The Adam Simmons Toy Band

Adam Simmons, Gideon Brazil, Phil Bywater – saxes, toys
Declan Jones, Eamon McNelis – trumpets, toys
Kynan Robinson – trombone, toys
Anita Hustas – bass, toys
Joe Talia – drums, toys
(Nadje Noordhuis and Ben Carr were original members also)

Three saxophones, two trumpets, trombone, bass and drums – along with 4 large suitcases containing hundreds of assorted children's toys and toy instruments – make up the array of instrumentation that the group use to make their enthralling music…and their bizarre, spontaneous – often intimate – unique performance. Musically ultra-tight, the elements of fun and party keep you enough off-balance to lose yourself and simply enjoy.

Various highlights include: Spicks & Specks, Meredith Music Festival, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Department of Premier and Cabinet commission for Eureka 150 Festival, Melbourne Comedy Festival.

"Eight fiercely-talented musicians, gleefully interrupting one another's solos with burst balloons, streams of bubbles and a cacophony of bells, whistles and wind-up toys. The audience went wild; the musicians went wilder"
Jessica Nicholas, The Age

The Adam Simmons Toy Band

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