The Pineapple Thief is the musical vision of . He started TPT as an outlet for his music back in 1999. In the spring of 2002, after the third album, Variations on a Dream, which was probably the album that gave TPT the boost they needed, reaching out to yet more people all over the world, Bruce decided to form a band to take his music to the fans. The band consisted of his close musical friends - former university band mate on bass, on guitars, on keyboards and on drums. Matt has since left but has since joined to play keyboards. Wayne Higgins left the band in March 2008, but the group continues as a four-piece live act. The first six albums were released on records. In late 2007, the band were signed to , who would later re-release their older albums..