Artist info

Genre

Indie


Bio

Originally from the Mornington Peninsula, Tones journeyed to Byron Bay in early 2018 and took a chance at busking. On the first day she had crowds spilling onto the street – so she quit her retail job and decided to make Byron Bay her new home.

After uploading the track to Triple J Unearthed in February 2019; within hours ‘Johnny Run Away’ received rave reviews from Triple J’s top presenters and had its first spin on the national station the same day. Less than a week later, the track was added to high rotation on Triple J and sat at number one most played song on the station, in addition to Tones And I being crowned Unearthed Feature Artist.

In March, Tones And I announced her first ever headlining shows and within days had sold out her first national tour run.

Tones And I’s first two singles, ‘Johnny Run Away’ and 'Dance Monkey' were recorded with Konstantin Kersting (Mallrat, The Jungle Giants, Tia Gostelow, The Belligerents) and highlights the singer’s strong and unique vocals.

With international touring plans and her debut EP in the works, as well as millions of streams globally - Tones And I is gearing up to share her compelling voice with the world.

"Johnny Run Away is about my best friend coming out to his disapproving father at a young age. The song shows people are dealing with judgement and rejection within their own family not to mention the world."
–Tones And I

"Dance Monkey is about how our appreciation of live performance diminished as we are being instantly entertained with a click of a button on social media."
-Tones And I

Management: Lemon Tree Music + Artists Only
All enquires and bookings: Harry Moore - harry@lonelylandsagency.com

Review

Review by Nick Findlay Nick Findlay

20 May 2019

Triple J
45

2019's Unearthed wunderkind has smashed it out of the park with song #2

2019's Unearthed wunderkind has smashed it out of the park with song #2

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

13 May 2019

Triple J
45

I think we've all been wondering if you'd be able to back up a song as good as Johnny Run Away and I'm extremely pleased to say that yes. Yes you absolutely can. Lightning has struck twice.

I think we've all been wondering if you'd be able to back up a song as good as Johnny Run Away and I'm extremely pleased to say that yes. Yes you absolutely can. Lightning has struck twice.

Review

Review by Bryce Mills Bryce Mills

10 May 2019

Triple J
45

I'm already picturing the final minute of this being a huuuuuuge singalong at live shows.

I'm already picturing the final minute of this being a huuuuuuge singalong at live shows.