Skankin'
on, since
1981

About

The Toasters are one of the original American third-wave ska bands. Founded in New York way back in 1981 by Buck. We’ve released 9 studio albums, with labels such as Moon Ska Records, Megalith Records, Celluloid, Stomp Records, Caroline Distribution & Skaloid.

Buck is the only constant member in the band. He moved over to the US to manage the Forbidden Planet comic book store, one year later he formed The Toasters. Our first show was opening for Bad Brains that same year, and later along in ’83 we released our first single Beat Up.

Two more years along and we reach Recriminations, our debut EP, produced by Joe Jackson. This was the point Buck decided to create Moon Ska Records, this would be the label for Recriminations.

Over the following years we expanded with the addition of a brass section, releasing Skaboom! in 1987. Since then, the lineup has seen many new faces (regular contributors included Coolie Ranx, Matt Malles, Brian Sledge, Lester Sterling – followed by a huge etc.), we released a bunch more albums, singles, EP’s & compilations – all available in our toastography. Our latest releases being One More Bullet (LP), in 2007 for our 25th anniversary & House of Soul (7″) in 2013.

Up to today we’re still touring around the world, filling the dance-floors with ska. While we’re at it we’ve also brought out a couple of hot-sauces & brews.

So come down to a show – checkout the supporting act(s), skank to our tunes, and you might even have some beer-money left over for merch!

Current Line-up

Founding Member

Buck

Vocals / Guitar

Tim Duvel

Trombone

Dimitri Jeltsema

Drums

Matt

Bass

Tommy Tornado

Saxophone

Past Members

Adam Birch

Trombone / Trumpet

Andrew Lindo

Vocals

Ann Hellandsjo

Trombone

Anthony Vito

Drums

Arjen Bijleveld

Trombone

Big Steve Carroll

Vocals

Brian Emrich

Bass

Brian Sledge

Trumpet / Vocals

Carlos Menezes

Saxophone / Trombone

Chap Sowash

Trombone

Chris Rhodes

Trombone

Dan Garrido

Drums

Dan Jesselsohn

Bass

Danny Johnson

Drums

Dave Barry

Keyboards

Dave Waldo

Keyboards

Dirk-jan Heinstra

Saxophone

Donald Guillaume

Drums

Erick Storckman

Trombone

Fred Reiter

Saxophone

Founding Member

Gary Eye

Percussion

Gilbert Covarrubias

Trombone

Greg Grinnell

Trumpet / Bass

Ivan Katz

Drums

Jacob Cole

Drums

Jason Nwagbaraocha

Bass / Vocals

Jeff Richey

Saxophone

Jesse Hayes

Drums

Jim Seely

Trumpet

John Bertke

Drums

John Chapman

Saxophone

John McCain

Drums

Jon Degen

Saxophone

Kashu Miles

Vocals

Laith Fisk

Trumpet

Larry Snell

Drums

Lionel Bernard

Vocals

Logan La Barbera

Trombone

Luis Martinez

Drums

Marcel Reginato

Alto Saxophone

Mark Darini

Bass

Matt Malles

Bass

Mike Armstrong

Tenor Saxophone

Mo Roberts

Drums

Nate Koch

Saxophone

Neil Johnson

Saxophone

Nilda Richards

Trombone

Obi-Ajula Ugbomah

Vocals

Ozzy Cardona

Trumpet

Pablo Wright

Vocals

Paul Gephardt

Alto Saxophone

Rick Faulkner

Trombone

Ron Ragona

Guitar / Vocals

Founding Member

Scott Jarvis

Drums

Sean Dinsmore

Vocals

Sheldon Gregg

Bass

Founding Member

Steve Hex

Keyboards

Steve Russo

Drums

Thaddeus Merritt

Bass

Tim Champeaux

Trumpet

Tim Karns

Bass

Founding Member

Vicky Rose

Bass

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