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11th May 2007, Kings Head 2007.
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Tony Gear had just premiered his own music live and he loved it. He remembers the first full band rehearsal at Vocalteach, where he attained a B(Mus) Popular Music Performance, a month before and upon hearing his creations come off the page realised he wanted more.
Even though still only twenty five years old, the singer/songwriter from West London has shown maturity in his piano based eclectic song writing. Seminal artists from Stevie Wonder and Frank Sinatra to Simply Red and Fleetwood Mac have shaped his sound which is constantly evolving as he gets inspired all the time-a Dictaphone is never far away. As a teenager he chose to listen to nineties soul like Craig David and Lemar as well as music with a strong sense of rhythm like Maroon 5 and Jamiroquai.
Long suffering school friend Martin Roberts moved to London to produce work for his own UK garage label Int Ctrl Recordings but had performed with Tony at Upper School. Once Tony s original band went their separate ways, Martin and Tony spent time rehearsing and then performing his music on the London circuit for a couple of years. They were well received at venues like The Cavndish, The Halo and The Cobden and November 2009 saw them reach the finals of Open Mic UK.
After some positive feedback from the judges and always wanting to achieve a fuller sound, Tony and Martin recruited Dmitry Soloviev, the mysterious yet skilled bassist and drummer Neil Morris, who Tony met through a mutual teaching job. Dmitry had been working as professional musician for many years and brought vast experience to the table whilst Neil, a successful and in demand session percussionist, has given the band a spark of energy. The lineup was completed and the music has continued to evolve.
From early 2010 Gear have performed together, honing their ultra tight yet flexible sound, infectious personalities and professional approach always focusing on making music that is beautiful to hear.

music type
jazz, soul, pop - Live originals band (4 members)
available for
Any event including; Bar/Pub/Club, Events, Wedding, Party, Festival, Corporate,
Ealing, London, W5 5QR
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