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604 Records Signs Soul Music Sensation Tonye Aganaba

Debut Single “Villain” Out  February 10th

604 Records, one of the most successful record labels in Canada co-founded by prominent entertainment lawyer, artist manager, president and co-founder Jonathan Simkin and Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger has announced the newest addition to their roster, Tonye. “I knew I wanted to sign Tonye the first time I heard her sing,” says Jonathan Simkin. “Ironically I was at the performance because I was interested in the act that Tonye was opening for. But once I heard her sing, my focus completely changed to signing her! I love her voice, but I also love that her music is such a fascinating mix of retro elements and modern elements. There is something very classic soul about her music, but then there is something that also sounds very current. I am very excited about what the future holds for her.”

As the go-to feature singer for Vancouver’s EDM producers and DJs for years, Tonye’s soulful, powerful voice has always stood out from the pack. She has enjoyed numerous successful live concert touring stints over the years as a featured vocalist with The Funkhunters along with Chali 2na (Jurassic Five, Ozomatli), and from playing all of the most popular West Coast Canadian festivals including Shorefest, Squamish Valley Festival, and Vancouver Island Music Fest, all of which gave her a chance to carve out a unique style all of her own. Given her live concert prowess and buzz in the music community, Paquin Artists Agency recently jumped at the opportunity to sign Tonye. “Paquin Artists Agency is honoured to add another powerful female voice to our artist roster,” says agent Grant Paley. “Tonye has without a doubt established herself as a premier talent out of the West coast music scene and we look forward to being a part of her development on the national circuit”.

604 Records LogoSigned to 604 Records after releasing two solo indie projects, Tonye’s sound can be best described as electronic-spiked R&B/soul that will either make you want to dance or sing – or do both simultaneously. Her first single “Villain” will be released on Feb. 10th and was produced by Kevin Maher (Carly Rae Jepsen, Kat Von D) also known as Kevvy Mental of Fake Shark. Coming fresh off a bunch of 2016 tour dates with The Funkhunters, Tonye will be playing spot solo promo dates throughout the country to promote her forthcoming single, including Feb 11th at the Song & Surf Festival in Port Renfrew, BC,Toronto’s Black Arts & Innovation Expo on February 25th and Mar 5th at the Imperial Theatre for the Together We Can Fundraiser. Tonye is currently putting the finishing touches on her Villain EP set for release in the summer of 2017.

About 604 Records:

604 Records may be one of the most successful record labels in Canada, but at the same time 604 is an independent label in the truest sense of the word. Having recently entered into an exclusive deal with Sony Music for distribution in Canada, 604 boasts a diverse roster and history that spans over 14 years in the music industry. In addition to producing hit records, 604 has proven itself as a nurturing place for artists to develop at a comfortable and sane pace. Fan favorites Marianas Trench, Coleman Hell, Theory of a Deadman, Dallas Smith, and “Call Me Maybe” star Carly Rae Jepsen are some of the better-known artists on the roster.

About Paquin Entertainment Group:

Founded in 1985, Paquin Entertainment Group is a full-service, diversified entertainment company, and home to four divisions: Artist Management, Artists Agency, Theatre & Film and Corporate Services. Operating under the direction of Julien Paquin and Todd Jordan, the success of the Artists Agency division is built on creating and implementing tour strategies that deliver successful and sustaining careers for artists including Serena Ryder, The Sheepdogs, Whitehorse, K’NAAN and Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

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