Band biographies

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Noel  – Lead Vocals

 

Noel lives and breathes music and his singing career has been pretty varied too, having performed for many years as a solo artist, but also in duos, trios, an ‘originals’ rock band, many rock ‘covers’ bands and most recently, touring tribute bands.

 

Noel's musical influences include: Queen, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Metallica, Sweet, Whitesnake.

 

Apart from singing Noel also offers sound production for live bands and has a full home recording studio

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Colin – Lead Guitar & Vocals

A talented guitarist Colin has played in and around London and Essex for many years at venues like The Rock Garden, Ronnie Scott’s, The Bridge house, The Greyhound, etc. Former bands include Paragon, Filthy Rich, Wally Met Wilf and others. He currently also plays in two duos: Matrix 59 and Paraduo and is musical director of The Late Shift.

Favourite players include Gary Moore, Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash) and Rick Parfitt RIP. Two guitarists who do not enjoy anything like the recognition they deserve are Ian Bairnson (Alan Parsons Project) and Bill Nelson

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Rich – Bass & Vocals

 

Rich picked up his first bass in 1977 and played in Punk bands such as The Shock, New Romantic bands, Strange Images and Kibbutz as well as Rock & Pop bands since.

The founder of OTM, Rich's influences are included in the musical heritage of the late 60s, 70s and early 80s. He aims to  to bring both popular and lesser played songs to new audiences.

Favourite bands include Yes, Zep, Purple, The Small Faces, The Buzzcocks and Bauhaus  and current  bands such as Rival Sons and Public Service Broadcasting. 

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Barry – Guitar, Keys & Vocals

 

Barry started his playing career in the 1970’s on the College circuit with various rock bands. In the late 70’s he appeared on New Faces and the band secured a recording contract.

 

Barry then co-founded a band called Mantilla who, for over 20 years played the East London circuit and supported such bands as The Tremeloes, The Swinging Blue Jeans and Gerry & The Pacemakers.

As well as playing in One Track Mind, Barry also plays in The Late Shift with Colin.

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Mark (Fazz) – Percussion

 

Mark has been playing drums since he was a child, firstly his  local Sunday school orchestra / group, then in school bands. His parents bought him his first deum kit at the tender age of  just nine!

 

Mark played in original rock bands in the 80s, gigged in and around London trying to get discovered. 

 

Mark went on to play in 60s / rock n roll bands doing the holiday camp circuit. He has pllayed in cover bands & tribute bands ever since.