Graham Butt

Graham Butt

Real Name:
Graham Anthony Butt
Gizz Butt (born Graham Anthony Butt, 3 August 1966, Manchester, England) is a British musician, best known for playing the guitar during live performances by the band The Prodigy in the late 1990s.

"Gizz Butt became a household name in 1996 when he joined THE PRODIGY as guitarist just as they shot to a level of fame not unlike Beatlemania. The album "THE FAT OF THE LAND" was No1 in 38 countries at the same time.

Gizz has earned a reputation as being a massive influence on the opinions of musicians and on the worldwide music scene. He is a deeply respected guitarist and songwriter with a great knowledge of TECHNIQUE, sound and equipment, as observed by fellow musicians and producers world wide.

It began in 1979 when Gizz, then 13, began fusing Punk and Heavy Metal ideas together. A year later he was asked to join THE DESTRUCTORS. Soon METALLICA became aware of the Destructors, and they openly became fans of Gizz's next band ENGLISH DOGS which enjoyed world wide cult status with their 1984 PUNK METAL classic "FORWARD INTO BATTLE". Other fans of English Dogs include Sepultura, Arch Enemy, Machine Head and Napalm Death.

Legendary producer ANDY SNEAP began his career recording Gizz with English Dogs in 1993. It was during this period that Kerrang magazine became aware of Gizz and mentioned his name to The Prodigy when they were looking to add ROCK to their Dance sound.

Gizz's late '90s band JANUS STARK had songs featured in Oscar nominated films VARSITY BLUES, DISTURBING BEHAVIOUR and DEAD MAN'S CURVE and played a cameo role in the UK film WHATEVER HAPPENED TO HAROLD SMITH.

Janus Stark released the cult album "GREAT ADVENTURE CIGAR", which was adored by THE FOO FIGHTERS – who subsequently invited Gizz up on stage to join them for a spell.

Gizz has also been involved with a wide variety of really huge acts, including THE FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM as guitarist, Andy Sneap's band SABBAT as bassist and even CRASS (on a four-year World tour with Steve Ignorant and The Last Supper) as musical director and lead guitarist. He has also performed live with PETE BEST, the original drummer of THE BEATLES.

The last 11 years have seen Gizz tour the globe with his Metal band THE MORE I SEE, who have just recorded their fourth album. In 2006 Gizz launched his own rock school, THE GIZZ BUTT ROCK ACADEMY. Gizz Butt teaches many students every week in his academy and at colleges where he is a popular guitar, bass and rock school teacher.

In early 2012 Gizz toured the USA with his early Gods THE ENGLISH DOGS. What next? A European tour with The More I See – and who knows what else!"

~source from official Gizz Butt website.
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Graham Butt Discography


English Dogs English Dogs - Where Legend Began (Album) Combat Core UK 1986 Sell This Version
none War Dance War Dance - A Short Sharp Shock(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label (War Dance Self-released) none UK 1988 Sell This Version
HR 019 War Dance War Dance - Monkey See, Monkey Do.(LP, Album) Hageland Records HR 019 Belgium 1989 Sell This Version
CMFT 1 Various Officially Pronounced Dead (as Gizz) and 1 more… Various - UK Thrash Assault(LP, Comp) C.M.F.T. Productions CMFT 1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
TUNE 22 Sundance (21) Sundance (21) - The Beyond Within(LP, Album) Loony Tunes Records TUNE 22 UK 1990 Sell This Version
IR-C-053, SPV 084-53632 CD English Dogs English Dogs - All The World's A Rage(CD, Album) Impact Records (4), SPV GmbH IR-C-053, SPV 084-53632 CD Europe 1995 Sell This Version
RRCD006, RRCD 006 English Dogs English Dogs - What A Wonderful Feeling... ...To Be Fucked By Everyone(CD, EP) Retch Records, Retch Records RRCD006, RRCD 006 UK 1995 Sell This Version
MOSH 186 CD, MOSH 186CD, IRS 996.186 Janus Stark Ememy Lines (as Gizz) and 9 more… Janus Stark - Great Adventure Cigar(CD, Album) Earache, Earache, Earache MOSH 186 CD, MOSH 186CD, IRS 996.186 UK 1998 Sell This Version
RRCD017 English Dogs English Dogs - I've Got A Gun! Live In Helsinki(CD, Album) Retch Records RRCD017 UK 1999 Sell This Version
CHAOSCD001 Down River Nation Down River Nation - Pulse(CD, Album) Chaosphere Recordings CHAOSCD001 Portugal 1999 Sell This Version
RRCD024 English Dogs English Dogs - This Is Not A War(CD, Album) Retch Records RRCD024 UK 2002 Sell This Version
GUTCD24 Various Born Freaks (as Gizz Butt) Various - Louder Than The Crowd(2xCD, Comp) Gut Records GUTCD24 UK 2003 Sell This Version
SPV 085-69592 CD The More I See The More I See - The Wolves Are Hungry(CD, Album) Steamhammer SPV 085-69592 CD Europe 2004 Sell This Version
Trivium A Gunshot To The Head Of Trepidation (as Gizz Butt) Trivium - Ascendancy (Album) Roadrunner Records Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
TR 180 CD The More I See The More I See - The Unholy Feast(CD, Album) Transcend Media Group TR 180 CD UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
002, PAR 002 The Desecrators* The Desecrators* - Speed Up The Death Process(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Pro-Anti Records, Pro-Anti Records 002, PAR 002 Switzerland 2010 Sell This Version
Pyogenesis Pyogenesis - A Century In The Curse Of Time (Album) AFM Records Europe 2015 Sell This Version
AFM 608-6 Pyogenesis Pyogenesis - A Kingdom To Disappear(Box, Ltd + CD, Album, Dig) AFM Records AFM 608-6 Germany 2017 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

Destructors Destructors - Exercise The Demons Of Youth (Album) Illuminated Records UK 1982 Sell This Version
kill 2, KILL 2, Kill 2 Destructors..* Destructors..* - Religion!There Is No Religion!(7") Carnage Benelux, Carnage Benelux, Carnage Benelux kill 2, KILL 2, Kill 2 UK 1982 Sell This Version
221984/3 Various Agent Orange (as Graham) Various - Bullshit Detector Two(2xLP, Comp) Crass Records 221984/3 UK 1982 Sell This Version
CRI 12-104 Destructors Destructors - Cry Havoc And Unleash The Dogs Of War(12") Criminal Damage Records CRI 12-104 UK 1983 Sell This Version
ILL 1912 Destructors Destructors - Wild Thing.(12", EP) Illuminated Records ILL 1912 UK 1983 Sell This Version
English Dogs English Dogs - Where Legend Began (Album) Combat Core UK 1986 Sell This Version
English Dogs English Dogs - Metalmorphosis Under One Flag US 1986 Sell This Version