About

  • Carl Thien – vocals + bass
  • Greg Farrenkopf – guitars + vocals
  • Mike Mooney – drums + vocals

Special thanks to founding members Andrew Choy, Erik Brakke & Sean Terry and V2 members Gerry Pipes and Christian Negrette.

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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,  the had a  V2 with Gerry Pipes, Greg Farrenkopf and Christian Negrette. The band currently features Greg Farrenkopf and Mike Mooney, who played with Carl in GingerBread Men in the 80s.

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 continues 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 its sound with the ’84 Paisley Underground bands, along with the Glasgow label Postcard Records and Liverpool’s Zoo Records.

Gull Boy feels kinship with the contemporary Oslo band Mats Wawa.

Influences?

  • Orange Juice
  • Green On Red
  • Josef K
  • Teardrop Explodes
  • The Summer Hits
  • Crazy Horse
  • La Peste
  • Purple Hearts
  • The Distractions
  • Chris Stamey ‘The Summer Sun’ 7″
  • The High Tide ‘Dancing In My Mind’ (A Splash Of Colour comp)
  • Subway Sect ‘Nobody’s Scared’ 7″
  • Soul ‘Tribes’ 7″