Born and raised in Hilo, the Big Island’s small town. Tioni's parents and close family members, recognized Tioni's gift in singing at the early age of 5 years old. Tioni made her first public performance after just turning 11 years old with only six months of vocal training. Her instructor, Fredrick Williams of Blessed Academy, not only taught her the fundamentals of the art of singing, but also set a standard of singing from the heart, which is something she continues to hold close. Over the years, she has worked along side with: Sheila Lewis, Azure McCall, Tennyson Williams, David Anderson, Due Season, David Harris, James McWhinny, Howard Shapiro, Greg Perry, Damon Williams, William Daquioag, and so much more.
The debut album of Simple Session has finally arrived. Longtime friends and music collaborators; Paul Dunlap Jr., Jon Irei, and Noah Juan have created a blend of island music rich with harmony, originality and joy! This self-titled album (Simple Session) is sure to captivate a wide array of audiences with ten totally original and absolutely fresh tunes. Listeners will experience smooth, soothing sounds, catchy, intelligent lyrics, and full bodied messages of love! Enjoy this session, this very simple session.
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