Toni had her first hit at age 14 under the name “Little Toni Marsh” on Prism Records. The song ”Video Burnout,” is now recognized as an international dance classic. She was nominated for and R&B Music Association Award with her MCA records hit “I Want Your Guy.” She performed her hit on the Rhythm & Blues Awards as the show’s finale backed by a choir of stars including Bobby Brown, Cameo, Dionne Warwick, and Jocelyn Brown.
Toni has the distinction of being one of a handful artists, like Syreeta Wright and India Arie, to peek the interest of Stevie Wonder. With arguably the greatest songwriter of the 20th century as her mentor, she recorded on Tamla Records and performed as an artist on Stevie’s elite roster of talent.
Toni is an original member of the multi-platinum band Lisa-Lisa Cult Jam (Columbia Records) The band’s smash hits include “I Wonder if I Take You Home” and “All Cried Out.” She recently took the role of musical director for Lisa-Lisa on the Free Style Explosion tour.
Toni has toured the world as a recording artist and has appeared and performed on manyevery national television shows including The Grammy’s, The American Music Awards, The Joan Rivers Show, The Rhythm and Blues Awards, The World Music Awards, Club MTV, The Arsenio Hall Show, and Soul Train. She can be seen in the Unsung documentary for Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam on TVOne as an original member of the legendary group.
Since 2006, Toni has lead Project Orange Music, a ground-breaking events band dedicated to making the parties they perform at unforgettable.
Toni’s vocal range and capability sets her apart. Like a human juke box she can flip from one genre to another effortlessly. Her true gift lies in reading a room and knowing exactly the right hits to sing at exactly the right pace to keep the dance floor full. She is pure energy on stage—and it doesn’t stop there… her energy fills the room, lifting the crowd with her throughout the entire performance.