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.
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.
Birmingham born Tommy Strix has forged a reputation on the West Midlands music circuit of possessing a large vocal range and versatile voice. He takes
his vocal influences from the likes of Tony Martin (Black Sabbath),
Geoff Tate (Queensrÿche), David Coverdale (Whitesnake) and many others.
His passion for music started at a young age after being captivated
by the sounds he heard from his dad's Queen Live Magic cassette. A keen lyricist,
Tommy has fronted originals bands aswell as covers bands in the West Midlands over
the years and has performed in Camden in London, and at local major venues such as
The Robin 2 and the Slade Rooms. After going through various projects over the years
he feels he has finally found his home in Tokyo Storm.