THE GODFATHERS

The Godfathers are an English alternative rock/new wave band from London, England, with strong influences from R&B and punk. The Godfathers were formed in 1985 by brothers Peter Coyne (vocals) & Chris Coyne (bass) from the ashes of their previous band The Sid Presley Experience. The Godfathers toured extensively & quickly earned a serious reputation for their electrifying brand of primal rock & roll & incendiary live shows around the World.

The Godfathers unleashed the storming rocker ‘Birth School Work Death’ as their debut single on Epic Records in late ’87 & scored a US Billboard top 40 hit after massive college radio airplay & heavy MTV rotation. The classic ‘Birth School Work Death’ album released in ’88 followed (includes the ‘hit’ anthem title track & singles ‘Cause I Said So’ & a re-recorded ‘Love Is Dead’) & was celebrated with extensive tours of the UK, Europe & U S A they cemented their reputation as one of the best, ‘must-see’ live acts of the period.

In 2008 The Godfathers reformed their original line-up to promote a vastly expanded 2CD version of their classic debut album ‘Hit By Hit’ & performed a select amount of British, European & American dates & festivals together for the first time in nearly 20 years.

The Godfathers influence has grown steadily in recent years with American stadium rockers Local H & Spoon releasing cover versions of Godfathers’ classics ‘Birth School Work Death’ & ‘This Damn Nation’ & The Mars Volta citing the band’s trademark primal rock & roll sound as a major influence on their recently released ‘Noctourniquet’ album.


The Godfathers explode into action in 2013 with the much-anticipated release of a brand new album ‘JUKEBOX FURY’ – their first full-length studio release since ’95 – & a 22 date March UK tour with punk icons The Stranglers. ‘Jukebox Fury’ was produced by The Godfathers & will be released on the band’s own Godfathers’ Recordings label.