Chester, United Kingdom
Ian England and Johnny F formed Blunt in September 2006 with the main aim of re-introducing Californian punks to long forgotten, and even rarely played, proper English Street Punk.
Johnny got on the blower and secured the services of drummer 'TwoTone' Ringo and Ian bumped into Skid Mark at a UK Subs gig in LA and invited them to a rehearsal.
In January 2007 a mini-tour of California and Nevada was played along with The Negatives from Bradford UK, and The Objex from Las Vegas as well as some other local Los Angeles bands.
Blunts first live performance was at the Fat Liver Tavern in Lomita, CA, and other venues played were in Downtown Los Angeles at The Airliner and at The Cocaine, along with The Brokeass Cantina and Khourys in Long Beach, and Las Vegas's famous Double Down Saloon.
Blunt receive great feedback from punks and skins of all ages, and have built an ever increasing fanbase in the Long Beach and LA areas.
Early in 2008 Skid Mark found it increasingly difficult to find the time to rehearse and play with the band due to his work committments. Therefore an extensive search went out for a new guitarist. The Mad Brit fitted the bill perfectly and was invited to join Blunt.
After gigs with the new line-up in Hermosa Beach & Long Beach, Ian returned to the UK on a perminent basis. The band are now a three piece and still rehearse in Los Angeles.
It is hoped Ian will return to LA and maybe the band after he has finished his BTEC in Music & Music Technology at West Cheshire College in the North West of England. Watch this space !