[ See Wikipedia for the most up-to-date history of The Truth
were an Australian rock band in the mid 1990s.
Their final line up was Nicky Bomba (drums), Michael Caruana (keyboards), Mick Girasole (bass), Tony Kopa (vocals) and Geoff Wells (guitars).
The band gained popularity through solid gigging around Melbourne and from the song My Heavy Friend
receiving play on radio station Triple J.
Touring their first album, The Truth
, the band had no bass player. Bass lines were provided by Michael who played gigs with a keyboard axe.
For the band's second album Headspace
, Mick Girasole was added on bass and the band rebranded as simply Truth
The band broke up toward the end of 1997 for reasons undisclosed.
went on to form the band Bomba
who continue to have success. Michael Caruana plays keyboards with Bomba.
went on to play as a session musician for Daryl Braithwaite, Tina Arena and John Farnham
. John performed one of Geoff's songs, The Way
on his album 33 1/3
. The Way
is track 4 on the album The Truth
Tony Kopa is now a 'permanent fixture' with Jon Stevens when he plays his solo shows.
Tony also appeared on Jon's "The Works
" album as part of the Liberation Blue Acoustic Series.
He also appears on a semi-regular basis with Black Dogs
The Truth returned to the stage in 2003 for a one off gig at The Espy. Talk of further one off gigs is unconfirmed.