Formed in Glasgow in 1987 by the Gizzi brothers (Jools & Dante), released their debut album ‘Taking On The World’ in 1989. With its successful singles like ‘Better Days’ and ‘Money (Everybody Loves Her)’ and their follow up albums ‘Gallus’ and ‘Swagger’, Gun secured countless appearances on MTV & TOTP, as well as guest slots with acts such as The Rolling Stones.
By 1998 the band had decided to go their separate ways. But in 2008, GUN received an unexpected prize. Awarded with the prestigious Nordoff Robbins Tartan Clef award for ‘Scotland’s Best Live Band’, GUN decided that they would reform. With the Gizzi brothers at the helm (Dante on lead vocals) the boys enlisted fellow Glaswegians Paul McManus on drums and Jonny McGlynn on guitar to complete the new line up. With the band back in business, and a stream of live shows under their belt, the new look GUN was met with enthusiasm.
Now in 2013, after extensive touring and recording over the past 5 years, the band are back with a new studio album ‘East End’, set for release in February 2014 and three special Christmas shows which will showcase the new material.
The album also features appearances by Michael McDaid (bass and vocals) and Gavin Fitzjohn (brass) both from Paolo Nutini’s band, and has been co-produced by multi-instrumentalist Simon Bloor (Seal).
GUN will headline London Garage on 11th, The Deaf Institute in Manchester on 12th and Glasgow’s ABC on 13th.