The Ramones of the Ska Scene- Performing Ska music around the world for 25 years!
Ska is definitely back and there is no better proponent than these icons of the scene, The Toasters! They’ve carved out their own niche in history, amassing along the way a humongous catalog of music, including 15 albums and DVDs, countless videos, singles and EPs and innumerable compilation appearances. Consummate outsiders, they’ve turned down major record deals from the likes of Danny Goldberg and Polygram and have opted instead to run down their own indie track, with the help of people like Joe Jackson who is Buck’s mentor and has produced several album sessions. The band has logged a staggering 4,000 live concert appearances on stages all around the world. In 1997 Billboard’s lead article dubbed them New York’s Ska Pioneers. With their eclectic, instantly recognizable and idiosyncratic sound the group has been branded as the “Miles Davis of Ska” and the “Ramones of Ska” alike.
For the past 25 years The Toasters have been showcasing their 2-Tone inspired sound to the world and show no signs of quitting anytime soon. Lead by British expatriate Rob “Bucket” Hingley who formed the Toasters in 1982 and later founded Moon Ska Records which grew into the largest independent Ska label in the world..
Buck’s bench is deep enough to make Manchester United jealous and this year’s platoon of elite Ska-commandos is going out as (the power) 5-piece: Bucket, band founder and major songwriter, is on guitar and vocals, Ace is on drums, Jason Nwagbaraocha is on bass and chats, Jeff Richey on sax and Chris Rhodes (Bosstones) is on the t-bone..
One More Bullet was recorded in Valencia, Spain at RPM Studios by renowned producer Cubo and was engineered by the great Roger Garcia. Featuring eleven huge tracks of trademark Toasters ska, the album also features guest appearances from Greg Robinson (Mephiskapheles), Bufford O’Sullivan (Slackers, Easy Star Allstars), Claude Robillard (Daze Of Dawn) as well as various yet-to-be-identified members of Los Skarnales. Hard hitting, catchy as hell and upbeat, One More Bullet is proof positive that North America’s longest running ska band can kick out the jams like no other.
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