Do you like bands that are similar to Green Day, Rise Against and Blink-182? Then stick around... you'll like THE TRAINWRECKS.
A few years back in Hollywood, CA; vocalist/guitarist Garner Knutson was introduced to bassist/vocalist Carla Betz. As they talked about forming the ultimate punk rock band, Garner noticed Carla's purse was a vintage KISS lunchbox. KISS happened to be one of Garner's all-time favorite bands! It was destiny... they would form that band... THE TRAINWRECKS.
The Trainwrecks combine Garner's and Carla's mutual love for Green Day & Rancid as well as less traditional punk acts like The Replacements, Dinosaur Jr. and of course, vintage Kiss.
The stringed instruments were now in place but what about the drums? In steps the perfect icing to that punk cake; their old friend, Mike “The Sack” Fasano.
The Sack has toured and recorded with bands such as Tiger Army, Gilby Clarke and Warrant where he was that “punk kid” in the drum chair. Fun fact about The Sack: Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong was his best man when he tied the knot to Groovie Ghoulies drummer, Scampi, in 2102!
With this musical pedigree his integration into The Trainwrecks was seamless.
As a band, The Trainwrecks have recorded in LA's famous Ocean Way Studios, played shows from LA to Las Vegas to Liverpool. They have recorded two EP's; "Sick Songs" and "No Ambition" as well as a self-titled full length album. They were featured on Not Lame's Teenage Fanclub tribute album; "What A Concept!" planting their special brand on "Star Sign". The Trainwrecks have also been heard on Jonesy's Jukebox radio show as well as local LA station; KLOS.
Do yourself a favor, check out a live show from The Trainwrecks next time they're in your town. Just don't be surprised at the end of the show when they proclaim, "Fuck yo mamas, we're THE TRAINWRECKS!"