Touch of Blue

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*** Our 10th release in 14 months, the uplifting 'Lori's Dream' is OUT NOW. *** Founded in 1987 in Harlow, Essex (25 miles north of London), the three original members of ToB have crafted a style of classic-sounding Rock which is truly their own, formed over 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 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 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. Add in the melodic bass playing of Jason Dixon and the wispy, universally reflective lyrics of former long-term singer, Darren Bardoe or Keiron Metcalfe's own slightly more pointed and straightforward words and 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.