|Birth name Graham Anthony Butt|
Name Gizz Butt
|Years active 1984–present|
Instruments Guitar, vocals, bass
|Born 3 August 1966 (age 49)
Manchester, England (1966-08-03) |
Genres Punk, thrash metal, electronica
Associated acts The Destructors English Dogs The Prodigy Janus Stark Sabbat The More I See
Music groups English Dogs (1984 – 1996), The More I See
Movies The Prodigy: Music in Review
Albums Mono or Will It Ever Be the W, Where Legend Began, She Makes Me Wish I Had a Gun, Forward Into Battle, The Disappearing Humans
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Gizz Butt (born Graham Anthony Butt, 3 August 1966, Manchester, England) is a British musician, best known for playing the guitar during live performances by the band The Prodigy in the late 1990s. He is the current Lead Guitarist for Hamburg band Pyogenesis
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Butt acquired the nickname "Gizz" from the character of 'Gizzard Puke' who appeared on The Kenny Everett Show. Coming from a musical background, Butt began playing the guitar at the age of eleven, taking lessons with a jazz guitarist in Manchester. In 1978, his family relocated to Peterborough, where Butt formed his first school band, The Northern Lights. Within a few months he changed the band name to The Exits, and wrote a whole 40 song set of original material including guitar solos. He turned the band into a three piece called The System and began booking his own shows locally. He was recruited by another band, The Destructors. During the years from 1981 to 1983, Butt co-write and recorded a number of their singles (including "Senseless Violence", "Religion", "Jailbait", "Forces of Law" and "Wild Thing") and the albums (Excorcise The Demons of Youth, Armaggedon in Action, Bomb Hanoi, Merry Xmas and F*** Off). By 1984 he had left The Destructors to join the English Dogs. While in The English Dogs he toured the United States, and it was at this time his fusion of punk and metal based guitar playing started to get him noticed by people such as Metallica and was helping to influence the thrash metal genre. By 1987, the English Dogs came to a halt, and Butt formed another band, Wardance. Andy Sneap produced and mixed the album All The World's A Rage (1995).
Kerrang! magazine writer and photographer Morat mentioned Butt's name to The Prodigy and within two weeks he was playing T In The Park Festival. He toured with The Prodigy for three years when they were at their most successful. Butt formed Janus Stark in 1998, who had US chart success with "Every Little Thing Counts". Janus Stark released Great Adventure Cigar, which led to The Foo Fighters inviting Butt on stage to join them for a spell.
In 2003, Butt formed The More I See, a five piece thrash metal band.
Butt performed with Sabbat, replacing original bassist Fraser Craske. He continued to perform with the band for the remainder of their 2007 festival appearances and all European and American dates in 2008.
In 2006, Butt began working with Steve Ignorant, founder of anarcho-punk band Crass on a set based around that band's Feeding of the 5000 album, which was performed in November 2007 in London at Shepherd's Bush Empire. In 2009 they decided to expand the show and tour worldwide, calling the tour The Last Supper. They announced their final show of this tour in London in 2011. Butt filled in on guitar for Love Amongst Ruin for two dates on the Recycling Party Tour in France in May 2011. Butt played guitar and acted as music director for Fields of the Nephilimwhen they played their first show in 7 years at the Shepherds Bush Empire in 2007. He played one more show for the band before moving on.
In 2012, Butt reformed the English Dogs to tour the US, with the band's earlier material. Following The Unholy Feast, Tread the Darker Path and The Wolves Are Hungry, The More I See have also recorded a fourth album, due to be released in early 2013.
In 2015 Butt joined the German alternative metal band Pyogenesis. He appears on their recent albums “ A Century In The Curse Of Time” and “A Kingdom To Disappear” and the band tours extensively.
Outside of performance work, Butt teaches, formerly at Stamford School, now at Hampton College Peterborough and also currently at the Ormiston Academy in Peterborough.
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