Take two singer/songwriter/guitarists - one from England, one from America - and throw them together with a Japanese drummer and Thai bassist, in the mountains of northern Thailand. Result: The Tonic Rays.
In 2008 the band released its first full-length CD.
For us, playing live is what it's all about.
The Tonic Rays' major inspiration is the new rock renaissance, that is, doing what you can with two guitars, bass and drums. Influences include The White Stripes, Jefferson Airplane, The Pretenders, Razorlight, Neil Young, The Black Keys, Traffic, Fleetwood Mac, Nirvana.
Lots of telecasters, and one lonely Les Paul. Sennheiser 938s are our live choice for mics. Give us a couple of tube/valve amps and we're good to go.