2002, in Leeds, after their previous band 'Pinkeye' split ,Sy and
Deany wanted to try something different, taking influence from
Swedish bands like Millencolin, Backyard Babies, The Hives and The
Peepshows. Nij and Sy went to Leeds college of Music together where
they met their first guitarist Stevie D. They
started writing songs together in September 2002 and played their
first gig supporting King Prawn in February 2003. Since then they
have played at the Leeds Carling Festival in '03 and played with the
likes of the Supersuckers, 4ft Fingers, The Hard-ons, The Negatives,
Goldblade and Stuntface among many other great bands.
beginning they wanted to mix classic Punk & Rock with other
modern influences and they've never really changed. In 2006 Stevie D
left the band to live in North Wales and they managed to find
the super talented Damian Van Wilde to fill the gap. They
recorded two CD's with Stevie D and recorded eight new tracks with
Damian, some of which will be released as singles and some as free
Check 'em out!
You won't be disappointed !!!!!
PINKEYE - This baby-faced guitar
wielding whirlwind is the frontman, guitarist, lead vocalist and
mastermind behind The Longshots. 5' 8'' of adrenaline overdosed
attitude that could easily be the bastard child of any 70's Punk
Icon. Energetic, enthralling and fueled on alcohol alone, he not so
much plays his guitar but wrestles it into submission while
furiously spinning, spitting, gurning and grinning his way through
each and every show.
- They say that he was cloned in a laboratory using advanced
gene-splicing techniques. That scientists tried to create the
perfect percussionist. Half drummer, half genius, a miracle of
genetics that would be made possible using D.N.A from Albert
Einstein, Stephen Hawkins and Animal from the Muppets. Although the
experiment failed something else was created. An Abomination, A
Jekyll and Hyde, a Rock & Roll Frankenstein that by day works in a
top secret lab, but by night plays the drums, drinks and drools.
THE NIJ - Easily
mistaken for the missing link between man and ape, this Neanderthal
is bassist and personal security for The Longshots. With an
estimated I.Q of 40 his sub-normal intelligence makes him an ideal
candidate for the job. So far The Nij has proved to be almost
unstoppable, after being stabbed, burned, beaten, run over and the
cause of many traffic accidents, somehow this evolutionary throwback
manages to keep on going. His pastimes aside from playing bass are
knuckle dragging and clubbing, literally.
DAMIAN VAN WILDE
- Virtuoso Guitarist, Violinist, Pianist, Part-time underwear model,
Freelance Gynaecologist and Serial Heartbreaker. A descendant of the
infamous Van Wilde dynasty of Cleckhuddersfax. An eccentric
billionaire playboy who studied at Oxford, Cambridge, and Doncaster
University among many others. He has also reportedly bedded over
2000 women, although he modestly admits it is more in the region of
1500. Looks, brains and modesty.
'A sheer energy rush of pure punk with
the sort of lightning fast none-more-rock riffs you'd more likely
associate with AC/DC...'
'Original energized rock 'n' roll songs that will bring out the
sweat and have you gulping your beer so fast you'll choke'
Rock 3 Radio
'A mix of rock 'n' roll and punk which reminds, in equal parts, of
The Clash, Goldblade and The Backyard Babies that fires on all
cylinders... you can't go wrong!'
Punk & Oi
in the UK
'Rock 'n' roll in the old style, pure, unadulterated, adrenaline
soaked, unrestrained, machismo, shouting, riffing, pounding, monster
sized sense of the phrase. Fast and loud, played with passion,
dirty, sweaty and raucous'
'Sounds like Angus Young single-handedly beating the shit out of the
Arctic Monkeys with his own guitar'
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