From vocals and keyboards at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, TX., to singing the national anthem for the Texas Rangers at Ranger Stadium, Toncie has played them all - concerts, tours, musical theater, studios, and churches. Performer, composer, and arranger, Toncie has traveled extensively around the world as a performer and has worked as a vocalist on several projects including commercial work for Warner Brothers, "Rosewood", and Thomas Young of "Three Mo' Tenors" fame.
Her debut solo CD "ECLECTIC" is a mixture of her own compositions and arrangements of Negro spirituals, gospel, contemporary Christian and Christian jazz. "I wanted to show that even though I am Christian I enjoy several types of music, and that a religious message can come through more than just one genre of musical style."
A classically trained vocalist and pianist Toncie blends her training with a soulful sound, and her love of jazz to create her own unique style. She is also committed to keeping the performance of the Negro spiritual alive, " the music of a peoples is one of the best ways for them to remember their history."
This album is fun, meditative, reflective and interesting. It was written with "everyone finding something they like" in mind.