I had the pleasure of hosting a Bread and Roses show for The New Bridge Foundation, a drug and alcohol recovery program in Berkeley, with rhythm and blues singer Tonette Jeanine, or TJ. She is truly a force to be reckoned with singing her mix of blues, R & B, roots rock and a little funk thrown in for good measure. She had the joint really rocking with her band, Johhny and the Be Goods. Their phat sound included guitar/keys, bass, drums and sax and the amazing TJ with her style of "in your face" vocals. If TJ's voice doesn't get your heart pumpin' or your toes tappin, then you've got some serious issues.
Phil Bearce Bread and Roses, 2006
I have heard many singers in my day and this lady is one of the best vocalist I have had the pleasure to enjoy. Her rich powerful voice delivers the songs she has selected with passion and grace. I was so impressed that I asked her to be a back ground singer at a couple of venues I had lined up and was delighted she accepted. She sang a solo song "At Last" that wooed the crowd and the musicians. I was definitely impressed with her stage presence and professional style. She is a force to be reckoned with and I encourage people to make it a point to see and hear this upcoming artist. As a matter of fact, I am working on a single that will be released soon and Tonette has graced this song with her wonderful vocal harmonies. Tonette, thank you so much for your wonderful talent and sharing it with me!!!! Keep on - keeping on. You are G-R-E-A-T !!
Anna Maria Flechero Neo-Jazz Singer/Songwriter,
Quadraphonics, “Thanks again” for an unforgettable evening. It's rare when one can enjoy being in the same room with such talented people much less at the foot of the stage. My only complaint is how tired my feet get after being unable to stop dancing to your terrific song list, which is off the chart when compared to regular R&B. In fact, there are times when I simply sit and take in Tonette's vocal range and radiant energy. It's sweet, really sweet. From my heart, you guys are great and I love the positive energy, great music and the vibes that move my inner soul with every one of your hot performances. I've seen most of the high end party dance bands in the Bay Area and they have better trucks but I would cancel most of those nights for just a few more on the floor with Tonette and the Boys.
Townley Paton - Customer
Hydro Bar & Grill - Calistoga, 2004