The Truth (Australian band)

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The Truth were a funk band from Melbourne, Australia, active from 1993 to 1997. Their final lineup 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 songs "My Heavy Friend" and "Secrets" receiving airplay on radio station Triple J.[1]

Touring their self-titled first album, The Truth, produced by Jim Hilbun, the band had no traditional bass player. Bass lines were provided by Michael "Funkmeister" Caruana on keyboards. For the band's second album Headspace, Girasole was added on bass and the band re-branded as simply Truth.

The band broke up toward the end of 1997.

Bomba went on to form the band Bomba, for whom Caruana played keyboards, as well as joining the John Butler Trio for their upcoming album in 2009. Wells went on to play as a session musician for Daryl Braithwaite, Tina Arena and John Farnham. Farnham recorded one of Wells' songs, "The Way" on his album 3313.[1] "The Way" was track 4 on The Truth.

Kopa is now a permanent fixture with Jon Stevens when he plays his solo shows. Kopa also appeared on Stevens' The Works album as part of the Liberation Blue Acoustic Series.[2] He also appears on a semi-regular basis with Black Dogs.[3]

The Truth returned to the stage in 2003 for a one-off gig at The Espy in St Kilda.


  • The Truth (1995) – AUS #57[4]
  • Headspace (1997)


  • "Secrets" (1993)
  • "My Heavy Friend" (1993)
  • "Can't Help It" (1994) – AUS #87[5]
  • "Let's Stay Together" (1995)
  • "Spirit Of Man" (1995)
  • "Shine" (1997)

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  1. ^ a b Geoff Wells' mySpace page
  2. ^ Jon Stevens - The Works
  3. ^ Black Dogs
  4. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  5. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart – Week Ending 27 Nov 1994". (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 2016-09-01. 

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