On the Border is Jago McDonald and Tim Graham. They are two very good friends and have been playing music together for a few years now. Jago is a happy go lucky songwriter who expresses what he's feeling or thinks about the world using a acoustic guitar and his voice. Tim is one of the greatest folk guitarists in Dorset and does his fair share of song-writing and arranging. They also have a great deal of help from close friend Dom Read who is a Bass Wizard. The 3 of them have also gained help from Electric Guitar champion Steve Hymas and Rapper MC Gussto.
We don't have mush history.
Jago and Tim formed about 3 years ago. Porduced a okish EP 2 years ago and our now 3/4 though a full 11 track album.
We do try to play live as much as possible but our lives clash constantly making it hard to practice and gig. We mainly just jam it out at festivals or make apperences at folk clubs. Open mic may be 'low key' but is great for getting people to know you. Hopefully we will be gigging much more regually as our lives settle down.
A huge inspiration for Jago is David Rovics but our music doesn't really reflect his. We kinda sound like a twist on Show of Hands, Seth Lakeman, Ralph McTell, 3 Daft Monkeys. We also have great influence from many different acoustic music like The levellers, Oysterband, Rovics, damian rice, june tabor, north south collide.
Tim - Tanglewood acoustics, baritone Ukelele, fiddle,Drums.
Jago - Rosetti Acousic with custom pickup setup, Random drums and whistles.
Dom - Indie Bass, Ibenez Semi-acoustic Bass, Dean 5-string Bass.
Jago's Studio - P4 Computer setup with M-Audio sound card, Behringer BFC2000 fader controller, M-audio Midi Controller Keys, Midi-Man Mic Pre-amp, Behringer Mics, Sony Moniter Speakers. With Cubase SX3, Reason 3, Sound Forge 8.
Visit our Myspace - - - myspace.com/ontheborderband .
Email jago at - Captainwizard@hotmail.com