Feb 282014
 

 

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Sex On Toast are probably the greatest band on earth. They are nine men, and between them they possess all the raw sexual power of Prince, the musical prowess of James Brown and the cheesy goodness of an‘80s game show host. Sex On Toast bring the ruckus.” – themusic.com.au, Inpress Magazine. Kate Kingsmill, writer for The Age. 

SEX ON TOAST DEBUT NEW SINGLE ‘HOLD MY LOVE’ IN THE LEAD UP TO THEIR MELBOURNE ALBUM LAUNCH:

Sex On Toast proudly released their new single, the supasmooth falsetto-laden slow jam “Hold My Love” from their long awaited self-titled nine song debut album recently on Triple RRR with Chris Gill on Get Down. 

Less than 24 Hours after the online release of ‘Hold My Love’, it had received over 1000 bandcamp views, the band received interview requests from blogs in Portugal and placated their worldwide fanbase with it’s soulful downtempo shimmer.

Another decadent music video is expected for release in late March with director Peter Savieri featuring a robbery at an exclusive rooftop soirée filled with sexy socialites. 

The buzz is well and truly underway for their hometown album launch at Northcote Social Club on March 28th and subsequent East Coast tour dates including their debut extravaganza in Sydney at the Vanguard on April 9th.

MELBOURNE LAUNCH:

The band will launch their new album in Melbourne Friday 28 March from 8.30pm Northcote Social Club with John Citizen.

The Cactus Channel, Mandek Penha and DJ Kirkis between sets.  Tickets are $12 on the door, no presales. https://corner.ticketscout.com.au/gigs/2183

JUST ANNOUNCED!  MORE EAST COAST ELECTRIFICATION TOUR DATES:

Sex On Toast are in Canberra Monday 7th April at Phoenix presents The Bootleg Sessions supported by Canberra’s finest good time brass explosion, The Brass Knuckles Brass Bandhttp://lovethephoenix.com/

The second dose of east-coast electrification will take place on Wednesday 9th April at The Vanguard in Sydney. Joining them are the spaghetti-western, exotica and Piazzolla inflected genius of The Tango Saloon, and the beautiful melodic, jilted backbeats, fat grooves and lush jazz horn arrangements of Beaten Bodies. $12 on the door, $10 presales. http://www.thevanguard.com.au/

And they’ll be playing on Thursday 10th April at the Lass O’ Gowrie, Newcastle. Git funky like it’s your daddy’s birthplace! Joining them are The Duke (of The Main Guy and The Other Guys) and Zackari Watthttp://www.lassogowriehotel.com.au/

BAND INFO:

A nine man explosion of 1980’s pop music, yacht-rock, R’n’B, and synth-funk, Sex On Toast showcase undeniable musical finesse whilst never taking themselves too seriously.

Their outrageous live show features tight vocal harmonies, talk-box synthesizers, drum-machines and choreographed dance moves.  They’re consistently engaging an ever expanding audience of both chin-stroking musicians and teenage revellers. 

Through word of mouth alone, Sex On Toast quickly become a cult favourite in Melbourne, regularly packing out local venues. The band has hosted several residencies at The Toff In Town, The Empress and The Evelyn Hotel, including a highly successful residency with the Vaudeville Smash in January 2013, and a sell-out residency in September 2012. 

The band has featured at the Bedroom Philosopher’s “High School Assembly” Melbourne International Comedy Festival (2012),  ‘An Evening With Sex On Toast’ at the Adelaide Fringe (2012), Junction Festival Launceston (2012), and every year at The Village at Falls Festival since 2009 including both Marion Bay and Lorne festivals. In 2013 Sex On Toast performed at the Apollo Bay Music Festival and on ‘What Is Jazz?’ talk show for the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

Current members and alumni of Sex On Toast can also be seen in a wide array of groups such as Hiatus Kaiyote, Saskwatch, True Live, Vaudeville Smash, James Morrison’s band and The Australian Art Orchestra.

They have shared bills with internationally acclaimed comedian Neil Hamburger (USA), The Barons Of Tang, Hiatus Kaiyote, Vaudeville Smash, Laneous And The Family Yah and The Bedroom Philosopher. 

Friday 28th March will see the release of Sex On Toast’s debut album, an opus of raw emotion, tumultuous sexuality and party jams, recorded at Sing Sing studios and mixed in stereo, for her pleasure.

 

2014 LINE UP:

Angus E. Leslie- guitar, vocals, keyboards

James Bowers- keys, talkbox, vocals

Marty Hicks-keys, keytar

Zak Pidd- vocals, percussion

Gareth Thomson- drums, production

Benjamin Harrison- trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals, guitar

Johnny Bassoon- sax, bassoon, vocals

Louis King- guitar, vocals

Marty Holoubek – bass guitar

‘‘Hold My Love’ is available on iTunes from Monday, 17th February.

Visit Sex On Toast here:

Website: https://www.sexontoastmusic.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sexytoastmusic

Bandcamp: https://sexontoast.bandcamp.com

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/sexontoast

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/SexonToastable

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SexyToasty

Instagram: https://instagram.com/sexontoastmusic

 
Feb 272014
 

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Ladies and Gentlemen,

Please visit The Age online to check out the brand new video from Charles Jenkins and The Zhivagos for ‘7 Creeks (The Crossdresser Steve Hart)’ starring Georgia Fields, and members of The Cactus ChannelHenry JenkinsLewis ColemanDarvid Thor and Hudson Whitlock.

With Charles Jenkins, David Andrew MilneDavey Lane, Art Star, Matty VehlGreg Field and Douglas Lee Robertson. Blink and you’ll miss ’em cameos provided by Mick Thomas, Alison Ferrier, Christopher KeoghKaren ConradDeborah TaylorLewlewlew Manchu, Rose and Mia Coleman, John Harley, Cookie Baker, Emma Black and Nyssa.

Filmed and directed by Jo Meares, assisted and edited by Santana Rudge. Costumes provided by Sean Dennis.

Filmed on location at the Yarra Hotel Abbotsford, The Retreat Hotel, Merri Creek and The No 19 Tram.

No horses were harmed in the making of this video.

 

Feb 192014
 
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Feb 072014
 

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Feb 052014
 
TOO MUCH WATER IN THE BOAT - CHARLES JENKINS & THE ZHIVAGOS - LAUNCH MAR 2ND AT NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB

Don’t miss Charles Jenkins and The Zhivagos launching their new album ‘Too Much Water In The Boat’ at Northcote Social Club Sunday March 2nd (Matinee Show) With Very Special Guests Suzannah Espie & The Last Word! Album review quotes: ‘Too Much Water In The Boat’ “Water, drought and flood, the cooling drink, the dangerous current. [more]