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Toby Rand of Juke Kartel

November 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Interviews

On September 28th Juke Kartel dropped their first US release titled Levolution.  Don’t know what it means?  You shouldn’t …yet. It’s a word the band coined themselves to encompass their years together and their rock and roll pilgrimage from their homes in Australia to their new digs in Los Angeles.

Front man Toby Rand first made his mark in the good ole US of A on a little show called Rockstar SuperNova, vying for a chance to become the lead singer of Tommy Lee’s band.  While he didn’t win, It gave him just enough leverage to return to Australia and blow the roof off the place with his own band Juke Kartel.  With some success under their belts and a lust for a full on global rock and roll takeover the band uprooted their lives and moved to LaLa Land – a gutsy move that has paid dividends.

Levolution is about as solid a collection of rock tunes that one will find, from the anthemic rocker “Throw It Away” poised for sports stadiums across the nation, to the acoustic, live recorded “Soulshaper” to the beautifully rich and deep layers of “Find Out”.  It’s definitely a contender for our top ten list of the year. The album mixes a few of the band’s older tracks with several new songs to give the perfect 1-2-3 lights out punch of rock and roll mastery.

I recently had the chance to chat to Toby about his move to California, the new album, and how it all fell into place, and after an hour of listening to that accent, I might just be in love.

Interviewed by:  Mary Ouellette

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Juke Kartel Record “Brightest Star” For Susan G. Komen Foundation

November 2, 2010 by  
Filed under Daily Music News

Juke Kartel recently released a recording of  their song “Brightest Star” for a great cause!  Watch an acoustic performance of the song below and then head over to iTunes to purchase the studio version – $.55 of each download will be donated to the Susan G Komen Foundation LA Chapter supporting Breast Cancer Awareness month. The band has personal ties to the cause and is currently working on an official video for the song.  Tune in next week for our interview with frontman Toby Rand who discusses it with us.

 

Purchase “Brightest Star” here.