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Band Biography

Formed in 2017, Gentlemen of Tragedy is the brainchild of Graham Vinson, hatched over the course of a promising solo song-writer career while needing an outlet for heavier material. After a short search, the foundation for this vision was laid beginning with writing partner and co-founder Jeromy Smirnoff on bass, a Sacramento Area veteran and rhythm addict. While the overall sound and some good songs developed quickly, it took some time to round out the lineup. With the addition area veteran Paulie Laughlin out front on vocals the Gentlemen's core sound and energy quickly took shape with his unique approach to vocals and always high level stage vibe. Now in 2023, with the addition of Lawson Smith on drums it will be very interesting to see what this band has in store for the future, but one thing is certain; they'll keep the vibe heavy, rocking and fun while sneaking sweet savvy hooks into your subconscious. 

Members of Gentlemen of Tragedy have shared stages all over the Pacific Northwest opening for acts such as Alien Ant Farm, Long Beach Dub All-Stars, Hed (PE), Chevelle, DRI, Oleander, Will Haven, Deltron, Joanah Matranga, Kotton Mouth Kings, The B Foundation, Dog Party, Blackalicious and so many other touring acts, local bands and everything in between and are always blown away and super appreciative of the love and support they get at each and every show. So go check them out, you'll be glad you did, promise. 


Gentlemen's Gear:
Graham - ESP and Fender guitars, Peavey Amplification, Ernie Ball Strings and Monster Cables
Jeromy - Maruszczyk and ESP basses, Markbass and Ampeg amplification, Ernie Ball Strings,

Monster Cables, and Shure mics. 
Paulie - Shure mics and Monster cables

Lawson - Soultone cymbals, Dub and Tama drums, and Scorpion Sticks

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