WATCH out, here come the Hoax, the most vibrant and fun young band I have experienced since the halcyon days of The Monkees.
You may or not remember they were a fictional band put together in the 60’s to create an American television series and against all odds, made 58 episodes and ended virtually taking the world by storm.
The Hoax Band have that same young, fresh and vivacious approach to their music, but above all, they look and sound like they enjoy every vital second of being on stage.
Not very surprising when you realise they are all young students between the ages of 16 to 18, still studying for exams and also students of the Careline Kids School of Acting.
I was invited to their debut event at a pool bar, high up in Aldea de Las Cuevas recently and although the band had never performed in public before, such is their word-on-the-street rehearsal reputation, over 100 enthusiastic devotees paid €10 each to spend three hours dancing, singing and waving their shirts in the air as a form of teenage statement of total enjoyment.
The four young members of Hoax jumped around the stage playing and performing with a confidence far in advance of their young years and inexperience of public performances.
At the tender age of 16, lead guitarist Daniel Whybrow is already recognised as a remarkably talented musician and has gigged with some of the top professional bands on the Costa as well as performing his own solo concerts.
Daniel is backed by three competent guys, George Parker bass guitar, Ben Davis rhythm guitar and Sebastian Baldwin drums, all extremely well rehearsed and musically tight within their arrangements.
To my knowledge, they have no future gigs lined up and will probably stay at rehearsal level until the autumn. But given the right management, marketing and exposure, there is no doubt in my mind that the Hoax could take the Costa teen market by storm.
If it happens, remember – you read about them first in the EWN.