About

  • Carl Thien – vocals + bass
  • Gerry Pipes – guitars + vocals
  • Rich Archuleta – drums
  • Greg Farrenkopf – guitars

The largest thanks possible to founding members Andrew Choy, Erik Brakke & Sean Terry.

Listen on Bandcamp

Band photos by Rika Reviva

Gull Boy follows GingerBread Men and Turkish Delight in the musical history of Carl Thien. Gull Boy started with Andy Choy, Erik Brakke and Sean Terry, and is now revelling in Gerry Pipes, Greg Farrenkopf and Rich Archuleta.

Carl has been a long-time Boston area college radio DJ, first on Harvard’s WHRB Record Hospital then on Boston College’s WZBC, where his Gulls Window Circus show thrives today.  When you write comments on records, you use an alias, his was Gull.

Gull was Carl’s blue fronted amazon parrot companion (rip) and he used to look at her, and desire to see the world with the same wonder Gull’s eyes seemed to shine with.  Animals are true innocents. That vision inspired the name of his radio show Gulls Window Circus, envisioning how Gull saw life from a window.

Carl wrote reviews of records he bought on gullbuy.com from 98-06, and registered the most common misspelling gullboy.com.

When this new band rose out of a cover band at work, it was a no-brainer to use Gull Boy as the name. The band shares some of it’s sound with the ’84 Paisley Underground bands, along with the Glasgow label Postcard Records and Liverpool’s Zoo Records.

Influences?

  • Television
  • Green On Red
  • Orange Juice
  • Teardrop Explodes
  • East River Pipe
  • The Summer Hits
  • Crazy Horse
  • La Peste
  • The Jam
  • Psychedelic Furs
  • Thin Lizzy
  • Yellow Dog
  • The Distractions
  • Mars ‘3E’ 7″
  • The Speedies  ‘Let Me Take Your Foto’ 7″
  • Chris Stamey ‘The Summer Sun’ 7″
  • The Rings ‘I Wanna Be Free’ 7″
  • Subway Sect ‘Nobody’s Scared’ 7″
  • Soul ‘Tribes’ 7″