Anthonie Tonnon Profile

aka Tono and the Finance Company
Russell Brown
10 Jun 2021

Anthonie Tonnon’s musical story sounds familiar enough at first: he formed a band while he was at university in Dunedin and kept at it. But it’s also a story of innovation and reinvention in a changing music industry, and of memorable songs about things most people don’t write songs about.

Tonnon can’t quite claim to have been born in Dunedin – he moved there from Tauranga in 1986 with his family, when he was three months old. Most of his childhood was spent in the city’s outskirts at Fairfield and Chain Hills, at a physical and cultural distance from the city’s musical heritage.

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Anthonie Tonnon in rehearsals for A Synthesized Universe, 2019.
Tono and the Finance Company opening for Beirut, Powerstation, Auckland, 2012. L to R: Hayden Eastmond-Mein, Mimsy Cable, Anthonie Tonnon, Stuart Harwood, Jonathan Pearce.
Photo credit: Rachel Brandon
Anthonie Tonnon - Mataura Paper Mill (2020)
Anthonie Tonnon, Two Free Hands tour, 2017.
Anthonie Tonnon - Water Underground (2015)
Anthonie Tonnon in Youngstown ,Ohio.
Photo credit: David Pokrivnak
Jonathan Pearce with Tono and the Finance Company, opening for Beirut, Powerstation, Auckland, 2012.
Photo credit: Rachel Brandon
Anthonie Tonnon NZ tour, July 2013.
Tono and the Finance Company, 2010. L to R: Andy Straight, Anthonie Tonnon, Chris Miller.
Photo credit: Lucinda McConnon
Anthonie Tonnon – promotional image from A Synthesized Universe.
Photo credit: Shanaya Allan
Anthonie Tonnon - Fragile Thing cover by Auckland artists John Ward-Knox, Erin Forsyth, Aleksandra Petrovic, Ceili Murphy, Jenna Todd, Timothy Chapman, and Taarati Tairoa.
Anthonie Tonnon, Rail Land, Waitati 2018.
Photo credit: Karlya Smith
Tono and the Finance Company, 2012. L to R: Stuart Harwood, Mimsy Cable, Hayden Eastmond-Mein, Jonathan Pearce, Anthonie Tonnon.
Photo credit: Emily Hlavac Green
Anthonie Tonnon, Chick's Hotel, Port Chalmers, 2013.
Anthonie Tonnon – A Synthesized Universe, Auckland Arts Festival, 2019.
Photo credit: Karlya Smith
Anthonie Tonnon - Entertainment (2021)
Mimsy Cable with Tono and the Finance Company, opening for Beirut, Powerstation, Auckland, 2012.
Photo credit: Rachel Brandon
Anthonie Tonnon - Railway Lines (2015)
Anthonie Tonnon, 2015.
Photo credit: Jenna Todd
Anthonie Tonnon and Caitlin Cook in an album cover outtake for Up Here For Dancing, 2012. 
Photo credit: Jenna Todd
Julian Carswell and Anthonie Tonnon during the filming of Old Images.
Anthonie Tonnon in 2012.
Photo credit: Milana Radojcic
Anthonie Tonnon in 2012.
Photo credit: Milana Radojcic
Anthonie Tonnon, Tauranga, 2014.
Photo credit: Jenna Todd
Anthonie Tonnon in a publicity image for Leave Love Out Of This. 
Photo credit: Belinda Merrie and Daniel Blackball Alexander
Anthonie Tonnon - Old Images (2018)
Anthonie Tonnon at Daytrotter, Rock Island, Illinois, 2015.
Photo credit: Karlya Smith
Anthonie Tonnon performing Two Free Hands with Elizabeth Stokes, Lot 23, Auckland.
Photo credit: Karlya Smith
Anthonie Tonnon, 2016.
Photo credit: Karlya Smith
Anthonie Tonnon - Two Free Hands, Recorded live May 2021 at A Synthesized Universe, at Stardome Observatory and Planetarium at the Auckland Arts Festival.
Anthonie Tonnon, Tauranga, 2014.
Photo credit: Jenna Todd
Anthonie Tonnon opening for Beirut, Powerstation, Auckland.
Photo credit: Rachel Brandon
Anthonie Tonnon at The Attic, 2012.
Photo credit: Daniel Blackball Alexander
Anthonie Tonnon, Rail Land image.
Photo credit: Belinda Merrie
Anthonie Tonnon, en route to Rail Land, 2019.
Photo credit: Karlya Smith
Anthonie Tonnon with Chris Miller and Andy Straight, recording with Tex Houston in Burns Hall, Dunedin, 2009.
Photo credit: Emily Hlavac Green
Anthonie Tonnon, 2015.
Photo credit: Darren Hanlon
Anthonie Tonnon at The Attic, 2012.
Photo credit: Daniel Blackball Alexander
Anthonie Tonnon live at Inch Bar, Dunedin, 2013.
Tono and the Finance Company opening for Beirut, Powerstation, Auckland, 2012. L to R: Hayden Eastmond-Mein, Mimsy Cable, Anthonie Tonnon, Stuart Harwood, Jonathan Pearce. 
Photo credit: Rachel Brandon
Anthonie Tonnon, Rail Land poster, 2019.
Anthonie Tonnon at The Kings Arms, Auckland, 2017.
Photo credit: karlya smith
Anthonie Tonnon - Two Free Hands (RNZ, 2019)
Anthonie Tonnon on tour in Arizona, 2015.
Photo credit: Karlya Smith
Anthonie Tonnon, Successor album release poster, Moon, Wellington, 7 March 2015.
Tono and the Finance Company - Marion Bates Realty (2013)
Anthonie Tonnon recording at the Attic.
Photo credit: Daniel Blackball Alexander
Anthonie Tonnon - Rail Land - Portobello (2021)
Anthonie Tonnon and Karlya Smith at the APRA Silver Scrolls, 2015.
Photo credit: James Ensing Trussell
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