The GUN story starts in 1987 and kicks up a notch for the Glaswegian rockers the following year when A&M Records beat a slew of rival labels to sign them. However, for this band [known as Blind Allez and even Phobia before settling on GUN] it is a brand new 2022 recording that truly defines both who they are and where they have come from. ‘Backstreet Brothers’ features on the forthcoming ‘Calton Songs’ album and is an affectionate look back at the crazy, hazy days of adolescence that teach us what is important and what we stand for. These are the lessons that have kept the band’s spirit strong, true and honest. Whilst some of the faces have changed over the years, the songs and that gang mentality have stayed strong. GUN in 2023 features Dante Gizzi [lead vocals], Giuliano ‘Jools’ Gizzi [guitar], Paul McManus [drums], Andy Carr [bass] and David Aitken [guitar].
The ‘Calton Songs’ album is named in honour of where the band grew up, but the songs that are revisited on this collection are true way markers for the band’s career. As Jools says, “I look back and remember amazing times. I don’t regret any of it. What an experience to have had. This new album ‘Calton Songs’ allows us to look back and celebrate what went before but also to bring it up to date. It’s a real celebration. However, it is not the end of the story for these ‘Backstreet Brothers’”
Over 14s only (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)