The Gonads

The Gonads have been gigging regularly since 1994, playing France, Germany, Sweden, the USA and all over the UK. Nearly 40 years after they first formed, the band are still going strong.  Gal reformed the Gonads in 1981 in solidarity with the Oi! movement, contributing ‘Tucker’s Ruckers Ain’t No Suckers’ to Carry On Oi!

He fronted (and still fronts) his own band, and notched up a Number One single with the all-star charity record Let It Be. The band notched up an Indie chart smash hit  with their first e.p. Pure Punk For Row People which included the classic ‘I Lost My Love To A UK Sub’.  They spent the next five years writing much-loved streetpunk classics such as ‘Jobs Not Jails’, ‘SE7 Dole Day’, ‘Eat The Rich’ and ‘The Joys Of Oi’Oi, mate! The Gonads are a beer-loving good time street-punk band. They play punk, Oi, Ska and drinking songs and are as down to earth as a Deptford sidewalk.

 Garry Bushell is best known for his hard-hitting, award-winning newspaper columns which have been published in the national press for 29 years.  But before that he wrote for rock weekly Sounds where he covered and discovered hundreds of bands. Garry’s Bushell On The Box TV column has appeared in The Sun, The Daily Star and The People.  His own TV show of the same name Box ran for two series on ITV, attracting more than one million viewers at midnight and attaining an audience share high of 68 %. He has appeared on more than 2,000 other TV shows.