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The Compulsions

The Compulsions

Blues / Punk / Rock New York, NY  US


  • 2015

    Apr 16

    West Hollywood, CA, US | 8:30pm
  • 2015

    Apr 14

    New York, NY, US | 8:00pm

    The Compulsions' second full-length album, Dirty Fun, will be released via Compulsions Records on Tuesday, April 14 with a record release show later that same day at the Mercury Lounge in New York City (not March 27 as previously announced). Alec Morton (ex-Raging Slab) will fill in for Sami Yaffa on bass. More info coming soon so check back for updates!

  • 2015

    Jan 16

    New York, NY, US | 10:00pm

    Frontman Rob Carlyle and producer Hugh Pool perform acoustic renditions of Compulsions songs such as "Groove On" and "Shake Hands With The Devil." Also: Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons.

  • 2013

    Dec 31

    New York, NY, US | 8:00pm
  • 2012

    Jan 27

    New York, NY, US | 8:00pm

    The Compulsions are scheduled to perform just before midnight. Also: Killcode, Star Killer, Stoned Fire, Vajra.


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  • Evanthia Bilionis (Artist)
    Evanthia Bilionis
    wonderful sound & cool vibes !.... well done !
  • Matte Blues (Artist)
    Matte Blues
    hi guys, now have not heard all the songs, but is lucky horny.Matte blues
  • Maxhattan (Artist)
    Very cool music, congrats.
  • J.O.A. (Artist)
    Listening to..."Lucky" Awesome Sound!!
  • Stuart (Artist)
    Good job keep it up! I really like your music especially "HOUSE OF ROCK" check out my music I hope you find something you like I think "NEW WORLD" is a track for you
  • CHIMERA (Artist)



Sounds Like: The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, New York Dolls, Guns N' Roses, Aerosmith

Label: Compulsions Records

Bio: The Compulsions are Rob Carlyle on lead vocal and rhythm guitar with lead guitarist Richard Fortus and drummer Frank "Thunderchucker" Ferrer, both from the recharged Guns N' Roses, as well as bassist Sami Yaffa from seminal bands Hanoi Rocks and the revamped New York Dolls. Heralded by Classic Ro...See Full Bio

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Rob Carlyle


Frank Ferrer


Richard Fortus


Sami Yaffa





“The Compulsions have that dirty rock sound that not enough bands seem to have these days.”

— Alice Cooper, Nights With Alice Cooper

Recent Blogs

The GnR Syndicate Catches Up With Rob Carlyle Of The Compulsions
Nov 2, 2012

The GnR Syndicate: Lets start with Beat the Devil, what can listeners expect to ... [more]

Glide Magazine Interview With Rob Carlyle
Jul 9, 2012

If you live outside the New York City circumference, there is a good chance that... [more]


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