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In the beginning before there were classical orchestras, chamber quartets, jazz combos or rock n roll bands, there was only one instrument: the human voice. Today, an a cappella quartet from the Twin Cities region, called Tonic Sol-fa, is determined to take this most traditional of all musical expressions and make it the next big thing. In their ten years together, Tonic Sol-fa has established itself not only as the most in-demand vocal group in the Midwest, but also as one of the most successful independent acts in America. In addition to substantial CD sales of its own independent releases (1,000,000 copies sold), the group has toured extensively throughout the US and abroad, first building its financial base with a steady list of private, corporate shows that led eventually to numerous tours of theaters and small arenas. Whereas previous a cappella groups have followed the traditional barbershop formula, Tonic Sol-fa has taken the a cappella musical artform to a new pop plateau, building a legion of loyal fans along the way with its solid material, pop arrangements, memorable performances and cutting edge stage presence. Critics and fans alike agree on one thing: Although there are many singing a cappella, NO ONE does it like Tonic Sol-fa.

Shaun Johnson - tenor
Mark McGowan - baritone
Greg Bannwarth - tenor
Jared Dove - bass

On Top Of The World (Holiday) Compact Disc (2007)
Christmas DVD (2006)
Boston to Beijing Compact Disc (June 2005)


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  • alostlove

    Discovered them through a Kare11 commercial. These guys are awesome!

    15 Dec 2009 Reply
  • kthompson6404

    The holiday concert absolutely rocks! The guys sing not only classic pieces, but modern interpretations, as well. My 4-year old's favorite is, of course, "Rockin' on Top of the World" from the Polar Express. They're in Kansas City in winter 2008... this is a tour you don't want to miss!

    12 Nov 2008 Reply
  • madisonsmommy

    Whenever Tonic Sol-Fa comes to my town, which is one weekend a year, it is just not enough for me. After every performance they you wanting more. They are fantastic performers and extremely talented.

    4 Oct 2008 Reply
  • omglieksquee

    I can't believe no one has written in Tonic Sol-Fa's shoutbox yet. I saw their Christmas DVD air on TV last Christmas Eve and was completely blown away!

    5 Mar 2008 Reply

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