Nymagee Outback Music Festival – A Day In The Dirt

Tonchi McIntosh

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‘Tonchi McIntosh grew up in Bourke and has Mexican blood running through his veins on his Mother’s side. He sings, his voice full of warmth and emotion, of Australia with a clear-sighted passion for the land and its traditional owners, moving from acoustic folk/rock to electric and touches of reggae and country. This mixture of musical forms enfolds his lyricism, and one of his strengths is the meshing of imagery, be it allegorical or as raw and rich as the red earth of the outback”.

www.acrosstheborders.com.au/management-tonchi.htm
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/02/16/1045330468261.html
http://www.myspace.com/tonchimcintosh
http://www.triplejunearthed.com/tonchi

Bio

Tonchi McIntosh:

Melbourne based Singer/songwriter.

Recently supporting Michelle Shocked (US), Dick Goughan (SCO), Rory
McLeod (UK), Bruce Cockburn (CAN), Chris Smithers (US), James Keelahan
(CAN), Peggy Seeger (UK) and performing at the Great Victorian Bike
Ride, Walmadany Concert for Heritage in Broome, Woodford, Canberra
National, Port Fairy, Apollo Bay, Blue Mountains, Illawarra, Tamworth,
Georgetown (TAS), Billyana and Brunswick Music / Folk Festivals.

He is booked to perform at this-years Nanga Folk Festival and the 2010
Fairbridge Festival W.A., recently returning from Broome where he played the Diver’s Tavern at Cable Beach, and the Pearl Luggers with the Pigram Brothers.

REVIEWS

“Cool combo of great beatboxing, dub-tastic riddims and essential
message. People get ready indeed!”
Caz Tran, triple j

“Tonchi McIntosh, remember the name. If all things were equal in the
music industry, especially in Australia, McIntosh’s name would not
need to be remembered. It would be before the public’s eye simply for
the talent associated with it. Bridges is his debut album and its
maturity of songs and their impressive execution belies his relative
recording inexperience.
McIntosh was born in England, grew up in Bourke and has Mexican blood
running through his veins on his Mother’s side. He sings, his voice
full of warmth and emotion, of Australia with a clear-sighted passion
for the land and its traditional owners, moving from acoustic
folk/rock to electric and touches of reggae and country. This mixture
of musical forms enfolds his lyricism, and nowhere is this more in
evidence than in the stunning ballad Give It All Away (Che).
One of McIntosh’s strengths is the meshing of imagery, be it
allegorical or as raw and rich as the red earth of the outback. It
gives his music an originality, that in Australia, is something to
savour”.
Warwick McFadyen, The Age

“These songs have lots of blue sky in them. Beneath that is a broad
red land and somewhere in between is a light strong voice with sun in
it. Tonchi McIntosh is that rarest of things, an original”
Martin Flanagan, Author, Journalist

“…It does lift your spirits to hear new, younger, voices and
songwriters that capture your imagination. He’s a brave, clear, fresh
voice for our times. He writes with intelligence and soul. One of the
most important songwriters to emerge in Australia in the last 10
years.”
Shane Howard, Goanna Band

“…A maturity beyond his years, Tonchi is making a contribution to the
real music of this country”
Kev Carmody

“Holding the song-writing torch for the next generation”
Neil Murray (Warumpi Band)

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