The Toasters


The Toasters

Infobox musical artist
Name = The Toasters


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Origin = New York City, New York, United States
Genre = 2 Tone, Ska, Reggae
Years_active = 1981–present
Label = Megalith, Moon Ska Records, Moon Ska World
Associated_acts = New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble, The Klingons
URL = http://www.toasters.org/
Current_members = Robert "Bucket" Hingley
Dave Barry
Jason "Jah-Son" Nwagbaraocha
Greg Robinson
Jeff Richey
Past_members = Mike "Philly" Armstong
Lionel Bernard
Adam "Prince Beaver" Birch
Tim Champeau
John "Skoidat Sr." Chapman
Mark Darini
Sean Dinsmore
John Dugan
Brian Emrich
Gary Eye
Rick "Chunk" Faulkner
Paul "Sondoulix" Gephardt
Donald "The Kid" Guillaume
Greg Grinnell
Ann Hellandsjo
Steve Hex
Scot Jarvis
Dan Jesselsohn
Danny Johnson
Tim Karns
Ivan Katz
Andrew "Jack Ruby Jr." Lindo
Fred "Rock Steady Freddie" Reiter
Marcel Reginato
Nilda Richards
Mo Roberts
Vicky Ross
Jim Seely
Brian Sledge
Eric E. "E-Man" Storkman
Obi-Ajula "Coolie Ranx" Ugbomah
Dave Waldo
Pablo D. "The Professor" Wright

The Toasters were one of the first American bands in the third wave of ska, and may be the longest active ska band in the United States, though singer Robert Hingley is the only original member still in the band. They have released nine studio albums, most of them on the now-defunct Moon Ska independent record label. Moon Ska was founded and owned by Hingley and at one time it was the world's largest ska-only record label. Moon Ska folded in 2000, and Hingley has since founded a new label, Megalith Records. [ [http://www.megalithrecords.com/flash/megalith.html megalithrecords.com] from history section, retrieved October 12, 2006]

The Toasters experienced a small degree of commercial success in the late 1990s due to the North American ska explosion. They recorded the music for the Nickelodeon show KaBlam! (credited as the Moon Ska Stompers) and recorded background music in many TV commercials, including for America Online and Coca-Cola. Their song "Don't Let The Bastards Grind You Down" appeared in the pilot episode of the animated series Mission Hill. They still perform around the world, and in 2007 they celebrated their 25th Anniversary with a new studio album, "One More Bullet".

Discography

tudio albums

Compilations

*1990: "T-Time"
*1995: "Ska Killers"
*1996: "History Book"
*1998: "History Book 1987-1998'
*2000: "The Best Of..."
*2003: "In Retrospect"
*2007: "Ska is Dead"

Live albums

*1990: "Frankenska"
*1993: "Live In LA"
*1998: "Live In London"
*2003: "Live In Brazil"
*2003: "en Caracas"

Members

Current

*Robert "Bucket" Hingley - Guitar, Vocals
*Jason "Jan-Son" Nwagbaraocha - Bass, Vocals
*Greg Robinson - Trombone
*Jeff Richey - Saxophone (Alto and Baritone)
*Dave Barry - Keys, Backing Vocals (Only plays large event shows)

Past

*Mike "Philly" Armstong - Tenor Saxophone
*Lionel Bernard - Vocals
*Adam "Prince Beaver" Birch - Trombone, Trumpet
*Tim Champeau - Trumpet
*John "Skoidat Sr." Chapman - Saxophone
*Mark Darini - Bass
*Sean Dinsmore - Vocals
*John Dugan - Saxophone
*Brian Emrich - Bass
*Gary Eye - Percussion
*Rick "Chunk" Faulkner - Trombone
*Paul "Sondoulix" Gephardt - Alto Saxophone
*Donald "The Kid" Guillaume - Drums
*Greg Grinnell - Trumpet
*Ann Hellandsjo - Trombone
*Steve Hex - Keyboards
*Scot Jarvis - Drums
*Dan Jesselsohn - Bass
*Danny Johnson - Drums
*Tim Karns - Bass
*Ivan Katz - Drums
*Johnnathan "JMac" McCain - Drums
*Andrew "Jack Ruby Jr." Lindo - Vocals
*Fred "Rock Steady Freddie" Reiter - Saxophone
*Marcel Reginato - Alto Saxophone
*Nilda Richards - Trombone
*Mo Roberts - Drums
*Vicky Ross - Bass, Vocals
*Jim Seely - Trumpet
*Brian Sledge - Trumpet, Vocals
*Eric E. "E-Man" Storkman - Trombone
*Obi-Ajula "Coolie Ranx" Ugbomah - Vocals
*Dave Waldo - Keyboards, Vocals
*Pablo D. "The Professor" Wright - Vocals

References

External links

* [http://www.toasters.org Official Toasters Website]
* [http://www.megalithrecords.com Megalith Records Website : Home Of The Toasters]
* [http://www.moonskaeurope.com/toasters.html Moon Ska: The Toasters]
* [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:5ar67uw0h0jd~T00 allmusic: The Toasters]
* [http://www.archive.org/details/TheToasters The Toasters collection] at the Internet Archive's live music archive
* [http://galerija.kset.org/live/thumbnails.php?album=161 The Toasters at KSET (Zagreb)]
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* [http://www.trashthestage.net/thetoasters.hmtl Trash the Stage interview with Bucket]


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