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 saw 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, ‘Break The Silence’ released in July 2012. 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.
Summer 2012 saw the band hit the festival scene with slots through the summer, with sets including a mix of greatest hits and new material. The album ‘Break The Silence’ was released autumn 2013.
March 2015 sees the band release brand new studio album ‘Frantic’.
First single, ’Labour Of Life’ is a fast paced pop anthem which shows the band’s ability to cross over with stunning pop sensibilities.
Album opener ‘Let It Shine’ radiates with gospel feel-good rock ’n’ roll, while ‘Beautiful Smile’ roars with hard rock urgency. Title track ‘Frantic’ is filled with full string section which compliments Dante Gizzi’s haunting vocals. The album is filled with no fillers, power, energy, and is refined and rough at the same time.Tracks by GUN