12 Stone Toddler - The Rabbit continues our series of guest music promos (this one on a Halloween tip), with one of Brighton's finest bands. A superb marriage of crazy theatrics and driving swing beats that proved way ahead of it's time. See below for the full story...
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About 12 STONE TODDLER
Back in 2007, 12 Stone Toddler were indisputably one of the most exciting and original bands to have come out of an already vibrant and buzzing music scene in Brighton; music capital of the UK's South Coast. They were quickly identified as a group highly likely to break through by all those who heard them. Not only were they a superb live outfit of virtuoso musicians with a strong stage presence, but they brandished an eclectic (even fearlessly) broad and original musical style. Their impeccable songwriting and wonderful delivery set them further apart still. No two songs sounded the same. There was no formula. Yet everything they touched had the same hallmark: quirky, original, dark, accomplished, beautiful, unique, funny, philosophical. They were genuinely loved by local press and fans alike.
Two superb albums - DOES IT SCARE YOU? (2007) and SCHEMING (2009) (both originally released on Amazon Records) - came out in relatively quick succession. They consolidated the band's cult following, achieved rapturous critical acclaim (see below) and amassed considerable support, but then, like something from one of their own songs, the band simply disappeared.
Until now that is....
10 years on, 12 Stone Toddler are back! Now signed to Freshly Squeezed and with a new line-up including the founder members and songwriters Ben Jones and Chris Otero on Keyboards, Bass and Vocals respectively, they have played selected shows at this years Glastonbury, Boomtown and Bestival, with a not-so-secret sell out show in their hometown of Brighton. (Review here: https://brightonsfinest.com...
We are seriously excited to be releasing new music from this truly great and seminal band. We will be reposting their previous videos and albums to this channel as well as releasing their new material.
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Directed by Phil Sansom
Produced by Ru Sansom
12 STONE TODDLER are
Chris Otero - Bass and Vocals
Ben Jones - Keyboards and Backing Vocals
Tristan Mclenahan - Guitar
Aaron Charles - Drums
BRASS SECTION: Steve Lincoln (Cornet), Chezzie Harper-Grimble (Tenor Sax), Paul Spong (Trumpet), Mark Nightingale (Trombone), Nigel Hitchcock (Tenor Sax)
SWING DANCING by the amazing JIVING LINDY HOPPERS
featuring Justin Saunders and Becky Lee,
Warren Heyes and Delores Kumah
Shot on location at the Rivoli Ballroom, Brockley, London 2006
Written by Chris Otero / Ben Jones
c 2006 12 Stone Toddler
All Rights Reserved
FRESHLY SQUEEZED are "world leaders in putting a modern dance music spin on vintage records" (Mixmag) - we are the independent British label behind the award-winning compilation series, night club and live event WHITE MINK - "Electro swings first landmark moment" - and ground-breaking brands like ELECTRO BLUES or VINTAGE REMIX. We have released music and compilations from artists including THE CORRESPONDENTS, SWING REPUBLIC, JFB, JEM STONE, SWINGROWERS, MARCELLA PUPPINI, R.A. THE RUGGED MAN and many more. Promoting sell-out UK shows by artists including CARAVAN PALACE and PAROV STELAR. The label has always led the way in fusing vintage retro influences with a contemporary indie twist.
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