Andrea, frontman of punk rock band The Manges, and guitarist and music producer Alex Bounty (I Divi Di Beverly, Supermarket) started The Veterans with drummer Toro (Supermarket, Awaken Demons) in 2006.
The Veterans self titled first album was released on cd and lp by It's Alive Records (indipendent record label based in California) in 2008. Many musicians were involved in the recordings from bands like Surfin' Lungs, Leftovers (Kurt Baker), Los Fantasticos.
Stefanino (Tough, Popsters, Semprefreski) played on all the first three Veterans releases.
Andrea and Alex went back to work on the project in 2013, when they launched a successful crowdfunding campaign for the release of two 7" singles. This lead to work from Andrea's garage to Deposito Zero Studios where more musicians were involved in the recordings of four songs.
Singles 2 & 3 were released with the financial support of friends, fans and a Finnish label called Killer Records.
Special guests on 2 & 3 included bassplayer Ally from Teenage Bubblegums, guitarist Gardo from Psycho Surfers and singer Perry Leehouts from the Travoltas.
The following single, titled The Veterans Qu4rtet, was releases in Nov. 2015 by Andrea's label Striped Records.
Line up included Andrea on vocals, Alex on guitar, with Ally back on bass and Lorenzo Bravi (The Ponches) on drums.
The Veterans Qu4rtet songs "Rocket Summer" and "The Whole World Lost Its Head" (Go-Go's cover) were recorded during early 2015 by Alex Bounty in phases with the drums being captured at New Mood Studio, then the remaining parts at Evolution Studios, and Andrea's garage. Alex mixed and mastered the whole single while laying on his bed and eating chocolate bars.
While at New Mood Studio, the qu4rtet recorded a 30 seconds song called "P084" that was released on One Chord Wonder's LP compilation "30 Second Wonders".
In 2016, while working on new material for future recordings, the line up became stable with Andrea (vocals/guitar), Ally (bass), Max (guitar) and Lorenzo (drums), with Alex Bounty deciding to step back and just keep the role of producer.
Plans for some shows became more consistent.
The Veterans live debut happened at La Skaletta Rock Club, La Spezia, Italy, on December 3, 2016.
Second show was in Bergamo at Edoné on the 2017 Punk rock Raduno preview night. Stefanino joined the live line up too and the band performed as a 5 piece ever since.
A new album titled "Andrea Manges And The Veterans" will be out in 2018 on Striped Records.
11 tracks of old school Euro pop punk with a touch of surf rock from Easter Island! Featuring members of The Manges, The Ponches, Teenage Bubblegums, Popsters, Tough and more.
Andrea, lead singer of The Manges, started The Veterans with his buddy, producer and guitarist Alex Bounty, in 2006. Since then, The Veterans released one s/t album (It's Alive Records, USA, 2008) and three 7" singles.
The original idea was to never play live shows and just record surf-inspired punk songs with guest musicians, but since a stable lineup formed, some party shows were performed in Italy.
Andrea and Veterans drummer Lorenzo (The Ponches) started to write songs together for a new album. During this process Andrea realized it was not just only a fun project but also a record with identity and vibes that was more fit to become his first solo release. The band changed name in "Andrea Manges And The Veterans" and this is not only the following of the Veterans saga, but a fresh start for this Euro punk rock all-star band. Ally from Teenage Bubblegums on bass, Lorenzo (The Ponches) on drums, Stefan Eno (Popsters, Semprefreski, Tough) on guitar, Max (The Innocent) on guitar... and of course, producer Alex Bounty.
CD / Digital - Jul 10, 2018
LP - Sept 28, 2018
15.07.2018 ITA Bergamo
Punk Rock Raduno
21.06.2018 ITA MIlano
Magazzini Generali + TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET, ANDEAD, TOUGH
03.03.2018 ITA Fidenza
Taun + TEENAGE BUBBLEGUMS, THE PONCHES, THE INNOCENT
13.05.2017 ITA Bergamo
Edonè + COCKTAILS
03.12.2016 ITA La Spezia
Skaletta Rock Club + ANIMOLS, HONEY
THE VETERANS ON RECORD, 1961-TODAY:
1-5/ The producers /
ANDREA MANGES (also lead vocals on all records)
ALEX BOUNTY (also guitars and synth on all records)
/ The musicians /
LELE: bass 
ALLY BUBBLEGUM GIRL: bass [2-3-4-5]
TORO: drums [1-2-3]
LARRY PONCHES: drums [4-5]
GARDO: lead guitars [2-3]
GABRY: lead guitars 
STEFAN ENO: lead and rhythm guitars, backing vocals [1-2-3-5]
MAX COLLIVA: lead and rhythm guitars 
DJANGO DEADMAN: slide steel guitar 
PERRY LEENHOUTS: backing vocals [2-3]
CHRIS PEARCE: organ, backing vocals, ukulele 
JIMMY VAPID: vocals 
LUCA MASCIA: backing vocals 
CLIVE GILLING: backing vocals 
STEVE DEAN: backing vocals 
LINDA: keyboards, backing vocals, cheerleader vocals 
CAMILLA: backing vocals 
KURT BAKER: backing vocals 
ANDREW RICE: backing vocals 
ADAM WORONOFF: backing vocals 
MATT ANDERSON: backing vocals