Welcome to the
official fan site ofThe
you'll find information on the band that changed
the music scene of Tampa, FL in the 1990's (okay
ONE of the bands). From the humble beginnings of
practicing, recording and even gigging in the empty
house next door, the original 3: Steve, Chad, and
Larry built a solid foundation from numerous rock
influences while dreaming of their own sold-out
concert tours. In the late 80's the names ranged
from 'Fast Forward' to 'Room Service' playing teen
clubs and parties and renting 8-track recorders to
cut their first demo tapes.
Along the way they picked up Chris and Eddy to form
'The Toads' and hit the Tampa club scene. On those
Saturday nights Ybor City's 7th Ave was packed with
cars slowing down to gawk at the line of club-goers
wrapping around the block of Carmine's Restaurant.
Outside would hang the giant green banner letting
everyone know The Toads were playing.
Now more than 20
years later, they're rocking the business,
industrial, home improvement and legal worlds
instead - but still take time out for special