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Tone and Niche

Tone and Niche

Pop / Rock / Folk Detroit, MI  US


  • 2015

    Mar 22

    Detroit, MI, US | 7:00pm
  • 2012

    Apr 20

    Detroit, MI, US | 8:00pm
  • 2012

    Mar 30

    Berkley, MI, US | 8:00pm

    New band show!

  • 2012

    Mar 15

    Detroit, MI, US | 8:00pm

    Doors 8pm. FREE SHOW. performing with Tone and Niche and Armour The Lion

  • 2012

    Mar 15

    Detroit, MI, US | 7:00pm

    Only one band will advance to the Final Battle on March 29th at the Hard Rock Cafe Detroit! Hard Rock is on the hunt for rock stars on the rise to take the stage at the 2012 Hard Rock Calling music festival in London’s Hyde Park. Hard Rock Rising, the global battle of the bands, will give one local band from this international competition the chance of a lifetime!


  • By Kristi Gnyp
  • By Kristi Gnyp
  • By Kristi Gnyp


Sounds Like: The Beatles, Elliott Smith, Ron Sexsmith, Andrew Bird, The Kinks

Label: Indie

Manager: Anthony Retka and Matthew Wisotsky

Bio: Tone & Niche (tone & neesh), is an original pop/rock band based out of Michigan fronted by singer/songwriter, Anthony Retka and violinist, Nicole Varga. The back up varies when it comes to other musicians, but drummer, Roger Dutcher is a driving force in the line up.

For ten years now, Tone & N...See Full Bio

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“Tone and Niche brew a refined, light-jangled, warm toned folk with those pensive-setting-sun piano accompaniments and shimmering, beautiful violin/viola swinging saws that lull your heart into a teary-eyed smile, while steady strummed acoustics and driving rhythms carry foggy, world weary lyrics; the perfect soundtrack to the inevitable warming of the winds as winter turns to spring. In 2007 they recorded their masterwork, "Rust," a strong front-to-back rhythm-rocking indie-folk tour de force; pop melodies, rolling rhythms and the beautiful brooding wail of Niche's strings under Tone's warm, pleasant ringing vocals. Truly a gem in the rough and rocky milieu of an already healthily crowded Detroit scene. Think Revolver-era Beatles, Andrew Bird's string-laden neo-folk-pop and the heartache-poetics of Elliot Smith.”

— J. Milo, Tone and Niche


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