Photos – The Like at the Koolhaus, Toronto, Sept 29 2009
– photos by Kenzy Elbanna
Berg,Â Charlotte FroomÂ (bass/vocals) and Thomas formed the Southern California alt-rock/pop band formed in SeptemberÂ 2001 at the ages of 15, 15 and 16, respectively. All three are daughters of music industry veterans; Berg’s father is former Geffen Records A&R exec/record producer Tony Berg, Froom’s dad is producer Mitchell Froom and Thomas’ pops is Pete Thomas, long-time drummer for Elvis Costello.
According to Wikipedia, The Like “formed when the parents of childhood friends Thomas and Froom learned that Berg had been writing songs and showed interest in forming a band. Froom learned bass two weeks before joining, and the three began working together, getting fast results. Thomas’s mother came up with the name in recognition of how often the girls used the word “like”.”
Over the next three years, The Like independently released three EPs, includingÂ I Like The Like,Â … and The Like, andÂ Like It or Not, which they sold at shows and on their website. Their song “(So I’ll Sit Here) Waiting” was featured on the soundtrack of the film Thirteen. They toured withÂ Phantom PlanetÂ and Kings of Leon.Â In 2004, the Like signed to Geffen Records and released their debut album, Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking? in 2005.
The band is on tour with a new single “Fair Game”.