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ABOUT THE BAND

The band was formed in 1979.

The original 5 band members were: -

Ian 'Oddy' Hodson Vocals
Kieron Egan Vocals
Guy Naylor Guitar
Gary Naylor Drums
Mick Clarke Bass

Band names were discussed and originally 'The Anti Heroes' was chosen, which at a later date was changed to Resistance 77. We decided on the name Resistance 77 because we were playing a style of music more associated with '77 than with the stuff at that time which was thrashier.

Our first gig was in November 1980 at South Normanton Miners Welfare.

Bricks in Brixton became our first release on the compilation L.P. 'Riotous Assembly'. The nowhere to play E.P. was released in late November 1982 and sold 3000 copies. The E.P. spent 11 weeks in the 'Sounds' Punk Charts peaking at Number 5.

In 1983 Guy Naylor on guitar left the band and was replaced by Marc 'Luggy' Ludlam. Soon after the line up change we released a couple of tracks on 'Rot Records' compilation L.P. called 'Wet Dreams'.

The line up at this stage consisted of: -

Ian 'Oddy' Hodson Vocals
Kieron Egan Bass/Vocals
Marc 'Luggy' Ludlam Guitar
Gary Naylor Drums

This was soon followed by the release of the 'Vive Le Resistance' E.P.

The same line up went on to record the classic album Thoroughbred men and was then released in 1984. The album received good reviews getting 4 stars in 'Sounds'.

In 1988 our new drummer Paul 'Mushy' Marshall replaced Gary Naylor.

We did some sell out gigs in 1988 and got through to the final of 'The National Battle of the Bands' competition.

We then decided to record a new single called 'You Reds' to commemorate Nottingham Forest getting to the 1990 Littlewoods Cup Final. This single came about after Forest and England footballer Stuart Pearce suggested we record one as he had seen some of our gigs and was into punk music. The single went on to sell around 2000 copies.

Resistance 77 has always had a strong following not only in the U.K. but also in the U.S.A. the former Yugoslavia Italy Spain France Germany and Belgium.

In 1990 Luggy left the band and Rob took over lead guitar, then in 1992 Spike joined to play rhythm guitar. By this time Resistance 77 was becoming even more popular.

In 1996 our back catalogue was re-released on the CD 'Thoroughbred Men' on Captain Oi Records.

Rob and Spike left the band and Tom Young took over guitar in 1996.

Our current line up is as follows:-

Ian 'Oddy' Hodson Vocals
Kieron Egan Bass
Tom Young Guitar
Paul Marshall Drums

We then played some gigs over in Belgium and at the HITS in Morecambe and were offered slots on the 2000 bill and also the Holidays in the Smoke at Tuffnell Park London.

Since 2000 the popularity of Resistance 77 really took off and we have played many gigs in the U.K and aboard.

In May 2001 the 'Retaliate First' album was released on Captain Oi Records, but after recording this album Tom had to hang up his guitar due to University Studies.

Tom young's last gig for Resistance 77 was at
The John Cockle in Mansfield on Monday 26th August 2001.

We soon recruited Ellis Waring as his replacement.

Our current line up is as follows:-

Ian 'Oddy' Hodson Vocals
Kieron Egan Bass
Ellis Waring Guitar
Paul Marshall Drums

Elis's first gig for Resistance 77 was at
The Star & Garter in Manchester on Friday 12th October 2001.

We have played many more gigs in England and Europe which were a great Success. After HITS Blackpool in 2002 we played HITS U.S.A. in New Jersey Germany Italy and The Czech Republic.

In March 2004 Resistance 77 released their first DVD 'Live in Trutnov' which showed the band in action in the Czech Republic. Soon followed a second DVD, which was 'Live at Rakovnik' Punk Festival.

We then went on to release a CD in May 2004 called 'Long Time Dead'. It has received excellent reviews in the music world from as far a field as Poland, France, Canada, Italy and The USA, which has resulted in us being invited to perform at music festivals around the world.

In December 2004 Mushy our drummer decided to retire after a 16-year stint and was replaced by Stuart Meadows who's first gig was at
the boardwalk in sheffield on saturday 15th january 2005.

Our new line up is as follows: -

Ian 'Oddy' Hodson Vocals
Kieron Egan Bass
Ellis Waring Guitar
Stuart Meadows Drums

This led to bringing out this new DVD 'H.I.T.S TO WASTED' looking back over the last 25 years and the different line-ups of the band.

During the next 3 years Resistance 77 Released:-

Born to Resist - CD - April 2005 on R27 Records
My England Single - DVD - April 2005 on R27 Records
You Can't Fool Me - DVD - Nov 2005 on R27 Records

Songs for a Nanny State - CD - Aug 2006
True Punk & Oi! - 7" Vinyl - Dec 2006

Punk Rock Songs - DVD - Aug 2007 on R27 Records
Far Away Single - CD - May 2007 on R27 Records

In 2008 Stuart Meadows left the band having joined English Dogs in 2007,
played his last gig at the Rebellion Festival in Vienna on Saturday 26th April 2008.

Paul Marshall came back to the drums for one last gig at
The Moloko Club in Bruges, Belgium on Saturday 3rd May 2008

Benny Ramone took up the drums for one gig at
Junktion 7 in Nottingham on Friday 13th June 2008.

Lee Brookes joined the band and played his first gig at
The Mill in Mansfield on Friday 11th July 2008.

Our current line up is as follows:-

Ian 'Oddy' Hodson Vocals
Kieron Egan Bass
Ellis Waring Guitar
Lee Brookes Drums

The songs 'The Spirit of St George' and 'FOREMANS' were the first songs recorded with the above lineup in Feburary 2009.
The CD 'The Spirit of St George' was released in April 2009, Tracks include 'The Spirit of St George', 'FOREMANS' and two other tracks from the previous lineup with Stuart Meadows on drums, 'In The Gutter' and 'Chelsea Girl'.

The Spirit of St George - CD - April 2009 on R27 Records
30 Years of True Punk & Oi! - CD - Sept 2009 on R27 Records

In September 2009 Resistance 77 travelled to the United States for the EAST COAST TOUR, Dave Hayman joined the band on Rhythm Guitar.

True Punk & Oi! - DVD - August 2010 on R27 Records
Survival of The Richest - CD - 11th November 2010 on R27 Records

Lee Brookes left the band and played his last gig at
The Mill in Mansfield on Sunday 12th December 2010.

Sam Brown joined the band and played his first gig at
Sonny's On The Square in Bikenhead on Saturday 12th Feburary 2011.

Our current line up is as follows:-

Ian 'Oddy' Hodson Vocals
Kieron Egan Bass
Ellis Waring Guitar
Sam Brown Drums

Sam Brown left the band and played his last gig at
The Jolly Roger in New Ollerton, Newark on Friday 23rd September 2011.

Sturat Meadows re-joined the band and played his first gig at
The Victoria Inn in Derby on Friday 2nd December 2011.

Our current line up is as follows:-

Ian 'Oddy' Hodson Vocals
Kieron Egan Bass
Ellis Waring Guitar
Stuart Meadows Drums

Former band member Tom Young came back on Guitar to play his first gig with Resistance 77 since 2001 at the Intake Club in Mansfield on Friday 1st February 2013

Dave Hayman on Rhythm Guitar joined Oddy, Kieron, Sturat and Tom for the gig at The Green Star in Stoke on Saturday March 23rd 2013,
This would turn out to be the last gig Tom Young played with Resistance 77.

With Stuart Meadows unavailable, Resistance 77 played an Acoustic set in Riddings on Saturday 20th April 2013, the line up was: Oddy, Kieron & Ellis.

Jonny March joined the band and played his first gig at
The Dog House in Carlton on Sunday 30th June 2013.

Our current squad line up is as follows:-

Ian 'Oddy' Hodson Vocals
Kieron Egan Bass
Ellis Waring Guitar
Jonny March Guitar
Dave Hayman Rhythm Guitar
Stuart Meadows Drums

July 2013 saw the release of the latest DVD from Resistance 77, Live at Rebellion 09-12, Featuring live performances from the band at the Rebellion Punk Festivals in Blackpool.

Live at Rebellion 09-12 - DVD - July 2013 on R27 Records

Ellis Waring played his last gig with Resistance 77 at the Black Market in Warsop on Friday 14th February 2014 with the full Resistance 77 line up.
Jonny March took over permanently on Lead Guitar. Ellis is still a squad member and played another Acoustic set with Oddy and Kieron at the Maze in Nottingham on Saturday 10th May 2014.

Resistance 77 attended the 2014 Rebellion Punk Festival in Blackpool, the line up was Oddy, Kieron, Jonny, Dave & Stuart.

The next gig was at the Corporation in Sheffield with the Business on Saturday 13th December 2014, the line up was Oddy, Kieron, Jonny & Stuart.

In March 2015, Squad members Oddy, Kieron, Jonny & Stuart would go into the studio to record tracks for the new CD 'NO ESCAPE' which was later released in July 2015 on R27 Records. A deluxe 'hard back book style' gatefold CD.

Sortly after the release of 'NO ESCAPE', Resistance 77 released another album, this time a double CD to mark 35 years of Resistance 77, appropriately named '35 Years of True Punk & Oi!' featuring 16 studio tracks and 23 live recordings from Derby & Sheffield.

In August 2015 Dave Hayman left the band, played his last gig on Sunday 22nd March 2015 at the O2 Academy in Birmingham with Drop Kick Murphys.

Resistance 77 attended the 2015 Rebellion Punk Festival in Blackpool, the line up was Oddy, Kieron, Jonny & Stuart.

November 2015 Jonathan 'Magzi' McNamee (Guitar) and Sam Brown (Drums) joined the Resistance 77 Squad.

Our current squad line up is as follows:-

Ian 'Oddy' Hodson Vocals
Kieron Egan Bass
Ellis Waring Guitar
Jonny March Guitar
Jonathan 'Magzi' McNamee Guitar
Stuart Meadows Drums
Sam Brown Drums

No Escape - 12" Black Vinyl (500 limited pressing) - January 2016 on R27 Records

January 2016 saw Oddy & Kieron go into the recording studio re-record 'The Spirit of St George' track which was originally recorded back in 2009. This time adding guest vocals by Amber May Hodson ready for the release of the new 'The Spirit of St George'. Available on CD with 3 tracks: The Spirit of St George, Glory Days, Were're Still Wrong and 7" Vinyl with 2 tracks: The Spirit of St George, Glory Days.

Spirit of St George - 7" Vinyl Black (300 limited pressing) - April 2016 on R27 Records
Spirit of St George - 7" Vinyl Red (200 limited pressing) - April 2016 on R27 Records
Street Credibility - DVD - July 2016 on R27 Records
Glory Days - DVD - July 2016 on R27 Records

With Kieron away on holiday, Sam Brown came in on Bass Guitar and Jonathan 'Magzi' McNamee came in on Guitar for 2 gigs in Czech Republic on 2nd, 3rd July 2016

Sam Brown back on the drums for the first time since 12th February 2011 at Mulberry Tavern in Sheffield on Saturday 23th July 2016

Resistance 77 attended the 2016 Rebellion Punk Festival in Blackpool, the line up was Oddy, Kieron, Jonny, Magzi & Stuart.
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