Eye to Eye #1 – The Tea Street Band


Welcome to the first instalment of Eye to Eye. We are not here to review or try to convince you how good a band are, we just want to present you with the band, a few words from them and point you in the direction of their songs, vids, gigs etc. Ultimately, the Liverpool Eye is about spreading the word, because if it catches our Eye we believe its worth a shout…
In a nutshell The Tea Street Band represent a good time. When you hear their music you practically have to shield your eyes, as the sunshine that floods from the speakers is that bright. Ibiza springs to mind as do the halcyon days when the rave scene first kicked off. First and foremost though they are a live band, not a bunch of producers and knob twiddlers. Not that twiddling your knob is a bad thing…anyway, we digress…

Right now the band are funding an album via Pledge and we urge you to support. If the tunes we’ve heard so far are anything to go by then they deserve to be on an album and available for you to own. You can pledge here http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/theteastreetband

Thanks to Timo Tierney from the band for kindly answering  a few questions for us…

TLE: What’s been the bands favorite gig so far and why?

TT: Probably playing New York. Everything about the whole trip was amazing. We played a belter gig and was with great company in The Anfield Wrap lads and SoundCity. Was like a Liverpool Roadshow.

TLE: How long have you known each other and how did you meet?

TT: We’ve known each other well over a decade now.. We’re all best mates. We met in Liverpool Community College and just all got on. All our parents know each other but we didn’t even know that. Weird. If we weren’t playing music we’d still be hanging around together. A band of brothers.
TLE: What are your rehearsals generally like?
TT: Absolutely mad. We have a table tennis table in the room so we spend more time playing that than rehearsing. But we don’t get to see each other as much as we’ like so its very social. 1/4 is playing the rest is just being mates. When we need to work on stuff though we do. We know the job in hand. Over rehearsal though would take the element of interest away for me though. I like playing gigs.. We know the songs inside out.
TLE: What do you think the music reflects about you as people, or is it pure escapism?
TT: No one who listens to our words will know any more about us. The songs I write are obviously real and from me but they all have double meaning. Names of places and items are meant as people. I try and be clever with my words. But the music is totally different and its pure escapism. When I play riffs on Fiesta or Push The Feeling On. I’m not in liverpool.. I’m not me… I escape down the neck of my guitar. So hope people feel the same. Its boss our music. No one else in the world is doing anything like it.

TLE: What’s the one rule that must remain unbroken?

TT: Never take what we do for granted. We were definitely all born to be mates. Born to be in a band together. Its weird I don’t believe in chance. Its all meant to be this music lark. We will get an album done. Its been a long time coming. But to think in one year we’ll have played Dublin, NYC, Australia and main stage at Kendal Calling. That’s unreal and isn’t just luck. We’ve taken a life choice. Dedicated 31 years to this. Can’t take that for granted






-Until Such Time

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