"Tossers, not bad for guys who have been around the block or a pub a time or two...four gigs in four days, smashing, amazing, capped it off with a Brit rock throw down at Grapes and Hops. You were indeed 'laboring' all weekend. You take the cake, and blow out the candles with any air left in those tired lungs. Your music keeps us all young."


John A - 9/2/19


 "Such a fun band, and Jerry B is a MASTER" 

Eric - 6/12/19


 

"The Tossers are groovy!"

Kevin - 9/1/17

" thank you for the incredible gift of music you offer to me and Ojains...and the guitar lesson to this aging guitar wannabe.  The Tossers rock Ojai like no other! Their "Gimme Shelter" (with Colette) is transcendent! As is "Let's Dance" and EVERYTHING else they do "

Moses - 4/14/18

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Our songlist changes at the whim of the wind but have a go at this - if you like what you read imagine how nice it will be to hear it in person.  Featuring music by Kinks, Beatles, Dave Clark Five, Free, Rolling Stones, Clash, The Cure, Duran Duran, U2, UB40, Gary Numan, David Bowie, Def Leppard, English Beat, Peter Gabriel, Bee Gees, Cream, Donovan, Franz Ferdinand, Queen, AC/DC, The Who, The Beat, Traffic, Roxy Music, Jethro Tull, Spencer Davis Group, T Rex, Thin Lizzy, Joe Jackson, The Police, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Crowded House and more.


As for who we are...


John Fincham (vocals and bass) started his musical career at 6 years old  as a tap dancer/singer until 12.I He joined his first band The Chantelles at 13 years old as a lead vocalist. John played with many British 60s-80s rock notables such as Graeme Edge (Moody Blues), Jeff Lynne and Richard Tandy (ELO) and worked with many more like Roger Lomas , John Bonham and Jimmy Paige (Led Zeppelin).  John's band Trickster served as the the opening act for ELO in 1978 and in 1979 they opened up for Boston. 


Pete Gallagher (drums and vocals) is our resident New Yorker, having moved to California in the mid 80s. Since then, he has gigged at 100s of clubs all over California and the US, most noticeably as Weird Al Yankovics drummer on numerous tours. Pete's credits are diverse, including stints with such luminaries as Mitchell Dufresne, White Witch (Warner Bros recording artists), The Ad Libs, Rich Harper and he has recorded with artists such as Wayne Shorter, Alex Acquino, Vince Denham, Joe Higgs and Hugh Masakela. 


Jerry Breiner (guitar, vocals) is a Midwest native, though he has called California home since 1980 and has been a mainstay of the local Ventura, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara club and concert scenes since. Performing professionally since the age of 8, Jerry is a multi-instrumentalist on guitar, piano, organ, marimba/vibes, mandolin, banjo, dobro and percussion instruments, and he has performed and recorded as both a singer-songwriter and multi-tasking session musician and producer in St Louis, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boulder, Nashville and Orlando, FL. Jerry has played with or opened for acts as diverse as Al Stewart, Karla Bonoff, Mama’s Pride, Heartsfield, Emmylou Harris, Billie and the Beaters, John Batdorf (Batdorf and Rodney) and many others.