Vive le Rock magazine give their verdict on The Bermondsey Joyriders support set to Marky Ramone – which ended to cries from an encore from a crowd entirely fresh to the tunes -demanded readers “see ‘em at all costs“.
Swaggering onto the stage of Oxford Streets packed 100 Club, the Bermondsey Joyriders look like extras off Guy Ritchie’s latest flick. And considering lead Joyrider Gary Lammins’ acting CV that might not be too far away either. The man, who as a former member wrote many of streetpunk legends’ Cock Sparrers greatest early numbers like Running Riot, Gary has worked with Joe Strummer in the past but has only just returned to music with this slide guitar slinging, pub rock outfit..
With bass and drums filled by experienced pros from legendary bands,Chelsea and the Heavy Metal kids, this lot make good time, punked up rock roll that fans, young old of the Rolling Stones and Cocksparrer will lap up. They’re off to tour America soon, but catch them gigging around London over the next few months because their foot to the floor feel good factor is bang on.