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"The Trusted are a band of young lads from Southend, banging out great tunes and doing everything they can to get themselves that all important break
I love their enthusiasm, their positivity, their verve and most of all I am completely besotted with their sound. It’s sunny side up, mellow side down. Charismatic vocals, enough guitar grit to ignite but not grate, dynamic rhythms, a constant turnover of tempo and style, and a good line in lyrical patter keep The Trusted’s music fresh" - Fresh on The Net
With a great reputation for high energy live shows and having played over 70 gigs and written over 25 songs in the last 12 months The Trusted have caught the ear BBC London indie music godfather Gary Crowley, and also the ear – and the mixing desk - of PSB musical director and renowned producer, Pete Gleadall.
The Trusted are a band on a mission: a mission to reacquaint audiences with just how vital guitar rock can be when it’s done right.
This Southend four-piece defiantly embrace the classic strictures of vocals, lead-guitar, bass and drums. And they craft a sound that reminds you of why you fell in love with garage guitar bands in the first place.
Whatever your first crush was, you’ll find a familiar touchstone on at least one of their songs. But The Trusted are distinctive, with the repertoire and musicianship to confidently claim their own seats at guitar-pop’s high table.
Singer Tom Cunningham’s contribution belies his youthful looks. He has a voice that resonates, not only on record but live too. And his stage performances unfailingly send both his melodies and his words hurtling over the footlights and into the crowd.
Underpinning Tom’s vocals, lead-guitarist Dale Holt-Mead artfully weaves infectious hooks in and out of their songs. His ingenious ‘stabs’ and ‘chops’ always propelling the music toward a climax.
And the band’s engine-room of bass player Fin Cunningham and drummer Dave Batchelor provide both groove and percussive drive in equal measure.
‘We live in turbulent times’, sings Tom on Turbulence, ‘I want to feel alright.’
Don’t we all?
But there’s cause for optimism. Because if you could bottle the spirit this band generates, then you could sell it as a cure.
In the meantime, go and hear them and see them in the flesh.
Until you do, just take this on trust….