- Wordplay Magazine
“Another lovely atmospheric groove...”
- Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music
To quote BBC6Music's Tom Robinson Toby Corton 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 pop overtone” and 2022 is looking as though it could be an exciting year for his music. Toby has been making music since 2017 and his love of the creative process has led him to taking photos of the likes of already legendary Drag Queen Bimini and London Trans Pride Founder Lucia Blayke. A refreshing mix of retro and modern influences, Toby describes his sound as “a modern British take on neo-soul built on a foundation of frank queer storytelling."
Toby’s previous supporters include the likes of Dazed, COLORS, NOTION, Clash Magazine, Earmilk and GX Magazine, as well as BBC 6Music’s Tom Robinson, BBC Introducing London and Essex. The talented singer-songwriter has developed from acoustic performances to 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 the music group, StateIsFlow.
Toby Corton is also a founding member of Sounds Queer; an innovative live music showcase spanning genre, expression and identity. The events champion diverse voices and sounds from the LGBTQIA+ community, whilst providing a safe space for audiences within it. Their first sold out event took place at Paper Dress Vintage and the team have also partnered with Sofar Sounds London to bring intimate offerings of divinely Queer music in a relaxed and up-close setting. 2022 will see Toby Corton continue to come into his own with more exciting new music, watch this queer space...