Like the shapeshifter depicted on the cover art of their “Not Your Kind” EP, Hoity-Toity is more than meets the eye. Front-woman Shelby Muniz, guitarist Aria Hurtado, bassist Tana Snyder, and drummer Kelsey Caselden were strangers before becoming bandmates, but from their four walks of life emerged a varied and multifaceted mosaic of sound. Combining vicious rock riffs with catchy pop melodies and an irresistible groove, Hoity-Toity’s diverse influences merge to form a fresh, dynamic style that defies categorization.
With their glam-inspired aesthetic and energetic live show, Hoity-Toity is the rare act that can get the pop crowds dancing, the punks moshing, the indieheads crowd-surfing, the metalheads headbanging, and the funk fans boogieing down. The band has shared the stage with the likes of 70’s LA punk pioneer Alice Bag (The Bags), riot grrrl legend Alison Wolfe (Bratmobile, Partyline, Sex Stains), and glam rock icons Great White, and has performed at the House of Blues and the Vans Warped Tour.
"[Hoity-Toity] has that 'modern-day riot girl' feel with a perpetual forward-moving and catchy musicality." —Shelby Padgett, GERM Magazine
"With soul-melting harmonies, incredible bass hooks, vocal runs that I wish I could sing along to and moments that can’t deny their musical proficiency, this EP [Not Your Kind] really shines through as something people need to hear."—Chloe Spinks, RIOT Magazine (UK)
"With powerful vocals, ridiculously big guitar riffs, and a rhythm section that’s as good as you’ll hear at this level, Hoity-Toity have excelled themselves on this EP. [...] Whilst Hoity-Toity‘s music is powerful, the quartet’s personalities and positive approach is a breath of fresh air for the alternative music scene."—Tom Beck, ifoundthiscoolband