Rising from the Ashes: The Unyielding Spirit of Broken Colours

You guys have to go and see this amazing new indie rock band called Broken Colours. I love their new track “Not Giving In”, this song is just fire and the message is so strong.

The track is about keeping going even through the bad times and not giving anything a chance to break you down. And what can I say about these guys; they really know how to have fun! Tony Goff, the lead singer, and Umar Arar, the guitarist have been through tremendous obstacles for them to get to where they are now in music.

Rather than giving up, they used all that emotion and perseverance to write “Not Giving In”. The lyrics is so raw and real and the tunes are crazy catchy. Are you prepared to scream those hook lines from the rooftop, even after days have passed?

Its great that Broken Colours represents the little fighter spirit of the local music scene in Buckinghamshire . Originating as just him doing his thing, they developed a solid band around his craftmanship.

And now they lead the way! Selling shows left and right, topping charts, it felt like a wild ride witnessing their rise to the top. Their live shows are as exciting as their songs! They have a lot of cheerful and powerful energy that lasts for the whole evening.

You can just taste how supportive each member is as well as their genuine devotion to the band in every Broken Colours’ tune and performance. I felt like was looking at myself in the mirror when these guys were singing about fighting for their dreams.

An upcoming EP and a UK tour in the books, just adds to the noise surrounding this new band. If you haven’t yet, this is your chance! Join the fun and jump on the bandwagon now! Let ” Not Giving In” serve as your theme song for the conquer of any life hurdles.

Watch ‘Not Giving In’ below

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What is your stage name?

Broken Colours


Band Members

Tony – Toe Knee Nip Slip.

Umar – Thunder Fingers Araria

Andy – The Banging Beard Man

Robbie – My Bass Broke

Phil – Phil up my Sexyphone

Is there a story behind your stage name?

Tony Goff – It was a Gradual process, starting out way back when it was ‘Tony Goff & The Broken Colours’ and we all decided to shorten the name mainly for marketing reasons and the fact we are now a Band and Not a solo Artist.

Tbh the name suits were all a bit Broken.  Who isn’t nowadays ha


Where do you find inspiration?

Tony Goff – We all find inspiration from each other, which is great.

I also find inspiration to write through struggle.  So pain kinda inspires me, is that weird?

Umar Arar – My inspiration is my wife and kids.

Andy Pickup -I find Inspiration wherever I can, certainly from music that I love but mostly from everyday life and the people that I interact with.


What was the role of music in the early years of your life?

Tony Goff – We all picked up music at very young ages, through older Family and bands we loved, we were just drawn to music.

Singing has always been a cure or a vent for me; it’s like my medicine.

Andy Pickup – Music played a huge part in my development as a young lad, without my parents wonderful taste in music I probably wouldn’t be a musician.


Are you from a musical or artistic family?

Tony Goff – My cousin got me into the Guitar and my Father was a Painter and he loved to sing. Andy was raised in a Musical Family his Brother Featured on the Voice and his parents were in Choirs. Umar is like myself not really a musical family although his uncle was in a band.

Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?

Umar Arar – Music wise it’s evolved over 20 years as I’ve grown as a guitarist. I was initially inspired by 3 Doors Down, onto Poets of the Fall and more recently I’ve delved in to the world of progressive metal and find Periphery really inspiring to develop my abilities.

Andy Pickup – I’d say Slipknot and Tool inspired me to give it a go.

Tony Goff – Luke Prichard from The Kooks was a huge inspiration for me.

How did you learn to sing/write/to play?

Andy Pickup – School and my parents but I also I had various music teachers and took music GCSE’s

Tony Goff – Lessons as a kid Guitar/Piano, but its all just trial and error.

Umar Arar – I’m self taught for the most part, my great uncle taught me how to tune my guitar and read tabs, until I got a scholarship from Marshall amps to study at the world renowned Tech Music School (Guitar-X)

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Rising from the Ashes: The Unyielding Spirit of Broken Colours

What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?

Umar Arar -my first concert was 3 Doors Down in June 2005

Andy Pickup – My first ever gig was seeing Bryan Adams at Wembley arena with my mum and David when I was 12-13 years old. But the first gig that I paid to go see was Slipknot 2002 Docklands arena with Inflames and American Head Charge as support

Tony Goff – 36 Crazyfists when I was 15,  at the O2 Oxford.

How could you describe your music?

Andy Pickup – Like being shot out of a cannon into a safety net of awesomeness

Describe your creative process.

Tony Goff – 90% of the music I write comes from living, struggle, Happiness!

So its hard for mew to force the process to much, if I do the music will suffer.

Andy Pickup – We throw shit at the wall and hope it sticks) We practice over and over again until we get it just right!


What is your main inspiration?

Tony Goff – As Umar said before his Family giving them a better life.

Music is our inspiration though we all just have music in our Blood.

What musician do you admire most and why?

Umar Arar – the musician I admire most. It’s a very hard choice but I think I’ll have to go with my band mates in this band.

Tony Goff – Me and Andy 2nd this notion ha

Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?

Tony Goff -Most definitely, when I started this project it was more acoustic singer songwriter vibes, then to a punky ish stage then to where we are now.  A lot of that was down to member changes, so with that the sound would change slightly.

Who do you see as your main competitor?

Tony Goff – We don’t, were the greatest haha, nahhhh

Tbh we don’t look at it like that no one should.  We just get really excited when we see a wicked band.

What are your interests outside of music?

Umar Ara – Interests outside of music, gaming, writing, family time.

Tony Goff – I work a lot so music is my down time, but I do love a nap and a  Sauna,  Gym.  Andy also likes to Game, and socialize with friends.

If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?

Tony Goff – What everyone else is, living a Normal life, Career man and all that.

What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?

Tony Goff – Obstacles maybe, Financial, Relationships, Saturation of the Market

As we all know its not an easy road its mostly obstacles.   But if you love the music as we do,  it doesn’t matter.

If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?

Tony Goff – There should be more help and funding for independent artists

But I wouldn’t ask the Tories.

Why did you choose this as the title of this project?

New Single Not Giving in – This songs goes back to the previous questions of obstacles and struggles, this song does what it says on the TIN – WE AINT GIVIN IN

What are your plans for the coming months?

We are back in the studio to finish recording our new EP and release later this year.  We have plans to Tour over the summer, and hitting a few Festivals along the way, Including Penn Fest.

Do you have any artistic collaboration plans

No Collabs but we often invite guitarists or extra brass players on stage sometimes.

What message would you like to give to your fans?

Don’t give in with what you love

You are good enough

Peace and Love

Mister Styx
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My name is Mister Styx and I'm a music blogger and an HVAC Engineer. I'm passionate about all kinds of music, from rock to hip-hop, Jazz, and Reggae as a matter of fact I am always eager to hear new sounds as music has no barrier, and I'm always looking for new sounds to explore. Hop on lets go fetch for some new sounds!

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