Win tickets to see The Crunch (ex Clash, Sham 69, Rejects, Diamond Dogs) UK live debut..

The Crunch make their UK live debut with an intimate, one-off show at London’s Relentless Garage on June 5th

Sulo – Vocals,  Mick Geggus – Guitar,  Dave Tregunna – Bass,  Terry Chimes – Drums

The Crunch have announced they’ll make their UK live debut on June 5th, with an intimate show upstairs at London’s Relentless Garage. This one-off date will be the only chance to catch the band in action on these shores before they embark on a full tour in October; as such its likely this gig well sell-out well in advance.

Formed late last year, The Crunch combines the talents of four renowned rock and punk players. Fronting the operation is Sulo Karlsson, the honey-n-gravel voice of Swedish blues-rockers Diamond Dogs. On bass is punk rock prime mover, noted for his part in Sham 69 and Lords of the New Church, Dave Tregunna, and on guitar Mick Geggus – whose crucial role in creating the Oi sound with the Cockney Rejects was recently documented in acclaimed biopic ‘East End Babylon’. Completing the quartet is original Clash drummer Terry Chimes, whose equally notable later work includes stints with both Black Sabbath and Hanoi Rocks.

The Crunch’s past credits are undeniably impressive, but even more inspiring is the music this iconic foursome have been creating since joining forces.

Debut 7” ‘Down By The Border’ will offer a first taste of their power-pop-with-punk-bite when it is released on June 3rd via Legal Records, and the group stress this is only the beginning. Neither a supergroup or a side-project, The Crunch is a fully committed band and issues its first album in October, when a UK tour is planned to support the release.

Before then music fans have a first chance to hear the new material – plus a few classics from the members’ back catalogues

We are delighted to be able to offer a pair of tickets for the June 5th gig; All you have to do is answer this question…carefully composed to try and link at least two of The Crunch’ backgrounds.

Q. The Cockeney Rejects biggest chart hit to date was the 1980 release “The Greatest Cockney Rip Off” which was a parody of a Sham 69 single; Which one?

Email your answer with the subject line The Crunch to philnewall(at)louderthanwar(dot)com – The winner will be selected at random, and notified by the promoters. Multiple entries will be disqualified.

Competition closes Saturday 18th May 2013.

The prize is for a pair of entry tickets only, travel, accomodation etc are not included – No cash alternative is offerred. The editors decision is final.

If you are not fortunate enough to win the tickets, limited numbers are available now from The Garage.

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