The Press (band)

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The Press are an Oi! band in the United States. Formed in New York City in 1984, the outspoken anti-fascist band were early members of Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice. Vocalist André Schlesinger also supported the views of the British Socialist Workers Party, and this was reflected in some of the band's lyrics. Their songs appeared on several compilation albums, as well as a posthumous CD collection of their recordings called The Complete Press: 1984-1994, released in 2007 by Insurgence Records with liner notes by Garry Bushell. Their song "21 Guitar Salute" has been covered by Dropkick Murphys and Hawkins Thugs; in 2000 The Franks recorded a version of The Press' "It's Not What I Want".

The Press reformed in 2016, following the death of founding member André Schlesinger.


  • Scotti Lyons: vocals
  • J. Christopher Noone: vocals, guitar
  • John Monahan: vocals, guitar
  • James Marshall: vocals, bass
  • Jordan Pontell: vocals, guitar, bass
  • Andy Guida: drums

Former members[edit]

  • André Schlesinger: lead vocals, guitar
  • Bob "Dextrose" Rodrigues: vocals, drums
  • Pete Parneros: drums
  • Gideon Greenburg: bass
  • Tom Hamilton: drums
  • Mike Alba: guitar
  • Leon the Hippy: drums



  • Skins 'N' Punks Volume 5: The US Connection, (Split LP with The Radicts), 1989, Oi! Records
  • The Complete Press 1984-1994, 2007, Insurgence Records


  • Is It Any Wonder? 1994, TNP Records


  • New York Beat: Hit And Run, 1986, Moon Records (released in Europe by Oi! Records as Skaville USA)
  • The Dumpster, 1988, Dimebag Tapes (Cassette-only release)
  • The Spirit Of 69 - Oi Classics Vol. II, 1994, Street Kid's Records
  • Oi! Skampilation Vol. #1, 1995, Radical Records
  • The Best of Oi! Records, 1997, Oi! Records
  • Northern Aggression - Project Boneyard Volume II, 2009, Insurgence Records



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