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“...delicious jazz-pop.”


“...beautiful dark-soul...”

- Wordplay Magazine

“Another lovely atmospheric groove...”

  - Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music

To quote BBC6 Music's Tom Robinson, Toby is a 'charismatic queer cockney creative' currently based in East London. His music has been described by Earmilk as “British soul, held together by a modern indie overtone”.


Making music since 2017, his creative talents have led him to photograph the likes of RuPaul's Drag Race UK Queens Bimini and Black Peppa, as well as London Trans Pride Founder Lucia Blayke and one of London’s hottest new soulstresses Sophie Faith. With music as the linchpin of Toby’s creativity, a storyteller at his core, his creative expression spills out into mediums beyond music, with him not only producing work for his own projects but also directing and producing for other artists. 


Toby’s supporters include the likes of Dazed, Wonderland, NOTION, The Great Escape Festival, Clash Magazine, Earmilk and GX Magazine, as well as BBC 6Music’, BBC Introducing London and Essex. Toby has already racked up over 500,000 views for his COLORS show and he has also performed on the mainstages of both London and Birmingham Pride. The talented singer-songwriter is now working with a full live band, playing to sold-out audiences for headline shows at Servant Jazz Quarters, The Windmill (Brixton) and The Roundhouse, for Roundhouse Rising Present as part of the music group, State Is Flow. 


Toby Corton has also been singled out as a ‘queer community leader’ by Brick Lane Jazz Festival (Timeout’s ‘Festival Of The Year 2023’) off the back of co-founding  Sounds Queer. His work with the live music platform champions diverse voices and sounds from the LGBTQIA+ community, whilst providing a safe space for audiences within it, which has led him to host and lead programming new music at Mighty Hoopla, as well as be a supported artist and creative entrepreneur by Rich Mix.


2024 will see Toby Corton continue to come into his own with more exciting new music, watch this queer space...

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