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Kunt and the Gang is formed by Kunt, following the break up of his previous group, Pubic Cube. They play their first gig at the Castlemayne pub in Basildon. The original line-
The band release their debut album
Kunt and the Gang play their first gigs outside of Essex, after the public forward
links to the songs on their MySpace profile and a small following begins to form.
Kunt meets Mike Gibbons, an Essex based entrepreneur living in a caravan on the A127
Southend Arterial road, who will go on to become Kunt’s manager and appear in many
of the videos.
Kunt and the Gang make their first YouTube video for their music industry opus Use
My Arsehole As A Cunt, which climaxes with a hastily arranged dance routine in Basildon
Town Square, described by an onlooker as ‘…the biggest load of shit I have seen in
my entire life’. A Basildon live show is filmed and released as a live DVD Viva Bas
Vegas. A second album I Have Another Wank And I Have Another Cry spawns Fucksticks,
which soon becomes a firm live favourite. The album is played out live on the Wanking
In The Woods tour, the band’s first foray around the UK which saw them playing in
grotty pubs as far afield as Glasgow, Swansea and Southend.
As their profile grows and more videos are filmed Kunt and the Gang’s YouTube channel becomes ever more popular. Their video for Arranged Bride becomes the first of many videos to be banned by the YouTube censor Nazis.
Kunt and the Gang release their third album One Last Wank And One Last Cry, the final instalment in their wanking and crying trilogy of albums. The release is accompanied later in the year by the Men With Beards (What Are They Hiding?) E.P., the tour for which sees many people grow facial hair or wear false beards along to the shows in celebration. Several usually-
Kunt and the Gang release an album of rarities/out-
Kunt records a YouTube tribute song in memory of Michael Jackson, which is uploaded the day after the singer’s untimely death and leads to Kunt receiving death threats from mental American Jacko fans who are unhappy with some of the content, despite it being on the whole factually accurate.
2009 sees Kunt and the Gang’s first appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, teaming up with Laughing Horse comedy for 10 sold out shows (at least, 10 free shows which were full-
Kunt and the Gang try and reclaim Katy Perry’s
Kunt and the Gang finish off the year with a flourish, getting booked to play 3 consecutive weekends on the main stage at The Big Reunion Festival at Butlins in Skegness before being hauled off half way through their first set and banned from returning on the say so of Butlins’ management.
A ‘Greatest Minor Internet Hits’ package Complete Kunt is released, featuring the best loved songs from Kunt and the Gang’s previous four albums and a couple of new tracks. The artwork consists of hundreds of photos sent in by supporters, taken with Kunt. Complete Kunt is also released on DVD bringing together all the band’s videos, many of which had fallen foul of the humourless YouTube censor Nazis.
Kunt and the Gang perform all their ‘Greatest Minor Internet Hits’ in 25 consecutive free late night shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to packed audiences.
Kunt writes and produces Shannon Matthews: The Musical, a full-
A Christmas Facebook campaign to get Kunt and the Gang’s
Kunt and the Gang start a short-
To commemorate the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Kunt and the Gang record a new version of their greatest minor internet hit
On April 28th 2011, the day before the Royal Wedding, despite having well over a million views and several thousand subscribers, Kunt and the Gang’s YouTube account is deleted. This may not be unrelated to the Fucksticks (Royal Wedding Souvenir Version) video, which features various members of the Royal Family with their private parts pixelated, sexually satisfying themselves in time with the music.
Kunt and the Gang play to packed crowds at Rebellion and Download festivals and again
return to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where they play 23 free shows and win the
Malcolm Hardee Award (not the one for being funny or any good, the other one). This
is awarded after Kunt and the Gang, rather than print and distribute promotional
flyers, print 5000 stickers of a crudely drawn penis and testicles which, when given
out to the crowd each night appear all over the posters of other comedians. ‘Cockgate’,
as it is known, becomes a big talking point of the festival and several comedians
are known to be very irate about seeing their face with a winky stuck on it.
In October they release the album Hurry Up And Suck Me Off Before I Get Famous, which is quickly hailed as the band’s “least shit album to date”. As Christmas approaches this is followed up by the long overdue festive album Kunt and the Gang Kiss You Under The Camel Toe.
The year starts on a bum note when at a gig in North London Kunt is assasinated with piss by an irate Amy Winehouse fan, upset by Kunt’s tribute, brandishing a water pistol full of urine. Concerned for his safety and taken by surprise Kunt accidentally kicks the shit out of him on the floor of the venue.
Later in the year Kunt’s Bangers and Mash tour is their best attended tour to date and coincides with the release of a second compilation of unreleased and rare material, Sloppy Seconds: More Titbits From The Kunt Archives.
Download festival sees a full to capacity Comedy tent with over 1000 metallers joining in shouting ‘Fucksticks’ and ‘Mother’s Cunt’. At Rebellion festival there are similar scenes as Kunt again fills the Arena.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival is once again full every night and, despite Kunt getting involved in an on-
A definitive live DVD Proper Kunt is released in October with a 35 date UK tour to coincide.
Kunt and the Gang make their Australian debut with shows at Adelaide Fringe Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival, starting off playing to half a dozen keen locals and through word of mouth finishing both runs with sell out shows.
At Edinburgh Fringe once again crowds pack in to a new, bigger venue at the Free Sisters.
Little Kunt releases Kuntrarian, his debut solo album of cover versions with the words changed. It is met with a general air of confusion and disappointment.
The year finishes with Kunt releasing a video encouraging people to stand up against
Simon Cowell’s monopolizing of the Christmas charts -
With 6 months away from gigging at the start of the year Kunt grows a rapey looking beard which he sports in a high concept 3 minute video re-
A new album Jap’s iTunes is met with excitement and praise from people in general,
presumably after having had their expectations lowered from last year’s Little Kunt
album. Apart from The Abortion Song. Jap’s iTunes is promoted with a 50 date UK tour,
selling out several dates including 2-
Kunt and the Gang finish the year with a second video,
A second greatest (minor internet) hits album is released entitled Kunt’ll Fix It,
which also includes a few new tracks to try and flog it to the people who’ve already
got everything else. One of the new songs Paperboy is a highlight of the tour set.
On the Kunt’ll Fix It tour, supported by his former manager and minor internet hit wannabe Mike Gibbons, Kunt maintains he has invested in and is trying to win back public confidence for the ’ll Fix It brand. In order to do this at every gig he fixes it for a member of the audience to join him in a rendition of his third greatest minor internet hit Use My Arsehole As A Cunt. The Kunt’ll Fix It tour is their best attended tour to date.
Following 2 sell out shows in Edinburgh Kunt is invited for a rare TV appearance on Before The Morning After, a subscription only show on Seeso/NBC Digital singing Paperboy in front of an enthusiastic Brendon Burns and a less enthusiastic Marc Watson who looks like he’s done a bit of sick in his mouth.
Kunt announces plans to call it a day and records a final album, the ambitious Blue ROFL, then sets out on one last tour, again supported by Mike Gibbons. The tour mostly sells out and in amongst hugging it out with 17 stone men in various stages of grief, Kunt receives all manner of strange, mental and often worrying gifts, including a plethora of wankmags, a signed picture of Rolf Harris and a 14 inch gingerbread phallus.
The artist formerly known as Kunt begins work on an autobiography, “I, Kunt. (How I became and remained a minor internet hit singer).”
After thirteen years, and mainly by old-
KUNT AND THE GANG -
If you’ve never heard of Kunt and the Gang you’ve probably had Google Safe search on. Kunt and the Gang’s lowbrow comedy songs and videos have made them Basildon’s most famous export -
In recent years Kunt and the Gang have played sell-
In this time Kunt and the Gang have also been banned from Butlins, excommunicated by the Catholic Church in Edinburgh, had their YouTube channel with over a million hits closed down, received death threats from mental Michael Jackson fans over their tribute video, been assaulted on stage, assassinated with piss and given an award for encouraging people to deface posters of comedians with stickers of a crudely drawn penis and testicles. And been the only music act to duet with the ghost of ex-
Having played over 2000 gigs before calling it a day in 2016, Kunt and the Gang probably played in a town near you.
"A one man filth machine."