A Brief History of Gutter
Welcome to the remarkable journey of unique melodic rock band Gutter.
Gutter’s gap between studio albums – 36 years - is the longest in the southern hemisphere and the eighth longest in the world!
First formed in 1973, Gutter transformed from a schoolboy dance band to a chart-topper in the ’80s. Their debut album, Cabbages and Kings, was released in 1984. This was followed by Gutter's second album release in July 2020 called Shoes and Ships and Sealing Wax, after a small gap of 36 years.
For 30 years Gutter members Mark Stewart, Paul Howard and Tony Huggett remained friends and dreamed of reforming the band though they lived in different countries. The breakthrough came with the advent of rapid internet connectivity and affordable digital recording technology, and the rest is history. They have now mastered the art and science of remote digital recording and enjoy considerable artistic satisfaction from knowing their fans are listening across the globe.
Together with the evolution of technology, Gutter’s melodies and lyrical content have also evolved and matured over the 36 years. Gutter has always had ‘Soul’ and their music tackles a diversity of social issues, even disturbing ones like violence against children and child abduction.
The career dream of most young musicians is to play and record their original music - then life gets in the way and the dream is gone. Gutter, however, is a shining role model showing that dreams can always come true no matter your age or location. Sadly Paul Howard's key role in reaching that dream came to an end on 17 October 2021, but Gutter remains steadfast and is progressing well with recording and producing its third album as a monument to our great friend!
From South Africa, Australia, and the UK we invite you to join our journey on your favourite platform….
Spotify, YouTube, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Google Play and Deezer etc.
Welcome to our world!