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El Presidente (also written EL PRES!DENTE) are a Scottish pop-rock band from Glasgow. Formed in 2005 by former Gun member Dante Gizzi, their style is that of rocky, funky, light-hearted pop; insofar as they have been dubbed the Scottish Scissor Sisters. The band have supported Oasis and Duran Duran on major tours of the UK. The band also gained major exposure with slots at T in the Park 2005, V Festival and Glastonbury 2005. Sadly, their stage flooded after extreme rain falls at Glastonbury 2005, which lead to them and other bands being cancelled, but they have been promised a major slot in 2007. Their self-titled debut album was released in late 2005.

Dante Gizzi (Vocals/occasional Guitar)
Johnny McGlynn (Guitar)
Thomas McNeice (Bass)
Laura Marks (Keyboards/Vocals)
Dawn Zhu (Drums)
Previous line up included Dante’s brother Joolz Gizzi (formerly GUN and now playing with Blind allez) on Guitar.

Unfortunately, the band have now split and been put on hold as Dante is now back together with brother Jools to reform Scottish rock giants GUN.
They have been joined by former Little Angels frontman Toby Jepson and, until recently, original drummer Al thornton.

The band have played a number of gigs in 2008, not least, Main Stage at T In The Park 2008.
They plan to celebrate 2009, the 20th anniversary of the release of their first album Taking On The World, with many more gigs and have released a mini album called Popkiller.

Check their official websites to find out more.


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  • TedLukas

    Nobody see the similarity El Presidente - Honey with Boney M - Sunny?

    26 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Joooaoo

    Someone knows where I can get the Album?

    4 Jul 2012 Reply
  • cs188

    So yeah, whatever happened to these guys?

    28 Feb 2012 Reply
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  • cs188

    Turn This Thing Around (Single Version) is my favorite song from them. Too bad it wasn't decided to be the album version, it's 5x better in my opinion.

    26 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Mau24

    Without you <3

    16 Jun 2010 Reply
  • jordan3606

    The first time I heard these guys was on my PSP UMD Demo disc from when I bought the system! It had a few music videos on it, and Rocket was one of them. I used to listen to it over and over... completely forgot about El Presidente for years and I only just remembered them! Awesome band

    19 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Packiesla

    Nice sound..

    10 Jul 2009 Reply
  • SamwellRamswell

    very good band, very underated, love their album, we needs more methinks!!!!!

    30 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Big_Mek

    First band i really listened to, simply awesome. Need them to come back =)

    22 Feb 2009 Reply
  • brissy1876

    Me thinks MGMT have been listening to these guys.

    13 Feb 2009 Reply
  • matzoball

    i miss them so much! best memory was their homecoming gig at the barrowlands where dante came on stage like a south american dictator - come back!!

    16 Jan 2009 Reply
  • jamesor2

    im gunna be a bad person and call them a one hit wonder

    2 Jan 2009 Reply
  • abstractgreen

    If you love these guys then you should try:

    15 Aug 2008 Reply
  • pediofobia

    aww i fcking heart el presidente.♥

    5 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Ninjaoctopus

    Listened to these for the first time in made me remember how much I like them =)

    24 Jan 2008 Reply
  • danthefloorman

    ...what happened...

    21 Jan 2008 Reply
  • vigimael

    More music, please!

    8 Jan 2008 Reply
  • jey-gee

    Relatively few scrobbles for El Presidente? I cant believe it! They're friggin awesome!

    1 Jun 2007 Reply
  • Jeemiee

    they are cool!

    13 Jan 2007 Reply
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