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Odyssey
(Don’t let me down)
Inspired by initial success Tom and James set
about writing an album. Each would come up
with ideas, and play around. Then they both
would tweak them and finish a song.
We are four brothers and one can say The night was a huge success, the band
there is a lot in common between us! went down amazingly well, and over
For starters we were all major music £8,000 was raised for the charity.
scholars at Uppingham School and I guess this event was like the
we’re very close in age – Tom 24, Peter catalyst for doing a band professionally.
(my twin) 23, me (Ed) 23, and James 22. Getting up on stage again after so long
Well, now you want to hear what (Tom used to tour around the world
it has to do with anything and how it performing in a King’s College choir
all started? when he was 8 y.o.) and having all the
In Tom’s last year at Durham, a 500 or so people loving the music.
University where he studied music and Inspired by initial success Tom
history, some of our friends were putting and James set about writing an
on this big charity event called One album. Each would come up with ideas,
Night Only, raising money for SCCWID, and play around. Then they both would
(Sophies Campaign for the Children’s tweak them and finish a song. And if
Ward for Interesting things to Do). needed, they tweaked it some more
Tom was asked to be a musical until they and we were happy.
director for the night, and thought he I think it was in the Summer of
would put a band together for the event 2007 that the whole idea of us four
(he came up with the name Oracle for it), brothers doing this master band plan
and got various other acts involved too. came about. The four of us, Tom, Peter,
So whilst doing his dissertation and James and me, went away on a holiday
other uni work, Tom started writing a to Nice in France for 3 weeks, well
load of songs for the event, found some actually we went to Rome first then got
players and got a band together with a train up the coast to Nice. Anyway,
James on the keys. James also studied Tom had done some demo tracks,
music and history and did a piano (which seem truly terrifyingly shameful
concerto with the school orchestra at now) which he played to people we met,
Snape Maltings in Suffolk. At this stage and it seemed to go down very well.
none of the rest of us were involved yet. I remember one night over supper
avantoure
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