Sarah Tonin

Sarah Tonin are a five piece alternative rock band from the Tunbridge Wells area of Kent. Thanks to their mixed musical backgrounds, the band’s influences range far and wide, indulging in psychedelic and progressive rock with funk and fusion thrown into the mix. Their music incorporates these various styles and condenses them into a fresh and exciting new sound. Chris Parris is the singer/songwriter and front man of the group, bringing together such influences as psychedelia and space rock, giving the funk driven grooves a darker edge, with lyrics exploring the human condition and the mysteries and surrealness of the universe. The arrangements of the songs can often take the listeners to unexpected places. Parris and Marcus Chapman are the driving force behind the band and over the last two years have recorded and produced the band's debut album "Spinning Chaos". Chapman has been playing piano most of his life and is an experienced music producer. He crafts magical sounds that bring out different colours in various sections of Sarah  Tonin's songs. He has mean organ tones, beautiful piano parts and his hypnotic, progressive synth solos leave audiences breathless. The album includes sounds reminiscent of bands such as The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Soft Machine, Deep Purple and Radiohead, but takes the music in other directions exploring its own unique sound. The album also features Parris on rhythm guitar and lead vocals, Chapman on piano and keyboards, Steve Brook on lead guitar and backing vocals, Jamie Kerry on drums and Josh Campbell on bass. Over the summer of 2015 the band line-up evolved and expanded while performing at numerous festivals. In addition to the original members, audiences have on occasion been treated to Tom Hunt on guitar, Michael Hurst on Bass and Joey Lyon on drums. Sarah Tonin are now emerging as one of the most original sounding rock bands of the British music scene and are gathering more and more fans. Their album "Spinning Chaos" is now available on Fusion Records and look out for the CD release coming soon. For gigs and updates, follow them on Facebook, or find out more here


“It's captivating! The musicianship is so accomplished and confident. What I particularly like is that it mixes so many different styles. Rock, Prog, Funk, Jazz, Jazz Funk, Psychedelia, maybe some Space Rock and more. A funk bass line will be complemented with a keyboard solo that nods to Deep Purple but tears off in it's own direction. And most of the tracks mix styles in a similar way. It's got a lot of 70s influences, but in a contemporary way, so will be attractive to both younger and older audiences.” Neil Cowan, Flying Monkey PR