Originally from Australia’s Mornington Peninsula, Tones And I journeyed to Byron Bay in early 2018 to take a chance at busking. On the first day she had crowds spilling onto the street. Tones quit her retail job and decided to make Byron her new home where she lived out of her van for the year.
Tones is having a massive breakout year that started with her debut single ‘Johnny Run Away’ releasing on March 1. With support from triple j unearthed and unprecedented buzz from triple j’s top presenters, the track fast became the number one most played on the national broadcaster for two weeks straight. Shortly after it was picked up by radio stations around the world, raced to ARIA certified platinum status and climbed to #12 on the ARIA singles chart.
The second release ‘Dance Monkey’ was a huge follow up receiving high rotation on triple, getting added to radio stations globally, racing into the top #10 on the ARIA singles chart, #1 on the Shazam chart and has hit ARIA certified gold status. Collectively ‘Johnny Run Away’ and ‘Dance Monkey’ have racked up tens of millions of streams and are growing by over 1.5 million + streams a day.
Recently Tones broke records for the biggest crowd of an opening act ever at Splendour In The Grass with 20,000 punters coming to watch her midday set. Tones’ triple j presented National EP Tour sold out in days and she is taking her live performance global with a UK/EU tour announced for November.
Tones And I just dropped her third single for the year, ‘Never Seen The Rain’, with a world premiere on triple j gaining raved reviews. The song highlights her hugely impressive vocal ability and unique talent for songwriting. The single came with the announcement of her forthcoming EP ‘The Kids Are Coming’, due out on August 30 and available for pre-order now.