Mostly Credited As: The Ordinary Boys
Date Of Birth: 2002
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Worthing, England
In an age where most bands exist only to be famous, it's heartening to see that wit, intelligence and style are poised to make their re-appearence. Born out of the same genealogy of British musical genius that includes The Kinks, The Smiths, The Clash and The Jam but transcending their influences to produce a sound fit for the 21st century, The Ordinary Boys are a band determined to prove that success does not necessarily mean lowest common denominator.
With influences that stretch from the great songwriters to Will Self and beyond, The Ordinary Boys rise above the trivialities of a Big Brother world. Displaying tunes full of passion, wit and grace, these four young men from Worthing are a welcome reminder of a British pop that relies on ability, not computers, dance routines and end-of-the-piper talent shows. Early live shows, demonstrating a need to entertain and provoke, have amassed a small army of devotees: all this prior to a note being released. The NME are already proclaiming:
"Something exciting is going on in the UK underground...The Ordinary Boys make a brilliant case for why they'll be at the very front of it"
With the conviction of the truly righteous and a history of playing together back into their early teens, The Ordinary Boys are set to release their debut single at the start of the New Year, and things will probraly never be the same again. Produced by the legendary Stephen Street, famed for his work with The Smiths and Blur, amongst a host of others, band and producer found their ideal partners in each other, inaugurating the start of what is sure to be a long term musical relationship. Singer Preston says of the forthcoming debut single, 'It's about putting back the honesty and passion in music that's been missing for too long'.
The Ordinary Boys have already begun to build a loyal and dedicated fanbase with selected shows supporting The Thrills and a one-off performance for Radio One's Live in Brighton event at the invitation of Zane Lowe. Support dates with Stellastarr saw the band take their first proper steps towards the fanaticism that is sure to follow them through 2004 and beyond, with The Times noting incredulously that:
"Their best tunes really do evoke Paul Weller when he was still alive, and The Smiths' minor-key fantasies"
When the members of the band first started playing music at the age of fourteen, pop music was about guitars and tunes, swagger and purpose: about living the dream and taking everyone along with you for the ride. With that as their cue, The Ordinary Boys were formed in March of 2002 and now those times are just around the corner once again.