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BIO - TOBY BOWEN
Born Seattle, WA.Toby Bowen is a master rock guitarist currently writing, producing and recording in Los Angeles, CA.

For fans of Aerosmith, Blue Oyster Cult, Bachman Turner
Overdrive and other classic rock bands, Toby's music is a welcome new discovery.

With his raw and direct vocal style (evocative of early Bowie, Neil Young, and Lou Reed) -- and his hard-driving rock guitar sound, Toby Bowen delivers truly authentic rock and roll.

Toby has released two solo albums: the first, "TEEBS," in 2007, and the second, "TEMPTATION," in 2008.

Influences: Beatles, Stones, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Cream,
Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Ritchie Blackmore, Led Zeppelin, Yardbirds, Yes.

 

Released 2008



 

Released 2007



BAND HISTORY:

"OUTERMARKER"
SUNLAND, CA.

Toby Bowen, Rick Horn, Janet Taron, Pat "the Mighty Murph" Murphy.

- Original music. Performed at L.A. and Hollywood events and venues.


“BRAD LOVE" / "ARTIKA”
LOS ANGELES, CA.
MANAGER: STEVEN PRENDERGAST (HONEYMOON SUITE)

Toby Bowen, Brad Love, Doug Love, Chuck Baker.

- Original music. Recorded apx. 20 songs.
- Worked with Mike Stone as producer.
- Produced material for Disney film, “Adventures in Babysitting.”


“SPIN”
LOS ANGELES, CA.
MANAGER: STEVE SHORE

Toby Bowen, Pat Torpey, Chuck Bramlet.

- Recorded 8 songs. Played L.A. and Hollywood venues.


“CAMOUFLAGE”
LOS ANGELES, CA.
MANAGER: CHRIS ARNSTIEN

Toby Bowen, Chuck Baker, Angie Saxon, Steve Mattern, Mike Stover, Rex Hoss, Joe Deodato.

- Original music. Performed at L.A. and Hollywood events and venues.
- Released EP on Compulsive Records - Jem Distribution.
- Sold band name to European group, “Camouflage.”



“AVIARY”
SEATTLE, WA - LOS ANGELES, CA - LONDON, ENGLAND.
MANAGER: BRIAN LANE / SUN ARTIST, LTD. - PREMIER TALENT, N.Y.

Toby Bowen, Brad Love, Ken Stiemonts, Richard Bryans, Paul Madden, Tony Dart.

- Original music.
- Recorded over 70 songs.
- Elektra/Asylum Records.
- Part of artist development program under Chuck Plotkin and Greg Prestipino.
- Moved to Epic Records.
- Recorded first LP at Caribou Studios, Nederland, CO.
- Produced by Gary Lyons.
- Album promoted in US and Canada.
- Performed with major acts, including Eddie Money, Greg Khin, the B52’s, the Hollies, etc.
- Relocated to London, England.
- Band name was changed to “THE CURVES.”
- Recorded 2nd L.P.
- Produced by John Sinclair.
- Recorded at SARM Studios, White Chapel, England.
- Completed 30 date tour of England and Scotland with “the Stranglers.”
- Aviary 1st L.P. re-released on (Sony Records) in 2001.
- Aviary 2nd L.P., “Ambition,” released on in 2003 on AV Records.

 


“SMOKEY ROAD”
SEATTLE, WA.

Toby Bowen, Don Anderson, Rich McGrath, Rick Taylor.

- Covers and original music in clubs and outdoor venues.


“BIGHORN”
SEATTLE, WA.
MANAGER: SCOTT SOULES AGENCY

Toby Bowen, Rob Clark, Bob Anderson, Bob Marcy, Marv Jensen, James Kenfield, Fred Zeufeldt, Steve Isham, Tom Erak, Rick Randle, Norm Lombardo, Ken Stiemonts.

- Covers and original music in clubs, theaters, and outdoor venues.
- Hired as back-up band for Chuck Berry.
- Opened for BTO, Iron Butterfly, and others.
- Released single, “I Get High/Taken Me Down” that reached #3 in state of WA.
- Toby Bowen composed about half of the band’s original material.


“MOTHER TRUCKER” (DENNIS CAULDEROLA)
"DENNIS THE FOX" ALBUM
SEATTLE, WA.

Toby Bowen was a guest player on this L.P.

 


"BECAUSE" / "SHIP OF FOOLS"
SEATTLE, WA.

Toby Bowen, Jim Paulson, Marv Jensen, G.R., Don (lead singer), Don Cohen.

- Covers and original music in clubs and outdoor venues.

 

“THE ALL AMERICAN WALL”
EVERETT, WA.

Toby Bowen, Mark Stevens, Jim Osborne, Sherm Davis, John Bergland, Dave Walker.

- Played at the Sky River Rock Festival, Sultan, WA.
Note: this was the first event ever advertised as a “Rock Festival."

 

"MOTHER'S OATS"
MARYSVILLE, WA.

Toby Bowen, Duane Herring, Lane Hobak, Dean Hayes, Jamie Krell, Jerry McCollum.

 

"THE RED COATS" / "THE LAST TIMES"
MARYSVILLE, WA.

Toby Bowen, Bill Maik, Bob Maik, Robert Angel.


 

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