Biography

Nerve Toy Trio were formed in March 2010 by guitarist Tony Harn, bassist David Jones and drummer Henry Rogers. Following a series of live performances, in 2011 they released the EP “The Hard Cell” which was favourably reviewed by Sid Smith in Prog Magazine; “Crisp, concise instrumental tracks which veer towards celebratory; upbeat melodic lines underpinned by tight and persuasive rhythms” The track “The Riddle Of Anything” featured on their covermount CD. More gigs followed before Henry’s heavy work schedule as a session drummer forced the band into hiatus in 2012.

At Christmas 2014, Tony and David teamed up with drummer extraordinaire and long time friend Howard Jones. The three had previously played together in the late 90’s/early 00’s and a percentage of the NTT setlist had been drawn from that period, albeit reworked. So Nerve Toy Trio was resurrected and a flurry of activity began with intense rehearsals throughout the first half of 2015. In the summer the trio began gigging again, including a prestigious support with Tim Bowness of No-Man fame at Manchester’s Band On The Wall. They recorded a new piece of music “Accidental Bar-B-Que” with plans to make a full length album, which began in earnest in November. Recording of the album continued throughout 2016 and a summer release is scheduled.

The Hard Cell EP
The Hard Cell EP