"Scary is better than stale!"
Toni and the Stonehearts are finally here after a devastating false start. See, five years ago, their record was written, the release date was set in stone and everything was coming up along smoothly for the budding young artist. Heartbreakingly, Toni Bird’s co-writer and mentor sadly and suddenly passed away before the record was able to see the light of day. This deep emotional blow took Bird away from music and out on a soul-searching journey. “My world crumbled and I just couldn’t bring myself to keep making music without him”, the artist said in a recent statement about suffering such a loss. However, it took a warm invite to hit the road for touring with blues/rock band Nat Col & the Kings as well as a chance encounter with frontwoman Dallas Frasca to help bring Bird back into music. So yes, this rocker knows a few things about not giving up when the universe deals you out a horrible hand, and it's this advice of pushing forward when you're down that Toni gives to us:
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Recorded at Def Wolf Studios (where other Aussie legends DMA’s, Hockey Dad and Deep Sea Arcade have recorded), the Sydney-based studio was the perfect home for Bird’s return. Check out 'No Turning Back' below:
Toni Bird and the Stonehearts will be touring ‘No Turning Back’ in 2018:
Sunday 4th February - Lass O’Gowrie Newcastle
Friday 9th February - Whole Lotta Love Bar Melbourne
Saturday 3rd March - Frankie’s Pizza Sydney