'Mother Primeval' followed in 2014.

The Gutter Brothers return to celebrate more than 30 years of swampy rock 'n' roll history with a country style gumbo of great tunes, rare funk grooves, a slab of ska and a small pinch of metal to taste.

All images by Vernon Nash