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Thumbtack

Good Day to all,
     I recently just joined Thumbtack, an organization to help people find services over the internet.  They are designed to get your services out to thousands and in some cases maybe millions who might be looking for just what your company or organization can supply.  I heard about Thumbtack through my baby sister who just recently might of scored a very large job through Thumbtack that could possibly allow her to quit her current well paying job and start living her dream.  You go Baby sister and good luck to you.  Love,  your big brother.

Knew Posting for the Tonze

     It was so great watching the kids have fun at Lele's Thai Resaurant last time we played there.  We would like to see more people and thier families come on out and enjoy the live music that Lele's is bringing to the Gig Harbor area.  As a long time musician, we are always looking for places to perform and share our positive music influences.  We look forward to a long time music relationship here in Gig Harbor area.  Thankyou Lele's for believing in us and your support for live music.  Especially thanks to Sara for fighting for us. 

About the band members other lives on the other side of music.

       Now it's time to dive into the band members other lives outside the band. 
     Steve Minzel was born and raised in Seattle.  He started playing professionally at age 15.  Steve will tell you his self that he made more money then than he does now by far.  The music economy has been on a downward sliding scale since the 60's. 
     When I "Leslie Shelton" was first introduced to Steve I knew at the time we would be eventually performing together in some capacity.

Live Music Normality

There are a lot of bands out there performing cover tunes as well as there own material.  But very few attempt to do the tunes the Tonze cover.  For instance,
 
the "Tonze"  will do a Santana song," which we all know requires a guitar as well as other latin types of instrumentation" but still will pull the song off with lots of interpretation of the music with lots of the spirit and energy of the tune.  So the listeners will not even realize that they didn't have all the proper instruments to begin with to pull the song off.

Tonze to Date 2012-2013

What's happening this week with the Tonze?  The Tonze are playing at the Slaughter Company this Saturday from 7-10pm in Port Orchard a nice club on the water front near Titan Ford.  Playing a light contempory style of Old School R&B, Blues music the Tonze have tighten their sound over the last 20 years playing any gig they could get. The Tonze are still sort of locked into playing the Peninsula area and can't seem to break out into the Seattle, Tacoma area yet.  So they have lots of room to move.

What's happening with the Tonze?

    
       Well we have had a great year this 2012.   We've maintained 2 house gigs since the mid 2011 and have had lots of side gigs.  Some days we even had up to 3 gigs in one day.  I'm not trying to brag just that I have lots of appreciation for the benefits we have had all this year.  However things have slowec down at this point and we are scrammbling to find jobs.  I don 't know if it's because we are in the middle  of an election or what but things have almost come to a halt.
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