"With this thriving hills district continuing to grow and develop we felt the need to offer live music suitable to the indoor and alfresco dining at The Artisan Café," said Heather. "A couple of years ago, Jazz seemed to be the flavour of the month. We began with a piano player tinkling the ivories in the background. Then these guys, Pem, Ron and Sam approached us to play. It made good sense."
"Why should our local residents need to drive all the way into the City of Adelaide to dine out and enjoy live jazz, when we can provide it right here in Blackwood. The Toffs play music that doesn't intrude into conversations," says Heather. "Many of the songs most people, irrespective of their age group, would recognise and would be familiar with. We are very lucky to have a band like The Toffs."
In addition to playing in Adelaide, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Malaysia, Pem as a qualified architect has a lifetime devotion to drawing. A collection of his works has been exhibited on "The Wall" at the Artisan Café. Ron has played in venues throughout Australia and has organised at least five of the Murray Bridge Jazz Festivals, and very importantly is a founding member of the local Southern Jazz Club.