Jim Toomey was already a successful drummer when he became a part of a new group, The Tourists, in the late seventies. He formed the group with Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart, Peet Coombes and Eddie Chin.From their early beginnings in London, finding their sound and their voice, through their success, their recordings, TV appearances, and their tours across the world, this is the story of The Tourists, told by the man sitting behind the drums.In a series of anecdotes and tales of the bandâ€™s journey, we gain insight into the inner workings of a successful band; the fun and success, but also the work, the creativity, the pressures of seemingly endless tours, the good and the bad sides of the business, and the all too familiar trajectory of a band which sowed the seeds of music which endure 40 years later.
Bookworms Bookclub /Ann Sims
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Jim Toomey 's Novella. His quick with comes through the pages very clearly and from the start of the book through to the end I had the fun feeling of having stepped into the Rock stars world. A fast pace some crazy and unforgettable adventures as the Tourists tour the world and get into some amazong and hilarious situations. I felt that Jim Toomey lysine natural drum Rythm and being a song writer made it easy for him to write in an Authentic and true to self style. I have just bought 2 copies for friends who are old fans and I know will have a feel good feel after entering the story and time of the we Where Tourists Book.
Gave me a great insight into the life of a rockstar during this time. Must read!!
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