Australian singer and songwriter Tones and I is our ‘One To Watch’ artist for November!



Born as Toni Watson, Tones and I was born and raised on the Mornington Peninsula.  Throughout high school, Tones learned how to play the keyboard as well as the drums and began performing at local festivals and gigs.

In early 2018, Tones took a journey to Byron Bay, where she won Battle of the Buskers at Buskers by the Creek.  Following her massive win, Tones made Bryon her new home and lived out of her van for the remainder of the year.  Check out Tones and I busking back in 2018 below.



In early 2019, Tones signed to a co-management deal with Artists Only and Lemon Tree Music and so, her musical career began to take off.

On March 1, Tones dropped her first single which later became a massive hit, ‘Johnny Run Away.’  Tones’ second single ‘Dance Monkey’ became an even bigger worldwide hit, reaching number one in over 14 countries.




According to Tones’ Facebook bio, “Recently Tones broke records for the biggest crowd of an opening act at Splendour In the Grass festival with 20,000 punters coming to watch her midday set. Headline shows are selling out around the world with sold out tours in EU/UK and Australia whilst NYC + LA showcases sold out within an hour. Tones will round out this massive year with a New Year’s Eve set at Bay Dreams festival in New Zealand.”

Her debut EP ‘The Kids Are Coming’ was released on August 30 and the title track was self-produced.



Tones and I also released dates for her ‘The kids Are Coming’ North American 2020 tour, which kicks off in Portland on February 11 and will come to an end in Toronto on April 18.

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NORTH AMERICA 2020! Tickets on sale this Friday

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Following the release of her first two singles, Tones and I became the first Australian artist to ever reach number one on Spotify and has also been nominated for eight ARIA awards which include ‘Best Female Artist,’ ‘Best Video’ and ‘Breakthrough Artist.’  It’s safe to say Tones and I is here to stay!

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