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GBH + THE VARUKERS (co-headline show) + Hotwired

Friday 6th April 2018
Show: 6:00 PM Doors: 6:00 PM

Please Note: 14+ Doors at 6pm

The Waterfront Studio | 139-141 King Street, Norwich, NR1 1QH, United Kingdom

 GBH + VARUKERS (co-headline show)

+ Hotwired

Friday 6th April 2018

Doors 6pm

Curfew 10pm

14 +

£16 ADV

 

Punk stalwarts GBH and the Varukers have new albums approaching and to celebrate we have set up this special co-headline show just for Norwich. Both GBH and the Varukers will be on full 1 hour headline sets. Grab those tickets!

GBH (also known as Charged GBH), are an English street punk band, formed in 1978 by vocalist Colin Abrahall, guitarist Colin "Jock" Blyth, bassist Sean McCarthy and Drummer Andy "Wilf" Williams. GBH were early pioneers of Englishstreet punk, often nicknamed "UK82", along with Discharge, Broken Bones, The Exploited and The Varukers. They have gone on to influence several punk rock musicians and have been described as one of the forerunners of the UK82 sound as well as an influence on bands as diverse as metallica, queens of the stone age, rancid, slayer, anthrax, nirvana, and a host of younger punk bands.


Unlike some early punk bands that evolved towards other styles, GBH have stayed fairly faithful to their original UK82 sound in subsequent releases. Their peers like The Exploited, Picture Frame Seduction, Discharge and The Varukers have all enjoyed resounding success in the USA and fit the genre' UK82 punk rock. However, the band have experimented to some degree with a more speed metal-inflected sound, notably with their 1992 release Church of the Truly Warped, although they have since returned to a more purist punk sound. The band is still active and touring and maintain a strong following both in England and the rest of Europe, as well as in United States and Japan.

 Official website

http://gbhuk.com

 Facebook

@GBH.official

 Twitter

@gbhuk

 Youtube

Official Channel

Initially known as The Veruccas, the band altered the spelling of their name to "The Varukers" in order to convey more aggression. When recording in the early 1980s, they were part of a broader trend known as "UK 82", Second Generation Punk, or UK Hardcore. Bands such as The Varukers, Discharge, Chaos UK, Amebix, and Charged GBH took the existing 1977-era punk sound and melded it with the incessant, heavy drumbeats and "wall of sound" distortion guitar sound of New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) bands such as Motörhead. The new, harder-edged style also tended to use much darker, more nihilistic, and more violent lyrics, and vocals were often shouted rather than sung.

While the Varukers split in 1989, vocalist Rat and guitarist Biff put the band back together in 1991. Stylistically their 1990s-era music resembled the traditional UK82 style. Since the band had former members of Discharge, a D-beat sound developed as time went on. The band has gone through many line-up changes over the years with the only constant member being Rat on vocals while guitarist Biff has been with the band since 1985. They have recently released a retrospective CD on SOS Records.

Even with Rat splitting his time between The Varukers and Discharge and Biff splitting his time with Sick On the Bus The Varukers continue to tour. They shared a headlining spot with such acts as Broken Bones, The Adicts, Vice Squad and GBH at the ill-fated British Invasion 2k6 concert festival in San Bernardino, California which ended in rioting.

The excellent new album Damned and Defiant sees the band hit new levels and hit the UK with a full album tour in March/April 2018

 Official website

http://www.thevarukers.com

 Facebook

@thevarukers

 

GBH + THE VARUKERS (co-headline show) + Hotwired, Friday 6th April 2018

 GBH + VARUKERS (co-headline show)

+ Hotwired

Friday 6th April 2018

Doors 6pm

Curfew 10pm

14 +

£16 ADV

 

Punk stalwarts GBH and the Varukers have new albums approaching and to celebrate we have set up this special co-headline show just for Norwich. Both GBH and the Varukers will be on full 1 hour headline sets. Grab those tickets!

GBH (also known as Charged GBH), are an English street punk band, formed in 1978 by vocalist Colin Abrahall, guitarist Colin "Jock" Blyth, bassist Sean McCarthy and Drummer Andy "Wilf" Williams. GBH were early pioneers of Englishstreet punk, often nicknamed "UK82", along with Discharge, Broken Bones, The Exploited and The Varukers. They have gone on to influence several punk rock musicians and have been described as one of the forerunners of the UK82 sound as well as an influence on bands as diverse as metallica, queens of the stone age, rancid, slayer, anthrax, nirvana, and a host of younger punk bands.


Unlike some early punk bands that evolved towards other styles, GBH have stayed fairly faithful to their original UK82 sound in subsequent releases. Their peers like The Exploited, Picture Frame Seduction, Discharge and The Varukers have all enjoyed resounding success in the USA and fit the genre' UK82 punk rock. However, the band have experimented to some degree with a more speed metal-inflected sound, notably with their 1992 release Church of the Truly Warped, although they have since returned to a more purist punk sound. The band is still active and touring and maintain a strong following both in England and the rest of Europe, as well as in United States and Japan.

 Official website

http://gbhuk.com

 Facebook

@GBH.official

 Twitter

@gbhuk

 Youtube

Official Channel

Initially known as The Veruccas, the band altered the spelling of their name to "The Varukers" in order to convey more aggression. When recording in the early 1980s, they were part of a broader trend known as "UK 82", Second Generation Punk, or UK Hardcore. Bands such as The Varukers, Discharge, Chaos UK, Amebix, and Charged GBH took the existing 1977-era punk sound and melded it with the incessant, heavy drumbeats and "wall of sound" distortion guitar sound of New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) bands such as Motörhead. The new, harder-edged style also tended to use much darker, more nihilistic, and more violent lyrics, and vocals were often shouted rather than sung.

While the Varukers split in 1989, vocalist Rat and guitarist Biff put the band back together in 1991. Stylistically their 1990s-era music resembled the traditional UK82 style. Since the band had former members of Discharge, a D-beat sound developed as time went on. The band has gone through many line-up changes over the years with the only constant member being Rat on vocals while guitarist Biff has been with the band since 1985. They have recently released a retrospective CD on SOS Records.

Even with Rat splitting his time between The Varukers and Discharge and Biff splitting his time with Sick On the Bus The Varukers continue to tour. They shared a headlining spot with such acts as Broken Bones, The Adicts, Vice Squad and GBH at the ill-fated British Invasion 2k6 concert festival in San Bernardino, California which ended in rioting.

The excellent new album Damned and Defiant sees the band hit new levels and hit the UK with a full album tour in March/April 2018

 Official website

http://www.thevarukers.com

 Facebook

@thevarukers

 

The Waterfront Studio | 139-141 King Street, Norwich, NR1 1QH, United Kingdom

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