The attic sessions began, Matty T and Dylsh were writing stuff and
practising drum and bass in Dylshes loft for fun as across the
city, usually in Booth’s flat, mates would gather to listen to
Booth and McGrath playing guitar together
late 2000 Matt met Booth and McGrath at college and they soon
found that they had similar influences and started playing covers
and gelled immediately.
covers band was started outside of college and brought Dylsh in as
the drummer. With Dylsh adding his influence they immediately felt
that they had a special chemistry between the four.So after a few
rehearsals they started gigging as The Influence, playing covers.
This lasted for a short time before they decided that they
would rather be writing their own material.
coincided with a time when, although moral was high, lots of
outside influences and emotion fuelled the band. The upheaval
in their lives triggered a burst of creativity and the music just
seemed to flow from all the different emotions that they had
recently experienced. Proving
that it doesn’t matter what knocks you down you can always get
back up stronger than ever before.
The result was eight tracks, from the soul, , four of which
were recorded in the studio (the demo).
were set up for this new sound to gauge the response to the new
material and the band began to get write ups in the local media
with comments like “Brian Wilson style, CSNY style and best of
all Pink Floyd style” they felt it had all been worthwhile and
spurred on for the next inspirational wave
continue to reproduce this heartfelt music and have rapidly built
up a large and committed local following.
They continue to grow as a band, as individuals and as
of the their time is spent creating rock and roll with meaning and
a cutting harmony that’s kind of hard to categorise other than
to mention their influences, which are many and diverse.
Their influences include Traffic, Floyd, Love, Terry
Callier, CSNY, The Birds, The Beatles, The Doors, The Stones, Nick
Drake, Temptations, Sly and the Family Stone, Brian Wilson and The
Beach Boys amongst others.
challenge now is to take the music to the masses,
Matt Thompson - Bass ,
Vocals , harmonicas
Craig Mcgrath –
Guitars Vocals Keyboards
Stephen booth –
Dylan Hobson _ Drums