This is the official site for Knox (ex-Vibrators)
My painting of Polystyrene, 2009.
On the Punk page in my paintings.
Updating this site a bit. I've been mainly updating the painting pages over the last few years, but I'll now try and do a bit more here. And I'll try not to leave it so long between updates! I guess I can partly blame the shop (Rock 'N' Roll Rescue) for taking up a lot of my time. Looking forward to the shop re-opening!
OLDER NEWS (up to 2017):
Knox's solo album "Plutonium Express" (1983) has been released on CD on Cleapatra Records (USA) and comes with a live Vibrators concert CD.
Knox sang The Ramones "Rock 'n' Roll Radio" with German band The Pisstons, on the B-side of a single with Sid Vicious singing "Chinese Rocks" on the A-side. Full on punk rock!! Released on 19.3.2016 on Empty Records in Germany. See here for details. Great package/cover/sawtooth record! Has to be seen, and heard, to be believed!
No upcoming gigs.
PREVIOUS GIGS: (in reverse order)
Fri. 3 Nov.2017(?) acoustic at the Lo Fi Lounge, Rose and Crown, Torriano Ave., K'town.
Sat. 9th Sept. 2017 - acoustic, support for The Bollock Brothers.
Sat. 15th July 2017 - acoustic, Dublin Castle, ROCK 'N' ROLL RESCUE CHARITY GIG.
Sun. 2nd July 2017 - acoustic at the Unicorn, (charity gig).
Fri. 29th July 2016- acoustic at the Hope & Anchor, supporting SMASH and The Derellas.
Sat. 30th July 2016- acoustic at the Hope & Anchor, (charity gig).
Thurs. 17th Nov. 2016 - URBAN DOGS at 100 Club.
Sat. 23rd July 2016- acoustic at Peter Parker's 'Speakeasy'. See gig's Facebook event here!
Sat. 12th Dec. 2015 - KNOX acoustic: Dublin Castle, Camden, (Rock 'N' Roll Rescue Xmas Party!!), afternoon gig.
Sun 6th Dec. 2015 - KNOX acoustic: Dublin Castle, Camden, (The Pukes Xmas single launch party), afternoon gig.
Sat. 31st Oct. 2015- URBAN DOGS acoustic: Dublin Castle, Camden, (London SS EP launch party).
Sat. 5th Dec. 2015 - THE VIBRATORS: Dublin Castle, Camden.
Sat. 31st Oct. 2015- URBAN DOGS acoustic: Dublin Castle, Camden, (London SS EP launch party), afternoon gig.
OLDER GIGS (including Urban Dogs)
(26 Nov. 2014)
(9 Nov. 2014)
(24 Aug. 2014)
(23 July 2014)
(22 July 2014)
(4 June 2014)
Knox had 10 paintings in this punk art show in Augsburg, Germany, (3-12 Oct 2013) - see poster below:
Knox's 1983 solo album PLUTONIUM EXPRESS is going to be released on CD on New York label O-Rama. More news about this soon.
Check Knox out on the Vive Le Rock website and in Vive Le Rock magazine here.
KNOX RECORDING WITH THE VIBRATORS - Knox was in the studio (5-15 March 2012) recording with The Vibrators. Mainly his songs and they're hoping to get lots of guest singers on this album
KNOX RECORDING WITH THE KNOXVILLE BOYS - Knox recorded with the Knoxville Boys (a cut down line up of the Trailer Trash Orchestra), Fri. 9th March to make an EP.
ART SHOW: - This had Knox's painting of the late Poly Styrene in it, in a special tribute section to her in the exhibition.
RECORD RELEASE NEWS
Here's the list of tracks:
RADIO: on Fri. 20th May 2011 Knox sang with the Trailer Trash Orchestra on the Mining For Gold show at 11.30 pm on RESONANCE RADIO (104.4 FM London area). Will find out if it's to be repeated, or to be put up on 'the cloud'.
The CD is available at both Rough Trade Online shop or direct from trashville.co.uk
See good review here.
And one from Maverick here:
Knox and the Trailer Trash Orchestra THE KNOXVILLE BOY Trashville Records TRCD003
Refined, extraordinary music by a band oozing style Whilst playing at a North London gallery in 2007, Knox didn’t know it at the time but Grae J Wall and friend Robbie Tart (who are both former members of the Vibrators) were there and talked about a possible collaboration after the show. Fast forward four years and you have the product of this conversation; country meets punk sung in such an idyllic British way you can almost sense a Sunday roast being consumed whilst several large whiskeys are supped. After the first few bars of Juice On you know that you are going to love this tune. The mandolin feature prominently which, when you take into consideration Rico Ford’s exceptional playing throughout, you are not surprised one bit. There are a number of other songs throughout which impress but if one had to be picked which symbolises this perfectly then this would have to be Loser. Grae’s harmonica on this is simply marvellous with the raucous arrangement probably devised over the consumption of a keg of beer. A four year wait until the next album? I hope not. Russell Hill
Also good review in Vive Le Rock Issue 2, has Adam Ant on the cover!
Plus - Knox is doing some gigs with the Trailer Trash Orchestra, see review of recent gig in Hitchin here.
KNOX LAST SOLO GIG - 22 June, 2011, in Made In Brasil, Inverness Street, Camden Town.
KNOX WAS ON RESONANCE RADIO SUNDAY, 8th August 2010 - repeat of show on http://i.mixcloud.com/CR06
Art show 13-21 August 2010 -
Look here for paintings Knox did for Rebellion - portraits of Iggy Pop, Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, and Gaye Advert, plus two of Joe Strummer singing and playing guitar.