Gay Paris

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Gay Paris
OriginSydney NSW
GenresSludge, hard rock
Years active2009 – present
Associated actsFurcurve, Totally Unicorn
MembersWH Monks, Ol'Blacktooth Monks, Slim Pickins Padmore, Six Guns Simpson

Band members

  • Line-up
    • WH Monks (luke Monks) (vocals)
    • Ol' Blacktooth Monks (Lachlan Monks) (guitar, keys)
    • Slim Pickins Padmore (Dean Padmore) (bass)
    • Six Guns Simpson (Adam Simpson (drums)

Band information

Sludge-ridden and occasionally punkish swamp rock Sydney band with a unique style, an apparently time-signature free, chaotic heavy rock like a cross between Tom Waits and Clutch. The band defies categorization and have toured nationally with a range of artists including The Beards, Snowdroppers and Totally Unicorn, among others. During 2013 they supported The Last Good Party with a long national tour and headlined Brisbane’s Dead of Winter Fest alongside King Parrot. The band won a Music Oz Award for best Metal/Hardcore Song for 'Ash Wednesday Boudoir Party' and at the end of 2013 toured nationally with King Parrot.

In 2015 Gay Paris released their third album, Ladies and Gentlemen, May We Present to You: The Dark Arts. In August they opened for The Dillinger Escape Plan in Sydney and toured nationally in November.



2011 The Skeleton's Problematic Granddaughter self release
2013 The Last Good Party self release
2015 Ladies and Gentlemen, May We Present to You: The Dark Arts self release