Founded in 2016, Toshín have evolved over the last four 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, multi-instrumentalist Louis Younge 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 Ireland Music Week (2020) Electric Picnic (2019) and Music Makers Festival UK (2019).
Sidney Jones is interested in softness as strength. With a child-like wonder flavour, her performances are generous in emotion, tugging on rock, singer songwriter folksiness and other lovely things that she has yet to categorise. Expect mellifluous murmurations and menstrual musings. You gotta see it to believe it!