The band started in 1979 with grade school friends Mike Magrann and Kimm Gardener playing Ramones and Clash covers in a Cerritos Ca garage. They steadily slipped their own original songs into their backyard party setlists, and made a demo tape in 1980. Robbie Fields of legendary Posh Boy Records heard the tape and the band recorded the first 5 song EP before even playing their first club gig.
The band toured extensively in the 1980’s and continued recording with Posh Boy and then Enigma Records. Their songs have always shown a fondness for melody and hook, with emotional lyrics that typically dealt with the politics of the heart (and loins!)
Channel 3 re- emerged in 2002 with the self titled album on Dr. Strange Records and have continued to tour internationally.
2017 saw the release of Put ‘Em Up on TKO Records USA and Wanda Records Europe, a new and politically charged album of melodic anthems and new punk classics.
They continue to tour world wide, playing songs from their legacy catalog of melodic rockers to hardcore thrashers for old friends and new fans alike.
Mike Magrann (vox,guitar)
Kimm Gardener (guitar/vox)
Anthony Thompson (bass/vox)
Nick Manning (drums)