Popular imaginative fantasy would suggest that in London, you’re never more than a thrown pigeon’s distance from a black cab, a guardsman in a busby or the snarling upper lip of a menacing punk.
To be fair, a stroll down the King’s Road would bag all three within seconds, but they wouldn’t be the real thing.
None come more authentic than Paul Cook and Steve Jones, whose band The Professionals just put the final touches on an album featuring not just the two ex-Sex Pistols, but also Duff McKagen (Guns ‘n’ Roses), Mick Jones (The Clash), Phil Collen (Def Leppard), Marco Pirroni (Adam & The Ants), Chris McCormack (3 Colours Red) and Billy Duffy (The Cult).
Trebuchet caught the band in rehearsal at an elusive space in Shepherd’s Bush. Photos below.
The 10-track album What In The World is available on standard CD, vinyl and as a digital download. To pre-order go to http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/the-professionals-what-in-the-world
The Professionals October UK dates
27th Slade Rooms Wolverhampton
28th The Garage London