Guns Don’t Run is a five-man punk-rock band that came into being four years ago. It happened when three men decided to combine their fandom for a European soccer club, Arsenal, and their passion for hardcore punk. The men have been friends for more than a decade and punk-rock lovers for a lifetime. They come from different walks of life, have different day jobs and wildly different personalities. They have one common bond – Arsenal, a team they worship utterly and unequivocally.

Guitarists Henry ‘Jamie’ Behar and Austin Williams, Drummer Daniel ‘DJ’ Jaryniewich, Vocalist Ron Treasure and Bassist Justin Miran
make up “the A-team, but actually more like the B-squad,” according to the latter.

 

Bassist Justin Miran, 35, at a rehearsal spot in Brooklyn, New York. “It’s really kind of life-changing, being able to go up on stage at 35 and see people dancing to something you created, jumping up and down to it. It enriches my life,” Miran says.

 

Austin Williams, guitarist at Guns Don’t Run taking a break from rehearsal in Brooklyn on Nov. 29. “Austin is like our little ounk fashionista,” says Miran, bassist.

Guitarist Austin Williams, 34. “Austin is like our little punk fashionista,” says band-mate Miran.

 

Daniel Jaryniewichor plays drums as punk-rock band, Guns Don’t Run rehearse in Brooklyn on Nov. 29, 2016. “He’s our wonder kid on drums,” says Guns Don’t Run bassist, Justin Miran.

Drummer Daniel ‘DJ’ Jaryniewich. “He’s our wonder kid on drums,” says band-mate Miran.

 

Henry (Jamie) Behar, OB/GYN by day and puck rocker by night rehearses with his band Guns Don’t Run in Brookyn on Nov. 29, 2016. “Ive been in bands my entire life. I’ll probably keep playing till, I don’t know, my hands fall off,” Behar says.

Guitarist Henry (Jamie) Behar, 40. OB/GYN by day and punk rocker by night, Behar says, “Ive been in bands my entire life. I’ll probably keep playing till, I don’t know, my hands fall off.”

 

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Vocalist Ron Treasure, 44, dances after an Arsenal victory at the designated Arsenal bar, O’Hanlons in Manhattan. “He’s our front man, our comedic relief. He’s our everything,” says band-mate Miran.

 

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Austin Williams with his guitar at rehearsal in Brooklyn. “Say I screw up, and I jump to the next part, they already have guessed that I messed up and they’re ready to jump with me. We have bonded at that level,” says band-mate Jaryniewich. “If I give you a look, you gotta understand what it means. Everyone is starting to get that same unspoken bond.”

 

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From left to right – Austin Williams, Jamie Behar decked up in the Arsenal colors,red and white, while watching a game at O’Hanlons Bar in Manhattan. “Arsenal is the thing that impassion us and gives a center to hold onto,” Williams says. “It fits.”

 

Austin Williams (left) and Daniel Jaryniewichor DJ (right) goof off during rehearsal in Brooklyn on Nov. 29, 2016. “We’re hyperactive guys and it’s great to see ‘Oh, you’re scatterbrained. Great, so am I,” Williams says about his friendship with DJ.

From left to right – Austin Williams, Daniel ‘DJ’ Jaryniewich during rehearsal in Brooklyn. “We’re hyperactive guys and it’s great to see ‘Oh, you’re scatterbrained. Great, so am I,” says Williams about his friendship with Jaryniewich.

 

Guns Don’t Run reherasal in Broklyn on Nov. 29, 2016. “There’s such a mature approach to our band, it’s great. There’s immaturity only in our jokes, not in our music,” says Daniel Jaryniewichor, drummer.

From left to right : Henry ‘Jamie’ Behar, Austin Williams, Ron Treasure. “There’s immaturity only in our jokes, not in our music,” says band-mate Jaryniewich.

 

Ron Treausre (left), vocalist at Guns Don’t Run talks to Henry (Jamie) Behar (right), guitarist at Guns Don’t Run at O’hanlons Bar in Manhattan after a European soccer club, Arsenal game. They have known each other for more than 10 years through Arsenal, which led to Treasure’s inculcation into the punk rock band in 2015.

Left to right – Ron Treasure, Henry (Jamie) Behar after an Arsenal game at O’Hanlons Bar in Manhattan. Treasure, who was inculcated into the band a year ago says, “After every (Arsenal) game, they said we’re (members of Guns Don’t Run) going to go practice. I always wanted to go. I don’t know what motivated me to tag along that one day, but the rest is history.”

 

“A lot of people work 9-5 jobs, then they dress up, be in a band, do something crazy for that occasion. I feel way f**king more like the person who has a band, who does weird things, and then I just happen to have this shit day job,” Williams says about his life oscillating between an insurance investgator and a punk-rock musician outside O’Hanlons Bar in Manhattan.

Austin Williams, outside O’Hanlons Bar in Manhattan. “A lot of people work 9-5 jobs, then they dress up, be in a band, do something crazy for that occasion.
I feel way f**king more like the person who has a band, who does weird things, and then I just happen to have this sh*t day job,” Williams says about his life oscillating between being an insurance investigator and a punk-rock musician.

 

Punk-rock band, Guns Don’t Run, practice in Brooklyn on Nov.29, 2015. From left to right - Austin WIlliams (Insurance), Justin Miran (Finance), Daniel Jaryniewichor (Food Industry), Ron Treasure (Insurance), Henry (Jamie) Behar (Gynaecology). “We’re friends. This is our hobby, our card game. We do everything we love, drinking and watching football (soccer),” Mirans says about Guns Don’t Run.

From left to right – Austin WIlliams, Justin Miran, Daniel ‘DJ’ Jaryniewich, Ron Treasure , Henry ‘Jamie’ Behar practice in Brooklyn.

“We’re friends. This is our hobby, our card game,” bassist Miran says. “We do everything we love – drinking, watching football (soccer), and playing music.”