Grenadine (band)

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OriginArlington, Virginia
Years active1991 (1991)–1998 (1998)
LabelsSimple Machines/
Shimmy Disc
Past membersJenny Toomey
Mark Robinson
Rob Christiansen

Grenadine was an indie rock 'supergroup' from Arlington, Virginia comprising Jenny Toomey (of Tsunami), Mark Robinson (of Unrest), and Rob Christiansen (of Eggs). The band released two albums and three singles in the early 1990s. In contrast to the band members other work, the band's sound has been described as "lounge-pop".


The band formed in 1991 and featured Jenny Toomey (vocals, guitar), Mark Robinson (vocals, guitar), and Rob Christiansen (trombone, guitar, drums).[1][2] Debut single Triology and the Kramer-produced album Goya were released in 1992 on Shimmy Disc in association with Toomey's and Robinson's labels, Simple Machines and TeenBeat respectively.[1][3] Second and final album Nopalitos was released in 1994.[1] The band has been described as "indie-lounge-pop" and a "crooning, loungey cocktail act", being compared with Rudy Vallee.[4][5][6] The band continued until 1998.[7]




  • Triology (1992), TeenBeat/Simple Machines - "Fillings"/"Gillan"
  • "Don't Forget The Halo" (1993), TeenBeat/Simple Machines
  • Christiansen EP (1994), TeenBeat/Simple Machines


  1. ^ a b c Robbins, Ira "Grenadine", Trouser Press, retrieved 2011-12-18
  2. ^ Phares, Heather "Grenadine Biography", Allmusic, retrieved 2011-12-18
  3. ^ O'Hara, Gail (1992) "Quiet Storm", SPIN, December 1992, retrieved 2011-12-18
  4. ^ Phares, Heather "Goya Review", Allmusic, retrieved 2011-12-18
  5. ^ Raha, Maria (2004) Cindarella's Big Score: Women of the Punk and Indie Underground, Avalon, ISBN 978-1-58005-116-3, p. 173
  6. ^ Phares, Heather "Nopalitos Review", Allmusic, retrieved 2011-12-18
  7. ^ "Grenadine",, retrieved 2011-12-18