Greg Mathes (front man, vocals & guitar):
Through the years, whenever any of Greg's earlier classic rock bands played a Heartbreakers tune the fans commented often and enthusiastically about how much he sounded like Tom Petty. This, combined with his long-standing love of Petty's music ultimately led Greg to form GWO, where he continues to build on this vocal resemblance. "The closer we can match-up to the sound and overall performance of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, the more it seems that we can contribute to the enthusiasm behind Tom's music. What initially surprised us the most in this band is what we probably now love the most, that's when a fan who somehow didn't really know about Tom Petty before asks us where they can buy our music. We tell them:
Go buy a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers album!"