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For booking and other inquires please contact :

Mike Copley
Email:[email protected]

Current Members:

Larry Tamblyn (lead singer & keyboardist)
John Fleck (bassist)
Mark Adrian (guitarist & co-lead vocalist)
and veteran drummer Greg Burnham

Best known for their hit ‘Dirty Water’, The Standells released a string of garage rock singles in the mid to late 1960’s, which are now regarded as proto-punk classics. They’ve inspired such groups as the Sex Pistols and Ramones. Everyone from Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith and U2 to Minor Threat has covered Standells records. “Dirty Water” is listed in the Rock Hall of Fame as one of the 500 songs that shaped Rock & Roll.

The Standells have continued to actively perform throughout the world. Their recent concert performances have been receiving rave reviews . They have just released their first new album in over 45 years. “Bump” has been garnering high praise from music critics. The group consists of original members Larry Tamblyn (lead singer & keyboard), John Fleck (bassist), plus Mark Adrian (co-lead singer & guitar) and drummer Greg Burnham.


Standells USA Spring Tour!

4/27 - Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, NC

4/28 - Local 506, Chapel Hill, NC

4/29 - Black Cat, Washington, DC

4/30 - BB Kings – Lucille’s, New York, NY

5/2 - Open Arts Stage, Bordentown, NJ

5/3 - The Brighton Bar, Long Branch, NJ

5/4 - Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA

5/5 - Cavestomp Presents - Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA

5/6 - Cafe Nine, New Haven, CT

5/7 - The Dover Brickhouse, Dover, NH

5/8 - Lovin’ Cup, Rochester, NY

5/10 - Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH

5/11 - The Magic Bag, Detroit, MI

5/13 - The Mayne Stage, Chicago, IL

5/14 - Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI

5/16 - Knickerbockers, Lincoln NB

5/18 - Herman’s Hideaway Denver, CO

5/21 - Cheyenne Saloon, Las Vegas, NV

7/5 - Festival Beat, Parma Italy
More Information Here>>

8/17 – Tiki Oasis, San Diego CA

Press Reviews

Ponderosa Stomp, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 2013

The Standells impressed me last night even more than they did when they first twisted my head off when I was in 7th grade. Is there anyone around my age who doesn't remember "Dirty Water" or, my favorite, "Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White.”

All too often when you hear old bands play their old songs from decades past, it's sad and cheesy. But these Standells aren't ready for the casino circuit, and hopefully they never will be. They play like they could start a real riot on Sunset Strip.
Steven W. Terrell (Music) Web Log

Adams Ave. St. Fair San Diego, CA, September 2013

Legendary garage rockers The Standells, led by original singer-keyboardist Larry Tamblyn, headlined the Adams Avenue Street Fair in San Diego. The Godfathers of Punk Rock didn’t disappoint. They tore it up.
Steve Smith, Pasadena Star News

The band was solid throughout the show. The hits were reproduced faithfully and with exuberance. The best sounding material was the new stuff as recorded by the current roster. It was nice to hear the hits but it was clear from this show that the Standells are not a band looking to just recreate past glories, they are a band looking to create new ones.
"Bart Mendoza, San Diego Reader

The Satellite Club, Los Angeles, CA, August 2013

A riveting CD release party in LA’s Silver Lake district.
-Steve Thorn, San Diego Troubadour

Although it's easy to erroneously associate savage, stomping garage-rock innovators The Standells with Boston (thanks to their 1966 hit "Dirty Water"), make no mistake, these guys were puro Los Angeles, a shaggy gaggle of take-no-prisoners, rock & roll beasts who, via an engagement as house band at Sunset Boulevard club PJ's, established themselves as one of the town's earliest, key big-beat insurgents. Bearing a set list studded with eager, epochal, overstimulated classics -- the sublimely sneering realism of their much-covered "Good Guys Don't Wear White," the hopped-up war cry of "Riot on the Sunset Strip," the erotomaniacal allure of "Try It" -- The Standells always traded in a penetrating mix of biting proto-punk and a liberated, high-altitude approach that's relentlessly arresting. This rates as a homegrown rock & roll summit of mind-altering proportions.
Johnny Whiteside, LA Weekly

South by Southwest Festival 2012

The Standells, yes, those Standells, have a new record coming out and they did a few songs from it during their Buffalo Billiards set. But the fun came with the garage nuggets “Riot on Sunset Strip,’ “Good Guys Don’t Wear White” and the classic “Dirty Water.”
GZO, Lincoln Star

By nightfall, all roads inevitably led back to East Sixth Street, where over the course of the evening's endless club crawling I witnessed the following highlights: ‘60s garage rockers the Standells at Buffalo Billiards snarling their way through their banned-in-Boston classic “Dirty Water” and their banned-everywhere illegal substance-promoting ditty “Try It.”
Sound Vision Magazine

Review, 2011

Unlike most of their peers in the '60s garage rock scene, the Standells continue to play blistering sets today. Don't be surprised when you see the band decked out all in black. As any Standells fan can tell you: Sometimes good guys don't wear white.
Grand Junction Free Press

229, London, UK, 2010

The band played what can only be described as a blinder of a set which included “Dirty Water”, “Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White” , “Mr Nobody” and a great cover of “Hey Joe, Where You Gonna Go.” As they finished their set, they left the stage to calls for more, and then Gary Leeds (the Standells original drummer, and later of Walker Brothers fame) came on stage to bring the guys back for an encore.
The audience completely loved it and we were just as thrilled to see their first ever UK show. The timelessness of this music was shown by the age range of the audience. From young students to the band’s peers, and everyone getting off on it.

Minty and the Beep Go Gigging, Blog

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