21 Apr '11, 10am

Interview: Tonyé :: Performing at TAB tomorrow night

Interview: Tonyé :: Performing at TAB tomorrow night

A musician’s personal story is often the creative fuel for their musical direction. How has your past helped shape who you are as a musician today? On 11 September, 2001, my father was killed in the Pentagon. The day before he died, I told him how the entertainment business was wearing down on me and I didn’t know if I wanted to continue doing it. He sat me down and said: ‘Don’t ever start nothin’ that you can’t finish, and always do it to your best potential. Go full throttle with it and don’t hold back.’ And that was the last time I saw him. After that happened, there was a time when I hit ultimate rock bottom and got to a point where I just couldn’t take it. But I got myself together in my personal life and as an artist, and it had a lot to do with my family supporting me and encouraging me to get back out there. If it wasn’t for them, I don’t know where I would be righ...

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