Southern Tonic is an all male, post-collegiate a cappella group based in the Atlanta, GA area. We sing contemporary pop, rock hits that span several generations, along with the occasional B-Side from "semi-obscure" artists. Currently at 6 full time members, we sing for the love of music.
We take our music seriously, but don't take ourselves too seriously.
Run Around Sue at the Canton Theater
Moon Dance at the Five Points MARTA station
Seven Bridges Road at rehearsal
- Saturday, Sept 15th at 1pm - Roswell Arts Festival
Friday, Dec 14th at 8pm - Christmas at Canton Theatre
Saturday, Dec 15th at 8pm - Christmas at Canton Theatre
Lee comes from a musical background being involved in both instrumental and vocal
groups going as far back as the childhood church choirs, and all types of groups in
between. Lee studied French Horn performance for a while in college,(being the black
sheep of the performance studio) and thus deciding he didn't want to perform or teach,
moved on to his current full time profession.
Lee is a commercial photographer by day, and aca fan by night. Southern Tonic was born out of Lee's desire to sing in an all male, post - collegiate group. Not finding any such group in Atlanta, Southern Tonic became a reality.
Lee has several passions that sustain his downtime; college football, bbq, contemporary a capella, baseball, & Straight No Chaser concerts.
Matthew has almost constantly been in one vocal ensemble or another since middle school. He studied music at the University of Miami and after moving to Atlanta sang for a long time with the Michael O'Neal Singers and Chamber Singers, before becoming a charter member of Southern Tonic.
Many of the songs in Southern Tonic's repertoire are transcriptions done by Matthew, plus a few original arrangements.
Kenji has participated in a number of musical groups during his college and graduate school days, including an all-male acapella group, mixed voice Renaissance, concert choirs, both all male and mixed, plus a few barbershop quartets. Most recently, until he was found by Southern Tonic, he has been living in semi-seclusion in Northern Quebec ever since the unfortunate Denny Pratt tragedy.
One senior-year band camp talent show win unleashed the vocal powerhouse of John Hendrix onto the Acappella world. An alumnus of Georgia Tech's Sympathetic Vibrations, John has been a regular part of the Atlanta Acappella community since 2003. From hot VP beats to cool tenor harmonies, John now rounds out the Southern Tonic sound in dramatic fashion. Comrades in song, John brings the bullhorn, and Southern Tonic brings the noise!
Matthew has been making music from a very young age, much to his family's annoyance. From little baby drum sets to karaoke machines, high school choir to college a capella, Matthew has always enjoyed using his voice to bring joy and entertainment to others. His love of song is what led to him to Southern Tonic, where he has been a member for several years.
The younger brother of other member Matthew Jones, Eric was brought into the group after he finished school and moved back into the area. Like his brother, Eric has always felt the urge to sing, dance, and act like a total fool for other’s enjoyment on the stage and off. Eric grew up in Powder Springs performing in any way he could wether that be in a local choir, in performances at his high school, and even a handful of musicals around the area. After being away for four and a half years studying at Georgia Southwestern State University, Eric is back in town with a degree in theatre and a minor in music. Despite being brought into the fold later than the other guys, Eric hopes to be a fine addition to an already talented Southern Tonic.
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