Gorilla Riot Sign To Off Yer Rocka

Manchester’s dirty southern rock n roll blues mavericks, Gorilla Riot are thrilled to announce that they have signed a 2-album licensing agreement with Off Yer Rocka Recordings (OYR), home of The Quireboys & Massive.

The first release will be single, Half Cut, out on Fri 29 March, taken from their forthcoming album which is slated for release this Autumn, in Digital, CD and Vinyl formats.

On signing with OYR, Arjun Bhishma, said, “We’re excited to announce that we’ll be working with Off Yer Rocka Recordings. Our debut full length album with be released this year through OYR, and we’re looking forward to reaching more people than ever before with our music. Here’s to a beautiful partnership with more albums to follow! Rock on.”

Head of OYR, Jonni Davis added, “After witnessing the crowd reaction to Gorilla Riot at HRH CROWS last September, I knew straight away I had to have these guys on board with us at Off Yer Rocka.  I invited the guys back for the HRH Awards night and they smashed that too. Their skill and energy were immense and we welcome them as brothers to the OYR and HRH family.  Let’s see how far we can go boys!

One of Gorilla Riot’s first gigs as part of the OYR line-up will be an exclusive showcase for HRH Dark Circle members at HRH AOR VII on March 14th – their third appearance for the HRH family in just 6 months.

Gorilla Riot are a 5-piece dirty rock n’ roll blues machine from Manchester, England.

They play raucous blues based rock, combining elements of grunge, stoner and country to create a full-on high energy rock show.

Created by mainman, Arjun Bhishma, he surrounded himself with the best talent in Manchester to form Gorilla Riot – creating a 3-prong guitar attack with multi-part harmonies.

Arjun, Liam Henry (guitars & vocals), Charly T. (guitars & vocals), James Degnen (bass), began songwriting and soon entered the studio to record their self-titled mini-album. This set them on their path to deliver their blues-drenched dirty sound that evolved into the acclaimed EP, Six Shots Down in 2017.

Equally at home acoustically or electrically they released their next studio work in May 2018. American Honey Vol 1 saw the guys extend their sound and song-writing prowess with 3 new songs plus an exquisite re-working of their hit song, ‘Last Hymn‘.

Fri 8th BARNSLEY – Old School House w/ Doomsday Outlaw
Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/350324462446982/
Thu 14th PRESTATYN – HRH AOR (DC Private Party Set)
Fri 15th SHEFFIELD – Greystones
Tickets: https://www.thegigcartel.com/Artists-profiles/Gorilla-Riot.htm
Fri 29th LONDON – Aces & Eights (Acoustic)
Tickets: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/461698
Sat 30th READING – Crazy Cowboy Festival 3, Facebar
Tickets: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/443551
Tues 2nd EL PUERTO SANTA MARIA, Spain – Milwaukee
Tickets: https://entradium.com/events/concierto-de-gorilla-riot
Weds 3rd SEVILLA, Spain – Sala X
Tickets: https://www.ultimaentrada.com/comprar-entradas/concierto/gorilla-riot-en-sevilla
Thurs 4th PLASENCIA, Spain – Sala Impacto
Fri 5th BÉJAR, Spain – La Alquitara
Sat 6th ALLARIZ, Spain – Bule Bule (Acoustic)
Sat 6th LUGO, Spain – Club Clavicémbalo
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.es/e/entradas-concierto-de-gorilla-riot-uk-en-lugo-52791887958
Sun 7th VALLADOLID, Spain – Kafka Underground (Acoustic)
Sun 7th ALDEAMAYOR DE SAN MARTÍN (Nr Valladolid), Spain – El Zagal
Tues 9th SANTANDER, Spain – La Tribu
Weds 10th VITORIA, Spain – Urban Rock Concept
Tickets: On The Door
Thurs 11th BILBAO, Spain – La Nube Café Teatro
Fri 12th ZARAGOZA, Spain – La Ley Seca
Tickets: On The Door
Sat 13th LLEIDA, Spain – Café del Teatre
Sun 14th TARRAGONA, Spain – La Traviesa
Fri 19th CRUMLIN, Nr Newport, Wales – TMR RockFest, The Patriot
Sat 20th MANCHESTER – Rebellion w/ Tyla’s Dogs D’Amour
Tickets: https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Manchester/Rebellion/Tylas-Dogs-DAmour—Plus-Gorilla-Riot/13476652/

Fri 26th – GRAVESEND – Leo’s Red Lion w/ Bad Touch
Tickets: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/kent/leos-red-lion/bad-touch
Sat 27th – GIVENCHY EN GOHELLE, France – Salle Des Fetes
Tickets: https://www.helloasso.com/associations/handirockbike/evenements/hrb-festival-avril-2019

Line up:
Arjun Bhishma (vocals/guitar)
Liam Henry (guitar/vocals)
Charly T. (guitar/vocals)
James Degnen (bass)

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