The Gutter Brother emerged in the late 1980’s as a busking band in London, regulars on the Covent Garden street scene. They released their first album ‘Isometric Boogie’ in 1988, going on to release two more albums, and writing the soundtrack music to ‘Fools & Horses’ Christmas special ‘Miami Twice’ in 1991.

The band toured constantly in the UK, Europe and the US, sharing stages with the likes of Dr Feelgood, Desmond Dekker, Albert Lee, Steve Harley, Debbie Harry and Jools Holland. In 1993 the band split when lead singer Tony returned to live in his native New Orleans. The original 1988 line-up of Tony Green (vocals), Steve Turner (base), Jeff Walker (drums) and Chris Cawte (guitar) has reunited for a handful of UK shows on a roughly annual basis since 2003 following the death of founding member Dennis Johnson (tea-chest bass and lyrics). In 2008 the band released ‘El Krusho’, an album dedicated to Dennis’ memory which featured new songs composed using remaining lyrics written by him. A new recording of previously unreleased songs ‘Mother Primeval’ followed in 2014.

May 2022 sees the Gutter Brothers return to celebrate more than 30 years of swampy rock’n’roll history with a country style gumbo of great tunes, rare funk grooves, a slab of ska and a small pinch of metal to taste.

Event details


Age: 14's and under to be accompanied by an 18+ adult


Discounted parking tickets are available online or at the box office.


No flash photography or iPads are allowed.


Kindly note the advertised price includes a booking fee (BF) of 12%.


No externally bought drinks or any liquids - only certain food will be allowed. See our house rules for more information.


All events at Portsmouth Guildhall include a ticket restoration levy.


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