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Since forming in 1997 Toploader have over two million album sales to their name and a string of top 20 hits both home and abroad. Their debut album ‘Onka’s Big Moka,‘ sold over one million copies and remained in the Top 5 of the UK album chart for over six months earning them 4 Brit Award nominations.
In 2000 the single ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ became a global hit spending over a year in European Airplay Charts transforming Toploader into a household name. In 2013 the same track re-entered the Top 40 for three weekends and topped the 10,000,000 hits mark on YouTube, an incredible thirteen years after it was first released, cementing it as one of the biggest songs of recent times.
Their second album ‘Magic Hotel’ reached number 3 in the UK Albums Chart and saw the band embark on the biggest tour of their careers playing to over 100,000 people in the UK alone.
With a reputation as a genuine crowd-pleasing live band Toploader have backed the likes of Paul Weller, Robbie Williams, Noel Gallagher, Tom Jones, Simple Minds and Bon Jovi, where they became the last British band to play the original Wembley Stadium. They have also appeared at a host of festivals including Glastonbury, V-Festival, T in the Park and Chris Evans’s CarFest.
2019 is the 20th anniversary of the bands debut album To celebrate the landmark birthday Toploader are due to release a brand-new EP ‘Be Right Here’ later this year and will be showcasing new material at upcoming shows along with the hits from ‘Onka’s Big Moka’.