TONI Lee is unique, utterly unique in that she recreates the voice of Karen Carpenter like no one
Her touring show ‘We’ve Only Just Begun” has been on the road now for over 5 years and its
simply the best Celebration of the Carpenters music to be heard anywhere in the world. The show
features every Carpenter hit with an 8 piece big band and Audio Visuals of The Carpenters career
highlights. It’s an evening of pure nostalgia where Toni Lee truly becomes Karen Carpenter. Living
the dream and performing as her childhood idol, falling in love with her voice as a very young
Two sides of Toni Lee
Along with her Carpenters role recreating the voice of Karen, Toni also performs in her own Abba
Tribute, Fleetwood Mac Tribute & Even an 80’s iconic BLONDIE Tribute show as well as a Solo
covers performer in her own right, singing hits from many well-known artistes all of which are
also the main stay of her music career to date.
She has performed in her own right, opening for, The Drifters, Midge Ure, 10cc, Air Supply and
Steve Harley. She has also performed privately for many top celebrities including Richard Branson
and Frankie Dettori, Rick Wakeman & Kim Wilde.
Music has been in her life as her Dad was the Bass player in the original Vanity Fare who having
topped the charts in UK, USA, Japan & Europe, touring Australia and also toured the USA as
support act for the Beach Boys.
Her late Mother also worked for years in the music industry as Manager to many local bands
acting also as an Agent & Promoter, as well as being extremely musical herself having
discovered Vanity Fare working them up to being signed by a record label.
Toni therefore, from a young age, has been surrounded by bands, singers and preparation for
live gigs and events. When other kids were playing street games, Toni was watching her Dad pack
his Bass and bags ready to tour the world, discovering what life on the road was all about. Let
alone seeing him constantly in press cuttings and on National TV in concerts.
She first came to national attention when she appeared as Karen Carpenter on ITV “Stars in Their
Eyes” which has led to the creation of her touring show “Karen So Close’, which regularly tours
the UK, Ireland & Europe. With Australia, New Zealand, Asia and USA not far on the horizon.
With over 26 years’ experience as a performer, Toni Lee is the ultimate professional performer
whose attention to detail and pride in her work is second to none. Fame and success have been
arrived late for Toni but like the song says It’s Only Just Begun….
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