The Toque Story

Toque is a supergroup comprised of Todd Kerns, Brent Fitz, Shane Gaalaas and Cory Churko. All have made good on national and international stages playing with acts such as Shania Twain, Slash feat. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Kelly Clarkson and Japanese legends, B'z.

In 2012, Toque was formed after the boys played together at a cancer charity event in Winnipeg, Canada. The setlist was comprised of all the Canadian songs they cut their teeth on as kids. 4 years later they released their first album, Give'R, an album of Canadian covers. Their 2019 follow up album, Never Enough, featured their first original tune, Never Enough For You, which has become an anthem at every show. Check out Toque's latest single, Up To You!


Todd Kerns - Lead Vocals - Guitar

Saskatchewan born Todd Kerns came to prominence in the 90s with Canadian alt-rock band The Age Of Electric. 

There have been many solo and side projects along the way including Static In Stereo and Sin City Sinners. 

In 2010 Todd joined up with Guns N Roses guitar legend Slash in what would eventually go on to be called Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators which has continued til present day.

Brent fitz - Bass Guitar - Keyboards, Vocals

Brent grew up in Winnipeg, toured across Canada in the early 90’s with legendary band Streetheart, moved to Los Angeles in 1996, and as a multi-instrumentalist playing keys, drums and guitar, quickly became a sought after musician immediately touring and recording with international artists from around the globe. The past decade, both Todd and Brent have toured the planet with Slash, and had multiple top 10 hits including two #1 billboard singles in US and #1 albums around the globe. Brent has also worked with Alice Cooper, Gene Simmons (in his solo band), The Guess Who, Whitford/St. Holmes (Brad Whitford from Aerosmith and Derek St. Holmes from Ted Nugent), UNION (with Bruce Kulick from Kiss and John Corabi from Motley Crue), Vince Neil from Motley Crue, Montrose, Theory Of A Deadman, Monster Truck, Econoline Crush, Harlequin, and Phil X and The Drills (Phil X from Bon Jovi).

Shane gaalaas - Drums - Vocals

Shane is a Canadian-born drummer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter/producer/solo artist best known for his long-running affiliation with Japanese rock superstars B'z, whom he joined in 2002. Gaalaas is a founding member of progressive rock trio Cosmosquad and extreme metal band Diesel Machine. Shane is a "Vocational Honors" graduate of the MI School of Music and has been an in-demand session player for most of his professional career, appearing on countless records, TV, Film, and game music. He has released four solo records and one instrumental album on his own. Some of his other studio and live credits include: Nickelback, Slash, Steve Lukather, Glenn Hughes, Chieli Manuchi & Special EFX, Michael Schenker, Yngwie Malmsteen, Phil Moog, Graham Bonnett, Kaveh Yaghmaei, Uli Jon Roth, Jeff Kollman, Joe Lynn Turner, Vinnie Moore.

Cory Churko - Guitar - Keyboards, Vocals

Cory has had an extensive career in the music business. He's played the gamut of gigs possible from playing for spare change on the streets of Vancouver to the Super Bowl Halftime show with Shania Twain and everything in between. He was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. His first gig was playing for his aunt's wedding at 7 years old with his family band which set the stage for a life of music and travel.

Cory has graced the stage with Kelly Clarkson, Slash, Reba McEntire and has played with Shania Twain for over 20 years. His talents include guitar, fiddle, keyboards as well as behind the scenes duties as a mix engineer and producer.

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