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Working Class Hussys opens up for Bumper Jacksons Aug 27

The Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series returns for the second year to the underused and historic three-acre Capital Green public space to reignite community pride in Trenton and encourage residents to engage with the city’s rich cultural and historical offerings.
Presented by the Trenton Downtown Association, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting economic growth and development as well as arts and cultural activities in the capital city.
Working Class Hussys are excited to open up for Bumper Jacksons and help host them to our home territory! Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to the Capital Green in Trenton. See you there!
The Bumper Jacksons are hot and sweet, painting America’s story from New Orleans’ brothels to Appalachian hollers. Unafraid to scrap together new sounds from forgotten 78′s, the Bumper Jacksons boldly and elegantly balance paying homage to the traditions while fashioning their own unique, DIY style. Recognized as the Mid-Atlantic’s 2015 “Artist of the Year” by the Washington Area Music Awards, the Bumper Jacksons are playfully creative with their originals and re-imagining American roots music with both power and tenderness. Bursting at the seams with some of […]

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Independent Stage Interview

We had a lovely conversation on the radio with the hostess of the Independent Stage, Deirdre Gilmartin, talking about our tour plans, what it’s like to write these songs and many other fun tid bits. Sprinkled throughout are some of our songs from Diesel Tunes and another unreleased song called Eccentric. You can listen to this show on Mixcloud and be sure to hit the heart button for us. Thanks!
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Hot Patootie…Bless My Soul

In the summer of 2015, Working Class Hussys helped pay tribute to the Rocky Horror Picture show 40th anniversary. We were part of a local effort to cover some of the best songs from the musical. We did the cover of the song called Hot Patootie – originally done by Metaloaf in the movie. Listen to our version of it on our music page.
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The original production is a satirical tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the 1930s through early 1970s. The film stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick along with Meatloaf!

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WCH Headliners at FilmOneFest

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played to their largest crowd yet when they headlined at the FilmOneFest (the Atlantic Highlands One-Minute International Film Festival) in New Jersey’s Atlantic Highlands. The crowd of about 2500 also screened amateur films from all around the world. Although the set was cut slightly short due to a threat of rain, it was great to hear the opening acts ‘Rockit’ and ‘Crimson Sky’. WCH would like to thank the organization for inviting us to play. We would also like to shout out to our band members, Mike McClellan, Tony Mann, Patricia Crowell, Ian Patrick Gentles, Greg Winka, and Brian Casale for putting on a great show. Thank you so much, Film One Fest, and we hope to see you there again next year.

FilmOneFest is the Jersey Shore’s preeminent showcase for all forms of short films under two minutes in length. The festival is a free summertime seaside screening in the town of Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey. Its goal is to raise awareness of the arts, as well as the community of Atlantic Highlands. FilmOneFest also promotes local and international filmmaking through […]

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Loads of Vlogs

photo of highway during a snow storm with tire tracksHealth Food Truckers Episode 1
Our website is now functioning as a blog, hooray! Now we can tell you about stuff more often, hooray! I feel like we have a little catching up to do. We’ve been creating a weekly music vlog. This is week 6, I think. We’ve entered into the vlog series Health Food Truckers, a comedy/music vlog from Ian’s days as a driver for a health food distributor in Pennsylvania.

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Working Class Hussys Set To Release Diesel Tunes

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New Jersey based alternative rock band Working Class Hussys is proud to announce the release of Diesel Tunes, their third full length album. The songs on Diesel Tunes explore the common thoughts and experiences from professional truck drivers longing for home while living life on the open road, to the adventures of free-spirits who left their homes to see the U.S.A.
Written by prolific songwriter and lead singer Ian Patrick Gentles, the songs on Diesel Tunes cover a wide emotional and musical spectrum. The album displays the unique vision of a band who has taken their musical influences (alternative rock, classic 70’s and southern rock) and created a sound all their own. Diesel Tunes will be available on and iTunes on July 18, 2014.
The songs on Diesel Tunes are also inspired by Ian’s 12 years as a truck driver, “Throughout my experiences and trials driving a truck, the songwriting kept me company during the hundreds of miles and lonely 12 hour days. I was constantly getting melodies in my head while driving and I would have to write them down on […]

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