Sounds Like: Janis Joplin, Ani DiFranco, John Butler Trio, Etta James, Melissa Etheridge
Manager: Robert Suvaal (world), Stahl Entertainment (Germany, Switzerland, Austria)
Bio: “Toby – whose voice seems to know no bounds fronts the one part orchestra, one part bonfire jam, one part circus with eaze…”
WA performer Toby is so much more than just “energetic, raw, and feisty.” She is power defined. Her voice has the potential to create a musical revolution. Toby is simply ... See Full BioMore Info
The travelling community of songwriters is coming to Hamilton Hill for a one-off, special, intimate house concert in Phoebe's garden under the stars. An eclectic group from across nations and oceans, this evening will feature Eric Erdman (Alabama, USA), Hussy Hicks (Gold Coast) Toby and Morgan Bain (WA). Each musician will perform their own songs and play with the others. Expect genius, joking and moments of pure bliss. There are a limited number of tickets at $25. BYO food and drink. Bookings are essential - please call or email Phoebe on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0407606696 to ensure your place at what promises to be an unique and unmissable event.
Dinner, Bouillabaisse (only reservation) + Concert: € 27,00 Concert Only: € 12,00
“What sets Toby apart from other performers mining a similar vein is her infectious energy, a kind of worldly appreciation of life that makes even her most melancholy songs thrum with a kind of joyousness. It’s a key reason why her live performances are so acclaimed, and it’s translated well here. Toby has crafted a well-rounded release that encapsulates her sound while still being acoustically diverse. Opening track Again is rife with country twang, and closing number Good Old Days is a weird. off-kilter polka, somewhat reminiscent of an upbeat Tom Waits tune. In between, the album runs the gamut of moods and emotions, and although Toby is renowned as a singer/songwriter, the standout track is actually a cover: the stripped back, elegiac paean to lost love, Rather Go Blind. All up Sleeptalk is a fitting framework for Toby’s powerful vocals and emotionally raw song writing, and will find it ticks all the right boxes. (X-press Magazine January 2011) “Blessed not only with a pair of powerful pipes but also a wicked sense of sonic humour, popular local roots chanteuse Toby made her much anticipated return to the WA circuit on Friday night, inviting old and new fans alike to trek down to the Fly By Night in Fremantle to celebrate the launch of her fourth LP Sleeptalk.