Charlie Manning is Chubby and The Gang. The 30 something year old born and bred Londoner, kicked off the project in 2019 with the intention of blending hardcore punk with the most infectious elements of ‘70s rock n roll and doo-wop. Charlie brought in a “gang” of rotating instrumentalists performing on the albums Speed Kills (2020) and The Mutt’s Nuts (2021), both released through Partisan Records. Fast forward to now and Chubby and the Gang joins long-running hardcore label Flatspot Records (Scowl, Speed) and shares the new single “The Bonnie Banks.”

“The Bonnie Banks” is an ode to London and just thinking things are going to be okay. Lead by lively guitar, the song has an infectious, but rough around the edges delivery. Manning’s storytelling nature of the track leads to repetitive refrain that is begging to be shouted along with. The accompanying video was directed by Nick Suchak and produced by Dan Matthews follows a contemplative Manning and can be watched HERE.

In the five years Chubby and the Gang has existed, the band has done more than most in the double that time frame. An extensive 65 date UK tour, sharing the stage with chief influence The New York Hounds, celebrating Christmas and Valentine’s Day with original anthems. It’s no surprise the band has garnered praise across the globe, and across media with features on Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, The Guardian, NME and more.

Chubby and The Gang will performing on June 15th at Flatspot World in London alongside Scowl, Jivebomb, and Stiff Meds. Tickets are available HERE.

Upcoming Shows:

  • June 15th - London, UK @ Flatspot World
  • July 27th - Leipzig, GER @ Back to the Future Festival

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