Add one part irreverent punk personality (frontman extraordinaire, Mike Wise), one part maniacal guitarist (Brandon Reece), two parts dream rhythm section (Rick Lienhard and Muff) and what do you get? One hell of a rock and roll ass-whoopin' you won't soon forget!

Emily's ToyBox cannot (even remotely) be compared to any other independent band on the east coast. In addition to a genuinely unique and powerful stage presence, they have sold more CDs and merchandise during their career than any other independent band in the extended area. However, unlike other bands making similar "claims", this band actually has the tax and sales records to prove it.

Mike Wise, ETB's lead singer and chief songwriter, formed the group in 1997, conceiving it as a pre-fab project that would only be around long enough to pay off bills from his previous band. Formerly a 3-piece, ETB went on to an illustrious career, quickly working their way out of their day jobs, making rounds on the extended Mid-Atlantic circuits, venturing as far as Illinois, Vermont and Florida, playing a thick catalog of in-the-red originals. Hard work and dedication have never been lacking from the Emily’s ToyBox psyche.

In 2001, Emily's ToyBox underwent an evolution of sorts that morphed an already powerful regional act into something unbelievably bigger and better. As a four-piece band, Wise gained freedom to roam the stage and audience at will, inciting a kind of enthusiasm not far from mania that leaves the fans drenched, exhausted and always coming back for more.

"We're different," says Wise. "Many bands have said, 'Well, my band's different.' We're one of the few bands who really ARE different." "The four of us are naturally goofballs, but we honestly respect one another as musicians and people. We also don't 'try' to do or be anything other than ourselves. Our personality comes out onstage and in our songs."

Emily's ToyBox is of the rarest breed, continually breaking new ground as an entrepreneurial entity on the independent music scene. With undeniable originality, talent and work ethic, there are no limits to what they will create and accomplish in years to come.


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