Toni Gibson Mar 19, 2012 9:03:36 GMT
Post by nicola on Mar 19, 2012 9:03:36 GMT
I am very proud of Toni. The only place she has been announced is CCUK, so pretty much her whole fanbase is a result of my website. This makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. XD XD Her dad sent me a demo through the post and I was instantly smitten. I wasn't prepared for everyone to be instantly smitten as well when I added her, but she caused such a sensation when she was first added that there hasn't been such a reaction since.
If artists were seasons, Mary-Jess would be summer, and Toni would be winter. She has a slightly gothic aura about her and is definitely a break from the cut outs we are used to. She has been signed to Gray Bartlett who discovered Hayley Westenra and Elizabeth Marvelly. She is still an indie artist, but her album is going ahead anyway, and here's hoping she'll be noticed from overseas.
The incredible thing about Toni is simply her voice, and her very down to earth approach with fans and her talent. She makes many home videos of her singing live for fans (no studio production to hide under!) and her voice is one in a million. Her talent is jaw dropping and, if all goes well, will be one of the biggest talents to ever come from New Zealand.
Her studio recording of Wild Horses is a good starter, but check out her pitch perfect home videos! I have no doubt she'll knock your socks off!
Her debut album Echo In My Soul will be released in New Zealand later this year. It was possible to buy 'Wild Horses' on CCUK's compilation album but I'm afraid we are sold out.