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Randy Gun is a New York City based Guitarist, Bassist, Singer, and Songwriter.
Mr. Gun knocked about in New York City’s highly charged Punk/Pop scene in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Gun was involved in the bands or played on records by The New Doloreans, The Randy Gun Group, Harry Toledo, the NYC girl group The Erasers, Arthur Russell, Rhys Chatham, The Jody Beach Band, and David Van Teighem. Mr. Gun performed with the Bill T. Jones Dance Company in 1980 at the American Dance Festival. Mr. Gun also performed with Mr. Jones during the run of “Secret Patures” at BAM.
Mr. Gun was an original member of the guitar driven quartet from NYC, The Necessaries. Mr. Gun shared the groups songwriting and lead vocal chores with Ed Tomney, while Ernie Brooks played bass and Jesse Chamberlain manned the drums. Gun’s teeny bop pop served as a foil to Tomney’s industrial pop making the band a savvy mix of styles. The Necessaries first single You Can Borrow My Car b/w Runaway Child was produced by John Cale.
Mr. Gun went on to collaborate with Chris Spedding who produced Gun’s single I Apologize b/w I Do.
Mr. Gun was also a member of Peter Gordon’s seminal art-rock band of the 70’s and 80’s, The Love of Life Orchestra. Mr. Gun’s guitar work can be heard on LOLO’s many recordings. Mr. Gun continues to perform with LOLO to this day.
Mr. Gun can be heard singing in the native tongue of the islanders on the soundtrack of the Tom Hanks film, Joe and the Volcano. He can also be spotted in the HBO series “OZ” cast as a prison gang member.
Mr. Gun also scores Film, Theater and Dance projects.