Birmingham born, Joe discovered a taste for music at the age of six, learning to play the piano (self-taught) before
discovering the guitar at the age of 14, Forming his first band at the age of 15 Joe soon discovered a passion for penning his
own material & has performed, wrote and arranged music for many bands he has played with over the years.
Joe now finds himself coming full circle by teaming back up with Bob Peach who he first collaborated with at the age of 17.
Optimistic State of Mind is testimony to the creative, writing and producing skills Joe has acquired along his winding musical
Bob has worked, toured and produced bands for many years.
The role models who inspired and shaped Bob in his early years were John Bonham (Led Zeppelin) and Simon Phillips (Toto).
Bob has also acquired the knowledge and skills as a producer and has over the years landed him publishing deals in the USA
and Canada. Having previously played on two albums, Bob has now turned his skills to writing and recording in his own studio
and in the last couple of years has teamed back up with Joe Bartnicki to write and record Optimistic State Of Mind.
Jase and Ben
Coming from a musical family, Jason was born and raised in Solihull. He first picked up an acoustic guitar aged 8 but
unfortunately couldn't get his small hands around the neck. It wasn't until his early teens after purchasing a second-hand
electric guitar that he spent many hours behind closed doors learning to play.
Jason has been in various rock bands over the years either as Guitarist, Vocalist or Bassist but has always liked to produce and
perform original material with varied influences such as Duran Duran, U2, Toto and Great White.
Bass guitar became his first choice of instrument a few years ago. Very much like a 6 string, but only 4 strings and much
cooler! He joined Tokyo Storm in late 2017 having developed an optimistic state of mind while listening to the bands fresh material.
Manchester born Ben Green is a UK based Rock and Soul singer who now lives in Worcestershire.
Bens musical interest was enthused by listening to 70's rock bands such as Whitesnake, Journey and Uriah Heep, these epic bands inspired Ben in his formative years, it wasn't until Ben heard the
voice of Paul Rodgers (Bad Company) that he had his calling and discovering that singing was his true vocation. Cutting his teeth aged just 15, Ben performed his first gig fronting a rock band. Something
clicked thus leading Ben to front many more over the next few years including a very successful 6-piece Soul & Motown Band. Ben also has a talent for writing his own music and is often seen performing
live at Arenas as a pre-curser to well known bands such as Fleetwood Mac, Rod Stewart and Bad Company.