GayC/DC is the world’s first and only all-gay tribute to the music of AC/DC!
Founded by Chris Freeman (bass player from iconic queer punk band Pansy Division), the idea
for GayC/DC came from bouncing around names for more tribute bands with gay members after
he’d been playing with the Gay Gay’s (gay tribute to the Go Go’s) for more than a decade. After
the Gay Gay’s went on hiatus, Freeman moved forward with forming a band that could be as
good as AC/DC.
Freeman began by recruiting lightning-speed guitarist, Steve McKnight after meeting him online
and sharing similar musical tastes. McKnight has been a part of the LA music scene since the
late ‘80s in Cry Wolf, a melodic hard rock band that made their mark on the Sunset Strip and
beyond with several major albums under their belt.
Also recruited was Karl Rumpf on rhythm guitar, who Freeman had met while on tour with
Pansy Division and later worked with in a band/project called Dart. Rumpf was also in the last
incarnation of the Gay Gay’s, along with drummer Brian Welch who Freeman had also met
while on tour. Welch had spent years touring with Extreme as their drum tech, so he was a
natural fit.
This four-piece spent months looking for a gay vocalist to no avail. Finally, Freeman asked the
others if HE could audition. Nervously, he did, the band agreed, and they were off—but now
they needed a bassist, so Freeman recruited bass player extraordinaire, Glen Pavan, once again
someone Freeman had met while on tour. Pavan had previously been keeping the low end down
for LA queer punk rockers Best Revenge (who got their name from a Pansy Division song).
Now in their second year as a band, the word of mouth has been intense, even scoring a “pick of
the week” in LA Weekly for a recent LA gig.
The band remains true to the music (working diligently to replicate the actual sound of AC/DC),
while playing around with the lyrics and changing pronouns to suit the gay angle. Hence, TNT
becomes PNP (a song about the “party-n-play” status some gay men post in their online sex ads),
Bad Boy Boogie becomes Gay Boy Boogie (do you really need to ask?), and Big Balls needed
... no changing at all!
To say the band is off-the-hook live is an understatement. There is never a dull moment with all
the costume changes and props being trotted out, all in the name of outrageous entertainment.
Even those who say they don’t like AC/DC end up being fans.
Who can blame them? Book ‘em and see for yourself!

$18.00 - $20.00


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