THE BOYS FROM MELBOURNE STREET
Colin Wilson, Keith Hunter and Dave Eustace got together in December 2003 at Dave’s studio in Melbourne Street, Exeter for a musical get together and to play some back issues for fun, and to have a few pints afterwards.
This gathering produced a huge connection of musical energy that led to their first CD “Songs from The Heart” being recorded at “Beatski” Studios in Devon, which was released by Tabitha Records in November 2004, Colin wrote the songs and the music and Dave and Keith pulled them apart to add their individual touch to each of the tracks.
By the time this had been put on the market the second album “Carpe Diem” was already written and ready for recording, followed closely by their 3rd album “A Walk in the Park”
All three albums were picked up by a few independent record shops and a number of downloading companies as well as being played on BBC Radio several times, “Critical Radio U.S.A, USA Sounds and OZ Sounds, one of the tracks was also featured as song of the day on UK Sounds which gave their music worldwide exposure.
As a result, great interest was now focused on The Boys From Melbourne Street’s unusually “big” sound for a 3 piece acoustic band, their fusion of folk/pop/jazz/rock styles threaded seamlessly throughout the songs, enabled them to reach the semi finals of the British Songwriters Competition with their song “If I lost My Mobile” a rocky little number which strangely, edged itself into the folk category, so pick your own genre and it you will be able to find it in the music somewhere.
The Boys have had a very busy time writing, recording, doing live radio shows as well as tours of the local and not so local music festivals, plus concerts and private gigs which were very well received.
Their songs have a universal appeal about them and now have a fan base audience of all age groups who want to hear their original music played in an easy relaxed style that crosses all the divides and at the same time being able to relate and connect with strong and poignant lyrics as well as fine music and tasteful arrangements.
Feedback from their performances has always been positive with particular attention to style and lyrical content; they perform live effortlessly under any circumstance and wrap their catchy tunes and sensitive lyrics around their audience.
Their fourth album “Ship of Fools” recorded at Firefly Studios Nr Dawlish is to be released early 2015 under the Tabitha label this time featuring Dave Eustace singing one of his songs as well as incorporating the Ukulele for the first time and guest musician Chris Billings on Lap Slide guitar.
Plans to re master the first 2 albums and release a Jazz style CD with some new songs as well as the old favorites are on- going musical projects so keep your eye out for updates.