Tokyo Rose
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Biography
The Original Tokyo Rose was formed in the Summer of 1980 by Derek Buckham and Val Ophield in the North East of England.

Buckham penned the original material whilst Ophield sang and created the unique 80's image.

By June 81 it was necessary to register our Band Name and the Songs as the strong image was starting to influence a series of copy bands. Click here to see the Original Certificate.

By 1983 they were honored by being included in NWOBHM.

New Wave of British Heavy Metal:-NWOBHM-TOKYO ROSE

Tokyo Rose prided themselves of never covering anyone else's material or copying anyone during their live concerts and to this day, they have played hundreds of live concerts gaining a good following of fans.

National media and local Radio stations were always interested in the band and this convinced London based companies to often visit the gigs.

However the Major Record deal has always eluded them but it has never deterred them from producing Great British Music. Now due to the Internet their superb material can now be heard and seen and played World wide.

Tokyo Rose have also been involved as the main writers for one of the Largest Christmas Websites. A small selection of their work can be heard on this website. Primarily Tokyo Rose are a ROCK BAND but we do have children and we love CHRISTMAS


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  • Members:
    Val Ophield, Derek Buckham, Pete Barclay, Geoff Pybus
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    12/29/10
  • Profile Last Updated:
    10/18/14 23:05:07
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