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Boston to Beijing

by Tonic Sol-fa

Contemporary, acappella, pop.
Genre: Pop: Today's Top 40
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1. Boston To Bejing
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2. Chances
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4:01 $0.99
3. Sleep On
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4. It's Me Again
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3:09 $0.99
5. Who Wants To Go
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6. Oklahoma Wind
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7. So Easy
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8. Twenty-Nine Ways To My Baby's Door
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2:09 $0.99
9. Rescued Me
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3:52 $0.99
10. Other Side Of Town
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11. Takin' It To The Streets
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12. Grace
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Album Notes
In their twelve years together, Tonic Sol-fa has established itself not only as the most in-demand vocal group in the Midwest, but also as one of the most successful independent acts in America. In addition to substantial CD sales of its own independent releases (1,000,000 copies sold and counting), the group has toured extensively throughout the US and abroad, building their financial base with a steady list of festivals and private shows that eventually led to sold-out tours of theaters and small arenas.

Tonic Sol-fa began at St. John’s University with Mark McGowan, who sings baritone, and lead vocalist Shaun Johnson, while both were attending in the mid 1990s. Shortly after forming, the two auditioned for a local entertainment agency which helped jump-start the group’s performance and appearance schedule. Tenor, Greg Bannwarth, and bass, Jared Dove, joined soon after, completing the group. Together the quartet reached national prominence with appearances on NBC’s Today Show and in Newsweek magazine. They shared the stage with a number of recognizable performers including Jay Leno, Jeff Foxworthy and Lonestar, among others, and were recently part of Garrison Keillor’s 30th anniversary celebration of A Prairie Home Companion.

From the group’s onset, the four members of Tonic Sol-fa, with a small team of driven supporters, have overseen and operated the business of Tonic Sol-fa, growing a small business of a few thousand dollars into what is today a multi-million dollar limited liability company. The group had to overcome a number of obstacles, including an unspoken apprehension to a cappella acts by individuals in the music industry and having a name that was anything but catchy (a system of naming the notes of the scale, usually do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, developed to teach singing). Still, the group persevered, recording and manufacturing its own records and selling them to a growing legion of fans via the Internet, in the lobby of the theaters where they performed, and through a growing national distribution. One could say they gained their current consumer popularity the old fashioned way; they earned it.

At present, Tonic Sol-fa just released their sixth album, entitled “On Top of the World” on the heels of their previous projects (Christmas [DVD], Boston to Beijing, By Request, Red Vinyl, Sugarue, Front Row [video], and Style,). The recordings contain only four indelible voices and occasional percussion. This outstanding blend has resulted in multiple Contemporary Acappella Recording Awards, NACA entertainer of the year nominations, considerable national press, and has landed their music on the best-selling seasonal DVD at Wal-Mart, The 12 Dogs of Christmas.

Further, Tonic Sol-fa released their first television holiday special in 2007, which aired over 1800 times in forty-seven states and Canada. The television special will be shown through 2010, and in 2008 will be distributed worldwide, continuing to spread their unique sound to an ever-increasing following.

Tonic Sol-fa continues to tour, record, and conscientiously run their business in the only way familiar to them –differently.


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Amazing music. Talented artist. Buy this CD!
This CD is just amazing. It never gets boring and I never get tired of ANY of the songs. This is a CD that any music lovers collection must have! You won't be disapointed.


Amazing music. Talented artist. Buy this CD!
This CD is just amazing. It never gets boring and I never get tired of ANY of the songs. This is a CD that any music lovers collection must have! You won't be disapointed.


Great music, love arrangements, LOVE Tonic Solfa, everything they do!!!
This is a great CD, I listen to it all the time. Love the songs on this album. Grace is sooo beautiful, their voices are 'music to my ears'.


Great CD old favorites and new favorites!
Love the fact that this cd has songs like "chances" appearing again and love the new and original songs like "Other Side of Town" I never have heard it love but it is one of my favorite Tonic Sol Fa songs!
Must have if you are just hearing of this group or if youve been a fan for a decade!


a great CD by a great group!
This CD has a wide range a great music-from favorites like \"Oaklahoma Wind\" to upbeat songs like \"29 Ways\" to inspirational songs like \"Grace\". I listen to this CD over and over because I love it so much! Tonic Sol Fa is a group that dosen\'t dissapoint when it comes to musical talent!

Jo Keane

I really like it.
I first heard the group on the PBS Christmas schedule. The sound was so unique and interesting that I wanted one of thier CDs for my collection. Fortunately I found it on CD Baby. I'm pleased.