Gibson is proud to be associated with the new British hit movie Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging. The movie is directed by Gurinder Chadha, who also directed Bend It Like Beckham and Bride & Prejudice. Five limited edition Gibson Double Cut electric guitars, customized with the Stiff Dylans’ artwork, are currently being used for U.K. and European TV/national press promotion to support the movie Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging, which will be released in British Cinemas nationwide Friday, July 25.

According to the film’s production notes, Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging is the first in the series of international best-selling books about the confessions of crazy but lovable Georgia Nicolson, as she muddles through teenage life and all it entails.  Several episodes and characters in the books are based on the author Louise Rennison’s own childhood in Leeds.

Misunderstood by her “ancient” parents—but buoyed up by the love of her cat, Angus, and her best mates, the Ace Gang—Georgia Nicolson (Georgia Groome) struggles through life seeking out her two main desires: 1. To get a gorgeous sex-god as her boyfriend.  2. To throw the greatest 15th birthday party ever.

Georgia’s crush Robbie plays bass in a band called the Stiff Dylans. The band features heavily in Rennison’s books and a real band was created especially for the film; an extensive audition process saw four individual musicians brought together to perform in the film, with a hoped-for life beyond the film.  (The band has subsequently signed with Sony BMG.)  For the purposes of the story, Robbie is featured on-screen as a bass player and vocalist alongside the real musicians.

James Flannigan (vocals), Charlie Wride (guitar), Matt Harris (bass) and Thomas Slaytor (drums)—who have never before played together—found themselves in the famous Abbey Road studio, recording tracks as the film went in to production. Later, they were required to perform and act on-stage within scenes in the film. The Stiff Dylans perform a cover and a track that was especially written for the film. A selection of Gibson guitars, including a Les Paul and a Firebird, were used by The Stiff Dylans in the filming of the movie.

 Watch the trailer for Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging:



Watch the Stiff Dylans perform “Ever Fallen In Love” :



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