Über Voice & Toys
Voice and Toys is a new jazz band that was formed by leading personalities from jazz, soul, blues, and ethno music. The band is serious about the literal meaning of its name and characterizes its style as “jazz with a human face”. The band’s repertoire is based on a program known as Ladies First and a large part of the range are cover version of songs originally performed by female singers such as Suzanne Vega, Bjork, Janis Joplin, Annie Lennox, Billie Holiday, Marianne Faithful and more. Voice and Toys are soul and blues singer Marek Hlavica and musicians performing as Vibe Fantasy, an independent unit (Tomáš Reindl, Petr Dvorský, Radek Krampl). The band first performed in public at Ninegates, Beijing’s international jazz festival. The four musicians expanded the success of the one-off performance by founding an all-new band.