Trombonist Greg Robinson has left The Toasters. The former Mephiskapheles trombonist who joined Rob “Bucket” Hingley’s legendary ska band The Toasters back in late 2005 will not be joining them for the upcoming Ska Is Dead tour of the USA (with Voodoo Glow Skulls, Deals Gone Bad and Mustard Plug.) Robinson will instead focus on performing and producing locally in New York City, where he has lived and worked since 1988.
As recently as May 2009, Robinson performed with The Toasters on an eight-week tour of Europe that took the band to Turkey, Romania and other far-flung European locales. On August 14, Robinson performed with Inspecter 7 at their show in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, opening for Fishbone.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Robinson is an endorsing artist for the Conn-Selmer company, playing the company’s King 2B Plus trombone. Critically acclaimed for his production of Inspecter 7’s acclaimed CD “Banished to Bogeyland,” Robinson broke into the ska scene with City Beat in 1988, and was trombonist and business manager of Mephiskapheles from 1991 until the band’s breakup in 2001.
Among the other prominent ska/punk groups with whom Greg Robinson has performed and/or recorded are The Skandalous All-Stars, The Version City All-Stars, The Slackers, Coolie Ranx, Primitive Reason, King Chango, Victor Rice Octet, The Void Union, Big Fat Love, and No Redeeming Social Value.
For more information, please visit gregrobinson.com.