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Matt Tonks' creamy vocals & unique guitar style combine with Syd Green’s laid back yet passionate delivery on drums and dobro breathe magic into luminous songs. With a recent shift towards purely acoustic performances, TonkSGreen reveal a New Folk intimacy emerging alongside their towering acoustic-electric shows.
* Winner - Drum Media Alternative Artist of the Year, 2006 MusicOz Awards.
* J.B. Seed participants, 2008.
* Performer at the 2007 MusicOz Awards, Enmore Theatre, Sydney.
* Finalists for APRA Songwriter Award and Artist of the Year, 2006, 2008. (MusicOz)
* Finalist - Best Live Performance, 2008 MusicOz Awards.
With performances at Peats Ridge Festival, Blue Mountains Folk, Roots & Blues Fest; Imagine Festival (Melbourne), Warrandyte Festival (Melb); Festival of Flight, The Vanguard, The Basement, & the Enmore Theatre, TonkSGreen have played in every pub, scout hall, and grannyflat on the east coast of NSW and NZ over the last 3 years.
Heres a taste of what industry professionals are saying about TonksGreen...
STEVE BELL TIME OFF MAGAZINE:
Tonks has garnered a strong reputation for the inimitable live show that the duo (w. Syd Green on drums & dobro) perform.
BRAD TREEBY SOULSHINE.COM.AU:
Listening to this album one too many times may inadvertently cement it as the soundtrack to some segment of your life...
Synaesthesia is a classy album. Matt Tonks is the sort of talented singer/songwriter you dont come across very often.
PHIL JAMES THE BLURB:
Synaesthesia shows Tonks could well be a force to be reckoned with in Australian Music in the not too distant future. This is an engaging first effort that gives confidence that Tonks can deliver on his clearly massive potential.
MICHAEL SMITH THE DRUM MEDIA:
Anyone who has seen Tonks play will know what a remarkable guitarist he is, a man who not only has the dexterity to pull off some pretty amazing lines, but has mastered the technology to get sounds out of his guitar as unique as any Hendrix did in the day. Whats really impressive on the album is his vocal work.
JAMES POULSON TUNEFM:
Live reviews have constantly pegged Plugging Holes with Water as the highlight of his career thus far, and to be honest its difficult to disagree, at least until Sugarbone kicks in and you realise that Synaesthesia is one damn fine album which consistently impresses with each new track.
Good Head On Your Shoulders is a sunny acoustic pop tune that released in the middle of summer, would draw considerable attention. Seriously, this song could spread very far. Seek it Out.