Home The Grey Lady Pizza Express Music Room The Pheasantry Share/Bookmark

Sarah Tonin

click to enlarge

Sarah Tonin are an alternative rock band from the Tunbridge Wells area of Kent. Thanks to their mixed musical backgrounds the band’s influences range far and wide, indulging in psychedelic and progressive rock with funk and fusion thrown into the mix. Their music incorporates these various styles and transforms them into a fresh and exciting new sound.

Chris Parris is the singer/songwriter and front man of the group, bringing together influences from psychedelia and space rock, giving the funk driven grooves a darker edge. With lyrics exploring topics of the human condition and the mysteries and surrealness of the universe, the arrangements of the songs can often take the listeners to wonderful and unexpected places.
Parris and Marcus Chapman are the main creative driving force behind the band and over the course of two years recorded and produced the bands debut album 'Spinning Chaos'. Chapman has been playing piano most of his life and is an experienced music producer. He crafts magical sounds that bring out different colours in various sections of their songs. He has mean organ tones, beautiful piano parts and his hypnotic, progressive synth solos leave audiences breathless.

The album has reminiscent sounds of bands such as The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Soft Machine, Deep Purple and Radiohead but takes the music in other directions exploring their own unique sound.  The album features Parris on rhythm guitar & lead vocals, Chapman on piano and keyboards, Steve Brook on lead guitar & backing vocals, Jamie Kerry on drums and Josh Campbell on bass.

Over the summer of 2015 the band line-up evolved and expanded while performing at numerous festivals. Joey Lyon is now on drums bringing his immense sound into the group giving the music new life, and on bass audiences have been treated to Mikey Hurst and Phil Wakeman, both jaw dropping musicians who have been writing and performing with the band. Out of all of this the group have been writing new material which they will be performing at upcoming shows.

Sarah Tonin are emerging as one of the most original sounding rock bands of the British music scene and are gathering more and more fans. Their album ‘Spinning Chaos’ is now available on Fusion Records, CD, Spotify, iTunes and all other online stores. There is now an amazing selection of official Sarah Tonin merchandise available. Follow them on facebook for gigs and updates and please visit the official band website.


Last played:

The Grey Lady Music Lounge, Sunday 14th May 2017
Fate The Juggler, Amber Anderton, Jimmy Harrison, Sarah Tonin