Tonic Sol-fa is a ground-breaking a cappella ensemble from Minnesota in constant development since their formation two decades ago. TSF stands as one of the leading forces in the world of vocal music with Emmy Award winning arrangements and multi-million selling compositions.
>> Career Highlights
Tonic Sol-fa has established itself not only as the most in-demand vocal group in the Midwest, but also one of the most successful independent acts in America. In addition to substantial CD sales of its own independent releases (2,000,000 copies sold), the group has toured extensively throughout the US and abroad, building their financial base with a steady list of festivals and private shows that eventually led to numerous sold-out tours of theaters and small arenas.
Tonic Sol-fa began at St. John’s University in Central Minnesota and includes lead vocalist Shaun Johnson, tenor and vocal percussionist, Greg Bannwarth, and bass, Jared Dove. Together the group reached national prominence with appearances on NBC’s Today Show and in Newsweek magazine. Along the way, they shared the stage with a number of recognizable performers including Jay Leno, Jeff Foxworthy and Lonestar, and were recently part of Garrison Keillor’s 30th Anniversary celebration of A Prairie Home Companion.
At present, Tonic Sol-fa is in the studio recording their latest album, entitled “Original,” a new recording in a catalog of numerous award-winning DVD and CD projects highlighting three indelible voices. This outstanding blend has resulted in multiple Contemporary A cappella Recording Awards, NACA (National Association of Collegiate Activities) Entertainer of the Year nominations, considerable national press, and has landed their music on the best-selling seasonal DVD at Wal-Mart, The 12 Dogs of Christmas.
Further Tonic Sol-fa released their third television holiday special in 2010, which aired over 1800 times in forty-seven states and Canada. The new PBS special will be shown through 2015, continuing to spread Tonic Sol-fa’s unique sound to an ever-growing audience.
Tonic Sol-fa continues to tour, record, and conscientiously run their business in the only way familiar to them – differently.
“We have had Tonic Sol-fa perform for General Mills several times in front of a variety of audiences. The group is always entertaining, energetic and never fails to elicit positive feedback. Until you have heard them perform, you can’t believe the dynamic sound put forth by four voices. In addition, the group is highly professional and accommodating, and very easy to work with.”
–Trade Marketing Director, General Mills
“A vocal kaleidoscope…unique to the human voice.”
–New York Times
“Tonic Sol-fa’s performance is a perfect mix of great vocal arrangements and audience-focused fun. We love working with them!”
–Director of Presentations, Minnesota Orchestra / Orchestra Hall
“They are a dream to work with from a presenter standpoint. Lively fun show, rave audience reviews and easy to present…I would definitely book Tonic Sol-fa again!”
–Historic Holmes Theatre, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
“Tonic Sol-fa was the feature entertainment for the ING National Conference and brought 700 home office and representatives to their feet. In today’s music scene, most people don’t regularly seek out a cappella, so Tonic Sol-fa’s style was a bright and refreshing surprise. The sounds were amazing – you’d swear there were instruments somewhere in the background. These boys are engaging, funny and energetic. Their sound was clean, fun and sometimes even emotional. Tonic Sol-fa sang for an hour, but we would have welcomed them for much longer. They are an excellent choice for anyone’s corporate event!”
–Director of Marketing, ING Financial Partners
>> Basic Set-Up Needs
The technical needs for this artist vary depending on the type of show and presentation space. Specific details can be discussed when contracting artist.
>> Sample Introduction
The following is a sample introduction you might use when introducing Tonic Sol-fa (pronounced: Tonic Soul-fa) to your audience:
“Tonight/today we present an Emmy Award-winning trio that has earned a reputation as America’s premiere vocal group.
Building a loyal fan base with sold-out national tours – and now seen widely on public television – please help me welcome Greg, Jared, and Shaun…Tonic Sol-fa!”
>> Pricing Information
Pricing for each act varies depending on a number of factors including: location of the event; popularity of the date; routing for each act; type of event; single or multiple day performances; length of show, etc. To get a specific and accurate quote for your event please contact our office by completing the form below or calling (888) 654-6901. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients' questions.