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The Toasters

Tour 2023

Nearly 40 years of band history, 6,000 live performances and 100 percent kickass - Ska band The Toasters is an institution and is counted among its best 20 bands by New York's legendary CBGB Club.

The band was founded in New York's Lower East Side in 1981 by Robert "Bucket" Hingley, who is still the head of the band today. Since then, The Toasters have released nine studio albums and numerous EPs and singles, many of them on their own label "Moon Ska Records". They are considered to be the founders of the ska explosion of the 90's in the USA, developing their own style. With this, they influenced many other bands of the following years.

“In my opinion, The Toasters are to ska in America in the 1980s and beyond what The Specials were to ska in the U.K. in the late '70s and early '80s, and what the Skatalites were to ska in Jamaica in the 1960s. The Toasters were innovators, creators, shapers of the music, evolving it in a fresh direction, blending it with the cultural influences in a very American manner, and I mean that in a completely complimentary way. Just as Byron Lee & the Dragonaires brought professionalism and polish to ska, allowing others to benefit from the fruits of their labor, so too did the Toasters' music allow numerous other bands to share in the spotlight ofskill and success, many of whom have gone on to great heights. Upon the shoulders of giants. Oh, yeah, and they kick ass!” - Heather Augustyn, Author of SKA, An Oral History

Runtime: Thu, 01/06/2023 to Fri, 09/06/2023

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