Urban Guerillas

Urban Guerillas are an independent rebel rock outfit based in Sydney, Australia.

Formed by singer/songwriter/guitarist Ken Stewart, the Urban Guerillas sprang out of the pub, punk scene in Adelaide, South Australia, in the eighties. Through various lineups the band has experimented and grown in prowess and stature continues to front up as an energetic and formidable live performance unit. Playing their own brand of relentless rockin' power pop they predominately run their own tours and shows but have also shared the stage with Mental As Anything, Spy Vs Spy, Baby Animals, Mark Seymour, the Radiators, the Screaming Jets and the New Christs, and toured Melbourne with the Saints. 

 

The Urban Guerillas have a strong sense of social engagement with their songs often providing a focus at rallies and on the coal face of change. They have played at Sydney Airport to 6,000 workers stranded when Ansett Airlines collapsed, Peace Rallies in Sydney and Brisbane, No Racism, No War Rally to 50,000 people in Sydney's Domain, Corroboree Sovereignty for indigenous rights in Canberra, Woomera 2002 Festival of Freedoms, May Day celebrations of worker's rights, National Aboriginal and Islander Day of Celebration and the Hiroshima Day Rally.

 

They have also played for Greenpeace, the Australian Conservation Foundation and the Wilderness Society including Rock for Rights at the SCG with the Hoodoo Gurus, Missy Higgins, Richard Clapton and Youthgroup. The band has recently released an EP “My Kind" with songs inspired by, the dreams, frustrations and passions of working Australians struggling to make sense of the globalizing economy and the disturbing evolution of elitists' politicians.  "Viva la Revolucion!"

 

The Urban Guerillas are Ken Stewart guitar / vocals, Phil Paviour bass / vocals and Mick Elsley drums / vocals.