Once upon a time there was a real life band called Nicholls, Llewellyn & MacCarthy (NLM)(Charles, David & Ian) whose music had just about come to an end. SecondLife (SL) gave us the chance to do our music together again and so it was that Somerset, Oh & Rhode (SOAR)(Charles, Bright & Experiment) was born.

SOAR began gigs in SL in March 2009 playing ONLY their own compositions. Varying described as the bad boys of ballads and the masters of moooshiness SOAR shows ranged between the purest of acoustic ballads and rockier sets (featuring backing tracks), with fun, a generous helping of mayhem and we hope, songwriting splendors.

SOAR took a break at the beginning of 2012 but Bright Oh continues to share the songs of SOAR in solo gigs in SecondLife. All three members continued to write songs and many of these made iot into the shows of Bright Oh. Also featured in Brights Shows are a number of original songs written by his friends, Doc, Barry & Bette.

Pre-dating NLM and SOAR was a Charles & Ian duo called TIME. Time occasionally reforms and does shows in SL.

In 2019 Charles, and SOAR Manager, Diane started a songwriting collaboration, beginning shows in SL as, TOMORROWLAND.


A bit of background info


The LINKS down the left side of the page will take you to various resources related to all the songwriting collaborations mentioned above. Mostly these will be to locations where music can be streamed, but also includes things such as collections of the LYRICS, Cover Art, Cover Versions, Utube channels, etc.