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There are at least two artists with the name Guitar Slingers.
1) A Finnish AOR band from the 1990s
2) A UK/French Psychobilly/Rockabilly Surf band from the 2000s

1) Fronted by singer Jore Marjaranta and guitarist Ben Granfelt, Guitar Slingers released their self titled debut album in 1995. It featured several radio hits including “Baby It’s Alright” and “This is Forever”. Their second album “Guitar Slingers Song & Dance” was released in 1996 and the third “That Little Something” two years later in 1998. All of their albums have peaked in the Finnish album charts top 20 and stayed there for several weeks.

For years, both Jore and Ben enjoyed fame and fortune with the notorious Leningrad Cowboys but left the band in 1996 to concentrate solely on Guitar Slingers. Throughout 1994-99 Guitar Slingers was the top AOR band in Finland and played hundreds of shows. They disbanded in 1999 when Ben decided to continue his solo career. Jore soon followed Ben’s ways and became one of Finland’s top male solo artists. Ben toured Europe extensively with his own trio and later joined Wishbone Ash.
Guitar Slingers ‘95 SON
Guitar Slingers Song & Dance ‘96 SONY
That Little Something ‘98 GS Records
The Story So Far… (Compilation) ‘99 SON
Collections (Best of) ‘07 SONY BMG

2) Guitar Slingers are a 4 piece Psychobilly/Rockabilly Surf band from UK/France, founded by Doyle (guitarist of Klingonz and Demented Are Go!.

The Guitar Slingers project started in the mid 1990s and with help from a lot of friends Doyle put together his debut album “One Man Freakshow” It received 5/5 from Big cheese Mag and 5***** from Rockabilly Mag USA.


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