tonye aganaba, singer/guitarist


Tonye Aganaba is a sultry singer-songwriter born in London, England and raised in Northern Canada. Since moving to Vancouver she has been featured on a collection of recordings spanning multiple genres of music such as Electro-House, Dubstep, Neo-Soul, Hip-Hop and R&B.


Well-travelled and experienced, Tonye has been invited to perform around the world; her versatility allowing her to connect with all audiences and increasing her continuously growing and loyal international fan base. A testament to the diversity of her craft, Tonye has had the pleasure of playing 4 dates at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and also opened for Reggae Fusion Singer Shaggy, to name merely a few of her 2014 accolades.


In addition to her playful in-your-face presence, Tonye’s soul sound and stunning charm combined with her jazzy vibe and dance worthy tunes set her in a sassy class of her own making her an irresistible force and the perfect addition to your event!


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tonye aganaba and the foundation

For larger events Tonye Aganaba also performs with The Foundation. She first met the band in 2011 and together they deliver an explosive performance packed with neo-soul and R&B vibes. This group is heavily influenced by traditional soul in both showmanship and performance but proficiently blends those influences with contemporary elements.

Since forming, Tonye and The Foundation have had many memorable performances which include: opening for Ziggy Marley at the Vogue, opening for the Skatalites at Venue, performing at the Music BC Showcase at the Vogue, in addition to many self-promoted shows at venues such as Fortune Soundclub and the Shark Club.

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The Al Guraliuk Jazz Quartet
Adam Woodall, Singer/Guitarist
Aidan Miller, Singer/pianist
Allegra, Flute & Guitar Duo
Amanda Wood, Vocalist
The Armadillo String Quartet
The Ben Henriques Jazz Trio
Colin Bullock, Singer/guitarist
The CoverArtists,Vintage Band
Daryl Jahnke, Jazz Guitarist
Dave Martone, Latin Guitarist
Doug Towle, Latin Guitarist
Elisa Thorn, Harpist
Emily Chambers, Soulful Vocalist
Encore, Musical Duo
The Gatsby Strutters Jazz Band
The Gastown Strutters Dixieland Band
Heywire, Vocal/Guitar/Violin Trio
Hip Pocket, Jazz Ensemble
The Honeycrooners Show
Howie Abel, Guitarist
Janelle Nadeau, Harpist
Jen Lewin, Singer/pianist
Jillian Lebeck, Jazz Vocalist/Pianist
John Gilliat, Latin Guitarist
Kadabra, Latin Jazz Quartet
Karla Sax, Pop/Jazz Artist
KokoSoul,Vocal/Piano Duo
Krystle Dos Santos, Urban Soul
Kytami, ViolinExtremist
Latin Lounge, Pop Jazz Trio
LeftCoast Band
Lori Pappajohn, Harpist
Luis Giraldo, Vocalist / Pianist
Louise Southwood, Classical Guitarist
Mehlinda Heartt, Harpist
Melanie Dekker, Singer / Guitarist
Myles Bigelow, Urban Soul
Nathen Aswell, Singer
Paul Filek, Singer/Guitarist
The Saul Berson Jazz Trio
The Scott Robertson Jazz Trio
Sean Dillon, Singer/Guitarist
Sons of Granville, Pop Fusion Trio
Stolen Moments, Jazz Trio
Suzka, Contemporary Violinist
The Swing Soul Band
Take Two! Vocal/Piano & Bass Duo
Tom Arntzen, Vocalist / Pianist
Tonye Aganaba, Singer/Guitarist
Trevor Hoffmann, Pianist
UnoMas, Soul Jazz Trio
Van Django, Gypsy Swing