Best Undiscovered Band in CT
By Fran Trelease
Every once in awhile, you run across a real find – a raw talent that hasn’t yet gone “big time.” The Southbury-based rock and roll band, Over The Edge (OTE), is one such find. This 5-piece ensemble, featuring the husband-and-wife team of Tom and Robyn Moosey, rocked the house recently at Barcelona Restaurant in Fairfield.
I’m not saying they’re the only local band to perform in area clubs; they’re not. The point is that their talent blew the doors off the building. For more than four hours, they performed classic rock and roll tunes from the ‘80s , ‘90s and ‘00’s – the kind we know the words to and can’t help but sing along to. It was an eclectic mix that included the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Melissa Etheridge, Pat Benatar, Bon Jovi, and others. For my generation, coming of age in the 80s, their selection is unsurpassed. This is our time, and this is our music.
At Barcelona, I watched guests sway to the music, sing, clap and cheer. When Robyn Moosey – a former Broadway singer – let loose with the vocals, we were stopped in our tracks. And the licks from Tom Moosey’s electric guitar brought me back to Toad’s Place in New Haven, rocking to the best opening bands… only this time, minus the sticky floors. To non-believers, I say check them out on Facebook or right here on YouTube!
Looking back, I guess we were fortunate that Over The Edge hasn’t been “discovered” yet. If they had, we never would have enjoyed the good seats up close. Whenever this rock band performs in our area, we’ll be there.
— Fran Trelease, Oxford, CT