UK rockers Toseland, featuring James Toseland (vocals), Zurab Melua (Guitar), Ed Bramford (Guitar), Roger Davis (bass) and Joe Yoshida (drums), are thrilled to be playing WinterStorm in Troon following a busy 2016 which included the release of their album, Cradle The Rage, in the Spring.
The eleven song opus followed the group’s powerful 2015 debut, Renegade, which has since gone on to sell well over 10,000 copies in the UK alone while also making the A-list on Planet Rock and Team Rock radio outlets -- proving this is a band who know how to rock a melody.
For Cradle The Rage, TOSELAND kept to the winning formula by bringing Toby Jepson (The Answer, Virginmarys, Little Angels) back on board to produce with the legendary Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Bryan Adams, Mötley Crüe) spearheading the mastering of the album.
Being invited to play Download Festival, as well as being the opening act for The Darkness and Little Angels provided an incredible kick start to the band's career. UK headline tours followed, along with special guest slots with Status Quo and Reef, Calling Festival with Aerosmith and various appearances in Europe.
The band have been touring the album in 2016 having wrapped up a February tour of Europe with Black Stone Cherry, followed by their own headline run in March.
Says James Toseland about the new album, “Cradle The Rage as a title is all about trying to control the frustrations of life we all go through. When things aren't going your way or you seem to be getting nowhere fast. I wanted a song you could sing to release that energy and frustration. All my lyrics are of real interest to me that I've discovered in my life. Whether it be through sport i.e. winning and losing or in life's roller coaster of situations that it throws at us.”