Bag of Toys is a high energy four piece acoustic surf-rock band founded in San Francisco in 2005 and currently based in Wilmington, NC. The band has sold more than 20,000 copies of their three albums across the globe and has delighted fans with hundreds of successful live shows throughout the western and southeastern United States.
They have also had the distinction to share the stage with bands including O.A.R., Donovan Frankenreiter, Fishbone, The Expendables, Current Swell, The Supervillians, Pato Banton, Mike Pinto, Long Miles & Sean Kingston (to name a few).
In addition to impressive album sales, Bag of Toys has amassed more than 1.2 million streaming song plays online and has had their original music licensed for use on a national Microsoft commercial, an episode of "Bones" on the Fox network, two Universal Pictures movies as well as numerous surfing DVDs and online videos. The band has been fortunate enough to work with respected industry recording professionals such as Dave Collins (Jack Johnson, No Doubt, Ben Harper), John Cuniberti (Dave Matthews, The Grateful Dead, Aerosmith), and Todd Burke (Foo Fighters, Norah Jones, Ben Harper).
Bag of Toys is:
Robert Tait: vocals and rhythm guitar
Steve Cowgill: vocals and lead guitar
Brandon Hawks: bass and backing vocals
Justin Gaines: drums
Nooner - release date 2006
Afternooner - release date 2008
Stripped Alive - release date 2009
Access 10 - release date 2011