ALPHA OMEGA Management has a pleasure to announce that the legendary street punk band THE BASTARDS have been nominated for Best Punk band 2016 in the Ventura County Music Awards, VCMA’s.
The VCMA’s is an annual award show that recognizes artists in all genres that call Ventura County, USA home. Ventura is home to over 1 million people. Most notably it is regarded as a hotbed for Punk music in California & the USA.
Fans from around the world vote online for their favorite artists and categories. The nominees are announced in late April. The VCMA board vote on the winners. The awards ceremony is held every September in a prestigious Ventura county location. Artists from each category perform on the night. Each year a Ventura resident is given a lifetime achievement award. In 2015 it was Chuck D from Public Enemy. More information on VCMA’s at: https://www.facebook.com/Venturamusicawards
THE BASTARDS guitarist Big AL comments: “We are really proud to be nominated in a category that means so much to Ventura. The VCMA’s told us we had the most number of votes in the Punk category….OUR FANS ARE AWESOME!!!. Now we just hope the judges pick The Bastards as Punk Band of the Year in September”
Just recently THE BASTARDS announced the first 3 shows of THE BASTARDS Summer Tour! Check the confirmed dates below. Special guests will be THE PART TIME PUNKS featuring Casey Royer of D.I. & Dutchie the Punk Rock DJ of Katio Radio.
July 2nd Doll Hut – Anaheim
July 8th Tiki Bar – Costa Mesa
July 16th Morgans – Riverside
More shows to be announced soon!
THE BASTARDS, started life in the working class hole of the world, Wakefield – Yorkshire, England in the early 80’s. Formed in high school at 13 years old, a true English punk band raised on the Pistols, Clash, Automatics, UK Subs, Buzzcocks with a heavy dose of The Ramones. In December 1990 THE BASTARDS packed their bags and moved to LA. After the 1st reunion in 2002, last year the Social Media started to demand to see THE BASTARDS active again! And the band responded with an announcement of their first album in 12 years, “Straight Outta Yorkshire”, set to be released in Spring 2016, produced once again with long time Bastards producer Greg Hayes. The album will include 10 new tracks that will build upon the success of “Old, Fat & Sweaty” (2004).
THE BASTARDS are:
Daz Simpson – Bass & Vocals
AL Simpson – Guitar
Tyler Hayden – Drums