The swimming guitar intro immediately paints a picture of intimacy in a large space, like a candle in a cathedral. This was swiftly followed by a vocal that had my brain juggling between Ane Bruns Live In Scandanavia Album and Tracy Chapman, neither an effort to listen to. They are the type of artists whose albums you want to play all the way through.....and then play again, and Toni sits comfortably but freshly alongside.
Originally from the Shetland Islands and now residing in County Durham she's been honing her craft and supporting solid acts such as Newton Faulkner, Chris Helme, Mark Morriss & Maz O'Connor, not bad for someone that only started playing guitar while studying in Edinburgh and busking on the Royal Mile?
Up until now Toni's been more of a live artist, gigging in bars and venues all over the country and listing some of her influences as Bruce Springsteen, Ben Howard and London Grammar to name just a few, but that's all about to change .....
She has teamed up with Uber Super Hertfordshire Producer Lauren Deakin Davies and the results are stunning. Releasing her debut E.P "Lions" this summer, If "Carry My Heart" is an indicator, Life's about to get a whole lot busier for this lass. The Single is available Friday 21st April in all digital forms. If your in Tynemouth this Sunday you can catch her preforming at the Surf Cafe. To show support and follow her journey on social media you can catch her on sites such as Facebook Twitter & many more, all listed on her website,
Til The Next Time, Stay Blessed
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