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Paradise Road - LP - 2003
As Was!(Live) - EP - 2004
Acoustic - EP - 2005
Peacemaker - LP - 2006
Judas - LP - Released Feb 18th, 2008



Guv'Nor rose out of the ashes of a local North East band the Defendants, formed in 1999, who had made a rather unremarkable impact on the rock scene of the North East of England.

And so to summer 2002 when Guv'Nor mark II rose out of the ashes of Guv'Nor mark I. (Can you see a pattern forming??) Ex Defendants, Zammo, came in on Bass. Big Al Watts, ex Citizen Kane, took over the lead duties. With the following line up the distinctive Guv'Nor sound was born:

Stu Armstrong - Vocals
Zammo Robinson - bass
Big Al Watts - lead
Porky Stephenson - Drums

This line up first gigged at the Bear Tavern, Bearwood, Birmingham in December 2002 From that point on for the best part of the next two years Guv'Nor gigged regularly all over the North East and occasionally further a field.

The song writing continued apace and in the summer of 2003 Guv'Nor recorded the Paradise Road album at Handshake Studios in Darlington. Ten tracks were laid down covering the most popular original numbers the lads had gigged up to that point (all are available for download in the MP3 section).With hindsight the production of the album may have been a shade raw, the whole album took 5 hours to record, and a cost of £200, each track taking 2 takes, one for the back line, and one for the vocals, the remaining time used for a couple of overdubs and trying to fix the mistakes, but the songs still speak for themselves and the cd's sold well at gigs and via the website.

After a "Live" cd and an acoustic cd, a second full studio album "Peacemaker" was released in 2006. Still performing up and down the UK, depending on the venue, the band are comfortable playing a gig of covers, done the GuvNor way of course; or a full 2 hours of the bands original numbers.

Check the bands website for a few mp3's of the upcoming release "Judas".