Working Class Hussys is an Indie Rock and Americana group who just released their EP, EP 1. Consisting of 3 songs, EP 1 is based on the everyday lives of everyday people doing everyday things.
Listen to EP 1 here:
Listen to the focus single “Elaine” here:
Central New Jersey’s Working Class Hussys are the hook-heavy Americana/rock band that’s redefining roots music. Led by multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Ian Patrick Gentles, the band puts out a sound that blends soaring harmony vocals, crunchy guitars, and big choruses into music no other group in the genre could make. For Ian, it all started at the age of 7 when his aunt signed him up for guitar lessons after he took an interest in an old, beat up guitar his aunt had lying around. He kept with those lessons for the next decade, which involved learning how to sight-read music and becoming a classically trained musician. He moved to Philadelphia and then Boston, where he started a band called ‘Uncle Butch’ with his brother. Uncle Butch relocated to New York City in the early ’90s where they gained popularity performing every night along Bleeker Street and the East Village.
Ian formed Working Class Hussys in the early 2000s, going through several different iterations of the band over the next 15 years. Ian met Patricia Crowell in 2009. They got married 3 years later and she became the band’s manager/marketer/strategist as well as background singer.
Ian spent a dozen years as an open-road trucker and comes by his American twang honestly. As such, Working Class Hussys use Southern, Heartland, and Alt-Rock influences interchangeably to create unforgettable original songs about the lives of everyday people.