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Band Biography

Graham Vinson - guitar / vocals

Jeromy Smirnoff - bass / vocals 

Jonny "Hi-Hat" Shidler - Drums / percussion

Paulie David Laughlin - Vocals


Rock and Punk riffs, mixed with heavy funk, sweeping soul and moving melodies, their sound brings to mind bands like Queens of the Stone Age, Helmet, Soulfly, Pantera, Hed (PE), with a local flavor influenced by the Deftones and WillHaven. As a band, Gentlemen of Tragedy seeks to expound on the 916 sound, a bit of 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,) with a distinctly heavy, fun, energetic and blue collar sound. 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. 


With the roster complete and their songs getting final touches, the band has been busy booking gigs for the spring and summer, writing new music, and prepping for the studio to record the first Tragic EP. With so much on their plate, the Gentlemen are looking forward to 2020 being a breakout year. 


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

"Heavier Than Elephant Titties"