Alan Toka

Alan Toka

Alan knew he wanted to be a drummer since he picked up his first pair of sticks at age 13. He immediately began taking lessons, joined his high school concert and jazz bands, and started his own rock groups in the south New Jersey area. He cut his teeth and honed his chops playing throughout the Northeast in cover bands in his teens. Taking his musical studies to the next level, he attended The University of the Arts in Philidelphia, PA and graduated with his bachelors in Jazz Performance in 2007. Alan is a chameleon drummer, able to take on any musical situation that comes his way. In 2007, he went on a 31 city US tour with Philidelphia punk band Guns on the Run. In 2010, after relocating to Los Angeles to further his career, he began several musical projects including rock group Black Love, indie-acoustic band Marcus Very Ordinary, metal band Piston Mouth, and also doing session work with sing/songwriters and composers. In 2012, Alan joined Austrailian rock band October Rage who has played/toured with Bon Jovi, Saliva, Sevendust, and infamous LA band Steel Panther. He toured the US extensively with October Rage promoting their album Outrage. Most recently, he joined new wave rock band, The Rituals, who put out their debut EP, and are recording their first full-length album. He also performs regularly with LA blues guitarist Mike Hayes and does freelance session work. Alan is a life-long musician, with a passion for the development of his craft that drives him to constantly pursue new and creative projects. He is proud to be a member of the Soultone family!

My Soultone Set: 

18" Custom Crash
16" Custom Crash
18" FXO 6 Effect Crash
22" Custom Brilliant RA Crash Ride
20" Custom Brilliant RA Crash Ride
15" Custom Brilliant RA Hi Hats