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Self-titled debut album "TONE" - Coming Summer 2005


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Tone: quality, character, manner, ambiance, and sound, all describe Antonio “Tony” Whitfield, the artist known as TONE. This teen-age singing prodigy combines originality and an engaging vocal style with old school flavor.

Dynamic, powerful, fulfilling, soulful and talented all describe the up and coming crooner, TONE, who will stimulate you with his embracing sound and natural born talent. Compared to the likes of Tyrese and Anthony Hamilton, Tone’s music is timeless - flavored with a distinctly soulful vibe and anchored by a versatile sound that has worldwide appeal. At 18, this young singer, songwriter and musician, with his youthful look but adult voice can only be described as “real.” Tone infuses talent and lyrics with a polished deliver befitting neo-soul and smooth R&B. His original style is considered unprecedented - guaranteed to fill a void and appeal to all.

A product of Atlanta, Georgia, Tone was raised around a music-based family, in which he has been blending spirit, rhythm, and harmony since the tender age of 3. Tone’s musically inclined family consists of father (singer), mother (singer), brothers (singers/musicians), and grandfather (singer). He was strongly influenced while listening to legends such as Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, Donny Hathaway, O’Jays, and Marvin Gaye. Tone also learned to play the piano and guitar. Although there were many trials and tribulations, like his father being murdered at a very young age, this experience transformed his life and ignited the desire to carry on his father’s legacy. Tone was determined to become successful in the music industry and took his God given talent to transcend into the musical sensation he is today. “I’m driven to bring real music back and make a positive impact on the industry. Music back then was music (real music) and had a message. I want to bring that back.”

In the last 6 years, Tone has worked with numerous producers, including mega hit producer, Maurice Starr (New Edition, New Kids on the Block), in which a successful gospel group called 5 Young Men was created. As lead singer, Tone and four additional members toured the Southeast performing at various national venues. Tone then went on to appear on several television shows such as American Music Makers (Arnell Star), VH1, and the Bobby Hurd show.

Tone went on to be featured on several artists’ albums and numerous shows. He has made live performances at the Atlanta Music Festival, Black Expo, Philips Arena, Sweet Auburn Festival and alongside the Stellar Award winners, Men of Standard and Byron "the Prince of Praise" Cage. Recently, Tone made his acting debut and performed with Emmy Award winners, from the soap opera, All of My Children, Debbie Morgan and Darnell Williams. Also, Tone was chosen out of 500 applicants to perform at the recent Pepsi Smash Live in Atlanta with WVEE V103, Jadakiss, Fabolous, and Jagged Edge.

With musical influences like Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway, Tone is poised to become a trendsetter and one of the hottest young superstars. There is no doubting his chart-worthiness and is definitely one to watch. TONE is more than R&B at its best - TONE is music at its best. Tone is urban music.

Paula Whittle
United Imperial Entertainment
(404) 484-7594