PUNKY MEADOWS is best known as the iconic lead guitarist of the legendary 70's band ANGEL. Like their then-label-mates KISS, Angel were a huge theatrical band that were a headline act in the U.S., and were featured performing live in the 1980 cult classic film, Foxes (starring a then-teenage Jodie Foster, Cherie Currie, and Scott Baio), they were also one of the biggest rock bands of the 1970's overseas in Japan.
PUNKY MEADOWS was, and remains, a huge influence to many musicians for not only his immaculate feel, tone and unique style of guitar playing, but also for his rock star image and persona that many have tried to emulate over the years. ANGEL released six studio albums on Casablanca Records before disbanding in 1981, due to the demise of the label. During his career, PUNKY MEADOWS has been considered a major influence on the guitar stylings of such well-known artists such as KISS, AEROSMITH (who once asked him to join the band when Joe Perry briefly quit), and the NEW YORK DOLLS.
Upon the disbanding of ANGEL, PUNKY MEADOWS occupied himself with a number of successful business ventures while continuing to play guitar and write songs. Through social media, fans let him know they missed him and wanted to hear new music from him. With renewed passion for recording music, and inspiration from close friend and fellow musician, Danny Farrow Anniello, they crafted 15 new songs together for his debut solo album 'FALLEN ANGEL'. The new songs are incredibly melodic, and diverse, with slick, catchy choruses that stick with you long after the first listen. Experience the first single and video from this timeless collection of new music, "Straight Shooter", (which also features former Angel bassist, Felix Robinson) now!!