PURPLE SOUL ~ 7:30pm
Purple Soul is a new reggae, funk and soul cover band from Vancouver. There are no other bands in the city delivering the kind of sets that Purple Soul can deliver. Veteran Vancouver musicians find their mojo in laying down some of the coolest reggae and the greasiest funk and soul you can imagine. Get on the P-Soul Train baby! http://www.reverbnation.com/purplesoulmusic
TONYE AGANABA & THE FOUNDATION ~ 11:00pm
Tonye is a powerhouse of silky soulful talent in Vancouver! She delivers a high energy show with the feel of Lauren Hill, Erykah Badu, and Sade with her all original content. Her funky band The Foundation is made up of some seriously tight musicianship, funky styles and a danceable beat to keep the dance floor packed to the wee hours!! http://tonyeaganaba.com/
Live music all the way to 2:30am with the bar opened to 3am!
!!!!! Come dance the night away this May long weekend !!!!!
VanCity’s finest live music venue: http://vancouverfanclub.ca/
Saturday March 23rd marks the return of Tonye Aganaba & The Foundation to Shark Club in the heart of Downtown Vancouver. Their last performance was a wall of beautiful sound, that was both thought-provoking and groovy. A stand out memory from the night was when legendary vocalist Dutch Robinson hopped on stage to bless the crowd with his unmatchable voice.
On March 23rd, the show will be bigger, badder & brighter! New Songs, New Moves, but the same signature vibration that packs the dance floor and gets bodies shaking! Tonye & The Foundation will be joined by two special guests! You will be blessed by live performances from David Morin the up and coming Vancouver based R&B sensation who’s long awaited solo album is almost here. As well as Lio whose explosive style and beautiful voice will melt your heart!
Music BC Charitable Foundation will host its annual community event Celebration 2012 on December 7th, 2012 at the Vogue Theatre located at 918 Granville Street. The purpose of the event is to support music education and celebrate the incredible achievements of BC artists. The night will feature a stacked folk/roots/blues lineup, including solo and ensemble performances by:
Take a moment to check out this exclusive live performance and interview that I did with the amazing crew from Indie To Go. They are a Korean production team and came to Vancouver specifically to highlight Canadian talent and introduce them to Korean music lovers. We had a blast shooting in the downtown core, and I loved meeting them. I performed a brand new song called “Run Until I Die”, it’s unreleased, so check it out!
I am pleased to announce the release of a brand new remix of LOVE AGAIN. Originally produced and released by the incredible folks at Filter Music Records. This track has been brought back to life by the incredible SkillzBeatz and is an absolute banger. Head over to soundcloud to download this track for FREE! Share with your friends, and check out the comments…we’re getting crazy love!
Great news guys!! A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting with a talented team of producers and videographers from Korea that produce a show called Indie To Go. They filmed a live performance video of me, did a sweet little photo shoot, and did an interview that will be aired on June 30th on MBC in Korea! If you’re in Korea, make sure you tune in and check it out. I will also be featured in Korean Elle Magazine,but more about that later
Today I found out from one of the producers that I am front and centre on the first page of CYWORLD MUSIC, the Cyworld is the Korean equivalent of Facebook! Cool!
Powerful | Sultry | R&B | Feminine | Silky Smooth
This will be a night to celebrate the talent of our city’s finest female musicians with a stacked line up of top buzz artists to some new faces on the scene.
The night will benefit an amazing charity in our city called Beaty Nights who are in the business of empowering women and transforming lives. $3 from each ticket sold will go toward their efforts, and they will join us for the night to celebrate some amazing women in Vancouver. http://beautynight.org/
KRYSTYLE DOS SANTOS
Come out and support some “Girl Power” to the backdrop of silky smooth beats, and sultry vocals. Every dollar brought to Beauty Nights could help change the life of one woman in our city.
Tix: $10 ($3 to Beauty Nights)
Drink Specials | Wicked Location | No Line ups
Last week I had the pleasure of hanging out with Mark Yuen of The Vancouver Sun’s “Gastown Sessions” and shooting a live performance video with The Foundation at the iconic Fluevog Shoes Store in Gastown! We had an incredible time and the result of our time there was this awesome looking (and sounding) video! Major love going out to the staff of Fluevog Shoes, as well as Mark for producing this great piece!
The song we performed is called Rock I’m Ready and was written by one of my all time musical heroes, Mr. Bigstuff. He is one-half of the Canadian Hip-Hop duo, Organized Rhymes.
Check out Rock I’m Ready now and share it with your friends!
The Gastown Sessions is a Vancouver Sun music project. We invite bands to play in locations across Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood, Gastown, and invite our readers to join us for the exclusive set (follow @gastownsessions on Twitter for updates on artists and venues).
Artist: Tonye Aganaba and The Foundation
Song: Rock I’m Ready – (Lyrics by Greg Campbell)
Location: John Fluevog – Gastown, Vancouver
I am so happy to announce that my brothers Akil Grant and Quincy McCrary ( a.k.a Sol Starz) have just released a brand spanking new album!!! These beautiful dudes produced two of the tracks on my EP “White Wizard” Final Frontier & Thought Of You! For those of you who have yet to experience the existential magic of the Sol Starz, hold on to your elements and zip over to their website www.solstarz.com to see what you’ve been missing!
The Album is available for download on itunes, or you can hit the boys up on soundcloud!
TEAM HEARTBREAK PRESENTS: PACFIC PRESSURE WEST COAST MIXTAPE
Welcome to our West Coast: volatile and ready to enter the stage, mountains meet ocean as rhythms meet rhymes. Canadian hip-hop lives here, and from the earlier days of Red1 and the Rascalz to the newest incarnations of that West Coast sound, Pacific Pressure encompasses it in a cross-section of our cultural and geographical climate.
Team Heartbreak is proud to present the first Canadian West Coast mixtape – an inclusive initiative that hits every team in town, digging deep for that young blood and representing our diverse catalogue of Western rap on a mass scale. Hosted by Red1 and mixed by the master DJ K-Rec, this mixtape carries an embedded message: we’re on the come-up.
The mixtape is available for download, with the option to donate to Battered Womens Support Services. BWSS work to actualize the elimination of all violence against girls and women, and have been delivering training and education programs to support service providers and to end violence against girls and women for over 30 years.
So what’s not to love? The best of the Canadian West Coast coupled with the strong hearts of the frontline workers. Check out the links below.
I’m excited to announce a brand new night that will be taking place on May 3rd at Guilt & Company! My project,The Living Society, is teaming up with the lovely folks at Guilt & Co, to put on monthly shows promoting live music for a cause! Entrance to the night will be by donation ($5 suggested) and 50% of all profits will be donated to a chosen charitable organization in the DTES.
As artists we think it’s important to try and give back to the community that supports us, and the DTES has opened its arms to us, so we want to share our success and support with them. This movement is inspired by the late great Randy Ponzio. He was a champion for the streets of Vancouver, and was known for spreading joy and love around the DTES by sharing his music and handing out sandwiches and snacks to the homeless in our city! We are inspired! We are moved to do the same!
So come out to Guilt & Company THIS THURSDAY, May 3rd and check out Tonye Aganaba & The Foundation! Your donation will go to providing food, shelter and resources to the DTES!
Ladies and Gentlemen!!
I am pleased to announce that on May 1st 2012, my new single “Under The Stars” will be released! This song is a collaboration with Toronto based multi-instrumentalist producer Mikey Dorje and his artist collective, Loopsy Dazy. We came together in early 2011 after at Indie Love Radio during my last trip to Toronto. We made a pact to write something incredible, and few weeks later, he sent me this incredible song.
The result of the collaboration was this song, heralded as the “well behaved younger sibling of dubstep”!
Check out the exclusive pre-release on beatport: http://www.beatport.com/release/under-the-stars/892171
There are 8 incredible remixes by artist from across North America:
Push 303, Elonious, Loopsy Dazy, Elburz & Bach, Nagwoode, you can follow the whole crew on twitter!!
Good Day Friends and Family!!
Just a quick note to remind you of all the goodness that will be taking place in the coming weeks!!
Friday April 13th – Tonye Aganaba & The Foundation LIVE @ Guilt and Company. Doors @ 9pm, but arrive early because this puppy fills up FAST!
FACEBOOK EVENT/TICKET INFOhttps://www.facebook.com/guiltandcompany
Thursday April 19th - Tonye Aganaba & The Foundation open for The Skatalites @ Venue Nightclub. Doors @ 8pm, tickets available via ticketweb for $28
FACEBOOK EVENT/TICKET INFOhttps://www.facebook.com/events/249316481815788/
Thursday April 26th – Miles Dyson (Plasmapool) Ollie Ple vs Tre Funk Feat. Tonye Aganaba @ Venue Nightclub. Doors @ 9pm, tickets available through ticketzone/beatstreet/zulu records
FACEBOOK EVENT/TICKET INFOhttps://www.facebook.com/events/359945460703527/
By Daniel Beats:
Do you have the key?..
The music begins with Tonye’s incredible guitar riffs and chords, which are a testament to her music prowess. As the song continues, Tonye’s intimate vocal takes you on a journey far away from the bustling city into an outskirt town somewhere in the middle of nowhere, where everything right, is whatever went wrong in the past, where the only resolution is through song and feeling.
Head to: http://danielbeats.com/tag/tonye-aganaba/ to read the rest of the review
Blessings and Major thank to Daniel Beats! You can reach him at email@example.com and also hit up his soundcloud for free beats and exclusive remixes
A Recent Interview Featured on the VFS Blog! You can check out the full article here: http://blog.vfs.com/2012/03/14/rising-music-star-builds-up-business-skills/
Entertainment Business Management student Tonye Aganaba is nearing the end of her year at VFS, but she’s got a clear idea of where her career will be taking her in the coming months and years. Before she decided to delve into the business side of entertainment at VFS, Tonye’s music was being heard online and around Vancouver at live events.
Recently, she’s performed on Vancouver’s Urban Rush talk show (watch the performance here) and was profiled in Vancouver View magazine.
We asked her about how her year at VFS is wrapping up, and how the future looks to a multi-talented up-and-comer like herself.
What is your final project and why is it important to you?
Tonye: My final project is a 20-song music compilation called The All Love Album, dedicated to the memory of my friend and bandmate, Randy Ponzio, who passed away in November 2011. Following his death, I reached out to the Vancouver music community and used the skills that I garnered at VFS to license original material from them to create an album that could be sold to raise money for Randy’s three children. The album features 20 heartwarming contributions from some of Vancouver’s most-celebrated artists, including Juno Award-winning rapper Shad, 2012 Juno nominee Mario Vaira, rising Vancouver star David Morin, and Randy’s sister, Valerie Ponzio.
The album was a cathartic and important activity for me to undertake as it helped me find healing in a time of pain and sadness. Randy was an incredible spirit, and his death had a profound effect on the music community, so to see all the artists come together to work on tribute songs was really amazing. The support for the album has been incredible, and I couldn’t be more proud of the finished product! The album has been featured on Shaw TV’s Urban Rush, and I was pleased to perform my contribution “Safe From Harm” on the show!