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GRENADINE, Mark Robinson, Jenny Toomey, Rob Christiansen, band

Grenadine.

MEMBERS

Rob Christiansen, (1992-)

Mark Robinson, (1991-)

Jenny Toomey, (1991-)


HOMETOWN

Washington, D.C.


MOST POPULAR

Fillings & Gillen
Goya


GREATEST HITS

The Barnacle
Don't Forget the Halo
Drama Club
Fillings
Gillen
777
What On Earth Has Happened...?


ALSO

Jenny's Simple Machines label

Jenny on Twitter

Rob on Wikipedia

Mark's Teen-Beat label


DESCRIPTION

This indie rock supergroup consists of Jenny Toomey from Tsunami, Mark Robinson from Unrest and Air Miami, and Rob Christiansen from the Eggs. Formed in 1991, Grenadine has a slew of 7"s to its credit, as well as two albums, Goya and Nopalitos, that show off the band's moody take on pop music. Toomey's compositions tend to be sullenly melodic, quiet epics that show off her rich, throaty voice, while Robinson's songs range from upbeat power pop to odd, 1920s-style ditties reminiscent of Rudy Vallee and other crooners. An unusual band even by indie standards.


RELATED ARTISTS

AIR MIAMI (Mark)

COTTON CANDY (Mark)

EGGS (Rob)

FANG WIZARD (Mark)

GEEK (Jenny)

THE SISTERHOOD OF CONVOLUTED THINKERS (Rob)

TSUNAMI (Jenny)

UNREST (Mark)

VIVA SATELLITE! (Rob)


GRENADINE Triology 7-inch vinyl 45
FLIN FLON Boo-Boo album
FLIN FLON Dixie album
hollAnd The Paris Hilton Mujahideen album
2000 Teen-Beat Sampler album
Wakefield Volume 1 album
Wakefield Volume 2 album
Wakefield Volume 3 album
Wakefield The Teen-Beat Boxed Set
GRENADINE, band, Mark Robinson, Jenny Toomey, Rob Christiansen

Mark, Jenny, Rob [L to R]
at Simple Machines'
goodbye party
Photo by [unknown]


RECORD LABELS ASSOCIATED WITH

Shimmy-Disc,
Simple Machines,
Teen-Beat


FILM


I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU

Performed live at The Black Cat, Washington, D.C., March 27, 1998.


BIOGRAPHY

Fuck the Cocktail nation, it's Grenadine! From 1992-1998, Grenadine set hearts swooning with their 1920's-inspired ballads. Both full-lengths, Goya and Nopalitos, are a pleasing show of tap dancing, joke telling, coconut welding pop, as well as a few heart stopping ballads spread out across the top of the upright piano for the die hard romantics in the balcony.

All three Grenadine members have long been fixtures in the independent music scene. Jenny Toomey has played in about a half dozen bands in DC and Olympia including, Geek, Slack, My New Boyfriend, the short-lived acoustic duo Choke, Liquorice and most recently Tsunami. Mark Robinson also has a trail of bands behind him, most notably the power pop trios Unrest and Air Miami. Rob Christiansen is best known for his guitar/trombone playing role in the band Eggs, bass for Liquorice and his amazing musical/band project Sisterhood of Convoluted Thinkers.

Grenadine hardly ever played live shows, so their finale performance at the Simple Machines goodbye party was truly a treat. Jenny, Mark and Rob wowed the crowd, swinging easily between melancholy tunes and gorgeous strummy pop songs. And now what does the discerning indie pop fan do who feels like slipping into something more...velvety? Don't forget. Grenadine.


- (from the Simple Machines site)

DISCOGRAPHY


SINGLES

Fillings / Gillen
Don't Forget the Halo
Christiansen


ALBUMS

Goya
Nopolitos


COMPILATIONS

Wakefield: Volume 1
Wakefield: Volume 2
Wakefield: Volume 3
Wakefield: The Teen-Beat Boxed Set


ALSO

Teen-Beat Zenith Solid State Stereo


RELATED

Air Miami
Fang Wizard
Flin Flon
Geek
Grenadine
The Sisterhood of Convoluted Thinkers
Tsunami
Unrest
Viva Satellite!
William & Vivian


SONGS

The Barnacle
Cherishino
Decca
Decca Reprise
Demarest
Don't Forget the Halo
Drama Club
Fillings
Gillen
Gillen (Except Sometimes)
Goya
Hell Over Hickory Dew
I Only Have Eyes for You
In a World Without Heroes
Jingle Bells
Mexico Big Sky
Not In His Pocket
Philco
Pinky Tuscadero
Puddle
Roundabout on a Tuesday
777
Snik
Snuck
Speeding
Srew
Steely Daniel
This Girl's in Love with You
Ticket
What On Earth Has Happened to Today's Youth?