About The Seagulls

#post-punk; #pub-rock; #fun-as-hell

The Seagulls are a San Francisco post-punk band fronted by UK songwriter Jon Brooder. Their “modern classic” raucous sound has hooks galore, old school anthems and a pop punk edge.

Coming of age in South London in the 70s, Jon was exposed to a diverse sound palette with influences ranging from 50s rock ‘n roll, Motown, Rock Steady, British Pub Rock and first wave punk rock. 

Jon’s first foray into the U.S. music scene was in the late 80s, playing bass with British punk band Lightning Strike at CBGBs & other clubs. This planted a seed that landed Jon in San Francisco in the early 90s, where he joined with The Music Lovers and met keyboard player Isaac Bonnell. Jon and Isaac went on to form The Seagulls in 2012. 

Isaac Bonnell (Matthew Edwards and the Futurists, The Vivants, Upstairs Downstairs) musical conversion therapy came early, when he first heard the keyboard solo on Del Shannon's 'Runaway' as a tyke. The sound ran down his juvenile spine like lightning & he was hooked! 

Geri “Don’t F*ck With Me” Vahey, drums, (The Minks, Skint), joined The Seagulls 4 years ago and enjoys working with Jon on lyrics and songwriting. 

Christina Michelle "Proper Rocker" Bailey, bass, (The Minks, Malice Cooper) enjoys bringing some low-end love with her vintage Rickenbacker (aka “The Crimson Destroyer”) to the Seagulls’ energetic and passionate songs.