Brought up on a staple diet of Dylan, Springsteen, Seeger and Petty, Rob Jones abandoned his post as a disorganized Secondary-School English teacher during the Great Reset of 2020-2021. His decade spent as a weekend rockstar entertaining drunk bridesmaids and disinterested bar-staff had instilled an appreciation for the hinges and nails of great songwriting - he just needed a band.
Luckily, he had built a social circle by then of some of the most talented players in Greater Manchester and somehow managed to beg/bribe them into bringing his songs to life as The Restless Dream. Featuring a core line-up of Alan Taylor on drums, Josh Cavanagh-Brierley on bass guitar, Danny Wellens on keys and Dan Catherall on lead guitar, the band began rehearsals and birthed the Castles EP: their first release. Combining lyrics about life, love and the state of 30-something disillusionment with whistleable choruses and timeless musicianship, the band are well through the production stage on their follow up EP, ‘Trees’, which will be released before the end of 2022.