Toke Squealy
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Toke Squealy

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The best kept secret in music


"Livin On The Fringe is All that and a bag of chips............"

The music that Toke Squealy brings to the world encompasses every sound a true rock and roll fan would want to hear. The band members are so musically diverse it tends to boggle ones mind as they listen to the sounds they produce from one song to another. Each song captures yet another aspect of Toke Squealys exquisite talent through the use of so many instruments as well as their unique writing and vocal talents. It is so refreshing to hear a band that mixes traditional rock and roll sounds with hints of funk, punk and snazzy blues! Most of the Great Musicians of all time are the ones that not only have incredible musical talent, but also have captured our hearts and souls through music. As a long time fan I can assure you all that Toke Squealy is on their way to becoming one of the next great rock and roll bands of all time. Michael Mostel's sexy voice is mesmerizing and you can feel his passion in every lyric he writes and sings as well as through his incredible guitar playing. Two of my favorite songs that Michael takes the lead in are 2 (Orlean) and 9 (Broke N Stoned). Alan Cohen is not only a master of all instruments, but he also brings an outstanding voice to the table for us all to stuff ourselves with! My personal favorite by Alan is 5, In Life. So dont be "such a fool in life and love" and buy the Toke Squealy CD now! - CD BABY:Reviewer: Sunny Giggle Girl

"In The Studio"

Tues Mar 30 2004
Toke Squealy in the studio now finishing up new record.
Posted by Mike Mostel

Toke Squealy is now finishing up their 3rd cd. It will consist of A 13 song studio album dvd (w/a 1hour movie on the making of the album), a 5 song EP, and a live cd, featuring tracks from gigs exclusively from NYC(2 songs per venue). People who like the trax on the live cd can contact the band send a blank cdr & recieve a free copy of the entire show they like. More news to come.

- Fluid Eyes

"Always Toke Squealy"

Guitar driven Rock N Roll at its best. One of the few bands keeping the faith. - Guitar News


Rock N Roll Floorshow
live @the Elbow room nyc 8/11/2001
UnpluggedAndalive NYC 10/17/01
Lost in A crowd
Night Air (ep)
***** Livin' on the Fringe(available now!!!!)****


Feeling a bit camera shy


TOKE SQUEALY is a REAL rock band based in New York City. The band’s founding members are Mike Mostel and Alan Cohen. Together they write the songs and do most of the production work. Mostel and Cohen both grew up on Long Island but didn’t start working together until they met by coincidence years later on the Manhattan music scene. The band is rounded out by bassist Roberto Ruiz who is a sought after local session player. Rob Draghi is Toke’s drummer and is also prominent on the New York club and studio scene.

All members of the band are committed to keeping REAL Rock N Roll alive and making Toke Squealy a worldwide success.

Mike is the front man for TOKE SQUEALY and is a raw rock n’ roll talent. Once you see him live, you can see that music and entertaining are in his blood. He has been playing in New York for ten years and is a seasoned front man. His powerful voice and quick wit produces a show that is entertaining for all.

Alan is a multi-instrumentalist who is also a successful freelance musician on the New York music scene, however his primary focus is writing and performing with Toke Squealy. He does a good deal of writing for the band, combining serious topics with a dry, lyrical wit, woven within colorful musical settings. He is one of NYC’s most unique and talented guitar players, mixing classic rock riffs with other exotic scales and modes.

Roberto Ruiz is a freelance bass player on the scene in NYC for over ten years. Roberto has played and recorded with dozens of bands and also recorded music for television and radio commercials. Combining a background in classic rock, jazz and Latin music, Roberto’s influences are eclectic yet it’s this very background that contributes to his stylistic diversity. Once he met up with Mike and Al through long time partner, drummer Rob Draghi, the band was complete and last two albums are the fruits of this new partnership.