Beyond The Voice Tour
BEYOND THE VOICE
THREE FORMER “VOICE” CONTESTANTS COME TOGETHER FOR THREE CITY TOUR
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 28, 2015
Honolulu, HI – Barry Black, Loa Greyson (Tini Grey), and Joe Tolo, contestants on NBC's The Voice in seasons 5, 7, and 8 respectively, have a common bond other than being contestants – they are all of Samoan ancestry. This, and their love of music, drew them together to form a lasting friendship, which ultimately led to the idea of coming together to do a three-city tour. Although they met with varying degrees of success on The Voice, they have each continued their musical journeys: pursuing music full time, or on a part time basis worked around school and day jobs; writing and recording albums, singles, and EPs; making music videos; playing live gigs.
Their short tour, set for October 8, 17, and 21 and centered in or near where each member of the trio currently lives, will consist of separate sets wherein each will perform their preferred style of music, with Black concentrating on the soul and R&B for which he is known throughout Las Vegas; Greyson, the smooth folk/pop that has made him a staple at venues like Downtown Disney in Anaheim; and Tolo, the pop and R&B he loves so much. The three will join together at the end of each concert to perform a traditional island song, taking them back to their roots.
Born in American Samoa, Barry Black (Amisone) grew up in Las Vegas and began making a name for himself as an up-and-coming soul and R&B singer while still in college. The singer-songwriter was soon playing all over Las Vegas, both solo shows and with his band, and opening for the likes of John Legend. His music is influenced by his Island roots, but he also loves jazz, reggae, and other genres. His duet of “I Wish It Would Rain” with Preston Pohl during the battle rounds on The Voice was a fan favorite. He has released an EP, “Lost and Found”, and is working on a full-length album. (For more information, see his website athttp://bbsoul.net/)
Born into a musical family – his father is the revered Samoan folk/pop artist Jerome Grey and brother Taumata Grey is a member of the group Common Kings - Loa Greyson, under his nickname “Tini” Grey, began his music career in Hawaii with the popular Polynesian R&B vocal group “Reign,” with whom he released one album in 2001. Influenced not only by his father, but also by a diverse list of R&B, Motown, Soul, Folk, Hawaiian, and Pop artists, Greyson created his own blend of all of those genres, with some acoustic rock and Polynesian added to the mix. A full time musician, the singer-songwriter has released an EP and two full-length albums to critical acclaim, and several singles and music videos. (Visit his website at http://loagreyson.com/home)
The youngest of eight children, Joe Tolo and his family moved to California from Samoa when he was four years old. His entire family sang and played instruments, so it was only natural that Joe follow in their footsteps. After studying nursing for three years at CSU Hayward, he took a year off to pursue his music dreams and participate on The Voice. His soulful performance of "To Love Somebody" during the Blind Auditions earned him a chair turn by Christina only 15 seconds into the song (followed later by Blake). He recently returned to college to complete his degree, but has also written the songs he plans to record on his debut EP. (Joe has a Facebook music page at https://www.facebook.com/
The 2015 Beyond The Voice Tour schedule is:
October 8 – San Francisco, CA, Neck of the Woods (406 Clement St), 9pm (21 and over)
October 17 - Las Vegas, NV, The Olive Hookah Lounge (3850 E. Sunset Rd), 9pm (21 and over)
October 21 – Carson, CA, Sol Venue (313 East Carson St), 8pm (21 and over)
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through Greyson’s website at:http://loagreyson.com/beyond-