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B.Goodes ride a wave aided by Rosalita's split

By Anna Dobbie
BBC Suffolk

The B.Goodes
The B.Goodes - John R, John B, Phil and Jay

"It's all about having fun - what do I sound like? I sound like a child!"

However, there's nothing childish about John Brett from the B.Goodes's music, which takes influence from grown-up, 1960s bands such as The Beatles and The Hollies.

"When I go and watch a band, I personally like to see some energy and I like melody and poppy hooks and stuff, so hopefully we do all of the above.

"I know that the other members can play their instruments, and that helps, even when I can't!"

Beginning goode

John Brett formed the band in late 2008 when he began writing songs with keyboardist Phil Jackson.

They were joined in the summer of 2009 by the rhythm section of bassist Jay Goodrich and drummer John Randall, following the demise of their previous band Rosalita.

"I knew Jay and John," said John. "I knew how dazzlingly great they were and asked if they'd be interested in getting involved, which they were, which was amazing, so here we are.

"It's just come together really and I'm just enjoying the songs.

"It feels great, it's a whole different sound," said Jay. "I'm enjoying it, that's the whole point of it really.

"The B.Goodes's songs are really good and I think they're really instant. I got them straight away when I first heard them - I thought 'Oh wow, I'll have a bit of that!'"

The B.Goodes at Ipswich Music Day
The B.Goodes at Ipswich Music Day 2010 in Christchurch Park

Surf and turf

The band describe their sound as a mixture of 'beat, surf, soul and rock and roll'.

"We're still finding our own sound," said Phil. "John Brett's on his guitar there and he's got a few new sounds.

"We're just playing round and having some fun and it just comes out like that."

Unlike many other new acts, the B.Goodes are in no rush to release their debut album.

"I've never wanted to do a big thing about an album, probably because of insecurity on my part," said John Brett.

"I just like to keep recording stuff and letting people hear it. I don't want to do a big fanfare about it.

"Hopefully we'll just do some more songs and chuck them out at gigs"

Kissing pigeons

The band have received plenty of positive attention following tracks, including Sherry Beatty and Feel Alright, featuring on the BBC Suffolk Introducing radio show and podcast.

When playing live for the show, they performed a new song called Pigeon Kisses, the title of which raised an important question.

"It's about pigeons and kissing, but not both combined," said John Brett. "It's not about kissing pigeons, that would be seriously bad for your health I would have thought."

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