Biography

Instrumentation

John Johnson – Percussion.
Zak Zuzula – Bass., Vocals.
Don Zuzula – Banjo, Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars, Tin Whistle

Biography

DonThe Tosspints’ style of music has been influenced by 3 lifetimes of living through the school of hard knocks, brought to bear from war, loss, degradation, and hard drinking. A band created entirely by a family who has had to make it through life the hard way and use their experience to create songs about the more distressed side of being human. Their fast paced no nonsense stage show drives songs straight into the audience one after the other, pushing their own style of up tempo minor chord melodies out with the highest possible energy level.

ZakMade up of brothers Don Zuzula (guitar, vocals), a combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and younger brother and Zak Zuzula (bass, vocals), a history teacher, along with drummer John Johnson, they draw from their world experience and working class upbringing in the rust belt city of Saginaw Michigan for their poetically dark yet uptempo songs.

JohnnyTheir powerful stage presence and unending barrage of music from the beginning of their set to the end of the dark, yet high energy show has earned them spots on stage with iconic underground rock heroes such as The Dropkick Murphys, The Tossers, Murder by death, The Young Dubliners, The Goddamn Gallows, Skinny Lister and Flatfoot 56, as well as earned festival showcases from The Michigan Irish Music Festival, 2013 CBGB’s Festival in New York City, and the George Killians Irish Red Ruckus in Boston, MA. Their songwriting skills have been recognized in the 2011 John Lennon Songwriting Contest where they earned a finalist position and their powerful fan support has earned them a spot on the 2012 Vans Warped Tour Ernie Ball Stage and Alternative Press Magazine Detroit’s Band of the Month for December 2012.

 

Discography

“Blood Sweat and Beards”, EP, spring 2009

11 Empty Bottles“11 Empty Bottles”, full length LP, winter 2009, “My Own Sinking Ship” and “Young Girl, Bad Idea” streaming@celtic-rock.de, 5 songs streaming on Last.fm, Streaming @Brimstone Radio, Airplay @ Modern Rock 91.5 out of Mt. Pleasant, MI. “I Couldn’t Do it Alone” featured on “The Poodcast” itunes podcast, “I’m a Fuckin’ Drunk” on Paddyrock.com, “11 Empty Bottles” second runner up in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest

 

 

Cenocillicaphobia“Cenocillicaphobia” full length Vinyl release with downloadable additional content, released September 3rd 2011. Full album in rotation on Pandora Radio. “Whiskey Be My Savior” on Paddyrock.com, “Brothers Lament” and “Whiskey Be My Savior” on The Bull Pit itunes podcast, “Don’t Cry at My Funeral” on WHRB 95.3 out of Cambridge Mass.

 

 

 

Have You Been Drinking?“Have You Been Drinking?” LP available on Vinyl released June 1st 2013. Shite n’ Onions podcast #74, music video for “Soldiers Heart” featured on viral video TV show “Right This Minute” and Fox News Radio’s “Tipping Point with Boone Cuttler”