The Gutter Brothers erupted in the 1980's as a busking band based in London, regulars on the Covent Garden street scene. They released their first album 'Isometric Boogie' in 1988, going on to release two more albums, and writing the soundtrack music to 'Fools & Horses' Christmas special in 1991. The band toured constantly in the UK, Europe and the US, sharing stages with the likes of Dr Feelgood, Desmond Dekker, Albert Lee, Steve Harley, Debbie Harry, Jools Holland. In 1993 the band split, Tony returning to his native New Orleans.
The same line-up of Tony Green (vocals), Steve Turner (bass), Jeff Walker (drums) and Chris Cawte (guitar) has been together since 1988. The band reunited on an annual basis from 2003 following the death of founding member Dennis Johnson (tea-chest bass and lyrics) and have played a short run of UK gigs most years since as time and travel allow. In 2008 the band released 'El Krusho', an album dedicated to Dennis' memory and containing all new songs composed using remaining lyrics written by him. A new recording of previously unreleased songs 'Mother Primeval' followed in 2014. April 2019 sees the Gutter Brothers return to celebrate more than 30 years of swampy rock 'n' roll history with a country style gumbo of great tunes, rare funk grooves, a slab of ska and a small pinch of metal to taste.