the tonellis
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the tonellis

Downers Grove, Illinois, United States

Downers Grove, Illinois, United States
Band Alternative Adult Contemporary


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"Review of "Verse Chorus Verse" by the Tonellis"

Power pop trio The Tonellis‘ debut, Verse (Chorus) Verse, is a stop-you-dead-in-your-tracks collection of infectiously irresistible smart pop songs with such a glossy sheen that, at first listen, caused this listener to wonder if this wasn’t, in fact, the second coming of legendary local pop trio The Shoes. Jangly echoes of R.E.M. and vocals at times recalling Chris Isaak aside, The Tonellis enlist several notable area musicians to further round out their sound and deliver a near-flawless recording that’s nothing less than stunning. (
– David C. Eldredge

- illinois entertainer


Full length CD
"verse chorus verse"



Original songs by Palmiter & Stoppenbach - influences from Al Jolson to Hank Williams, David Lowery to Neil Finn. We play a live set of our music and cool eclectic covers ...Grandaddy, Doug Sahm, Decemberists, to name but a few. Uptempo and fun. The CD "verse chorus verse" was a top ten independent CD for the Illinois Entertainer. The track "Flowers" was a top 25 song in on independent pop radio in Madrid Spain.