GUNNER

Country Argentine

Style Hard Rock

Gunner was formed in the beginning of 2003 (under the name of Gunner Sixx), in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It all started when Rodrigo Bugallo (lead guitar) and Mariano Angiolili (ex drummer) decided to form a band with noticeable influences of 80’s hard rock. They asked Emmanuel Blandini (rhythm guitar) to play with them and after their first gig on May 2003, Hernan Mastrogiacomo (bass player) joined them as the band’s steady member.

On September of 2004 Juan Manuel Biott becomes Gunner Sixx’s new singer (position that, together with leading guitar, was filled by Roxx up to the moment).
At the beginning of 2006 the band recorded a demo composed by 7 songs of their own authorship. At the same time German Calero joined the project to play drums and at the middle of that year the demo’s official presentation was released with many shows in Capital Federal to support it. By the end of that year, the band was invited to participate in the recording of a tribute album for Europe, which was edited worldwide, recording Love Chaser from The Final Countdown album.

In 2007 the band continued promoting their demo playing at Buenos Aires’ under circuits, and came in number 17 at the bands’ contest “The Cavern Rock Festival” organized by “The Cavern Club Buenos Aires”. In August the band was broadcasted at “HardRockin’ 80s” Radio Station (Missouri, US) and in October they became “The Band of the Month”. In mid-November they entered the recording studio to work on an EP which would be a preview of their first CD. The EP was composed by 4 songs also of their own authorship. By the end of November Juan Manuel left the band based on work reasons.

During most of 2008 the band tried out singers and, after a long search, Aaron Briglia became Gunner’s new singer. In the middle of that year Emmanuel left the band based on reasons unrelated to the band and in December, Hernan left the band as well, but for personal reasons.

In the beginning of 2009 the band received an offer from Retrospect Records to edit a CD in the US, part of Europe and Asia, which took them Synchro Records studios to record their first album. At the same time they began an exhaustive search for a bassman.

By the middle of the year and after listening to many candidates, the band picked Ruben Estrada as their new bassman. The band gave 4 live performances in Capital Federal to promote their new album and to introduce the new formation. In early 2010, the band fisnishes misxing and mastering their first album and begins the search for a bass player.

In mid 2010, Gunner finishes recording ‘Desire’ and Pablo Ansaldi takes the bass steadily, given the great chemitry among the band members, in what would be the starting point of a tour presenting their album around the city centre and the outter provinces of Buenos Aires.

In 2011, after being forced to change the band’s name due to legal claims from mr Nikki Sixx, the band starts planning shows throughout the city centre and both in and outside Argentina. After a promising debut released by Retrospect Records USA, Argentinian melodic hard rockers GUNNER have a new record label and a new album out: “Keep Fighting”. 

For this record, they’ve have a new stable member in keyboardist Marcos Prevalil, and his contribution together with an European approach in the songwriting on some material, resulted in a more stylized sound. Indeed, “Keep Fighting” mixes US and Euro Melodic Hard Rock, and all quite well rounded for a band coming from a non-traditional country for the genre.

GUNNER - Keep Fighting front

– Rockin’ In The City [2006] DEMO
– Gunner Sixx [2008] EP
– Desire [2011]
– Keep Fighting [2014]

 

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