Red Alert were а British punk/oi!-band, formed in Sunderland, England, in May 1979. The quartet recorded three studio albums and appeared on numerous compilations, including Punk And Disorderly and Carry On Oi!. Three of the band's releases reached UK Indie Charts Top 30. Red Alert broke up in 1985, reformed four years later and continued touring and occasionally recording.
One of the Top NYC Classic Punk Rock and Roll Band from mid/late Seventies (to present) Was influential and integral part of original music scene playing venues such as Max's Kansas City, Botany, A-7, Club X, The Space, One Under Club, snafu, Dover Showplace, City Garden , Hitsville, Dirt..and c.b.g.b.!---Violators went from local fellas to break nationally to internationally in a grueling itinerary with self managing/booking--save for Johnny X our self appointed booking agent and promoter and biggest fan!! Thanks Johnny X!! The late great Johnny Thunder of NY Dolls & Heartbreakers was fan and had jammed at end of sets as Violators Lead Gutarist Steve Fixxs' style of playing was influenced by him and was Thunders pal...Rich Wretch ( Founder of Violators, Songwriter and Drummer), Jim Revenge (Co-Founder ,Bass, Contributing Songwriter and Guitar) & Steve Fixx (Lead Guitar, backing vocals, contributing arrangements, songwriting) are currently working on new Album of studio and rare live recordings to hopefully coincide with record release anniversary of legendary punk classic N.Y. Ripper b/w My Country..... R.I.P. Lead Singer Mickey Swindle....Steve Slob on hiatus from music business.You are invited to visit Violators website in progress--http://WWW.VIOLATORS.US The ONLY OFFICIAL BAND WEBSITE