The 100 Club presents
'A Big Bad Beautiful Noise' represents an exciting new chapter for the London band, but The Godfathers have had a long & illustrious career. They were formed in 1985 by brothers Peter Coyne (vocals) & Chris Coyne (bass/vocals) from the ashes of their previous band The Sid Presley Experience. The Godfathers toured extensively & quickly earned a serious reputation for their electrifying brand of primal rock & roll & their incendiary live shows around the world.
Forming a recording partnership with famed producer Vic Maile they released 4 critically acclaimed, smash hit independent singles on their own Corporate Image label ('Lonely Man', 'This Damn Nation', 'I Want Everything' & 'Love Is Dead') which alongside a brutal cover of Lennon's 'Cold Turkey' were compiled into their seminal debut album release 'Hit By Hit' in '86 & signed a worldwide deal with Sony/Epic records in '87.
The Godfathers unleashed the storming rocker 'Birth School Work Death' as a single in '87 & scored a US Billboard top 40 hit after massive college radio airplay & heavy MTV rotation. Then the classic 'Birth School Work Death' album was released in '88 (includes the 'hit' anthem title track, & singles 'Cause I Said So' & a re-recorded 'Love Is Dead') & was promoted with extensive tours of the UK, Europe & America as they cemented their reputation as one of the best live acts of the period. Celebrity fans included among others David Bowie & Johnny Depp.
Their mob inspired image, raw lyrics & guitar-driven, edgy rock & roll sound was in direct contrast to the clean, synthesized Pop that mainly dominated the mainstream charts at that time & foreshadowed the Brit-Pop/Rock resurgence of the early 1990's.
'The Godfathers - Shot Live At The 100 Club' a Live DVD/CD was released November 1st 2010 to mark the 25th anniversary of the bands formation & 'Jukebox Fury' The Godfathers' first new studio album in 18 years was released worldwide in March 2013 to critical acclaim & rave reviews.
With the 2017 release of their new album 'A Big Bad Beautiful Noise' The Godfathers have taken a huge, sonic step forward. The album is available on the band's own Godfathers Recordings2 label via Cargo Records in the UK & Europe & Metropolis Records in the USA, Canada & South America.
The Godfathers now feature
Peter Coyne - Lead Vocals
Steve Crittall - Guitar & Vocals
Jason Pegg- Guitar & Vocals
Tim James - Drums & Vocals
Darren Birch - Bass & Vocals