About Guns or Roses

About the Band

Band Members

Guns or Roses live at The Empire, Coventry - 9th Nov 2018 - Photo courtesy of Martin Power Photography

Formed in 2009, Guns or Roses began extensive rehearsals to launch themselves as the ultimate tribute to the Hollywood hellraisers. Now ten years on, they have firmly established themselves as one of the best tribute bands out there.

Since their concept, the band have gone from strength to strength, wowing audiences and gaining thousands of fans with their performances all over the UK, Ireland and Europe. They have headlined festivals in Norway, Switzerland, Belgium, Bulgaria, as well as all over the UK and Ireland. They appeared at the legendary Isle Of Wight Festival in 2017 where they played to a packed out, at-capacity Electro Love tent and were invited back again in 2018. They have even headlined a festival at Donington, home of the infamous Monsters of Rock!

But their biggest audience undoubtedly came in 2015 when the band were chosen to appear in an episode of 'Don't Tell the Bride' as the show moved to BBC One. Steve, the groom, being a lifelong Guns N' Roses fan decided to plan the wedding loosely based on the November Rain video. Complete with a choir accompanying them, the band broke into 'Sweet Child of Mine' as bride Nicki entered the church for her walk up the aisle. The episode aired to 3.2 million people, making it the highest ever watched episode at the time and Steve and Nicki have remained good friends with the band.

Since the very beginning, Guns or Roses have managed to maintain a far more constant and reliable lineup than most tribute bands, something that helps guarantee that audiences always get the high quality, accurate and energetic show that the band has become known for.

Guns or Roses at FoFestiv, Martigny, Switzerland - 24th Nov 2017 - Photo courtesy of Dominique Morard / Photo Valais

Guns or Roses are able to perform both as an 'Appetite for Destruction'-era 5-piece lineup or with the addition of their keyboard player, Shawn, a full 6-piece band to replicate the early 90's 'Use Your Illusion' tour. These different lineups allow them to cater to any venue or event from small bars and clubs through to the biggest stages at theatres and festivals. With signature equipment and custom made costumes, the band expertly recreate the sound, look and attitude of the LA legends like nobody else.

Performing all the iconic hits that everybody loves, from 'Welcome to the Jungle', 'Sweet Child of Mine', 'Paradise City' and 'November Rain', the band also love to keep the die-hard Gn'R fans entertained by regularly including album tracks such as 'Coma', 'Anything Goes', 'Dead Horse' or many others. Whether it's Duff singing 'Attitude', Slash playing the famous 'Godfather' guitar solo, or countless other elements from the live shows, Guns or Roses can make you believe you're watching the original band and some fans even rate them as better than the real thing! A force to be reckoned with, Guns or Roses have to be seen to be believed!