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Band Biography

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 are about to release their next EP, Vultures, October 1st. Expect a pretty steady diet of gigs to end the year to support the album. Which means if you want them, all you have to do is ask for them. Reach out to your local venue and request them by name! Email the band directly and request, no DEMAND, they come play a show near you...! 


#GoTragedy news and events

"...My pick for the day is Gentleman of Tragedy which is slated to go on at 8 p.m., although they don't normally headline something like this, I have them pretty high up on the bill because their show is just so good."
Paulie Daly, Dry Mouth Records
Appeal Democrat / Grassapalooza festival


Capital Chaos TV caught up with Graham recently, check out their conversation here - 

"Heavier Than Elephant Titties"

"The energy in these vocals is so awesome! What passion! Got to give this one a listen to - "Coming with Destruction" by Gentlemen of Tragedy"
- Eageles Nest Radio

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