Singer songwriter and Patron for the outpost charity supporting the veterans and there family's
based in the West Midlands UK.
I've all ways been into music from about the age of
12, playing in brass marching bands after which in 1998
I started playing the piano and guitar. This was after a
near close to death car crash, which left me really ill and I
couldn't work for a long time.
My inspiration is derived from music going way back to the 50's from bands such as the Beatles, Stones' Chuck Berry, Van Morrison, E.L.O, John Lennon, The Commitments, Aerosmith, Snoop, Bonjovi, Guns N' Roses, Oasis, 90's dance and so on.
Introducing guitarist Andy Clarke - Schooled by an ikon and legendary jazz guitarist of the 1960’s, newcomer Andy fuses jazz, blues and rock guitar to add essential musical shades to compliment Shaun’s warm velvety vocal tones by doing exactly what the songs need. Humble in his approach, Andy crafts infectious riffs and thoughtful chord progressions that compliments Tobar’s songwriting.
Introducing Bassist Jase Dudley - Since the early 90’s, former Romeo and Pergau Dam bassist Jase, has worked with some of the UK’s top producers and musicians, performing at many prestigious venues up and down the country. With hints of James Jamerson and John Paul Jones influencing his playing, Jase has developed a unique playing style that incorporates heavy plectrum work with percussive ghost notes that provides a solid foundation for the Tobar rhythm section.
Introducing drummer Duane Poole - Known for his onstage antics, former Lost Dogs drummer Duane, began his musical career in the early noughties playing drums in the highly acclaimed band the Daniels alongside brother Shaun. Heavily influenced by the 90’s Seattle sound, southern rock and dirty blues, Duane's style is hard hitting like his idols Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins and Mathew David Cameron.
So who is the mystery member? introducing associate member, session musician and harmonica player, Luke Blackham - Nomad and bushman Luke, enjoys the wild outdoors so when he's not wild camping, he joins Tobar providing his infectious improvised harmonica to add those essential shades of the blues! Previously playing harp in Creeping 6, his feel for playing traditional country blues pays homage to the likes of Howlin’ Wolf, Big Moma Thornton and Little Walter.