Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Toronto Sun Warmed Fans

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Toronto Sun Warmed Fans

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Byline: DEBRA FOX

TORONTO SUN, THE CLUNY, NEWCASTLE NORTH East rock-funk riot Toronto Sun are a difficult band to categorise - they combine elements of funk, soul and old-school Brit-pop to create a new and exciting sound which filled the Cluny to its rafters.

They opened the set with Sleep Softly, which teams a fast and edgy chorus with slow and sultry verses - vocalist Corky easily seduced the crowd with her incredible range.

The usual four-piece became a trio for the night as the bassist could not attend. Despite this, the set did not lack any instrumentality. Every song was full of sound, and the absence of the usual slap-funk bass gave the chance for guitarist Adam Howell's sexy riffs to take centre stage.

It is a true testament to the talent of these musicians that they are able to re-jig popular crowd favourites and still absolutely smash it.

At only 19 years old, Corky sings with a maturity well beyond her years. She has an echo of classic soul, but brings a modern twist. …

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