"Why pick a decade or era and ape it, why not pull out all your influences and squeeze them into something fresh." So The Beautiful Unknown have the groove of the Yardbirds, the swagger of The Who, the quirk of Bowie and the timber of Joy Division. It's modern music the way it should be played.
3X Juno Award nominee Tom Barlow fronts The Beautiful Unknown, who deliver fresh modern rock, drunk on classic rock from the Zombies to Zeppelin. Melodic harmonies seethe over high-energy riff-happy guitar and manic drum and bass to create a volatile fusion of old and new.
The Beautiful Unknown gets world wide attention after being added to the new Shaun White Video Game. TBU has teamed up with Burton Snowboards for a new interactive CD, the CD will be available at all Burton Demo Days across the country.
"TBU's new single Perfect Wave has just been released and is making headway fast at Rock Radio"
The Beautiful Unknown's debut album "Riot In The House Of Ruin" was released in early 08. The indie single "Spinning In MY Grave" was released to radio in 07 and went top ten on rock and alternative radio in Ottawa and Winnipeg. In Montreal, on the city's biggest rock station "Spinning In MY Grave" stayed at #1 for 3 weeks!
The Beautiful Unknown are:
- Tom Barlow, vox and guitar
- Kirt Godwin, lead guitar
- Ryan Gavel, bass guitar
- Derek Downham, drums