The band is born in Oslo and its members are: Knut Anders Sørum (vocals), Javed Kurd (guitar, vocals), Lars Endrerud (bass), Erik Smith (drums), Trond Nagell-Dahl (keyboards, vocals), Steinar Borvik (saxophone), Torbjørn Sunde (trombone, vocals) and Rune Haglund (trumpet, vocal).
The 'Limahl'-haired aspiring young musicians, wearing sweaters of angora and embarrassing trousers, passionately developing good grooves and creative interplay around soul, funk and r&b, weren't particularly concerned about their nameless status either. Moreover, they had come to realize that every cool band name they could think of already had been snatched up by other musicians. Name suggestions like 'The Trembling Coconuts' was rejected. 'I Promise It's Piña Colada' was also rejected. That's the simple reason why the band ended up with such a flattering name: TOBB :-) Anyway, don't miss them LIVE if you like "groovin'"!!!
Bill Champlin with Tobb concerts: 12 May Larvik, 13 May Bergen, 14 May Kristiansand, 15 May Sarpsborg