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Founded in 1987, the three original members of ToB have crafted a style of guitar-based, classic-sounding Rock which is truly their own, formed over the last 30 years from a wide and varied range of influences, including Dire Straits, Bruce Springsteen, Gary Moore, Spin Doctors, Pearl Jam, Boston, Simple Minds, Jeff Lynne, Train, Eric Clapton, AC/DC, The Eagles, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac and many, many more.
With guitarist, Kevin England being hugely influenced by the likes of Knopfler, Clapton, Buckingham, Gilmore and Moore, it is his own bluesy and country style that gives the band it's classic, Roots Rock sound. But a style of composing which has simplified over the years (and which is hugely influenced by Keiron Metcalfe's pursuit of catchy and memorable choruses and hooks) gives the band a definite tilt towards the 'POP' side of things. And, when the melodic bass playing of Jason Dixon is added in, the result is solid Rock songs which can range from melodic and moody to foot-tapping and sing-along to rollicking and raucous; but all are sprinkled with a smattering of populism which, as is the case with ALL good Pop songs, provides the listener with a comforting, deja-vu-like sense of familiarity. And that curious sense of knowing and understanding is well and truly supplemented by the wispy, universally reflective lyrics of former long-term singer, Darren Bardoe or Keiron Metcalfe's own slightly more pointed and straightforward words.
ToB's songs are ALL original, all unique; but there is a special, indescribable and unfathomable secret recipe instinctively mixed into the ingredients of each song which reminds the listener of something they can't quite put their finger on...... You THINK you've heard it before - but you haven't. You THINK it sounds like something/someone else - but you don't know who or what it is.
From those early days we honed and refined our musical craft writing, recording and performing our eclectic mix of catchy tunes, playing at some great venues including "The Square" in Harlow. Some Great times and fond memories Check out some of our rehashed footage for your enjoyment.
We are excited to be able to rejuvenate and kick start our musical projects and collaborations, making music that packs a punch for everyone to enjoy.
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