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Vernon Tonges

Rank #9 US Warren, MI Americana


Bio: [T]he music of Vernon Tonges presents a peculiar anomaly: Performing widely throughout the late 20th and early 21st centuries and plagued with frustration and bouts of depression, he has since become a willfully obscurantist figure. His penchant for childish aliases (i.e., Spoo Willoughby, Carl... See Full Bio

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"Tonges has long been the most vibrant and maniacal performer in a scene full of vibrant maniacs..."
— Justin Hayward, Chicago Reader
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  • Fri

    Jul 18

    Warren, MI, US | 8:00pm

    Warren, MI, US
    Fri Jul 18 8:00pm
  • Fri

    Jun 6

    Hazel Park, MI, US | 7:00pm

    Hazel Park, MI, US
    Fri Jun 06 7:00pm


    seven outskanking acoustic worthies, all towering monuments to chopsmanship, will ply their uncanny skills for public delight and uplift. Vernon Tonges, Marc Bolohan, Jason Milan, Stephanie Hamood, Danny Santos and tba.

  • Fri

    May 23

    Warren, MI, US | 8:00pm

    Warren, MI, US
    Fri May 23 8:00pm


    also on the bill: the transcendent Emily Rose and the ineluctable The Gardener

  • 2014

    Apr 22

    Ferndale, MI, US | 8:00pm

    Ferndale, MI, US
    Tue Apr 22 8:00pm


    2014 National Open Mic Night From coast to coast, 2014 National Open Mic Night, sponsored by Shure, is calling all artists. Whether you're a gigging veteran or brand new to the scene, we want you in the spotlight. There will be plenty of Shure gear on hand for you to use when you rock the crowd. Join us for this celebration of music and performance.‪ We 3 & She goes on at 8:45pm!! :) #‎OMN2014‬ http://www.shure.com/americas/open-mic-night/overview

  • 2014

    Mar 16

    Royal Oak, MI, US | 7:00pm

    Royal Oak, MI, US
    Sun Mar 16 7:00pm


    Solo show in a sedate tearoom

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Q: In a previous life were you a boy scout in York, PA?
A: I have no current affiliation with Troop 14.

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