The Gutter Brothers is a rock band which comes into existence in 1985. The band was regular in music from 1985 to 1993. And it became an occasional performer after 2003. When Tony Green, the vocal and washboard player came in London from Orleans and got introduced with Dennis Johnson (Tea Chest Bass player), he decided to form the band. The band experienced many changes in its lineup and got a stable form during 1987 with guitarists Steve Turner and Cawte and Jeff Walker (drummer).
The band concentrated in making blues and rock. Dennis Johnson started writing lyrics for his band and the band finally released a self sponsored album, entitled “Isometric Boogie”. The album was sold on the streets but they got chances for gigs in many parts in London. Later they were invited to perform for the LWT series First Exposure with Steve Coogan. Their performances gave them opportunities to play in MTV Europe. The band got other TV appearances in the later years which include Juke Box Jury and ITV’s Night Network.
During 1990, the band tried to change their skiffle music style to rock. The band initiated to release their second album but due to some trouble with London based Production Company, the album was never released. In the meantime, the band got chances to tour though Europe and UK.
In 1991, the band worked for a comedy drama, “Gone to the Dogs” (starring Alison Steadman, Harry Enfield, Jim Broadbent) and made theme music. They also worked for the soundtrack of “Only Fools and Horses” later that year.
In 1992, Dennis Johnson declared that he would not work with the band but could write lyrics for the band. The band released “Failsafe EP”. Later the band accompanied with Dr. Feelgood and toured in UK. A live album was released in 1993 which was based on a concert at London’s Mean Fiddler. This concert was the final concert of the band. The album was released in some fans networks.
The band members did not wish to work regularly and paused. But the member got reunited at the Dennis Johnson’s funeral in 2002. And the members expressed to get together for some performances.
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