Born on Valentine’s Day, this Arizona-born songstress, songwriter & producer had sounds of soul music flowing through her veins at an early age. While voice training in those days started at her grandmother’s church, her professional singing career began as a child when she was chosen to sing background vocals for the legendary Jeffrey Osborne, and for the Rock Band Yes. The former beauty pageant winner decided long ago while singing along with Natalie Cole’s “Our Love” that music was her true passion and has set her sights on her dream ever since. While studying classical voice at Howard University, Tobin gained stage experiences performing with the school’s Chorale in which during President Clinton’s Inaugural Gala on the National Mall, performing background for Diana Ross, Whitley Phipps, and shared the stage with
LaBelle, Luther Vandross, Shai and many others Patti.
Having performed demos and background vocals for artists such as Joe, Chico DeBarge, Coolio, Chante Moore, Korea-based Uptown, Coco Lee and Mica Paris has prepared her for her moment to shine as a solo artist. She also appears on James Tobin’s sophomore release entitled “Late Nite” and co-wrote the title track. In addition, Tobin is a featured artist on the independent film “Fathers of the Sport” Soundtrack.
Although most of her influences are male singers like Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Marvin Gaye, Prince, and Donny Hathaway, Tobin is reminiscent of the sultry sounds and richness of R&B or Jazz singers of yesterday.
“I feel like this is what I was put on this earth to do…” – T. Tobin
Tobin’s newly released debut album entitled “Love Infinity” tells the story of love from romantic love on “I’m in Love” and “Touch the Sky” to brotherly love on the lead single “Free”. She punctuates each line with heart and soul, speaking to every generation with each melodic phrase. Prepare to be touched by her honesty as she expresses her unwavering admiration of her first true love…….music.
“Love Infinity” is available at CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, etc.