Stardom, wealth and chart success – The Look had it all as they smashed into the charts in the early 1980s with the almighty hit ‘I Am The Beat’, which saw them headlining Top of the Pops and selling over 200,000 copies globally.
With the world at their feet, fame at their fingertips and all the wealth that comes with it, The Look had it all. Then an unfortunate twist of fate saw everything gallop away as band member, Jonny Whestone, risked it all on a bet and lost. His wife, his home and his wealth all lost on what Jonny describes as ‘the bet for life’.
But success comes from within and The Look are ‘triumph personified’, so nobody could ever keep them down for long. Seeing every situation as a great opportunity, Jonny seized his experiences and used them to strengthen both his character and lyrical wisdom, channeling his life encounters into expressions of words and music.
The result is an album that is vibrant, up-lifting and floods joy to the very epicenter of your bones. Released on May 20th, ‘Tunes and Stories’ delivers a musical picture-book of real-life tales and wisdom. Demonstrating how a truly happy soul sole can over-come any devastation, Jonny gives the catchy ‘Ride On’ pride of place on the album. With its underlying galloping beat, the track paints a gloomy picture of a gambler who loses his house on a horse – but the addictive melody throws out the clear message that there’s always hope and a positive outcome to any situation in life.
The first track to be released from the album is ‘Made It All’, a happy, catchy song that sketches the success of physically building something from scratch. Completely London-centric, ‘Made It All’, is inspired by The Shard and the unbelievable risks that were taken to build it. It celebrates the life of the normal working man who gets his hands dirty to create the structures that the rest of us marvel at; the working man who often gets lost and forgotten behind the boastful city investors who take all the praise. The video that accompanies this track pays tribute to these ‘workers’. Filmed in London, it compares the city-boy stockbroker element against aspects of the working man’s life, such as cafes, pubs and building sites, with the underground, buildings and architecture as a familiar backdrop.
‘Tunes and Stories’ is a unique musical mix of wisdom and melody that delivers sounds reminiscent of Status Quo and ELO, injected with an unusual burst of Blur. Every track is totally new, vibrant and uplifting. An invigorating musical story-book that’ll put a smile on your face, a tap in your foot and the reassurance in your heart that every situation really does have a silver lining. You’ll be delighted that The Look are back!
The album, ‘Tunes and Stories’, is released by Beat Town Records on May 20th.
For more information on The Look visit: http://www.thelookmusic.com