Toad The Wet Sprocket

Rams Head Presents

Toad The Wet Sprocket

Jonathan Kingham

Tue, October 24, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$65.00 - $140.00

This event is 21 and over

Toad The Wet Sprocket VIP Packages available! 

Package includes:
- One premium ticket
- One Meet & Greet with the band
- One Photograph with the band
- One Exclusive Merchandise Item

Toad The Wet Sprocket
Toad The Wet Sprocket
When Monty Python’s Eric Idle created the fictional band “Toad the Wet Sprocket” for the program “Rutland Weekend Television” in 1975, he never dreamed that anyone would actually use such a silly name. Fast forward to 1986, when four California teens adopted the monicker as a joke for their first gig at a Goleta, CA watering hole called The Shack.

Toad the Wet Sprocket (Glen Phillips on lead vocals and guitar, Dean Dinning on bass and vocals, Todd Nichols on lead guitar and vocals, and Randy Guss on the drums) share in the kind of musical chemistry that can only come from meeting in high school and writing, recording and touring on albums over the course of those 25 years. After Bread & Circus, they followed with Pale in 1990, fear in ’91, Dulcinea in 1994, and Coil in 1997, as well as some compilation and rarities compilations along the way. While most will feel the comforting familiarity of the Billboard-charting hits, “Walk on the Ocean”, “All I Want”, “Something’s Always Wrong”, and “Fall Down”, new fans will also be well familiar with their new hits such as “California Wasted” which continues to climb the charts.

Even with a period of the band members weaving in and out of each other’s musical lives, the same creative curiosity that inspired the band to form in 1986 has brought them full circle to come back together again. It’s official: TOAD IS BACK.
Jonathan Kingham
Jonathan Kingham
JONATHAN KINGHAM MUST BE DOING SOMETHING RIGHT. IN HIS FIRST FEW YEARS ON THE SCENE, HE QUICKLY DEVELOPED INTO A SEASONED PERFORMER WHILE SHARING THE STAGE WITH THE LIKES OF SHAWN COLVIN, JOAN OSBORNE, MICHAEL MCDONALD, DOUG STONE, VANESSA CARLTON, AND JONATHA BROOKE. HE HAS TOURED WITH SUCH DIVERSE ACTS AS JULIO IGLESIAS JR. AND CURRENTLY PLAYS KEYBOARD AND GUITAR FOR THE ROCK BAND TOAD THE WET SPROCKET.

BUT ITS NOT ONLY HIS LIVE PERFORMANCES THAT ARE WINNING HIM FANS AND ACCOLADES. HE TOOK 1ST PLACE HONORS IN THE NATIONAL TELLURIDE TROUBADOUR SONGWRITING CONTEST, THE UNISONG INTERNATIONAL SONG CONTEST, AS WELL AS PLACING TWO YEARS IN A ROW IN THE TOP FIVE OF THE JOHN LENNON SONG CONTEST. HE BROUGHT HOME THE 1ST PLACE AWARD IN THE USA SONGWRITING COMPETITION IN THE FOLK CATEGORY AS WELL AS THE OVERALL GRAND PRIZE OUT OF A WORLDWIDE FIELD OF 33,000 ENTRIES AND WAS AWARDED FIRST PLACE IN THE GOSPEL CATEGORY OF THE ISC SONGWRITING CONTEST. HIS SINGING HAS BEEN FEATURED IN FILMS, SOAP OPERAS AND THE WB NETWORK’S HIT SHOW “FELICITY”.

BASED OUT OF NASHVILLE HE SPLITS HIS TIME BETWEEN TOURING THE COUNTRY AND WRITING, RECORDING, PRODUCING AND CONDUCTING SONGWRITING RESIDENCIES.

ON HIS FOURTH INDEPENDENT ALBUM “SMOOTH OUT THE LINES”, LUSH STRING ARRANGEMENTS, TASTEFUL ELECTRIC GUITARS AND UNDERSTATED VOCALS MELD TOGETHER IN A BEAUTIFUL FOLK/POP OFFERING THAT SUPPORT THE MATURE SONGWRITING THAT HAS WON KINGHAM INTERNATIONAL ACCLAIM. WITH A SMOOTH BLEND OF FOLK, POP, COUNTRY AND JAZZ, KINGHAM COMES ARMED WITH A QUICK FREESTYLE WIT, AND HAS BECOME A FAVORITE ON THE CIRCUIT.
Venue Information:
Key West Theater
512 Eaton Street
Key West, FL, 33040