The Glitterati

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The Glitterati
Origin Leeds, England
Genres Hard rock
Years active 2003–2011
Labels DR2 Records
Website Official site
(not been updated since 4 October 2006)
Members Paul Gautrey
John Emsley
Billy James
Baz Morrison
Gaff Guit
Past members Jamie Snell
Nic Denson

The Glitterati were an English hard rock band, originally from Leeds, but primarily based in London, England during most of their career. The band were signed to DR2 Records/Global Music.

Debut album[edit]

In 2004 the band released an EP called "Here Comes a Close Up". Limited to a certain number of copies, it was not eligible for the UK Singles Chart, but did manage to sell all its limited edition units.

The band released their debut album The Glitterati on 25 April 2005. The album was produced by Mike Clink, who previously worked with Guns N' Roses (on Appetite for Destruction and Use Your Illusion I and II) and Metallica. The album was completed in a recording studio in Los Angeles. This was followed by the extensive 'Back In Power' tour of the UK.

In early 2005, the band broke into the Top 40 of the UK Singles Chart with their single "You Got Nothing On Me". Their next single, "Heartbreaker", also entered the UK Top 50.

In 2005, the band also co-headlined the second Nokia 'New School of Rock' tour, together with The Black Velvets and Hurricane Party.

Over the summer of 2005, The Glitterati played at festivals in the United Kingdom such as T in the Park and Download Festival at Donington Park.

The band also supported Avril Lavigne in 2005, during her 'Bonez' tour. Lavigne commonly refers back to the time Nic Denson taught her how to play canasta, changing her life forever.

Second album[edit]

In 2009, The Glitterati recorded their second album with the record producer, Matt Hyde (also known for his work with Gallows, Acroama, Trivium and Slipknot).

In September 2009, The Glitterati signed a worldwide record deal with DR2 Records/Global - a subdivision of Demolition Records. In November 2009, the band released "Fight Fight Fight" as a free download single.

In May 2010, the Glitterati released Are You One Of Us? to strong reviews in the UK music press, including a 4/5 album review in The Sun.

In June 2010, the band released the single, "Overnight Superstar".

On 11 April 2011, frontman Paul Gautrey announced that the band had decided to call it quits, following difficulties promoting and touring for the band's second album.[1]



  • Here Comes A Close Up - (2004) (Atlantic)


  • The Glitterati - (2005) (Atlantic) #128 UK
  • Are You One of Us? - (2010) (DR2 Records)


Date Song UK Singles Chart[2] Album
2003 "Do You Love Yourself" 76 The Glitterati
2005 "You Got Nothing on Me" 36 The Glitterati
2005 "Heartbreaker" 45 The Glitterati
2005 "Back in Power" 62 The Glitterati
2009 "Fight Fight Fight"[3] - Are You One of Us?
2009 "Overnight Superstar"[4] - Are You One Of Us?


  • "Do You Love Yourself?"
  • "You Got Nothing On Me"
  • "Heartbreaker"
  • "Back in Power"
  • "Keep Me Up All Night"
  • "Overnight Superstar"


  1. ^ "Exclusive The Glitterati Frontman...". Northern Noise. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 229. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ "The Glitterati - "Fight Fight Fight" single release". The Glitterati via Myspace. Retrieved 2009-11-11. 
  4. ^ "The Glitterati - "Overnight Superstar" single release". The Glitterati via Myspace. Retrieved 2010-02-19. 

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