School bands are pretty obvious targets – YES, I KNOW – but all of them featured here can at least say they’ll never be as bad as Hackley School’s cover of ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’. Yes, it’s an oldie but a goodie.
Niceties out of the way…
To save future embarrassment, band names would normally be removed but quite frankly I’ve been ill for the last fortnight and am in a spectacularly bad mood, so here is today’s missive in full with links. The video is worth watching if you can stomach all 5+ minutes of it. We like the fact they couldn’t be bothered lugging the drum kit to the beach so the drummer has to mime to a non-existent kit.
TR8R are a young Indie/Alternative/Power Pop band based in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, with influences including Paramore, Muse, Lost Prophets, Arctic Monkeys & Blur.
Vicky, 19 yrs, Vocals.
Mikey, 16 yrs, Guitar.
George, 16 yrs, Bass.
Conor, 15 yrs, Drums.
Formed in 2008 TR8R are currently under management with KMD Studios, they are busy writing, rehearsing and performing at every available opportunity, constantly becoming more popular within the local music scene and across the UK. Despite their young age they appeal to a wide age group and attract a good audience wherever they perform. Their fan-base is ever growing and has led to a demand for the sales of merchandise and the release of their first E.P. “Numbers”.
Many people have commented on the maturity of their writing skills and this has been proven with their continued success in the various competitions they take part in. Through the rest of this year TR8R will be recording their first album, they intend to attract as much media interest as possible and are busying up their live schedule to reach a wide audience and increase their fan-base.
Their live performance is bursting with energy and includes a superb mix of covers and original material, if you’re looking for a band that people will remember and want to see time and time again, then look no further!
For bookings, reviews, merchandise, music and all things TR8R please visit the following;
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THEIR WEBSITE (with guest commentary from our submitter)
Influences and Inspirations:
Nickelback, Paramore, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Puddle of Mud, Seraphim, Billy Talent, Michelle Branch, Leane Rhymes, Hayley Westenra….the list goes on forever! [if that's true, why did you put all the shit bands at the beginning??]
“I went for piano lessons when I was 11 and my teacher said that I should consider singing, so I did, and here we are!” [translation: you were so shit at piano your teacher palmed you off onto some other poor bastard]
If I ruled the World…
I would enforce my own rules and if people didn’t like them I would throw them off! [*fear*]
I am attend Chesham Park Community College and due to my love of music and am taking Music and Music Technology at A-level. My plan at the moment is to continue on the career path of life in management and production after A-level or fulfil my dream by playing pro in a band. [Well if that doesn't work out you could always teach English. Oh wait...]
People will tell you I have a very wide taste in music, from the Mamma Mia soundtrack to Rage Against the Machine… [snip]
My favourite music styles are a bit of Pop-Rock, Club Rave, Funk-Rock basically anything with a rocky side that I can boogie to! However, I dislike Screamo, Emo and basically anything that depresses me. [I know drums are loud but HAVEN'T YOU HEARD YOUR OWN BAND?!?!]
HIGHLIGHT OF GIG LIST
Thursday 12th March 2009
Red Nose Day, Chesham Park School
[...aaaaaand I'm spent.]