Toad the Wet Sprocket

Toad the Wet Sprocket

Jessie Payo

Saturday, April 13

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

Harlow's Restaurant and Nightclub

Sacramento, CA


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This event is 21 and over

Order by phone 877-435-9849

Toad the Wet Sprocket
Toad the Wet Sprocket
Named in honor of a sketch by the Monty Python comedy troupe, this 4-piece band of Santa Barbara, CA high school cronies came to be known as Toad the Wet Sprocket in 1986. To this day, their mellow, melodic folk-pop sound made them one of the most successful alternative rock bands of the early 1990s.

Singer Glen Phillips, guitarist Todd Nichols, bassist Dean Dinning, and drummer Randy Guss spent time honing their skills in area bars. Then, in 1988, they entered a nearby studio and came out with their debut LP, Bread and Circus. Recorded in just 8 days and for a cost of $650, this inaugural recording was originally sold in Santa Barbara area record stores as a home- made cassette. While the band was recording their second album, Pale (16 days & $6,000) they caught the attention of the LA offices of Columbia Records. After agreeing to the band's request to reissue Bread and Circus only in its original form — without any alterations or remixes – Columbia Records signed Toad the Wet Sprocket.

Then in 1991, Toad the Wet Sprocket's commercial breakthrough came as the single "All I Want" (which had nearly been left off the 1991 album Fear) became a Top 20 hit. Gavin's airplay reports also listed it as number one. After "Fear" was certified platinum, another single from the LP, "Walk on the Ocean," also became a successful track for the band. They played over 300 shows on the Fear tour, a two-year marathon ending in throat surgery for Phillips' overused pipes.

Three years later, Toad returned with Dulcinea, generating yet another Top 40 hit (not to mention a six week run as number one on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks) with the single "Fall Down." Dulcinea then also sold enough copies to reward Toad with another platinum certification.

1995 brought In Light Syrup, a collection of unreleased material, B-Sides and movie soundtrack songs. Featuring "Good Inten- tions," another hit single that's also been featured on the platinum selling Friends TV show soundtrack, In Light Syrup recently became certified gold.

Coil, Toad the Wet Sprocket's fifth proper LP, followed in 1997. Then in July, 1998, the group parted ways. Even so, in 1999, PS (A Toad Retrospective) was released. In 2004, Columbia/Legacy released Toad's live CD Welcome Home, Live from the Arlington Theater.

Since 2006, the band has played to enthusiastic crowds of all ages across the country, proving that great music truly is timeless.
Jessie Payo
Jessie Payo
You may have already heard of Jessie Payo. You might have seen her band performing live in Boston, San Francisco, Memphis, Chicago, Las Vegas at the Monte Carlo, or in one of the many clubs in her hometown, Los Angeles including BB Kings, The House of Blues, Molly Malone's, Cozy's, Harvelle's or the Key Club.

Beginning her musical career fronting the blues band JESSIE AND THE RAINDOGS at the age of 14, her band played blues festivals (Bluestock Memphis, Bluesmore in Iowa) and shared the stage with the likes of Dr. John, Delbert McClinton, Robben Ford, Ike Turner and Jonny Lang. The band's song "I Don't Deserve This" won the Billboard Magazine World Songwriting Competition in 2004 in the Blues and R&B category where they were invited to perform the song live at the historic Cain Ballroom in Kansas City.

Now writing and performing in the pop duo JUPITER RISING, Jessie is reaching out to a larger audience. Jessie and Spencer Nezey have cracked into the outer mainstream with tunes featured on MTV "The Hills," and "Whitney in the City" and on CBS "Criminal Minds." Momentum has been building around JUPITER RISING even since the group's inception. Their hit song "Electropop" has received over a million plays on MySpace. They have opened for The Black Eyed Peas and Lupe Fiasco, and their music has also popped up everywhere from sporting events to MTV's Making the Band. Armed with major radio play and concert dates nationwide, JUPITER RISING is truly a force to be reckoned with.

Jessie Payo herself is emerging as a solid performer in her own right. Inspired by her late father, Jose Payo, she is following in his footsteps not only as a talented singer/songwriter… but she also has proven to be a gifted actor, dancer and performance artist.
Whether performing original music or the classic blues and jazz standards; whether playing an intimate club or an outdoor venue; whether cooing a heartfelt love song or blasting out the hardest of hard-hitting rock tunes, Jessie Payo is a voice that, if you have not heard her, if you have not seen her, you soon will.
Venue Information:
Harlow's Restaurant and Nightclub
2708 "J" Street
Sacramento, CA, 95816