Bag of Toys is a San Francisco-based quartet creating the best new acoustic surf rock in Northern California. Throughout the last several years, the group has entertained the masses at numerous venues around both Northern and Southern California with a great collection of refreshingly original music which is often compared to artists such as Jack Johnson and Sublime.
Bag of Toys is also extremely proud to announce the release of their debut CD entitled "Nooner". Mastered by Dave Collins, who has worked on albums by artists such as Jack Johnson and Ben Harper, the disc features 12 tracks that include laid-back guitar, head-bobbin' grooves, and melodies so catchy that you're guaranteed to be singing along in the shower, car, or any other place you prefer to sing aloud.
The foundation of Bag of Toys started when Robert Tait began writing songs at the age of 14. The Pacific Ocean lured Robert out to San Francisco and, in 2003, he found support in the melodic guitar playing of Steve Cowgill. Seeking to fill out the sound, the duo perused the internet for a rhythm section and, after too many strange audition experiences, finally found a perfect fit with Joe Schewe holding a bass and Robert Stadler behind a drum set. The quartet then spent the early part of 2004 in Robert Tait’s apartment molding his creations into the infectious sound that has become Bag of Toys.
Beginning with a few appearances at a small open-mic showcase, the group has quickly risen up the venue circuit of San Francisco and has been entertaining the masses in regular rotation at larger clubs such as the popular Red Devil Lounge. In late 2005, Bag of Toys stepped into the studio and recorded their 12-song debut CD entitled “Nooner”. After the CD release, the band will continue to spread the word by performing live on the West Coast and beyond while writing more original material that is the musical equivalent of that feeling you get right after you sneeze.