The Five and Tens are Marty’s Award nominated diverse instrumental band based out of Mississauga, Ontario Canada named after highway intersection Hurontario and Dundas Street (5 & 10). They bring an eclectic mix of music from all different influences from around the world into one groove. They are the brothers in the groove. The quartet is formed of Sean Jackson on bass, Nick Vidal on Drums, Anthony Vidal on Keyboards and Ray Vidal on Guitar.
Musically they bring a melting pot of grooves and rhythms found all over the world. Fusing world music with soul, funk, hip-hop, dub, psyche and jazz. Their music is steeped in heavy bass, funk breaks, melodic guitar and ambient keyboards. Drawing from rare soul/funk 45s and 60’s-70’s cinematic film soundtracks. Starring such composers as Piero Umiliani and Galt Macdermot.
Ray Vidal: Guitar
Sean Jackson: Bass
Anthony Vidal: Keys
Nick Vidal: Drums
Five and Tens been playing the Toronto and GTA circuit. Playing shows at venues such as; YYZ Terminal One Airport, Nathan Philips Square, Living Arts Centre, Celebration Square, Opera House, Horseshoe Tavern, The Rock Pile, Silver Dollar, Rivoli, Supermarket, Junction City Music Hall, Smilling Buddha, Hard Luck Bar, The Ballroom Bowl, Grossman’s Tavern, Lolas, The Boat, Axis Gallery and Grill, Scars and Strops, Only One Gallery, Czehoski, 1340 Queen Street WToronto Gallery, Terry Fox Recreation Centre, Folly Brewpub, Cock and Pheasant, Failte Irish Pub, Porthouse, Fionn Maccool’s Irish Pub and Tennessee. They also participated in festivals for YYZ TD Live series, Filipino Fest, Kingsbridge Festival and the Taste of Cooksville. They have helped raise awareness for a homeless youth fundraiser with the City of Toronto, performed at community run break dancing battles in association with YMCA, Mississauga Community Centers, Unity charity, Ontario Arts Council, Candian Heritage and Living Arts Centre. They work closely with the Sauga Street- Dance Summit and are a Kensington pedestrian Sunday local favorite. They also play unconventional venues such as barbershops and various art galleries and group exhibitions along Queen Street W Toronto. They have made guest appearances on FVTV, CUIT 89.5FM, CFRE 91.9 FM.