Watch List: Danny Toeman - I Still Get That Feeling
You may have noticed that we are big fans here at TheNext2Shine of music and artists that come out of the U.K., we love their authenticity and willingness to follow their own path musically, and Danny Toeman and his big, soulful sound fit the description perfectly. Appropriately describing himself as 'the new generation of U.K. soul', Toeman allies his powerful yet smooth voice and skillful, funky work on the fretboard with the traditional soul staples of horns and grooving basslines to deliver songs about life and love that are evocative of the classic era of soul music, with Toeman making it clear the role that his music plays for him when he sings 'Once I was lost, until I found my sound/ It's my religion, my water, my food'.
Influenced by the likes of James Brown, Issac Hayes, Marvin Gaye, The Beatles and The Beach Boys, Toeman played with his band The Lost Souls for several years, releasing the albums 'Nostalgia Isn't What It Used to Be' (2011) and 'Soul Doubt' (2012), with the tracks 'Soul Candy' and 'Keep On Running From My Love' appearing in the video game Rock Band. Moving on to perform solo, Toeman, having released the album 'Absolute' in 2009, followed up in 2012 with the album 'Life Blood Soul', from which the song 'When The Lights Go Down' was picked up by Abercrombie & Fitch to be played in-store at their lingerie branch, Gilly Hicks, and, as well as playing many local gigs in the U.K., he has also opened for the likes of Charles Bradley, Incognito, Betty Wright and Robert Cray and appeared several times on BBC Introducing. Currently finishing up an EP for release, here is his song 'I Still Get That Feeling', and, below, Danny and The Lost Souls performing 'Obsession'.