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TOBIAH

Silk and velvet, light and love, natural and nuanced: these are among the indelible impressions of English singer-songwriter T O B I A H. Her stories are as pure and genuine as the voice that carries them, resolving life's experiences into hope and strength, and in a way that everyone understands.
Manchester-born T O B I A H was advised in her early teens to trade in the family piano for a guitar. Just two months later she performed at the local folk club, singing the first of what would become a catalogue of over 100 songs. She later caught the attention of manager Brian Freshwater (Joss Stone, Foy Vance) and continued performing and developing her unique style which found her signing to EMI/Chrysalis Music, working with a host of talents including Egyptian percussionist Hossam Ramzy, Rod Argent and American Idol producer Derek Bramble. Her first single, Hope in America, reached number one on many UK radio stations, heralding a period of song writing for U.S. artists including Will Smith, for his record label. But as trends in music shifted, T O B I A H stayed true to her roots and began producing the music herself in her small studio overlooking the inspirational South Downs.
Her latest album Are We Angels has been a labour of love. T O B I A H’s songs reflect her life, invite the listener in and touch hearts. Tragically widowed at 26, T O B I A H understands the pain of separation and loss. The title track tells of those small random acts of kindness, often from complete strangers, that helped her so much during that time. This collection features other celebrated musicians including the cellist Caroline Lavelle (Loreena Mckennitt), award-winning piano accordionist Colette O’Leary, Rowan Piggott on fiddle, Simon Callow on keyboards and New York multi-instrumentalist Kenneth Hope. Mixed by the legendary Robin Black (Jethro Tull, Cat Stevens, Paul McCartney, Steeleye Span, June Tabor), Are We Angels showcases the rich and delicate textures of T O B I A H’s distinctive vocals, while her ethereal harmonies, solid melodies and perceptive lyrics portray a strength and vulnerability that connect with an ever-growing fan base around the world.

T O B I A H enjoys performing in atmospheric and unusual venues and is planning a 2019 Are We Angels: The Secret Places Tour with Colette O’Leary , Rowan Piggott, Simon Callow and special guests,

'TOBIAH has the most silky, velvety, ethereal and heavenly voice' Justine Greene BBC

'An outstanding voice' Doug Welch BBC Kent Folk

'Beautiful' Greg Russel BBC New Traditions

''I was attracted to this album the first time I heard it and many plays later I still find it beautiful and moving. When the world starts to get too much, this is the one to play' folking.com (For full review see website )

‘Last night was really beautiful, really magical, completely entrancing’
Phil Hewitt, Chichester Observer

Other releases include, Golden Christmas Time (single), Moon Bear (charity single for Animals Asia), I’m Not Asking for a Miracle (EP) and Step Up, an intimate collection of 13 beautiful songs celebrating the power of endurance and the triumph of love.

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