The Roxy Cabaret, Nimbus School of Recording & Media & Budweiser present:
The Roxy Launch Project Showcase #1
Featuring Jake Touzel and Toy Zebra
Playing music for over ten years, Jake Touzel has performed in and fronted a handful of groups until the realization that his efforts were best spent solo. Drawing inspiration from such artists including but not limited to Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Constantines, Tom Waits and Jeff Buckley, Jake spent his early musical years playing countless caf gigs. In 2007, he created the band Gordonn, to showcase the songs he had written with some talented friends to fill the gaps a musician cannot achieve playing solo. Recording a 5 song EP and playing the likes of Vancouver's Media Club and the Bourbon at the age of 17. The group disbanded in 2008.
The latter years found him performing solo once again, jamming with new friends, and continuing to write songs. Deciding to make music his focal point, he had a realization that, being the chief singer and songwriter, there was no better name for the project than his own, Jake Touzel.
December 2015 marked the release of Jake's debut offering, the “BAD FAITH” EP, a collection of songs about admitting who you really are and not being afraid to leave people behind. The four track album was produced and recorded by Jeff Zipp & Matt Drake at White Hart Studios in the heart of East Van.
Toy Zebra is no ordinary cover band having rocketed to the forefront of Vancouvers music scene playing over 100 shows alone in 2013.
These talented young musicians have been hashing it out together for over 7 years and the interplay between them on stage shows it!
TZs versatility and high energy performances keeps audiences captivated and the dance floor packed playing a wide range of contemporary and classic hit songs.
When not on stage these full time professional musicians are either rehearsing new cover songs to keep the fans coming back, or working on their own originals in the studio. Check out their website for more info www.toyzebra.com