Keshav (Kay) Kanabar – Born and raised in Glasgow, has been playing bass since he was 14. First got into music with a passion after getting into the Beatles, and from then on decided he wanted to do music properly. He moved to london in September 2012 to go to Tech Music School and currently studying on the first year of the degree. Before moving to London I played in an indie band called The Halogens, but since being in London and at Tech, he has had the opportunity to play with a variety of bands, meet lots of people and even got to play at the 02 academy in Islington.
Joe Steward – originally from Stepney, in the heart of London’s East End. Joe’s grandad bought him his first drum kit at the age of 5, which he promptly destroyed with a metal pole whilst being a Power Ranger (it was apparent from an early age that he liked to hit things). After relocating to Southampton and maturing a bit he began to take music seriously, taking lessons at the popular ‘Drum Garden‘ and playing with local bands in the quest for more girls. Thinking it would help, he began to dabble a bit in piano and later the guitar but it’s unlikely he’ll be winning any awards for these efforts any time soon.
Deciding to return to London in 2010 with the aim of one day playing for a big West End show, he enrolled at the prestigious ‘Tech Music Schools‘ where he really developed a true passion for music and went on to learn from some of the finest musicians in the industry.
John O’Shea – originally from Greenford, London – started playing the guitar at 9. After learning rhythm and lead guitar for 7 years John started writing albums at the age of 16.
John left Sixth Form College at 18 and went on to study Music Technology and Business at Gateway Studios, Kingston University. After completing his course he then did a temporary stint at the recording and rehearsal studios Bonafide Studios.
At 20, John finally decided to be a singer songwriter. After a few failed attempts at starting a band he settled on being an acoustic artist and spent the next seven years gigging in the music bars and clubs in Central London.
After recording the album together in 7 days at Gizzard Studios John met Bassist Chris Pinkton and Guitarist Rosie Botteril in the autumn of that year and now the band are currently performing in the UK.
Nathan Baldachino – Born in Gibraltar, near the southern frontier of Spain. He started playing piano from the age of 8 and is self-taught. In his mid teens he gained an interest in singing, which is when he joined a couple of local Rock/Heavy Metal bands as a frontman and lyricist.
Eventually at 18, he played the role of Jesus in a local production of Jesus Christ Superstar. With more exposure, He combined his keyboard skills and singing to perform in various bars, clubs and events all around Gibraltar. But after one year, started realising that there was no future there. After finishing his A-levels, he decided to go to University and start a new life in London.
Now a second year degree student at Tech Music Schools, he has been performing small gigs as a backing vocalist and frontman for many different bands of all styles.
Rosie Botterill – Born in Hemel Hempstead and living near Watford. She was born into a musical family and started playing piano at the age of 4 but soon gave it up and found her true love of guitar aged 10. For the first few years Rosie was self taught, learning all the basics and getting to an intimidate level before she went looking for further inspiration and started taking lessons at Strum and Drum aged 13.
At age 14 she formed her first small band with her sister and friends named Stalking LC. This band gave Rosie her first live experience, although they did not last long, or reach any success.
At age 16 Rosie left her school in St. Albans, knowing she wanted to follow a career in music. She took a few months break to work, then enrolled in the highly prestigious Tech Music Schools aged 17. She studied there for a year gaining a Diploma in Popular Music Performance.
Since leaving Tech Music Schools, Rosie has been playing with a number of different artists and bands. She was guitarist in My Car Is Black: an all girl funk rock London based band, who she gigged around London with for 6 months before disbanding. She’s the live guitarist for up coming pop folk artist Any O’Neil and has recently joined a Southampton based all girl rock cover band Vendetta. Rosie is also the lead guitarist in newly formed originals band JOS.
Tom Sismey – Born and raised in in the city of Derby in the East Midlands. Started playing drums at the age of 9 and hasn’t stopped since then! He went on to study BTECH First Certificate and National Diploma in music performance and has since then gained a Cert HE Higher Diploma in music performance and is currently undertaking a Degree in music performance in Drums at the Tech Music Schools!
At the age of 15 when Tom had his first session in Derby he knew that this is what he wanted to do for the rest of his life! Tom has played in many bands and studios covering a wide range of music from rock, indie, pop, blues and has even preformed for the Sinfonia Viva Orchestra on Drums!
Up to the age of 18 he was constantly playing around Derby before moving to London where he currently lives to make a Career out of music.
Anna Thomas – originally from Gosport, Hampshire – started playing the drums at 11 . After learning the basics at school, she went on the receive professional tuition from the highly regarded, ‘Drums The Word’ founder, Robert Litten. Anna’s first experience of live performance was with ‘The Last Light’ – an originals band that gigged in local clubs and pubs in Gosport.
After leaving school at 16, Anna studied a BTEC National Diploma in Music Practice at Fareham College. During her time at the college she joined 2 bands:The Limits, an Indie originals band playing drums and ‘The Heartfelt Apologies’, a Motown band playing bass guitar. In both of these bands, Anna recorded demos and E.P’s and gigged regularly around the Hampshire and West Sussex areas.
At 18, Anna relocated to West London to study a Cert HE Higher Diploma in Popular Music Practice at Drum Tech, in preparation for her forthcoming degree in music, learning from some of the best musicians in Europe.
Anna is currently living in West London and studying a BMus Degree in Commercial Music Performance at Tech Music School She is also in two band: Vendetta, an all girl rock covers band based in Southampton and working alongside up-and-coming band JOS.
At the end of 2012 Anna parted with JOS to focus on her studies at Solent University.
You can find Anna’s website here
Chris Pinkton – Born and raised in Kent, Ohio where nothing of real interest has happened since the U.S. National Gaurd shot a bunch of hippies posing as “college students” back in the Vietnam days.
Although he got his first instrument of his own, a trumpet, around the age of ten, he always loved sitting with his great-grand parents listening to them play old gospel, country, and bluegrass music on their old acoustic guitars, dobrohs, and banjos.
He picked up his first bass at the age of sixteen after trying out his friend’s six-string and realising that his fingers didn’t like the whole “chord” thing.
Chris’ first live performences were with a hardcore band call “Sleepless Days Escape” and he was quickly addicted to the sensation. Since then he has played with acoustic, hip-hip, punk, and even porno-funk groups.
At the beginning of 2013 Chris parted with JOS to move back to New York.