tons of chill

tons of chill

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Biography

A musical hybrid combining hard hitting rap and
powerful vocal melodies with bombastic grooves and the danceable grace of good funk, all delivered in a pop song structure can mean only one thing…

Tons Of Chill

In what seems to be an endless need for popular
comparison, Tons of Chill is often likened to a mix of
the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beastie Boys, and Beck combined with an R&B sense of chorus and hook. Though these comparisons give the impression of a genre or sound, Tons of Chill can only truly be identified in terms of its own uniqueness.

The roots of Tons of Chill can be found in the
lifelong friendship between the band’s founders, Eric Welsh and Nick Palihnich. Eric, a professionally
trained keyboardist and programmer, brought the ear for pop stylings and a talent for producing deadly grooves to the TOC. Nick Palihnich delivered a hard-hitting, no frills lyrical style and his talent
for knocking out a track is matched only by the
unending bottom to his voice. The raw sound of Tons of Chill was born in Boston, MA during marathon, all night studio sessions. Eric and Nick treated the recording studio as their personal playground, and some thirty songs, some raw, some polished, emerged. These tracks contained such intensity that responses evoked in listeners surpassed even the duo’s expectations.

Viewed initially as a studio project, the sound of TOC was getting into the hands of friends of friends of friends whom quickly demanded more. The fierce loyalty
of fans has been with TOC from past to present. With
the overwhelming response to the music and both Eric
and Nick’s desire for some fresh ideas, guitarist Will
Holland and bassist Matthew Prouty were brought into
the TOC fold. Will and Matthew had previously worked
together and their experience quickly infused the
already contagious sound of TOC with exciting new
musical elements.

A short-lived band formed in an effort to push the
music to the stage. A few unsuccessful attempts with
various female vocalists and drummers found the band
back to the core four members in search of talent that
would not just fill empty spots but take Tons of Chill
to the next level. Vocalist Stacy Jethroe and drummer Bill Ricciardelli not only rounded out the band but also contributed such a level of talent that the TOC has now reached its deadliest form.

With regular Boston area shows that push clubs to
capacity limits and new songs emerging from a now
endless source of creativity, Tons of Chill is taking
its hybrid sound of rap, pop, rock and funk to
everyone who has an ear for music...music that can’t be denied.

Discography

it's on - 7 song ep 2004

all tracks available for mp3 download at tonsofchill.com. radio edits available upon request.

Set List

set lists vary by venue. we can play one or two hour plus sets. we have a few covers that we can put into the set(s), but the music is mostly original material.