Rock/Punk band From Witney, Oxfordshire.
With their Punky-edged Rock style and drawing influences from T.Rex, The Exploited, The Sex Pistols, and even Led Zep/Pearl Jam - Trauma UK are out to make some noise and have fun doing it!! Formed originally in 1995 with then bass player Benny Szucs, Trauma UK quickly gained a local cult following with support slots for UK Subs and The Vibrators to name drop a few. A riotous performance in the Hollybush Pit saw guitarist Jim Maycock crash his Flying V into the wall causing an electrical blackout throughout Witney! Benny then left to join the Army .... and Trauma UK were no more. Fast Forward to early in 2014 and reforming with the original line up – and a noisy packed comeback gig with rising stars Twisted State of Mind, Trauma UK were back and louder than ever!! Then Benny left again to join an Oil Rig. ... not to be thwarted this time, Kev Joyce (ex Aura/Disco Sluts ) was recruited to the rhythm section and more gigs followed including Punkalympia at Oxford City Festival 2014, a venture to Bradford-on-Avon with The Useless Eaters, further appearances at the Cellar & The Wheatsheaf, Oxford, and the Infamous ‘Fat Lil’s‘, Witney. March 2015 saw the band enter Witney Music Festivals 'Battle of the Bands'! In a steamy, bourbon soaked, rousing performance Trauma UK won their heat, and impressed the judges enough to secure a guest slot at the 2015 festival and are already booked for the 10th Witney Music Festival 2016! Early 2016 will see Trauma UK head to the studio with an EP due out soon after.
GIG DATES 2016