Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Toasters Pop in; THE TOASTERS

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Toasters Pop in; THE TOASTERS

Article excerpt

MORE than 30 years ago a bunch of upstarts ignited a spark on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York.

That spark fired the imagination of the American music scene - and it is still going strong today.

The music was ska - and the band? The Toasters.

Thirty-two years on and they are still bringing their version of the 2-Tone sound to audiences around the world - and tomorrow night is their turn to pop up in Middlesbrough.

The Toasters will be appearing at The Legion on Park Road North in the Rock Garden Music and Promotion organised gig with support from ska, punk and reggae band Freetown and DJ sets from Crucified For Life.

Formed in New York by British guitarist and frontman Rob "Bucket" Hingley in 1981, the Toasters cut their teeth with residencies at legendary clubs like CBGB and Danceteria.

They've remained loyal to their roots whilst logging more than 4,000 globetrotting live appearances over the years.

Longtime fans and critics agree, the current "International All-Stars" posse, featuring members of some of the world's greatest ska bands, is one of the most formidable in The Toasters' long and chequered history. …

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