About The Toy Hearts
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Since cutting their first record in 2006, UK based Bluegrass/Americana group The Toy Hearts, have been one of the hottest acts emerging out of the burgeoning acoustic scene. The band is fronted by sisters Hannah and Sophia Johnson, who bring both a feminine, and British perspective, to an essentially American music. However, they keep one foot in the traditional camp by employing their father Stewart on banjo and dobro, while non family members on double bass and fiddle complete the 5 piece line up. Their reputation as an exciting and dynamic live act has developed along with their songwriting prowess, culminating in the national release of ‘Femme Fatale’ in October 2010, which was recorded in Nashville earlier that year. The album marks this band as one to watch, demonstrating the Birmingham based trio’s songwriting abilities, as the album moves from hot-club swing, to country love song, to bluegrass instrumental. The Toy Hearts have toured through the UK, the USA and Europe and can count new rockabilly Queen ‘Imelda May,’ and veteran broadcaster Bob Harris amongst their fans.