Resolution, a ten-day festival of all things punk, is returning yet again to it’s spiritual home, the 100 Club, for the 6th year running in January 2020. Resolution Festival celebrates the bands and musicians who kick started the punk movement and those who continue to breathe new life into it today.
Tickets for the whole festival available at £85.
For the first time the festival will be 14+, anyone under 18 needs to come along with an adult.
GBH were early pioneers of English street punk, often nicknamed “UK82,” along with Discharge, Broken Bones, The Exploited, and The Varukers. GBH have gone on to influence several punk rock musicians, as well as metal, including the early Bathory albums. The name GBH was inspired by then-bassist Sean McCarthy’s trial for grievous bodily harm. Though the core line up of Colin, Ross, and Jock has stayed the same throughout their history, the drum stool has been occupied by a number of incumbents following Wilf’s departure after the Midnight Madness and Beyond album and Oh No It’s GBH Again 12″ EP. 1986 saw the arrival of German drummer Kai Reder who played on three albums (No Need to Panic, A Fridge Too Far, and From Here to Reality), as well as the Wot a Bargain 12″. Kai was replaced by American Joe “Fish” Montanero for one album (Church of the Truly Warped); this was the band’s last release for the Rough Justice label. The drum stool was then occupied from around 1994 by former Bomb Disneyland/Bomb Everything drummer Scott Preece, who has remained to this day and played on all releases since.
The Varukers were formed in 1979 in Leamington Spa. The original line was Rat vocals, Bruce Riddel on guitar, Garry Moloney on bass and Tom Lowe on second guitar and some other guy called Garry on drums, around about 1980 the drummer decided he had enough and rode off into the sunset, so a reshuffle had to be done Tom Lowe went onto bass and Garry Maloney took up the drum duties.
The band started to gig and attracted the interest of a record label from birmingham (Inferno Records), in 1982 The Varukers unleashed there debut release to the punk hordes Protest To Survive ep.
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