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Slant Six

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | SELF | AFM

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | SELF | AFM
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Slant Six @ Imperial Pub (Dundas&Yonge)

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Slant Six - Live in the Living Room EP -- It's exclusive debut here at Sonic Bids ;-)

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Slant Six is a high energy Roots Rock band. They perform classic rock & roll, R&B, Rockabilly and Blues. These guys show a great love for the music, design and fashion covering the period from the 1930’s to the late 50’s and want to share this with audiences hungry for a contemporary take on the music of this era. In addition to a sizable repertoire of classics, Slant Six play a number of choice gems from the latter half of the 20th century, along with a number of roots-influenced original compositions. Slant Six is presently a trio composed of Stephen Joseph, handling lead vocals and guitars, and Tom McKibbin on stand-up bass/vocals and Wayne Robinson on drums/vocals. A new organ/piano player will soon be added for larger shows. Slant Six performances are exciting, inspiring, high-energy shows that get the crowd moving to new versions of classic favorites. Oh, and they dress nice too!!

Stephen Joseph (Guitar, Vocals):
An accomplished guitarist, composer and arranger, Stephen has played and recorded in and around Toronto for many years. Raised in the Maritimes, he first developed his chops on traditional Acadian and Irish jigs, walzes and folk songs, playing the "kitchen party" circuit. He has a wide stylistic berth, ranging from Bluegrass to Blues and Rock&Roll, to Country, Free Jazz and the list continues. He was featured in the April 2009 Guitar Player Magazine, in which editor in chief Micheal Molenda praised one of Stephen's whacky instrumentals: "Joseph is like a talented soundtrack composer driven to the brink of madness from watching copious '30s era Looney Tunes." When not composing and producing tracks for TV, film and radio spots, and building guitars and amps, Stephen wields the guitar and sings in Toronto's best new roots-rock band, Slant Six.

Tom Mckibbin (Double Bass, Vocals):
Hailing from London, England, Tom Mckibbin first found his feet for the double bass whilst playing in Big Bands. Tom switched from the bass for a period, while he strummed his guitar around the London club scene. He picked it up once more on becoming the principle bassist for the Woodford Symphony Orchestra. Upon moving to Germany he joined the Junge Kammerphilharmonie Freiburg. His stay there was cut short and he found himself in Toronto. This time, however, Tom is holding down the bottom as a member of Toronto's Slant Six, playing good old fashioned rock and roll.

Wayne Robinson (Drums, Percussion, Vocals)
As a child, Wayne would often be found by his mom, beating pots with wooden spoons, in imitation of a big band drummer. Wayne was first taught to read and play, in 1969, when he auditioned to play the snare for the Grade 6 Band. After joining the choir, he performed at Massey Hall and other large venues. From 1972-77 he sang with the NTCI High-school choir, which won every Kiwanis competition it entered. Though in the choir, Wayne often played drums with the members of the NTCI Stage Band and other musicians. In his final semester of in 1981, Wayne used his tuition money to buy his first and only set of drums, as a graduation present to himself. He has played that set in many venues since that time. Over the years, Wayne has been found playing with any number of Bands around Toronto and Montreal. Wayne and his "Group" of friends, whom are primarily grads of the Humber Music Program, can be found playing anything from Punk & Funk to Jazz and Reggae. When not doing studio work for a number of writers and local musicians, Wayne plays drums with Toronto’s Slant Six.