Founded in 2016, Toshín have evolved over the last three years into the vibrant 6-piece it is today. Taking inspiration from a variety of music spanning from early Motown to modern soul/RnB artists such as Tank and the Bangas and Anderson. Paak, their original songs can be put into an incredibly wide range of genres. This is thanks to lead vocalist Tosin Bankole, guitarist Taran Plouzane-Brady and help from various collaborators, including Lisa Rogers (Girlfriend) and Ele Breslin (Zapho).
Their exhilarating live shows span from chilled out, heartfelt soul to all-out James Brown-esque funky goodness, and is guaranteed to have any crowd dancing. Over the last few years, Toshín have played some amazing shows and festivals including Beat Yard festival (2019), Electric Picnic (2019), Body & Soul Mainstage (2019), and Music Makers Festival UK (2019). They have played a headline shows in the Workmans for a single launch, Sin E for their 3rd birthday party, alongside Munky in Lost Lane, and alongside Shookrah in the Kino in Cork.
Toshín have released four singles to date: “Boy Listen”, “We Don't Share Blood”, “Love in Defeat” and “Girl Go Off”. Their debut EP Get Your Life will be released on the 14th of February 2020. Lead single of the EP, “Knock Knock,” will be released January 24th alongside a music video. The band will be embarking on an Irish Tour to promote the EP in February and March 2020.