Arena Theatre NYE 2013
Tony! Toni! Toné! & Jon B: New Years Eve
Tony! Toni! Toné!
Tony! Toni! Toné! was an R&B group from Oakland, California popular from their formation in 1988 to the mid to late 1990s. It was composed of D’wayne Wiggins on lead vocals and guitar, his brother Raphael Wiggins (also known as Raphael Saadiq) on lead vocals and bass, and their cousin Timothy Christian Riley on drums. Other members were Elijah Baker, Carl Wheeler, Randall Wiggins, and Antron Haile.
Their first album was released in 1988 and was titled Who?. The album went gold and had several hit singles. The first of these, “Little Walter”, went to #1 on the R&B charts. While none of the singles went gold, the next three singles, “Born Not to Know”, “For the Love of You” and “Baby Doll” were all Top 10 R&B singles.
Firmly establishing themselves, the group’s second album The Revival was released in 1990 and reached platinum status. The album spawned several #1 R&B hits with “It Never Rains”, “Feels Good”, and “Whatever You Want”, all topping the R&B charts. “Feels Good” was the group’s first single to breach the Top 10 of the Hot 100 and managed to go gold.
Furthering the group’s success, they released their best selling album to date, Sons Of Soul, in 1993. The album went double platinum and had hit singles: “If I Had No Loot” which hit #7 on the Hot 100, “Anniversary” which reached #10 on the Hot 100, and “(Lay Your Head On My) Pillow” which reached #4 on the R&B charts.
Jonathan David Buck (born on 11, November, 1974), better known as Jon B., is a Grammy-nominated R&B singer-songwriter from Providence, Rhode Island, United States. His debut album, 1995’s gold-certified “Bonafide,” was particularly notable for the song “Someone To Love,” a duet with Babyface. The single was a #7 hit on the US R&B charts. He has since released “Cool Relax,” “Pleasures U Like,” “Stronger Everyday,” “Helpless Romantic,” and his latest album “Comfortable Swagg.” His sound is a mixture of R&B/Soul with elements of Hip-Hop and Pop.