Nick Calandrino / Blog


Southern California’s Gunboat Kings are an absolute Original! Delivering their own high energy brand of Rock and Soul the band has evoked such comments as; " These guys Just Kicked My ass!",Vernon Reid of Living Colour and " They are one HELL of a rockin Band" , Bill Champlin of Chicago and Sons of Champlin, " we didn't expect YOU GUYS AT ALL!" , Sons of Champlin Management.

The band includes; Tom Bellone on Hammond B3 and Vocal, Elden Lisalda on Sax, Guitar and Vocal, Nick Calandrino on Lead Guitar and Vocal, John Sleeger on Bass Guitar & Vocal, , with our newest addition, Leo Badger on Drums.

Originally, the group was formed back in 2005 under the name of 'The Night Creatures'. In December 2008 the group changed players and then re emerged as 'The 7th Sons'. In July of 2010 the band once again went through a change and has now risen to it's best level yet! With stellar performers and our newly released original music, we are looking for even greater levels with it's new formulation.

GBK has been supporting act for Terri Nunn & Berlin, Billy Vera, Leslie West & Mountain, Rick Derringer, Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers, Wishbone Ash, Coco Montoya,The Tubes, Scott Paige's Hang Dynasty, Motley Crue, The Blasters, Gary Hoey, Jeff Scott Soto, Black Flag, Joe Walsh, John Entwhistle, Fear, Peter Tosh, Eric Burdon & The Animals, The Original Coasters, The Psycedelic Furs, The Marshall Tucker Band, Eddie Money, Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels, Honk, Bachman Turner Overdrive,Vernon Reid, Craig Chaquico, Ambrosia, Martha Davis & The Motels, Dave Mason, Johnny Winter, Leon Russell, Lou Gramm, Elvin Bishop & many more.

For Booking information please Go to; http://www.gunboatkings.com

Or contact me directly nick.calandrino@gmail.com