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 Welcome to the Tonze World of Old School Jazz Funk R&B...

For Your Enjoyment

Get ready for the best shows in town. If you're looking to see your favorite soul & R&B, Jazz/Blues trio,, then you'll find it here. From Wedding receptions to local fairs, to we promise you'll get the best experience in the greater Seatlle/Tacoma area..

Stay informed about our upcoming performances by checking our Events Page for the latest news on who is coming next.

Call 360 440-0347 today for more information. The Tonze will have you smiling and enjoying whatever function you may hire them for.

                "WELCOME TO THE TONZE WEB SITE"  

You are listening to the Tonze. A three piece R&B/Jazz/Funk band out of the Peninsula area. We have performed for lots of different events and venues. Everything from private birthday parties to Pawn shop grand openings we have done it all. Here is a list of some of the events we have done in the last 10 years performing as the Tonze.

                                                               Kitsap Credit Union Valentines Party for Elliot Grey 2012

Kitsap Wine Festival at the Bremerton Marina...2012

                    New Years Eve Party..Sons Of Norway in Poulsbo 2012

House Band Jazz night for Chet's Place in Bremerton 2011-2012

House Band Jazz night for Bremerton Bar & Grill 2011-2012

Global Bean Coffee shop in Silverdale, "Jazz Night Out"

Titus Ford Grand Opening in Port Orchard 2012

 These are just some of the few events the Tonze have been involved with over the last couple of years. 

     There are always new and exciting venues opening up for our Trio year after year. We look forward to the many new and interesting opportunities to play for in years to come.

The Tonze have been in the studio over the past couple of years working on there up coming 1st

CD to be released soon. Steve and Les have been the main writers for the CD project while Tony with

  his creative hand in the mix, puts it all together.

      The sound of the Tonze music will tell you that these gentlemen have done their homework and put in the

time. There tightness and creative skills will have you on the edge of your seat grooving to every

beat. There vocal harmonies are just as tight as the musical instrumentations.

So far the Tonze have written 8 songs for their CD. " You have it all" written and sung by Leslie Shelton, "Secrets" written by Leslie Shelton and performed by Steve Minzel on keyboards, Tony Handy on drums and Leslie Shelton on Electric Bass Guitar.

Most of the songs came together in Rabbit Hole studio back in 2010, but further developed during performing them on stage over the last 2 years. They have become very polished and tight arrangement wise with tons of energy as well as creativity. 

  The song, "You Have It All" was inspired by the break out of the war


A beautiful orange select Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar

' Les's 4 string Hamer Bass with

newyly replaced stainless steel frets and a brass nut oh and a new killer bridge. The Frets, bridge inlay, and brass nut were done by J. Thayer in Bremerton.. Awesome word & Thanks Mr. Thayer

      The Original "Tonze"

The Original Tones members: left to right, Mike Connor, Tony Handy, Leslie Shelton, Steve Minzel & Joe Richards

Back in the early 90's when the The Tonze first began they had several different names: the "Duel Tones", "Tones", "Silvertones", Since all these names were established domains we had no choice but to find a different one. So hence the name "The Tonze" was born. Ha, ha, we did it.

(Original members, left to right: Mike Connor, Tony Handy, Leslie Shelton, Steve Minzel & Joe Richards..)

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