- Published: 27 January 2015
Following the release of their debut album “Renegade” in March 2014,
Toseland return with a new EP, “Hearts And Bones” and a full UK
tour in April 2015.
The release of “Renegade” (which has sold almost 10,000 copies in the UK alone) and two years of constant touring – both pre and post release – headline shows, supports with the likes of Aerosmith, Status Quo, Little Angels and Reef and festival shows such as Download, Isle Of Wight, Carfest, Planet Rockstock and Silverstone Moto GP - has established Toseland as one of the most exciting new UK rock acts. “Renegade” spawned multiple radio hits – with four consecutive singles A listed at Planet Rock radio.
The “Hearts And Bones” EP features the self titled first single and another new song “The Closer I Get”. The EP also features a cover of The Teardrop Explodes classic ‘Reward’. The EP builds on Toseland’s sound - driving riffs overlaid with the powerful voice of James Toseland. The EP was again recorded with Toby Jepson producing (credits include The Answer, Saxon and The Virginmarys) and Steve Harris (Foo Fighters, U2) as engineer.
The “Hearts And Bones” EP will be available on CD, download and 10" vinyl with the exclusive pre order at Pledgemusic.com from 9am GMT Wednesday 28th January 2015. Pledge preorders will get an exclusive acoustic version of “Renegade” album track and previous single “Just No Way” as an instant grat.
2014 saw Toseland develop as a powerful live act. The band remains the same core – James Toseland (vocals), Zurab Melua (Guitar), Ed Bramford (Guitar) and Roger Davis (bass). The band have recently welcomed new drummer Joe Yoshida.
If the name might seem familiar it is because Toseland are a band fronted by double world superbike champion James Toseland. Throughout his career as a motorcycle racer, music was been central to James life – so when James was forced to retire through injury a journey into music started. He does maintain ties with the racing world. To the extent that in late 2014 he was due to attempt to break the motorcycle land speed at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, United States. Unfortunately the attempt was delayed due to adverse weather and surface conditions – but is now scheduled to happen in late 2015. The streamliner James will ride is powered by a Rolls Royce jet engine and is called 'The 52 Express' after Toseland's racing number.
Following the release of the EP the band will embark on a full UK tour. Dates are as follows
Tues 7th Brighton, Green Door Store
Wed 8th Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Thurs 9th Birmingham, Asylum
Fri 10th Leeds, Wardrobe
Sat 11th York, Fibbers
Mon 13th Newcastle, Think Tank
Tues 14th Edinburgh, Electric Circus
Wed 15th Manchester, Academy 3
Thurs 16th Stoke, Sugarmill
Fri 17th Norwich, Waterfront Studio
Sun 19th Reading, Bowery District
Mon 20th Bristol, Fleece
Tues 21st Exeter, Cavern
Wed 22nd Southampton, Joiners
Tickets for the tour are exclusively available at www.pledgemusic.com now.. Remaining tickets will go on sale at all usual outlets from 9am GMT Friday 30th January 2015.
- Published: 29 July 2014
- Published: 03 July 2014
We are pleased to announce that TOSELAND will be
hitting the road again this September/October for a headline U.K. Tour!!
Dates and ticket links below - All shows on sale now except for London (Details to follow). Hope to see you there!!
Sun 21st September 2014 - Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
Mon 22nd September 2014 - The
Wed 24th September 2014 - Stereo Cafe Bar, Glasgow
Thurs 25th September 2014 - The Tunnels, Aberdeen
Sat 27th September 2014 - Rock City Basement, Nottingham
Sun 28th September 2014 - Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
Mon 29th September 2014 - The Portland Arms, Cambridge
Tue 30th September 2014 - Academy 3, Manchester
Thurs 2nd October 2014 - The Roadmender, Northampton
Wed 8th October 2014 - 100 Club, London
- Published: 01 July 2014
We had a fantastic gig at Calling Festival on Saturday, and are
delighted to say that legendary photographer Tony Mottram came along
to chronicle it. Here is a sneak peek backstage on the day, as the
band prepares to play and comes off stage after a great reaction...
Click the images below to enlarge
- Published: 06 June 2014
We are delighted to announce that Toseland will be appearing at the Isle Of Wight Festival this year, closing the Strongbow Garden Stage on Sunday 15th June. See you there!
- Published: 01 May 2014
Toseland will be performing as part of Camden Rocks 2014 on Saturday May 31st!
Tickets available now at a specially reduced rate (for a limited time) by CLICKING HERE!!
The General Sale ticket price is now £25 but if you buy through the above link it's only £20! (plus fees)
Full details at www.camdenrocksfestival.com
- Published: 30 April 2014
Really proud to announce we will be playing with Aerosmith at this years
Calling Festival in London on Saturday June 28th.
Get your tickets now at www.callingfestival.co.uk/tickets
- Published: 15 April 2014
We are pleased to announced that Toseland have been confirmed to perform at
Triumph Live in Gaydon on July 12th 2014!
For full details please visit: http://www.triumph-live.com/music
- Published: 08 April 2014
We are delighted to announce that we will be special guests to the legendary Michael Monroe on his Italian tour in May.
You can catch Toseland opening for the former Hanoi Rocks frontman at the following shows:
Thursday May 15th ROME - Orion
Friday May 16th PISA - Borderline
Saturday May 17th CERVIA - Rock Planet
Sunday May 18th MILAN - Legend Club
- Published: 07 April 2014
Tosleand will be playing at the Steelhouse Festival in Wales on Sunday 20th July with Europe, The Answer and more!
Full details at www.steelhousefestival.com
- Published: 15 March 2014
Celebrating the release of their forthcoming debut album "Renegade" (23 March)
and new single "Crash Landing" (Out
Planet Rock Live proudly presents:
TOSELAND, with support from Piston and Arron Luther, live on 2 May 2014 at The Asylum in Birmingham.
Planet Rock DJs will also be providing music through until Midnight.
Tickets are on sale now - £8 adv (plus booking fee) or £10 on the door.
Over 18s only.
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS
- Published: 11 March 2014
As you may have heard on the Chris Evans
BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show this morning, Toseland Have been
confirmed for Car Fest 2014!!
Fri 1st August 2014 - Car Fest North, Cheshire
Fri 22nd August 2014 - Car Fest South,
For full details please visit: www.carfest.org
We hope to see you there!
- Published: 27 February 2014
'Crash Landing' - Exclusive video premier now online on The Telegraph Website
Watch the 'Crash Landing' video now!
- Published: 20 February 2014
- Published: 19 February 2014
Click on the above button to pre-order the debut Toseland album, 'Renegade', from iTunes now!
Released: 23rd March 2014
Life Is Beautiful / Gotta Be A Better Way / Singer In A Band / Crash Landing / Just No Way / Comin' To Get Ya / Good Eye Blind / Kingdoms / Burning The System / Emergency / Renegade
- Published: 14 February 2014
Toseland are pleased
to announced the following shows for March/April 2014. Tickets on Sale
Sat 29th March 2014 - York, Fibbers
Sun 30th March 2014 - Leeds, Cockpit
Tues 1st April 2014 - Guildford, Boileroom
Wed 2nd April 2014 - St Albans, Horn
Thurs 3rd April 2014 - Wolverhampton, Civic (support to Status Quo)
Sat 5th April 2014 - Manchester, Apollo (support to Status Quo)
Sun 6th April 2014 - Leamington Spa, Zephyr
Mon 7th April 2014 - Newcastle, Academy 2
Tues 8th April 2014 - Glasgow, Academy (support to Status Quo)
Wed 9th April 2014 - Stoke, Sugarmill
Fri 11th April 2014 - Poole, Mr Kypps
April 2014 - Bristol, Exchange
Sun 13th April 2014 - Southampton, Talking Heads
Mon 14th April 2014 - Sheffield, Academy 2
Sat 19th July 2014 - MCE British Superbike, Brands Hatch
Fri 15th August 2014 - Clumber Park, Worksop (support to Status Quo)
We hope to see you on the road!!!
- Published: 13 February 2014
Status Quo have announced Toseland as special guests to the original line up at the following shows:
April 3 Wolverhampton Civic Hall
April 5 Manchester Apollo
April 8 Glasgow O2 Academy
Tickets available from:
- Published: 30 January 2014
Great news! James will be on The BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans Breakfast Show
tomorrow morning between 6.30am and 9am to talk about the forthcoming
Toseland debut album, live dates and more.
They will also be playing the new single 'Crash Landing' so listen out for it! If you like the track it would be really great if you could text, email, facebook or tweet in to the show and let them know!
Click here to tune in!
- Published: 06 November 2013
Here it is, the album news you have been waiting for. Toseland
have teamed up with Pledge Music to launch the album. You now have the
chance to pre-order the debut album, featuring Life Is Beautiful,
Renegade and 9 other Toby Jepson produced tracks, whilst getting your hands
on all sorts of exclusive merchandise, signed stuff, experiences and
The album will be released on March 24th, and Pledgers will receive their copy on that day along with anything else you have opted to buy.
Simply go to www.pledgemusic.com/toseland, watch the intro video and browse what's available.
Once you have pledged you will get access to more exclusive content, tour blogs and streams of other tracks from the album.
We cannot wait for you to hear the record we have made! Happy pledging!
- Published: 04 November 2013
We will try and put on a new Cardiff show in December.
Apologies for any inconvenience.
- Published: 26 October 2013
- Published: 24 October 2013
Monday 4th - Cardiff Bogiez - Tickets
Thursday 7th - Milton Keynes Crauford Arms - Tickets
Friday 8th - Leicester Academy 2 - Tickets
Monday 11th - Newcastle Think Tank - Tickets
Monday 9th - Cambridge Portland Arms - Tickets
Wednesday 11th - London Islington Academy - Tickets
- Published: 23 October 2013
We have added 2 brand new TOSELAND shirts and a beanie hat to the official
Click here to get yours now!!
- Published: 14 October 2013
The debut Toseland single 'Renegade' is OUT NOW!!
GET IT NOW: iTunes / Amazon MP3 / Deezer / Spotify
- Published: 09 October 2013
Due to demand, Toseland have added more shows for December! See you there?
Wednesday 4th - Wolverhampton Slade Rooms - Tickets
Thursday 5th - Leeds Brudenell Social Club - Tickets
Friday 6th - Norfolk Planet Rockstock (in association with Planet Rock Radio) - Tickets
Saturday 7th - Kendal Bootleggers - Tickets
Monday 9th - Cambridge Portland Arms - Tickets Tuesday 10th - Bournemouth Old Fire Station - Tickets
Wednesday 11th - London Islington Academy - Tickets
- Published: 10 September 2013
To accompany the release of the new single 'Renegade', Toseland are
pleased to announce a full UK Tour.
With the success of the summer dates, and with new drummer Will Stokes in the ranks, James and the band are raring to go and look forward to performing songs from the forthcoming debut album including 'Life Is Beautiful' and 'Renegade'
See ya there!
Sunday 3rd November - Southampton Cellar - Tickets
Wednesday 6th November - Oxford Academy 2 - Tickets
Thursday 7th November - Milton Keynes Crauford Arms - Tickets
Friday 8th November - Leicester Academy 2 - Tickets
Sunday 10th November - Liverpool Academy 2 - Tickets
Monday 11th November - Newcastle Think Tank - Tickets
Tuesday 12th November - Sheffield Corporation - Tickets
Thursday 14th November 2013 - Bristol O2 Academy - Tickets
Friday 15th November 2013 - Glasgow O2 ABC - Tickets
Saturday 16th November 2013 - Birmingham Institute - Tickets
Monday 18th November 2013 - Manchester Ritz - Tickets
Tuesday 19th November 2013 - Truro Hall For Cornwall - Tickets
Wednesday 20th November 2013 - London Koko - Tickets
- Published: 07 September 2013
The New single 'Renegade' has made it on to the 'A' playlist at Planet Rock
Radio from Monday 9th Sept.
This is the first official single from the forthcoming debut album and follows closely on the heels of 'Life is Beautiful' which was also 'A' listed.
The single is released on October 13th and can be pre-ordered through www.toselandmusic.com now.
The single release will kick start a headline club tour - dates to be announced very shortly - and will continue in the REEF support throughout the UK.
- Published: 27 August 2013
Fresh from the critical acclaim for debut EP “Life Is
Beautiful”, Toseland are set to release a new single, “Renegade”, on the 13th
If the name might seem familiar it’s because Toseland is a band fronted by double world superbike champion James Toseland. Throughout his career as a motorbike racer, music has been central to James life – so much so that he performed live at BBC’s Sports Personality Of the Year. When James was forced to retire through injury a journey into music started…
James met up with Toby Jepson (Little Angels) in March 2012 after a friend had recommended they might work well together. Jepson had no idea of James’ past but they clicked - personally and musically. James had the bones of several songs and an idea of the sound he wanted – one of the first tracks to emerge being album track Kingdoms (which James had been playing with for a while). The writing process was quick and the pair soon laid down instrumentation at Vale Studios with Jepson producing (credits include The Answer, Saxon and The Virgin Marys) and Steve Harris (Foo Fighters, U2) as engineer. James plays all the piano on the album – including forthcoming single “Renegade”. Vocals were recorded in five days at Jepson’s studio in Scarborough
James put together a band including friend and guitar prodigy Zurab Melua (Guitars), Rabea Massaad (Guitars), Dave Hollingworth (Bass) and William Stokes (Drums) and took the material live. To have something available for punters to buy they put together an EP. With no push, as such, the lead track was picked up by Planet Rock radio and A listed. The word was out…
New single “Renegade” is Toseland’s first single proper – driving rhythms and the intricate guitars of Zurab Melua overlaid by the unique and powerful vocals of James Toseland.
Toseland are proving themselves a powerful live act – in addition to a series of headline shows they have supported The Darkness, Little Angels and appeared at Download Festival and Goodwood Festival Of Speed. The band has just been announced as main support for Reef’s 20th Anniversary tour amongst other dates. Latest dates are below:
Wed 28th Aug 2013 St Albans, The Horn headline show £5 adv
Sat 31st Aug Silverstone, Moto GP qualifying headline show
Thurs 14th Nov Bristol O2 Academy (supporting Reef 20th Anniversary tour)
Fri 15th Nov Glasgow O2 ABC (supporting Reef 20th Anniversary tour)
Sat 16th Nov Birmingham Institute (supporting Reef 20th Anniversary tour)
Mon 18th Nov Manchester Ritz (supporting Reef 20th Anniversary tour)
Tues 19th Nov Truro Hall For Cornwall (supporting Reef 20th Anniversary tour)
Wed 20th Nov London Koko (supporting Reef 20th Anniversary tour)
Fri 6th Dec Planet Rockstock Festival www.planetrock.com/events/rock-stock
Tickets are available through all usual outlets. Full details on the GIGS page.
James Toseland says, “I am so excited to actually release my first single from the album. It has been an amazing journey writing with Toby and being able to perform my songs live around the country and get the feedback we have received from the gigs. I'm really looking forward to the music being out there so everyone can connect to the songs.” Toselands debut album is set for release in early 2014.
- Published: 06 August 2013
Toseland have just been confirmed to be playing the 2013 Hertz MotoGP British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Saturday 31st August!!
For tickets please visit www.silverstone.co.uk
The band will also be playing a special warm up for the Silverstone show, at The Horn in St. Albans on 28th August. Tickets on sale now at www.thehorn.co.uk
- Published: 31 July 2013
Full details and ticket info at http://www.planetrock.com/events/rock-stock/rockstock/
- Published: 31 July 2013
We are pleased to confirm that Toseland will be the support band for Reef's U.K. Tour in November.
Tickets are available now at THIS LINK!
Hope to see you there...
- Published: 09 July 2013
Press release from Harley Davidson UK:
This year on 11-14 July, we will be joining in the fun at the Goodwood Festival of Speed! The Harley-Davidson® Gibson stage will be set-up ready to bring you the sounds of some fantastic live music acts! Come see us and you’ll be able to admire a display of standard and custom Harley-Davidson® motorcycles in an alternative rock music heaven – what more could you want?
The Robbie Boyd Band will open Saturday’s musical set with feel good folk-pop songs from 1pm. Followed by rock band Press to Meco and The Afterparty. Our main headliner comes in the form of the band Toseland (as seen at the Download festival), fronted by double World Superbike Champion, James Toseland, who will be entertaining you from 6pm Saturday!
Directors of Space will open the proceedings on Sunday. With blues rock artist Leah Mason and winner of the British Blues Award for Best Songwriter, Marcus Bonfati, following. Headline act She’s Crazy will take to the stage at 6pm for a show-stopping finale to the weekend!
On Saturday 13th, you’ll also be treated to live art from a professional graffiti artist and some of his fellow artists will be spraying 100 fan T-shirts for the first people to get to the stand from 12pm, so be sure to arrive early to get involved and take away a one-of-a-kind T! The artwork will act as the launchpad for an exciting new competition, so keep an eye on www.facebook.com/HarleyDavidsonUK for more details and to enter.
See you there!
- Published: 05 July 2013
Toseland are pleased to announce their appearance at this years Goodwood Festival of speed on Saturday 13th July.
The band will be playing a headline set on the Harley Davidson stage at around 6pm.
This appearance is also in association with Gibson.
James and the band will be at the event throughout the day so look out for announcements regarding 'meet and greets' and personal appearances.
See you there?
- Published: 27 June 2013
Unfortunately the Isle Of Man Festival has been cancelled, due to circumstances beyond our control.
We apologise for any inconvenience that this may have caused and hope that we can make it up to you soon...
Thanks for the continued support...
- Published: 25 May 2013
We are pleased to announce that Planet Rock Radio have added 'Life Is Beaitiful' to their 'A' playlist, meaning that the single is guaranteed 4 plays a day on the station!
To tune in please visit www.planetrock.co.uk or click on the logo below!
To buy the 'Life Is Beautiful' EP now CLICK HERE!
- Published: 22 May 2013
- Published: 02 May 2013
- Published: 15 April 2013
You can now view the official video for the first single, "Life Is
If you enter your email address in the box at the top of this page you will also receive a FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD of the track.
But that's not all - if you head over to our official store, you can now pre-order the 4 track Life Is Beautiful EP, personally signed by James...
Check it out now and let us know what you think!
Thanks for the support