You are definitely going to want to Tell All Your Friends about the pop/rock band Final Thought. Residing in Toronto, Ontario, this trio brings a unique sound to the [already popular] pop/rock music scene. The band consists of [friends] Dustin Dopsa (vocals / guitar), Brandon Hawthorne (bass / synth) and Tom Watson (drums).
"Final Thought originally started as an acoustic project that I (Dustin) started back in high school. The band grew into something a little more serious and I acquired Brandon and Tom to fill out the band. The boys and I had been friends and Brandon and Tom went to high school together. As well, I remember playing events with Tom's old band."
Final Thought's front man, Dustin Dopsa (vocals / guitar / songwriter), attributes his biggest inspiration to be Tom DeLonge, saying, "I am a huge fan of Tom DeLonge and the things he has done throughout his career like Blink, Boxcar and AVA. I am a huge fan of all his projects." Dustin also stated, "I also really look up to U2. Any band that has been doing that well, for that long, has to be doing something right. So, there is a lot to be learned from incredible artists like that. I try to draw influences from everywhere. My iTunes library is huge and there is a wide variety of bands that I draw influences from."
Final Thought are currently working on writing and recording their first full length record, which is due out in spring of 2011. Dustin added, "Right now we have about thirty songs to choose from and we are still finishing up a couple more tracks. We will be back in the studio soon and are hoping to have the record out in the spring of 2011."
Dustin also mentioned that as far as the band goes, they set their sights high, stating, "As a band we always set our sights high, it is 'go big or go home' with us. So we will keep doing that and see where it takes us."
There is always something amazing to be heard from these guys. Already receiving [over] three thousand views on Youtube, their music video for Tell All Your Friends is definitely something worth checking out. And, for now, all we can do is just sit back and count the days until their record officially hits the world. I cannot wait to see what comes next.
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Picture 1: From left to right: Brandon Hawthorne (bass / synth), Dustin Dopsa (vocals / guitar) & Tom Watson (drums)
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