WELL goodness I have some BIG news. Over the past year I've been squirreled away creating a thing. I've been making and writing and recording 11 songs and this week I finished them. I'm so excited to share them with you. In the next few months I'm going to release two singles and then on the 12th of February I'm going to release the whole album.
If you are in Melbourne and would like to come along to the live launch in person you can 3pm on the 12th of February 2023 at a beautiful old Melbourne music venue The Wesley Anne in Northcote. Half the tickets have already sold so if you'd like to be there I definitely recommend grabbing tickets soon in case they sell out.
Come along have some pub food, a few drinks and say hello. I'd love to see you there. If you're not in Melbourne everything will be available online after that date (including a spot to pre-order vinyl and some merch created by the very lovely Annabel Warne) I'll keep you posted about that in the coming little while.
In the meantime you can find all the details below:
Here is a summary of the show:
Claire Tonti is a Naarm based singer/songwriter and host of both the award winning podcast Suggestible and her interview show TONTS. where she speaks to writers, activists, experts, thinkers and deeply feeling humans about their stories.
Launching her debut album Matrescence, this fresh 11 song record is a big open hearted story of what it means to be a woman, to battle with identity, to move into motherhood, to overcome birth trauma and how this transition through matrescence changes and alters us. Inspired by her own experiences and the stories from the incredible women she is privileged to know, Claire’s songwriting moves from stripped back acoustic folk, to songs with driving beats and addictive melodic hooks, including a love song to her kids and an exploration of mothering as a creative.
Produced, recorded and performed with her friend and collaborator Ezekiel Fenn and presented in collaboration with Kindred Women this will be a really special afternoon of storytelling and new music about love and loss and trauma and the messy imperfect joys and difficulties that sit inside us as we grow into ourselves and into our power as women.
The Wesley Anne is an accessible venue.
Drinks and food will be available at bar prices.
Merch will also be available for sale at the venue. Further details & support acts to be announced soon.
My friend the beautiful Annabel Warne also created my album cover and she's so clever and wonderful.
Hope you're doing really well out there and sending you lots of love! What an adventure making things is.
Love, Tonts x