Wonk Unit – 21st Century Punks
“Wonk Unit are arguably the future of punk rock; I fully accept that that’s a bold statement, but having had ‘Nervous Racehorse’, the fourth full length album from the London outfit on rotation for the past week I feel they entirely justify the claim…” – Louder than war
“One of the most unique bands in modern punk rock. Wonk Unit are a fresh breath of life in the London punk scene. They’re fun, weird, poetic and utterly compelling all at once, a must-see.” – Art Rocker
“(Wonk Unit) have managed the almost impossible task of having found their own sound.It’s punk son, but not as we know it”. – Big Cheese
Recent interview Alex gave as part of a Spotify podcast
The Band (core)
- Alex ‘Daddy’ Wonk is the band. He’s the creative drive and man behind the band. Lead singer, guitarist (and part time bassist), poet, musician, stage performer and author. Known up and down the land of punk, loved by (nearly) everyone.
- Vez – Keys and vocals and some lyrics. Vez is an amazing human being and her vocals have helped lift the recent album to new heights.
- Max – Drums. Max has his own hardcore band ‘Sid’ which blew Alex away.
- Pwosion – Bass. UK Parkour champion (in our own twisted minds only), and a leader to many. Been with the band longer than her cares to remember!
- AJ – shredding guitar and part time bass, and devistating smile.
- Jude – Alex’s nephew and absolute stunning musician.
More on the band history of the band here
Hard to pigeon-hole, it’s DIY post punk with optimism and a little anger. From love balads to power punk thrashers, Wonk Unit aren’t scared to cross genres. Always highly original and entertaining.
Wonk Unit are a continually touring band, travelling across the UK, Europe, and even a USA tour in 2015. We have played as a 1 or 2 piece acoustic, up to a six piece wall of sound (including trombone & keys).
Supported Teenage Bottlerocket on their 2015 UK Tour. Toured with the Raging Nathans on our 2015 USA Tour, with an appearance at “The Fest”. Toured with Slaves on their biggest ever UK Tour in 2015.
Coming and previous show list can be found here.
Disco Fever featuring Isaac Holman (Slaves)
Raise My Glass – Wonk Unit – Vez lead vocals
Skin to Skin from Uncle Daddy Album
Strength – from new Uncle Daddy Album
Cyclists Music Video