AFTER a West Somerset man found a box of old tapes in the attic, he decided to tell thier story - by creating a band to sing these old songs.

The box, marked only with 'GG – 1986' contained a Sony TC-630 reel to reel, a bunch of tapes, a stack of VHS, and a Roland Juno-106 synth.

And so Jessie Roth decided to digitalize the tapes - a difficult task when some were corrupt and some were just mouldy.

But once he had managed it, he discovered he would need a voice - and so asked his friend Carl Brown, an out-of-work singer obsessed with the 80s, to help.

"I wasn’t sure whether the others would want to be involved at first, as ‘hey I found some old stuff in an attic, fancy making some songs out of it?’ isn’t the most normal of pitches," said Jesse.

"But we were all keen to start making music and make something work, and I’m really proud of how it turned out.

"It was a lot of zooms and trying stuff out. Working on it like that and going back and forth can be really hard and frustrating.

"It’s of course not like doing it in a studio where you can get somewhere more quickly and that can be tricky at times, but when you crack an idea open, or figure out how to make that chorus work, it’s still great."

Jesse then asked his other friend Sam to add in some "proper music" - and so, Grey Gold (named after the GG on the box) was formed.

The band have now released their first track - Dance With You.

"We’re really excited to release our first track," said Carl.

"I think it’s always interesting to see what kind of people your creations attract. I think it’s pretty intergenerational music so let’s see.

"My dream is to one day play a show where you’ve got kids to grandparents dancing along to our music. Although I guess that’s just standard fare for any Somerset festival.

"Imagine a solar powered disco ball. When you first see it you think it’s from the 80’s, but then you spend a bit of time with it and you realise it’s actually some kind of marvel from the future. That’s Grey Gold.

"We’re excited to make more music. It would be nice to be able to come together to make our next album. Maybe go full old school and spend some time together away from all the distractions of life and focus solely on the music.

"The most exciting thing would be to be able to play live. Hopefully we’ll get the chance to play some festival sets.

"That’s what inspired me to want to be in a band.

"Being there in a beautiful setting with all your friends, the sun going down, watching a band that you love, there’s pretty much nothing better."

The music scene is on hold at the moment, but the band have faith that when things go back to normal, people will want to see live music again.

"Music is getting more diverse and interesting and the more problems there are in the world then the more important it will become," added Carl.

"It lets us escape but also feel connected and there’s nothing more important than that right now, and although the industry and the idea of live performance is adapting and changing, so is everything else at the moment.

"Sure there will be casualties along the way as there always is but there are enough things to be negative about in life at the moment, thankfully music isn’t one of them."

You can listen to Grey Gold's first track on Spotify.