About

CHURCH OF THE PISTOLEROS

'Welcome to the Church of the Pistoleros, Come and take my hand all you Beautiful Weirdos!'

GYPSY PISTOLEROS the Renegade Glam Punk Rock enigmas are preposterous, epic, overblown and totally glorious! The music ranges from anthemic Rock, to Latin swagger, to Phil Spector 50's ballads, to pure Glam Punk Rock, to near EMO & Goth with absolute slabs of the purest Heaviest Rock to near Rock Opera proportions.

They are unique!

They are pompous, overblown, totally out there.

LIVE & PAST

​Gypsy Lee Pistolero (AKA Lee J) begin playing in a punk band The Regular Wretches age 14, he went on to form Cry of The Innnocent supporting Bauhuaus,  the Skids, Spear of Destiny, The Alarm, Big Country and headlining the famed Marquee Club, London.

Then forming White Trash U.K, he supported Lords of the New Church, Kill City Dragons before leaving to live in Zaragoza Spain, where he Toured as support to The Ramones, Motorhead, U.F.O,  Nazareth, The Cramps, Dio, Magnum, Nazareth, amongst many.

Returning to the U.K he formed GYPSY PISTOLERS and went out on Tour with Adler's Appetite, Dog's d'amour, before doing full U.K/European Tour supports with Motorhead, L.A Guns, Faster Pussycat, Bang Tango, Ratt, Love Hate. Signing terrible Record deals and losing themselves in an alcoholic drug fuelled haze. In 2020, a fully sober, grown up Gypsy Lee Pistolero decided he had unfinished business in the music Industry and came back to do it properly on a real level musically and in every other respect!

 

The Gypsy Pistoleros have always had an iconic cult status in the U.S and played five Rocklahoma festivals 2007-11, in Oklahoma, USA , where they  appeared alongside Motley Crue, Guns n Roses, Poison, ZZ top, Twisted sister, Faster Pussycat, Vain, Papa Roach, Whitesnake, Skid Row, Black Label Society. Normally closing each night! Becoming U.S Cult favourites!

 

They have toured extensively, playing with the likes of L.A. Guns, Faster Pussycat, Adler's Appetite, UFO, Motorhead, Ratt, Dogs D'amour, Dirty Penny, Bang tango, Wrathchild, Vains Of Jenna, Twisted Sister, Poison, Vince Neil, Bang Tango, Skid Row, Slaughter, Faster Pussycat, Dokken and ZZ Top.

 

GYPSY PISTOLEROS have burst back onto the Rock scene these last 4 years! From the ashes of being L.A Guns support band and a U.S cult favourite over 11 years ago. They have reinvented themselves, bringing Eclectic Glam Punk  Rock n Roll to the masses. Their new album 'Duende a Go Go Loco!'  captures an edgier, punkier and heavier side of Gypsy Pistoleros, whilst retaining the Latin heart and fully embracing their fiery passion, staying true to their distinctive crossover of punk rock 'n' roll leanings!

 

In a mere four years back they they have risen to near headliners at around nine Hard Rock Hell Festival appearances, alongside Skid Row, Mike Monroe, The Darkness, Quiet Riot, etc. Two appearances main stage at Planet Rock (Winters end and Planet Rockstock) Festivals recieving great responses. Phoenix Festival, A New Day, Worcester Music Festival, Love Live Fest , and numerous others. Plus three ever growing U.K attended Headline Tours, promoting two album releases.

 

 

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GYPSY PISTOLEROS' forthcoming epic absolute Killer album, 'Welcome to the Church of the Pistoleros!', has been recorded once again with the help of legendary collaborator and producer Dave Draper (known for his work with Ginger, The Wildhearts, Nickleback, Kerbdog, Ryan Hamilton,  Terrorvision, and more).

They worked on it together in the Old Cider Press Studios in Pershore. In fact, Dave Draper himself described it as a "fukkin monster" and one of the best albums he's ever worked on.

The new album is an epic masterpiece that combines anthemic rock songs with Latin swagger, Phil Spector-inspired ballads from the 50s, pure glam punk rock tracks, and even touches of EMO and goth music. It is a truly unique album that has elements of pompousness and over-the-top theatrics.

Some might even say it's the greatest rock album in decades!

GYPSY PISTOLEROS may be the saviours of Rock Music!

Written by J.C

ALBUM

Nov 2023 

 Earache Records have the Killer Charting album 'Duende a Go Go Loco!' 

    ORDER HERE https://earache.com/gypsypistoleros

GYPSY PISTOLEROS  entered four U.K Official Album Charts! 

No. 7 in the Official Independent Album Breakers Chart

No. 36 Official Independent Album Chart

No. 67 official Album Downloads Chart

No. 94 Official Albums Sales Chart

 

Quotes from radio and press: 

 

"one of the hardest things to achieve in music – a unique sound" - Steve BeeBee Planet Rock


"Duende A Go Go Loco! is their finest offering to date and that it is one of the year's true gems." Ringmaster Review

"Gypsy Pistoleros Album's A Stunner! " Steve Swift Get Ready to Rock 

 "High Energy Flamenco Punk with a sleek Metallic edge...a riotous and exhuberent album that could start a party in a morgue!" Gus Ironside Vive Le Rock 

"It's difficult not to wax lyrical about each and every track on the album as the band truly deliver the goods on each and every song.

This is a belter. A British band with a truly international flavour playing the sort of music Tyla and Michael Monroe would be proud to say they helped create. Superb! " Reviewed by: Adrian Hextall MyGlobalMind Score: 9/10


Gypsy Pistoleros are unique, completely unique.

Never have I heard such a blend of styles merge so successfully that you'd struggle to label it (don't bother trying) but the album is absolute killer, high energy, high octane, pedal to the metal all the way. You're in for one hell of a ride and an absolute blast. - Karen Clayton Get Ready to Rock


"let's end by being deadly serious. The world's finest sleazy flamenco band might be a small selection, but it's the Gypsy Pistoleros. They are utterly magnificent, and so is this. As bonkers as it is!

Score  9/10 Review by : Andy Thorley Maximum Volume Music

. If you want something that's entertaining, and yet madness personified, Duende A Go Go Loco is for you." Mark Cartwright The Punksite


"Summing up, after one listen, this is an album that will blow you away, most definitely." 4.5 out of 5 REVIEWED BY GUMUG EDITOR - Steve Johnson

 "When a band is self-sufficient, original and plagiarizing, daring and comical, shameless and proud to call themselves: THE GREATEST FLAMENCO PUNK GLAM BAND EVER... everything has already been said. From 0 to 100% any grade works: 85% to say the least...but if you're Punk give it a 100%. - 

Manuel Campos Ruíz ViriAOR