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Electronica // Dublin, Dublin

Tooka are a three piece band from Dublin, Ireland that was formed in 2018. The band consists of Dónal Sharpson (Piano, Vocals, Production), Ben Higgins (Vocals, Guitar) and Jack Gamble (Vocals, Guitar). Tooka combines the acoustic singer-songwriter genre with experimental electronic production. The trio bring something new to the table with extremely melodic piano playing, accompanied by two guitars and all three of them singing in a harmony filled, drone-like fashion. Tooka's sound is reminiscent of Bon Iver, The XX and even Aphex Twin.

Tooka began when musician Dónal Sharpson started writing folk influenced tracks that didn’t suit his other electronic music projects. He decided to record them in 2017 under the name 'Tooka'. In early 2018, Dónal got in touch with Ben Higgins (AKA Sonif) another electronic producer, and his band mate Jack Gamble. The trio have begun writing and performing together since the beginning of 2018 and continue to do so.

'a vibrant energy that is emotionally laced with a harmonious flow and piano riffs'.
-Nialler 9 blog.

‘The trio have done such a great job here of placing electronic beats, piano and weary vocals side by side, and it’s incredibly pleasing on the ear.’
-Remy Music Blog.


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