The origins of the band go back over 30 years to four young hopefuls from Canvey Island with a love of all things Mod. The Start was born at a Canvey Island comprehensive school & played local gigs to a large enthusiastic following. The band also found national TV stardom appearing on Thames Television’s “Freetime”. The band did eventually drift apart with members going on to work in music professionally including teaching, performing, and recording.
The four became five with the recruitment of Pete Marriott on Saxophone in the spring of 2018. Neil Bruce joined in September of the same year on lead Guitar
Good music never gets old or dated. It just becomes better with age