Indie, Rock, Roots
amy winehouse, Janis Joplin, john butler, the lumineers vance joy
Gavin Arnold - bass Elliot Bruse - drums Daryl Eagle - electric guitar Jean-Guy Lemire –harmonica Joel Plymin – sax, flute
Janis Joplin, The Doors, Cat Stevens, the lumineers, john butler trio
Perth’s songstress TOBY has recorded her new album at Bear Creek Studio, Seattle USA. The project was recorded over two sessions in early December 2013 and then again in late January 2014. Toby worked with acclaimed producer Ryan Hadlock and engineer Jerry Streeter.
Ryan Hadlock is an American record producer, best known for his production work on platinum-selling album The Lumineers by The Lumineers. He has also produced ‘Soko’ - I Thought I Was An Alien, and is currently producing Australian’s Vance Joy’s latest album. Ryan engineered ‘Modern Girls and Old Fashioned Men’ by The Strokes.
Hadlock produced albums at the fabled Abbey Road Studios and by influential Olympia, Washington indie rockers Gossip (band), as well as the first record by Johnny Flynn. He assisted Gil Norton, David A. Stewart, and Joe Chiccarelli. Some of Bear Creek’s famous clients have included James Brown, Lionel Richie, Eric Clapton, Heart and others.
Toby Beard is the woman behind this album. Toby is so much more than just “energetic, raw, and feisty.” She is power defined. Her voice has the potential to create a musical revolution. Toby is simply an incredible performer. That’s not just referring to her powerful, sexy, awe-inspiring voice. Nor is it referring to her energetic, rocking, guitar work. It’s about her energy, her spirit, her soul. This has all been captured on the new studio album.
TOBY was honoured to work with some incredible musicians on this album. On drums, Portland based Joe Plummer. Joe has been drumming with The Shins since 2009. He also is the drummer for Modest Mouse and now Cold War Kids. Bassist Adam Trachsel and violinist Lauren Jacobson both performed on the Grammy nominated album The Lumineers. Josh Neumann on cello has been a member of the Brandi Carlile band for eight years and has recently recorded with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Toby also worked with The Shins bassist Yuuki Matthews. Seattle based players Charles Wicklander (keys) and Kimo Muraki (electric guitar, trumpet, banjo and backing vocals) also make their mark on the album. Perth’s own Daryl Eagle plays the haunting electric guitar line in the emotionally charged song “Three Days”.
The full album will be released in Australia later this year, after TOBY returns home from her four month tour in Europe/Canada/USA, performing over 60 shows in total.
Keep your eyes out. Keep your ears open. This album is meant to go big.