Tony Goff & The Broken Colours
Their tour of duty, although in their local area, has also taken them into London, and afield as far as Italy and Denmark.
Formed in June 2013, members come and go, as is always the case, but now with a new line-up and the right recipe for success, the boys have a strong vision for the future, and are proudly re-launching themselves to the masses with this first single together, and that formula now consists of –
Tony Goff – Vocals/Guitar, first found his voice at 16, after forging his passion for music on guitar at 13.
His love for the older style blues with artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis, to the more modern leaning from The Kooks, set him firmly on his way, fuelled by an undying admiration of front man Luke Prichard showing him the way forward.
Connor Myers – lead guitar and backing vocals, cut his teeth in the industry at the tender age of 10, crafting his style around Vulfpeck for their experimental Blues and Funk, along with artists such as Cory Wong and Tom Misch.
Tom Paley – first found his instrument of choice at 14, using his brothers bass to practise the well-known Iron Maiden track The Wicker Man over and over. Tom later played in a secondary school band, covering Muse and Vulfpeck,
sharing the same view as Connor with their ingenuity in Blues and Funk, and, with Cory Wong and Tom Misch also on his hit list.
Ashley P Saunders – Drums, first started in music learning guitar at the tender age of ten, until he later found his calling on drums at 15, taking his inspiration from the legendary Fleetwood Mac and Led Zeppelin.
In a recent interview, I asked Tony what the meaning was behind the band name, he told me;
“It’s quite funny really, Max Whiting, one of the earlier members thought of it whilst we were having a laugh, he said, I was like a blank canvas, and they were the splattered colour and talent to fill in the page”.
So I went on to ask what their favourite venues are to play, they replied;
“Our favourite venues are normally smaller dive bars, which are sadly disappearing, but of course we love the big ones too. Brixton Jamm was amazing when we supported Carl Barat to a full house and a mental crowd. Playing in Brixton is always fun. We have to give a shout out to our local venues as some of them end up being the best nights. Supporting
The Ordinary Boys at The Garage was mental too, but we love it all”.
So, now firmly on the subject of gigs, I asked Tony who they have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with, he replied;
“The Ordinary Boys, The Blockheads, The Bluetones, Carl Barat, The Feeling, Feeder, Harry Quinn, Serenade the Stars and Strathcona”.
In any artist or band’s career, sharing the stage with influential talent is always an experience that will either show you the way, or show you the door, and it’s these early experiences that are the precious ones that either make or break you. So I went on to ask Tony, what drives them as a band, he told me;
“Our Love for good music, we all have the same tastes and love working together. I’ve worked with a lot of musician’s over the years and these guys are special, I love working with them”.
“Well, we’re all very hard working at what we do, we will keep creating music and hopefully have a couple of albums under our belts and hope to have a large following by then. If it goes ,the way we want, we would be successful artists so to speak, we create real honest music which is missing nowadays. So to help bring that back would be nice”.
So with that said, I asked Tony what they have learnt about themselves in their time in music, he told me;
“I’ve learnt I’m either crazy determined or just crazy, and I think it’s made me a more open human being, and I suppose more emotive through my writing as I’ve been told I wear my heart on my sleeve. As a band, we have learnt to be patient and to listen, working together is key, after all, you are all after the same thing at the end of the day. When I was younger,
I could easily get frustrated and angry, that just makes things worse”.
So I followed this up by asking Tony of their songwriting process, and how they create that perfect track, he replied;
“Normally I write the Lyrics and the body of the song, I then take it to the, band and work on ideas for the rest of the song and over time we settle, and then get it into the studio. It’s not always this way as band members have written songs in the past and will continue to do so”.
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And that brings me nicely to the single in question here, “Rearrange”.
Delivered with a raw passion that raises heads, pricks up the ears and says it as it is, as soon as you press play.
A great example to their mentors over the years and proof that these boys meant what they said, as this single is a perfect display of the multifaceted talent that lies within this band. Tight, and on the money, yet performed with a very cool hand, the boys keep things simple throughout, with a certain musical swagger that gets heads nodding and feet tapping. Telling the tale of real life and real experiences, Tony has the unique ability to make you hang on to his every word, as he walks you through the storyboard with ease, with a message that we all need to re-evaluate our lives, and to step out of the mundane day to day drudgery, and just bite the bullet and make a difference, and simply rearrange your life for the better. Written to perfection, both musically and lyrically with all the ingredients for success.
Star Rating -10/10
“Firstly, thank you for reading this far, don’t forget to check out our brand new single “Rearrange” brought to you by the award winning Bentley Records”.
So why not clear a space ready in your collection, and give Tony Goff &The Broken Colours a try for 2020.
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