BAD ADVICE are a 3-piece skate-punk band who formed in Bautzen, Germany and established themselves locally back in 2012 playing local shows before branching out into the surrounding cities performing to as many friends all the while gaining as many fans as possible. BAD ADVICE is the brainchild of songwriter/singer/guitarist, Sebastian Wende, whose passion in writing quick, fast-paced, upbeat punk rock tunes inspired him to seek out like-minded individuals to start a band influenced by the likes of; NOFX, Pennywise and Lagwagon.
In 2013 BAD ADVICE recorded their debut EP and then independently released it on CD & 12″ vinyl titled, “You Suck!“ in 2014. After a handful of local shows, Wende decided to move the band to Leipzig, Germany, which resulted in two members choosing to be left behind. A few months later Wende recruited local musician and artist, Wank Sinatra on bass and the two began rehearsing and recording new material with a revolving door of local drummers.
In spring 2015 when BAD ADVICE had an opportunity to tour in Germany, Wank reached out to a mutual friend and contacted American veteran punk rock drummer, Gizz Lazlo, formerly of legendary punk rock bands; U.K. Subs, BadTown Boys, The Freeze and Dr. Know; as well as former lead vocalist of Dead Lazlo’s Place (from Los Angeles, CA, USA) and Camelboy (from Bremen, Germany, EU). While originally contacted for advice on finding a drummer to tour Europe with them, a friendship blossomed between Wende and Gizz, resulting in Gizz offering his services to tour with the band. One month later Gizz was in Leipzig rehearsing, recording and filming a music video with his new bandmates.
After a short but sweet European Tour the band’s music and stellar live performances left audiences wanting more. Effen Records along side 6122 Recordings released „Life Sentence“, a 5-song CD-EP in January 2016.
BAD ADVICE made their debut on US soil in March 2016. Their debut performance was in Sin City – Las Vegas, Nevada promoting their new CD with Glue Gun and The Midnight Staggers. Joining them on their North American promotional tour were bassists; Joey Rimicci (Jughead’s Revenge, Black Fag, Glue Gun, NOFX, Graveyard Bandits) and Chris Del Rio (Ten Foot Pole, Implants, CrimeWave, Skrewtape, Dead Lazlo’s Place).
With a new bass player in Jazz Limbo (Fare Game, Bitchfits) on board BAD ADVICE recorded their debut album “How To Have Fun” in Los Angeles. The album was released in October 2018 in the USA and November 2018 in Europe. A relentless worldwide touring schedule is due to follow in 2019 bringing the band back to Europe.
Keep your eyes and ears open for BAD ADVICE… PROST!!!