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artist ToneKats

Kingston, ON, CANADA
Stay-in-Track Productions
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Tonekats are a Kingston, Ontario based band formed in June, 2007.

Personnel:  Dave Bull - Vocals, Guitars, John Sedgwick - Bass, Vocals, "Cousin" Paul Koktan - Keyboards, accordion, backing vocals, Chris "Junior" Melanson -Drums. 

Recording and mixing at Stay in Track Studio, Kingston, Ontario. Some songs mixed by Anton Evans at Villageworks Canada Studio in Bowmanville, Ontario. Drums and backing vocals on Miss You Tonight by Anton Evans.

The Tonekats have been on top of the Kingston music scene for over 5 years playing all of the best clubs, festivals, events and cruises. They have now changed their focus to creating their own music. Dave Bull, the multi-instrumentalist and guitarist often works on the songs in studio before "road testing". The band is then brought in to make the ideas into a sound befitting the "ToneKats".

Dave Bull played his first professional gig in 1977 at his high school in Toronto. He plays "Buddy" in "Buddy Holly Lives!" across theatres since 1999. He is bandleader of the ToneKats and has a substantial body of work of original songs he continues to add to monthly. Dave is known for his guitar playing and always said his singing was a result of being the only one willing way back in 1976.

John Sedgwick is a former front man, bassist for the Beautiful Losers. He has shared stages with Blue Rodeo, Joan Osborne, Slik Toxic, Modern English, Jeff Healy and Mountain to name a few.

Cousin Paul Koktan is an accomplished 40 year piano master. He plays as well as services pianos and concert grands and his acumen and attention to tone is impeccable as are his chops. Paul also plays accordion and sings ,melodic backgrounds when not arranging band backing vocals.

Chris Melanson, is a young drum virtuoso who has been with the ToneKats since the beginning! He is a potent player and a wily and interesting personality. Always with lots of flare and attention to detail.

Drums on "Jackhammer" by Scott Evans, bass by Clint Hierlihy (The Esquires)

media contact - Dave Bull  dave@tonekats.com  

Band has audio tracks on Reverb Nation, CD Baby, facebook and Video on You Tube all accessible through TONEKATS WEB SITE

 

influences

Blue Rodeo
ColdPlay
CCR
Pink Floyd
Matchbox 20
The Beatles
Foo Fighters
Santana
ToneKats II
Independent
December, 2013
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Damaged, not Broken
Independent
November, 2010
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ToneKats Demo
Independent
July, 2010
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Video

Thinking About Yourself 3:28

Thinking About Yourself

Performed live - The ToneKats are Dave Bull - Guitar, Vocals John Sedgewick - Bass, vocals and Chris Melanson - Drums

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