London Calling was formed in 2004 as a one-off gig for charity and to celebrate the life of Joe Strummer After playing the short (12) song set we were asked to play the whole set again, with half the audience joining us on the tiny stage. We decided to sharpen our act and play regularly from that point. We then were caught up in the infamous texting scandal, in which our then bass player was questioned by Special branch under suspicion of being a terrorist
After a few years off and several line-up changes, its now settled down to: Reg Shaw aka Joe Strummer, Dave Devonald aka Mick Jones, Joe Guatieri aka Paul Simonon and Shane Tremlin aka Topper Headon. We Have played in the USA and Europe and been in the Julien Temple-directed Joe Strummer film biog, The Future is Unwritten. Recently we have enjoyed rave reviews and have been playing to increasingly bigger audiences across the UK.