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Graham Vinson - guitar / vocals
Jeromy Simonoff - bass / vocals
Lawson Smith - Drums / percussion
Paulie David Laughlin - Vocals
Imagine rock and punk riffs mixed with a little funk, bouncing groove and moving melodies. The Gentlemen sound brings to mind bands like Queens of the Stone Age, Helmet, Soulfly, Faith No More, Pantera, and Hed (PE), sprinkled with a local flavor influenced by the Deftones and WillHaven. As a band, Gentlemen of Tragedy writes and performs with energy and emotion, staples of the 916 sound; a heavy independent underground that incorporates the diversity of the Sacramento local music scene (rock, punk, hip hop, reggae, and funk have a rich culture in the region) while giving way to good hooks and melodies that catch your attention. Fans love their live shows as much for the music as for the bands engaging presence, there's no denying they love connecting with their audiences and giving a good show.
The Gentlemen have enjoyed a good reception to their inital EP Chaos & Class, gigging relentlessly in support of their initial effort and opening for the likes of DRI, Soulfly and more recently for Hed P.E. With some fresh inspiration and some new tunes, the Gentlemen have been hard at work on their next offering, expected to drop this fall. Until then, expect to see them continue their savage vendetta against stages at a venue near you. Ask for them by name. Email them and request, no DEMAND, they come play near you...!