We’ve Only Just Begun… With Toni Lee
Toni Lee is unique, utterly unique in that she recreates the voice of Karen Carpenter like no one else.
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 girl.
Along with her Carpenters role recreating the voice of Karen, Toni also performs in her own ABBA Tribute, Fleetwood Mac Tribute, and even an iconic 80’s Blondie Tribute show; as well as a solo covers performing 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 opened for, The Drifters, Midge Ure, 10cc, Air Supply and Steve Harley. She has also performed privately for many top celebrities including Richard Branson, Frankie Dettori, Rick Wakeman and 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 and 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…
September 2019 UK Tour Dates
10th – The Concorde Club, Eastleigh
11th – Public Halls, Harpenden
12th – Albert Halls, Bolton
13th – Floral Pavilion, New Brighton
14th – Bunn Leisure, Selsey
15th – Parr Hall, Warrington
- 17th – Playhouse Theatre, Harlow
18th – The Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage
19th – Central Theatre, Chatham
- 20th – Princess Theatre, Hunstanton