The Theme are:
Gary Davis -lead vocals, Paul Bassom - lead guitarist, Martin Gamby - Drums, Anthony Morgan - bass and Reece Wiggett - lead/rhythm guitar.
I heard THE THEME recently on the Glory Boy Radio show playing the track "The first time I saw you" and I was immediately taken back to 1979 where I was sitting in front of a remoteless, fat television set, microphone in one hand and the other hand poised above the pause button of my mobile cassette recorder in pretty much the way I did when waiting for The Jam to appear on Top of the Pops back then. The Theme's sound is full of energy, it is exciting, melodic and fun, and whilst it takes you back to another time of great music, it also sits comfortably besides the likes of Oasis The Real People and Ocean Colour Scene.
The Theme is bringing the britpop/mod scene back to life!
The Theme describe themselves as a South London fusion of Brit-Pop and post-Punk Modrock! This is not sixties flower-power, it's hard-hitting rock music in the best traditions of Mod-Revival Power Pop. "We're not trying to re-invent the wheel, we just wanna play some rock and roll."
The band have just released an excellent six track EP/mini Album, all six tracks have a real British sound about them, something that is extremely refreshing in amongst all these pseudo American RnB singers that seem to be thrust upon us from every direction at the moment, the EP is available to download from itunes HERE.
"We love the music, we love the clothes, but this is our music and this is our sound…"
Purple Turtle Camden Friday Febuarary 10th
Camden Rocks Friday 24th Febuaray
Billeracy Football Club Friday 9th March, supporting The Mannerquins.
Southend Riga Bar April 14th supporting The Most (mod band)
Islington O2 April 18TH.
The Theme are a good honest, well dressed rock 'n' roll band playing the music they love and are having a great time doing it..........and that is exactly when the best music is made!
MOD ON! (Expression copyright Carl Grisley)