Toni Tennille

 

 

TONI TENNILLE

INCURABLY ROMANTIC, the title song of her latest CD, is an accurate description of Toni Tennille.

The 1975 Grammy Award winners for "Love Will Keep Us Together", Toni and her husband, Daryl "The Captain" Dragon, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in November 2000."Captain & Tennille" recorded 9 albums with 14 hits on the pop charts including "Muskrat Love", "Shop Around", "Lonely Night-Angel Face", and two, million-selling songs that Toni wrote about Daryl, "Do That To Me One More Time", and "The Way I Want To Touch You".

Known for her rich voice, sensual melodies, powerful stage presence and accessible personality, Tennille’s career is as versatile as it is successful. She co-starred with Daryl on the ABC television series"The Captain & Tennille Variety Show", and hosted the syndicated "Toni Tennille Variety Talk Show".

Since 1984 Tennille has had an additional successful career singing classic jazz standards and performing with top symphony orchestras. Her previous five albums of standards, "More Than You Know", "All of Me", "Never Let Me Go", "Moonglow", and "Tennille Sings Big Band" solidified her share of the marketplace, prompting reviewers to rave about her powerful voice and dramatic interpretation of lyrics.

Her most recent symphony program, "An Evening of Great Love Songs", is based on the songs of great American composers such as George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, Sammy Cahn and more. Audiences are flocking to her SRO performances across the country, with one critic’s bulls-eye remark, "Tennille's voice is spicy, soothing and intoxicating... like hot apple cider and rum."

In 1998 & 1999 Toni starred in the First National Tour of the Broadway musical VICTOR/VICTORIA. In the lead role of Victoria Grant, reviewers said of her performance, "Contralto Toni Tennille makes "Victor/Victoria" her own."... "Tennille glitters, whether she’s in a tux or in sequins."... "Toni Tennille is a strong lead with a smoldering, velvety voice."

MUSIC - Has Kept Them Together !

It was in the summer of 1971, while performing in a musical she wrote, "Mother Earth", in San Francisco, that Toni met husband-to-be Daryl Dragon, who auditioned for her as a keyboardist. One look, a quick listen and she hired him on the spot. Dragon reciprocated by hiring Toni to play keyboards for the next Beach Boys tour. She was, and has remained, the one and only "BEACH GIRL". Music lovers also recognize Toni’s voice on Pink Floyd’s, "The Wall" and Elton John’s, "Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me"


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