The Original Tokyo Rose was formed in the Summer of 1980 by Derek Buckham and Val Ophield
in the North East of England. Buckham penned the original material whilst Ophield sang and created the
unique 80's image. By June 81 it was necessary to register our Band Name and the Songs as the
strong image was starting to influence a series of copy bands
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By 1983 they were honored by being included in
"NWOBHM". new wave of british heavy metal
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prided themselves of never covering
anyone else's material or copying anyone during their live concerts and to
this day, they have played hundreds of live concerts gaining a good
following of fans.
National media and local Radio stations were always
interested in the band and this convinced London based companies to often
visit the gigs.
However the Major Record deal has always eluded them but
it has never deterred them from producing
Great British Music.
Now due to the Internet their superb
material can now be heard and seen and played
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