Artist info

Genre

Dance, Pop


Sounds like

Prince, Frank Zappa, Steely Dan


band members

Angus E. Leslie- guitar, vocals, keyboards James Bowers- keys, talkbox, synth-bass, vocals Zak Pidd- vocals, percussion Gareth Thomson- drums Bovril Harrison- trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals, guitar Nick Pietsch- trombone, vocals Johnny Bassoon-alto sax, bassoon, vocals Ph*l*p Ian Starr- keyboards, synth-bass, vocals Louis King- guitar, vocals Marty Holoubek - bass guitar, synth-bass ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL: Audray Pwne- trumpet, vocals Lewis Coleman- keys Shniel - bass Tyrone - drums Timbales Magic - timbale


Influences

Gloria Estefan, Roger Troutman, Herbie Hancock


Bio

Sex on Toast are an irrepressibly charming 10 man organisation who specialise in raw early 80’s funk, hard-edged new jack swing, blazing improvisation and heartfelt blue-eyed soul. Currently residing in Melbourne, Australia, their choreographed stage act, complex arrangements, performative larrikinism and danceability have won the hearts of casual punters and hardcore fans alike, all across Australia.

2014 saw the release of their self-titled debut album, featuring the lead singles Takin’ Over and Hold My Love, accompanied by stunning music videos from Peter Savieri, launched them at sell out gigs in Melbourne and Sydney, and three East Coast tours to rave reviews and ecstatic crowds.

Sex on Toast have performed across Australia at events such as Woodford Folk Festival, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Apollo Bay Music Festival, St. Kilda Festival, and the Brunswick Music Festival, as well as sharing stages with luminaries such as Internationally acclaimed comedian Neil Hamburger (USA), Hiatus Kaiyote, The Barons of Tang, Kate Miller-Heidke, Kirkis, Vaudeville Smash, The Bombay Royale and countless others.

2015 is set to be another stellar year for the band, with the release of the EP 'Ready' and the first single “Oh Loretta” primed for release. The first installment of the two part Rough/Ready series 'Ready' is a tight packet of sublime studio musicianship and songwriting, harking back to the days of slick LA studio bands and sophisticated pop bravado, coupled with the energy and tenacity that make Sex on Toast undeniable.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

20 May 2015

Triple J
45

Played this on the radio yesterday and it sounded bloody tops. This is a pun based on the name of our radio show. I will now see myself out. The best of wishes to you and your good song.

Played this on the radio yesterday and it sounded bloody tops. This is a pun based on the name of our radio show. I will now see myself out. The best of wishes to you and your good song.