Once upon a time, there was a producer who was working with a pop artiste, who wanted to record a rock song, but needed a guitarist …. Luckily, said producer’s friend’s band had been in the studio recording a demo, and thus where Rupert and Ryan met … Rupert asked Ryan to step in to record the song and it worked well (although was never released for a variety of reasons, not least that the record label for the pop artiste wanted her to be a pop artiste!).

Whilst recording, the two found that musically they had a lot in common … and so decided to have a go at recording a cover that Rupert had wanted to do for a long time … “Don’t Pay The Ferryman” by Chris Deburgh … possibly not the first song you would think of as a heavy rock song. All it needed was a singer, so it was decided to ask the singer in Ryan’s band, Lucie, who immediately made it her own, and thus the band Into The Unknown was born. The strange mix of Ryan (a huge fan of Slash and AC/DC, and a music college graduate), coupled with Lucie, (whose only taste of fame was as a performer on the Czech Republic equivalent of the X Factor, and a fan of Adele amongst other things), and Rupert, (a producer known for touring with a lot of American rock bands, but also having been the bass player for a short while with English band Thunderclap Newman!) seems to work.

Two years on, and 11 songs later, the band are gearing up to release their debut album which is an interesting mix of light and shade, from the aforementioned “Don’t pay The Ferryman”, through an interesting take on Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball” to the anthemic “Monsters” and the epic “Demons and Angels”. One minute the band is rocking out to the heavy guitars of “Why Me?” and “Once” then chilling out with the acoustic feel of “Breaking my Heart” . Catchy choruses and soaring vocals meld with raucous riffs to create a debut album anyone would be proud of. What’s next? Only time will tell, but it certainly will include the release of the album in September, and possibly live appearances from the band … they are already working on ideas for a covers ep as a bonus, and possibly acoustic versions of some of the songs. Album two has already been started ….