By: Staff –
Americana/rock band Working Class Hussys are back with their new single “Elaine”, which you can stream exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below.
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.
Unable to tour due to COVID-19, Working Class Hussys continues to write, record, and build for the future. Ian works daily to find new ways to connect with fans, old and new, and remains committed to creating and sharing his music in defiance of our current circumstances. He’s been using the miracle of live-streaming to perform on Facebook and Instagram, which has infused his songwriting with new life. He is eagerly awaiting being able to play for a live audience again soon. Working Class Hussys bring the magic of the South to New Jersey and beyond.