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Toby Scarbrough

Drums/ Percussion

Toby Scarbrough hails from Sweetwater, Texas paying his dues drumming with various rock and country bands all through school. He is a graduate from West Texas A&M University receiving a degree in Music Education / Percussion. While there he worked with various jazz combos, jazz big bands and country bands as well as being a member of the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra. After graduation Toby moved to Los Angeles to attend Musician’s Institute (Percussion Institute of Technology). Toby graduated with top honors and took to the road with the Tarzan Zerbini Shrine Circus (lions, tigers & bears. Oh my!). Hard work but great experience. Back in L.A. once again Toby began to work with producer/songwriter/keyboardist Scott Manahan (Spirit). With Monahan, Toby recorded drum tracks for the long running television show Walker:Texas Ranger and the main title theme for USA Network’s Pacific Blue “Just Another Day In L.A.” written and performed by Christopher Franke of Tangerine Dream fame. It was also during this time that Toby was asked to join the band Chalk FarM and in 1995 they were signed to Columbia Records. CF recorded their debut album, Notwithstanding, with producer Matt Hyde (Porno for Pyros, Perry Farrell) and it was mixed by Tom Lord Alge (too many credits to list). Chalk FarM toured for over a year co-headlining or opening for some of the top artists in modern rock: Goo Goo Dolls, Better Than Ezra, Tonic, Dishwalla, Matchbox 20, Marcy Playground.

Toby stays very active in the LA music scene performing with many different artists all over California and beyond, including True That, of course, and Shannon Rae and 100 proof.

Toby Scarbrough 917-548-6356 tobydrum@yahoo.com