The Wolfmen

The Wolfmen

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The Wolfmen: where The Velvet Underground, T-Rex, Adam & The Ants and Martha Reeves & The Vandellas are plundered to make retro rock and roll for the 23rd century.

Biography

The Wolfmen formed in 2004 and centres around Marco Pirroni (guitars, co-writer) and Chris Constantinou (bass, lead vocals, co-writer). Both have quite a history. Chris worked extensively with Chas Chandler in the late 70s rock band Drill before joining Adam and the Ants in 1982. There he met Marco Pirroni, lynchpin of the UK punk scene from Siouxsie And The Banshees, The Models and Rema-Rema.

Marco had taken Adam and The Ants to worldwide acclaim, co-writing five number one singles and a further four top tens. When the Ants disbanded in 1982, Marco remained as Adam’s co-writer and musical director, starting off with a number one single (Goody Two Shoes) and album (Friend or Foe), followed by nine more top 20 hits. The former gave Marco his third Ivor Novello award.

Chris and Marco went their separate ways in the mid-90s, with Chris forming the Miles Copeland-managed SF Go with Danny Kustow (TRB, Glen Matlock), followed by a co-writing project with Bow Wow Wow’s Annabella Lwin, which spawned the hit single Do What You Do (Sony, 1994). He then took centre stage with post-punk outfit Jackie Onassid, releasing two albums, soundtracking award-winning British filmmaker Paul Hills’ 2003 movie The Poet and touring extensively , supporting Iggy Pop.

By the time they came back together to form The Wolfmen, Marco had added co-writing and performing credits with Sinead O’Connor to his CV, as well as releasing the acclaimed SEX: Too Fast To Live Too Young To Die and Biba: Champagne and Novocaine albums on his own label, Only Lover Left Alive.

The Wolfmen sees song writing duties being shared between Chris and Marco. Chris Hughes - whose credits range from Robert Plant to Paul McCartney – has also produced several tracks. The band’s debut – the Jackie Says EP - was released on Damaged Goods on August 14 2006 on 10” vinyl and download only. It followed cinema screenings for Amore Pedestre and The Gay Shoe Clerk, two 100-year-old, hitherto silent films which The Wolfmen soundtracked as special commissions from London’s Fashion In Film Festival.

With a debut album nearing completion, The Wolfmen can also be heard leaking out of a TV near you: on major ad campaigns (including Heineken USA) and documentaries including NBC Universal/Bravo’s I Predict A Riot, a ten part series examining 30 years of UK riots from Brixton 1981 to Ikea 2005.

Discography

Kama Sutra
01: Kama Sutra
02: TV's On John Wayne's Been Shot Again
Damaged Goods, DAMGOOD 272

Jackie Says EP
01: Jackie Says
02: Up All Nighter
03: Needle In The Camel's Eye
04: If You Talk Like That
Damaged Goods, DAMGOOD269LP