Do You Wanna Hear The Sound Of Guns?

"Guns of Brighton might be the band to take up the mantle of Boston’s hometown, punk rock heroes—a tradition started by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones in the ’80s and continued by the Dropkick Murphys through the ’90s, and into this millennium."

(Thanx!!! The Noise - Boston http://thenoise-boston.com/2014/04/cd-reviews-21/ )

If YOUR Answer Is Affirmative, Then Follow Our Call To Arms!

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“Guns of Brighton” ?! Why ?? 

We feel that “Guns of Brighton” is an awesome name for a band… Here is how we came up with it!

The name is actually a shout out to a song by The Clash called “The Guns of Brixton,” combined with reference to the geographical location of our rehearsal studio, in lovely Brighton, Massachusetts, U.S.A. The Clash song “was written and sung by bassist Paul Simonon, who grew up in Brixton, south London. With a strong reggae influence reflecting the culture of the area, and a knowing nod to the classic reggae gangster film The Harder They Come, the lyrics depict growing discontent in response to heavy-handed treatment by the police, leading to riots, economic recession, and other problems. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Guns_of_Brixton]

In our case, it is particularly fitting that the Clash's bass player wrote the song. It was Lee, our bass player, who devised of the name... Other names we kicked around at the time included “Open Rebellion” and “London Boys from Boston;” names that never really seemed right for us. No, it was not until Lee suggested the name “Guns of Brighton,” that we had that collective “Yeah!” moment.

We appreciate the feedback from our fans the most, who tell us ours is the kind of name that seems familiarly cool, almost like it should have been used by someone long ago. We are proud that our name acknowledges a huge influence from bands like The Clash, and we quite often include “The Guns of Brixton” in our set as a tribute.

Markie D.

We Have Mike! We...Have...Mike! 

G.o.B. is pleased to announce that our lineup has expanded to include Michael Lucantonio! We are glad to have you aboard, Mike!

- Mark, Lee & Ant (G.o.B.)

Our new and updated bio here

Who Are The Guns Of Brighton?

"Guns of Brighton” are a traditional Punk firm out of Boston, MA. Their songs channel the urgency of the Clash and Social Distortion, along with the song craft and vocal harmonies of Green Day and Dag Nasty.
 
Main songwriter “Markie D” (Mark Duchane) covers lead vocals and plays guitar. He once did a stint on the acclaimed “Vans Warped Tour” with his old band years ago… He has been living for the rock for years!
 
Drummer Ant (Anthony) Aubrey also covers harmony vocals for the group. He has often been called “The best harmony singing drummer in the Boston area since Don Henley stopped loitering around Walden Pond”.
 
On bass is “Rude Boy” Lee Holland. Though originally from Virginia, Lee hit the ground running in the Boston music scene as a sought after “Rancid-style” bass player. He joined “Guns…” in July of 2012.
 
Rounding out the band on lead guitar  and 3rd harmony vocals is Mike Lucantonio. Though a recent addition to the “Guns…”, Mike is a veteran of several Punk and Metal bands of note including “Gang Green” (Taang! Records) and “Temporary Insanity".
 
There is only one question the band has for you. That is; “Do you wanna hear the sound of ‘Guns’?” Well, if your answer’s affirmative then follow our “Call to Arms!” The debut album “A Selfish Call to Arms” dropped in April, 2014! Since then the “Guns…” have been playing shows and rallying support to their cause!

Our Cup Runneth Over... 

THANK YOU for coming out Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20! G.o.B. played at Knuckle Head's in New Bedford on the 19th. Pics here "Rockers Vs. Bullying" Benefit Concert (7/19/2014):












G.o.B. played AGAIN at The Midway Cafe in JP on the 20th! 
Our next show is Saturday, August 2, up at Sonny's Tavern, in Dover, N.H. Worth the trip for sure! Great food and we'll be hanging out with good friends Taxi Driver, sharing the night. Details here

Cheers, 
G.o.B.

Jailbreak (June 20, 2014) 


In lieu of our scheduled performance this evening at The Church, which was cancelled due to venue issues, G.o.B. convened to consider the issue of incarceration in modern America, and to ponder what might yet happen, later this evening...

**SHOW CANCELED** "Guns of Brighton" open for "The Welch Boys", "The Blue Bloods", and "Sprained Ankles" in Boston, on Friday, June 20th at "The Church" on Kilmonarck St., near Fenway Park! 

With sincere apologies to our fans, we were notified this afternoon that our show scheduled for tonight, Friday, June 20, 2014, at Church (Kilmarnock St./Fenway) has been canceled by Church due to an issue with their facilities. We were really looking forward to the show. We thank our fans for their understanding. We are sorry for any disappointment or inconvenience.

- Markie D and the rest of G.o.B.!

What's this about GOB working with a new guitar player?! 

Exciting news coming soon, but for now just letting you all know we have indeed been working with a new guitar player. We can't say who it is just yet, but suffice it to say this person is well very known to music fans in and around Boston and on the North Shore. We think he's going to work out great... Stay tuned!

PorchFest THIS Sat. May 17 at 62 Elm St. Somerville, 2-4 PM (Rain date Sun. May 18) 

Guns of Brighton are participating in this years Porchfest in Somerville, MA. This very cool event allows bands to play outdoors on Somerville porches all over the city. This is a free and family-friendly event (previewed here online @BostonMagazine). And don't worry, a few adult beverages will be on hand, just talk to Markie D! Here's what we're thinking we might play in our 2 sets.

GOB plays THIS SaturdayMay 17, at 62 Elm St., Somerville, MA, from 2-4 pmThe rain date is Sunday, May 18, so please check in with us if there is questionable weather Saturday morning. View our facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/297709547061071/  ... and our "Porchfest profile" here: http://somervilleartscouncil.org/node/1293

One more thing! Please sign up for our email list to Join The GOB Army! We hope to see you at PorchFest!
 
Love,
Markie and the rest of the "Guns..."
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Guns Of Brighton w/ Menace

Cambridge Elks, Cambridge

 

GoB w/ Menace Cambridge Elks Sat. 9/13

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Guns Of Brighton w/ Lenny Lashley

Sonny's Tavern, Dover, NH

 

GoB w/ Lenny Lashley Sonny's Tavern, Dover, NH Friday, October 3, 2014

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Guns Of Brighton

TBA, Worcester, MA

 

GoB perform in Worcester, MA Details TBA soon! Friday, October 4, 2014

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