UV Tigers

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Gary Hankins: Vocals | Aaron Swanton: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | Andy Robillard: Drums

Genre: Bluegrass & Roots, Blues & Soul, Rock

Sound description: Psychedelic glam-centered jungle rock.

RIYL: The soundtrack to the film Velvet Goldmine.

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Ex-Band Members: Kevin Lau, Bass guitar

Influences: Placebo, Pink Floyd, Roxy Music, David Bowie, Marillion, the New York Dolls, the Prayers, Marc Bolan, the Sweet, Scarlet Symphony, Badfinger, Plastic Explosive, Kite Flying Society, the Scorpions, the Atoms, Bauhaus, Roky Eriksson, the 13th Floor Elevators, Grand Ole Party, the Power Chrods, Oliver Future, Bunky, the Jade Shader


The UltraViolet Tigers - most commonly called simply UV Tigers - was founded in 2006 by singer Gary Hankins and singer/guitarist Aaron Swanton, both from Scarlet Symphony. The band's first public show was March 21, 2006, at the Casbah.

Bassist Kevin Lau (who also played with Plastic Explosive) died in late March, 2012, while on vacation in New York.


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