This week, The Pier’s Artist Radar is on acoustic surf-rock group Bag of Toys. Check back every Thursday for a NEW Artist Radar complete with artist background, photo, a FREE MP3 Download and MORE!
Enjoy the read on Bag of Toys…
Bag of Toys Bio/Background:
Fresh from San Francisco, Bag of Toys is a four piece acoustic surf-rock band now based in Wilmington, NC. The band has released three albums and has sold thousands of CDs across the globe. Original music by Bag of Toys has been licensed for use on a national Microsoft commercial, an episode of Bones on the Fox network, two Universal Pictures movies as well as numerous surfing DVDs. They’ve also had the distinction to share the stage with bands like Fishbone, Pato Banton & Sean Kingston.
In 2006, the group released their full-length debut album, Nooner and quickly propelled to the top of the rankings for unsigned acoustic artists on myspace.com. Bag of Toys released their second full-length album in July of 2008 entitled Afternooner & in May of 2010 a third album, Stripped Alive, was released; which captured 12 of the band’s biggest hits & was recorded completely live in the studio.
Bag of Toys is currently playing shows throughout the southeastern US and is working on material for a fourth studio album that is sure to captivate current fans and new listeners alike.
Free Bag of Toys MP3:
FREE Song: Ooh La La
Blurb from Bag of Toys:
Bag of Toys is gearing up for a bunch of east coast shows and putting the finishing touches on a brand-spanking-new CD to be released in early spring, so keep your ears open to a bunch of new Bag of Toys noise headed your way.
Bag of Toy’s Upcoming Shows
Mar 26 @ 15th Annual Budweiser Wing Fling – Wilmington, NC
Apr 7 @ The Whiskey – Wilmington, NC
Apr 9 @ Radford Reggae Spring Fest – Radford, VA
Apr 15 @ Front Street Brewery – Wilmington, NC
Apr 16 @ The Goat an Compass – Wilmington, NC
Apr 23 @ Duck and Dive – Wilmington, NC
Apr 29 @ Wet Willie’s – Columbia, SC
May 13 @ Beaufort Music Festival – Beaufort, NC
May 13 @ Arendell Room – Morehead City, NC
May 14 @ Private Event – Castle Hayne, NC
May 20 @ The Brick – Charleston, SC
May 21 @ The Goat and Compass – Wilmington, NC
May 28 @ Duck and Dive – Wilmington, NC
Jun 11 @ Carolina Beach Marina – Carolina Beach, NC
Jun 18 @ The Goat and Compass – Wilmington, NC
Jun 24 @ Ballyhoos Island Sports Grill – Emerald Isle, NC
Jun 25 @ Duck and Dive – Wilmington, NC
Jul 8 @ The Brick – Charleston, SC
Jul 9 @ Columbia National Guard Armory – Columbia, SC
Jul 9 @ Wet Willie’s – Columbia, SC
Heres the fun music video for the song Smile So Wide from the album Afternooner