Related Information for Bruisers The Bruisers were pioneers of the American streetpunk/oi! movement, formed in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1988. Vocalist Al Barr and bassist Scotty Davies were old friends from the scene who had been playing in separate bands for years. Al Barr was singing for Portsmouth area band DVA featuring future members of 5 Balls of Power, the Radicts and L.E.S. Stitches. Scotty Davies had played bass with VFW and was still playing bass in Newburyport, MA hardcore band NPD with future Bruisers<.. read more