Toni Rowland was born and bred at South Africa. She writes her material herself and at times with the help of her sibling Bronwyn. The band members include Ken Hensley on keyboards, Ovidio Lopez on guitars, Juan-Carlos Garcia on drums, Antonio Fidel on bass and Bronwyn Rowland on harmonies and backing vocals. Toni had been a part of many bands in the past with the last and most successful one being Mantis. Toni released her solo album after a hard work of ten months with production be Kens Hensley. Ken, besides being the album producer, played Hammond, keyboards and guitars in the album too.
According to the music reviewer Scott Ward, Progressive Music site Sea of Tranquility
"For her first solo effort, South African songstress Toni Rowland received a major boost with the invitation by Ken Hensley to help produce and play on her debut disc. Recorded in his studio in Spain, this album shows the terrific songwriting ability of Ms. Rowland along with a sprinkling of the magic that Hensley brings to the table." Excerpt from Album Review
Toni also toured with Dilana on her South African Tour last year. She was also appointed as ambassador for Heart & Sole Tour. Toni has just released her new music video for "I'll be Here Waiting", from her album "Unfolding". You can find her album at these links:
Kai Von Pannier, who happens to be a friend, management and PR person of Rowland, is credited for this piece of talk with Toni Rowland. Toni is currently working with on a project with Electronica /Club with DJ Michael Angello. She also recorded the song "Put Your Foot Down" for the Mineseeker Foundation in support of their Sole of African campaign. The proceeds of the sales of the song will be donated to the Sole of Africa. Toni is currently signed with Grand Axe Music.
Interview by Sadaf Fayyaz ©2010