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Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, Toggle combines hard rock and blues with a little progressive rock and jazz to form their own original blend of rock music.

Toggle takes the progressive edge of bands like Rush, King's X and Extreme, mixes it with the melodic classic rock flavor of Queen, REO Speedwagon, and Journey, then wraps it all up in a blanket of modern rock bands like Tonic, U2, Sunny Day Real Estate, Smashing Pumpkins, Default, and Nickelback to create a unique sound that can only be described as "Toggle".

Jason Melick
(Lead Vocals and Guitar)

Ken Langer

Jamey Jackson

Jason Schurtz
(Drums: 1999-2001)

Jason Melick - Lead Vocals and Guitar

  • Birthday:  September 15th
  • Hair:  Blonde
  • Eyes:  Blue
  • Height:  5’ 9”
  • Favorite Color:  Blue
  • Favorite Foods:  Fettuccini Alfredo (pasta) and Pizza
  • Favorite Movies:  “Back To The Future”, “Better Off Dead”, “Star Wars”, “Ferris Beuller’s Day Off”, and “The Usual Suspects”
  • Favorite Super Hero:  Spider Man
  • Favorite Sports/Teams: The Cleveland Browns and The New York Yankees
  • Favorite Bands/Performers: Paul McCartney (The Beatles), Phil Keaggy, REO Speedwagon, King’s X, The Monkees, Tonic, Queen, and Extreme
  • Favorite Albums: “Wheels Are Turnin’” (REO Speedwagon), “Moonflower Lane” (Ty Tabor)
  • Vocal Influences:  Freddie Mercury, Gary Cherone, Emerson Hart, and Doug Pinnick
  • Guitar Influences:  Ty Tabor, Phil Keaggy, Dave Gilmour, and Brian May
  • Hobbies/Interests besides music:  Internet web page and graphics design... movies... food... women... the usual... :-)

Jamey Jackson - Bass

  • Birthday:  April 4th
  • Hair:  None
  • Eyes:  Blue
  • Height:  5’ 7-1/2”
  • Favorite Color:  Purple
  • Favorite Food:  Steak
  • Favorite Movies:  “Donnie Brasco”, “Swingers”, “The Usual Suspects”, and “Goodwill Hunting”
  • Favorite Super Hero:  Either Spider Man or The Thing
  • Favorite Sports/Teams: To Watch: Football (Philadelphia Eagles) Play: Baseball (The Detroit Tigers)
  • Favorite Bands/Performers: Rush, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sunny Day Real Estate, Smashing Pumpkins, Morphine
  • Favorite Album: "The Rising Tide" (Sunny Day Real Estate)
  • Bass Influences:  See above
  • Hobbies/Interests besides music:  Play Sports (softball, football, tennis), Write Screenplays

Ken Langer - Guitar

  • Birthday:  May 16th
  • Hair:  Dark Brown
  • Eyes:  Brown
  • Height:  5’ 11”
  • Favorite Color:  Green
  • Favorite Foods:  Salmon, Chili, Corn, and Mangos
  • Favorite Movies:  "The Abyss", "Contact", "The Forbin Project", "Barbarella", "Monty Python and the Holy Grail", "Desperado", "Hamlet" (Kenneth Branagh), "Joe Versus the Volcano", and "Planet of the Apes"
  • Favorite Super Hero:  Buffy (The Vampire Slayer)
  • Favorite Sports/Teams: To Watch: New York Giants and Columbus Crew
  • Favorite Bands/Performers: RUSH, Dream Theater, Creed, Tonic, Iron Maiden, Bruce Dickinson, Alice In Chains, Yes, Liquid Tension Experiment, Generation X, EZO, and Genesis
  • Favorite Albums: "Permanent Waves", "Moving Pictures", "Exit Stage Left" (RUSH), "Awake" (Dream Theatre), "Gen X" (Gen X), "Skunkworks" (Bruce Dickenson), "Victor" (Alex Leifson), and "Human Clay" (Creed)
  • Guitar Influences:  Alex Lifeson, The Edge, Steve Stevens, Chris Oliva, Jake E. Lee, and Steve Clark
  • Hobbies/Interests besides music:  Biking, skiing, hiking, camping, and cooking

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