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Named following a joint-rolling technique, the Uk group Toploader evokes the hazy, feel-good vibe from the ’70s making use of their keyboard-driven white soul anthems. Keyboardist and vocalist Joseph Washbourne, guitarist Dan Hipgrave, bassist Matt Knight, and drummer Rob Green had been close friends who, while going out evening after evening in their regional pub, made a decision to type a music group. In 1997, following the addition of second guitarist Julian Deane towards the lineup, Toploader was created; the following season, the music group was agreed upon to Sony’s U.K. department. In 1999, with a method similar to the Encounters, the Rolling Rocks, Stevie Question, and Goodbye Yellowish Brick Road-era Elton John, Toploader discovered themselves supporting previous Jam frontman Paul Weller on his Western european tour. IN-MAY of this same season, the driving one “Achilles High heel” premiered to favorable replies, and Toploader guaranteed spots executing at both Glastonbury and Reading celebrations. Late 1999 noticed the discharge of the next single, “Allow People Understand,” a joyous, dance-heavy tune which garnered the music group evaluations to Jamiroquai. In Feb 2000, the music group would discharge their most effective single however, the George Drakoulias-produced “Dance within the Moonlight,” which would stick to the Uk graphs well into 2001. IN-MAY 2000, Toploader’s initial full-length record, Onka’s Big Monka, debuted at amount five in the United kingdom charts and quickly thereafter, the music group appeared on the favorite television show The surface of the Pops alongside Oasis as well as the Charlatans UK. Their 4th single, “Simply HANG ON,” premiered in August 2000.

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Full Name Toploader
Music Songs Dancing in the Moonlight, Achilles Heel, Let the People Know, Time of My Life, Only for a While, Lady Let Me Shine, Do You Know What Your Future Will Be?, Just About Living, Never Stop Wondering, Just Hold On, Turn It Around, Summer Cycle, Have & To Hold, Roll with the Punches, Stupid Games, Hero Underground, Promised Tide, Floating Away, High Flying Bird, Never Forgotten, Sound of Your Soul, Higher State, Only Desire, This Is the Night, Some Kind of Wonderful, This Is Our Home, Following the Sun, Only Human, The Midas Touch, Colour Me In, The Man I Know I Am, Leave Me Be
Albums Onka's Big Moka, Magic Hotel, Dancing in the Moonlight – The Best of Toploader, Only Human (Special Edition), Seeing Stars

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Four Lions 2010 performer: "Dancing in the Moonlight"
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