About me:Combining a raw aptitude for composition, a seemingly endless potential for improvisation with an instrumental edge that is impossible to ignore, That Toga Band creates a dynamic ambient sound that seems to come from more than just three members.
Other Distractions:Tyler George-Minetti- lead guitar, lap steel guitar, loops
An accomplished band that is never predictable, That Toga Band combines jazz, rock and Latin influences together with creative composition, ambient sound and thoughtful improvisation in order to create their own brand of music. Captivating their audience from beginning to end, That Toga Band creates original music that turns heads in a truly new direction.
Hailing from Newburyport, MA, Tyler George-Minetti carries on the family musical tradition through original compositions combined with creative improvisation. Thoughtfully constructing melodies on the guitar, Tyler flies high above but always knows when to land back firmly on the ground. An avid geologist by day, Tyler has also been in such projects as Fear of Music, Sushi is Squishy, The Critters, and Bojam. Tyler George-Minetti has performed at famous venues such as Nectar's and Higher Ground.
Thomas Pearo- guitarbass, loops, effects
A Vermont born native and natural born poet, Thomas Pearo comfortably coordinates the "behind the scenes" structure that makes That Toga Band possible. Using a unique setup that allows Thomas to play both the bass lines and the accompaning harmonies on an acoustic guitar, Tom strives to project sonic possiblities that are in strict agreement with quantum mechanical observations. Tom has been in such projects as Fatheads, The Critters, Birds Rule, the Barnacles and Clouder.
Anthony Kareckas- drums, percussion, sunglasses
Born and raised in South Berwick, Maine, Andy is unquestionably the heart, laughter and juggling talent behind That Toga Band. A busker on the drum set, Andy skillfully blends afro-cuban, rock and jazz rhythms together to create the colors and textures that make up the music. Andy also has been involved with Funk Taco, Bubblin' Upstream, Fear of Music, Sushi is Squishy, and the Kenny Williams Jr. Band. Andy Kareckas has performed all over the world including a 20+ gig United States tour with Bubblin' Upstream and a three month Eastern European tour with the Kenny Williams Jr. Band.