Toiné Houston is a Spoken Lyricist/Neo Soul Emcee who can bring a varied musical showcase to any event. Whether it be a grass roots/acoustic vibe set with her and a trumpeter, a full 3-5 piece band with accompanied vocalists, or a mix in between...Toiné provides a smooth, soulful experience to any event.
Price Range: $750 - $3000
Gig Length: 30 - 60 minutes
What to Expect
- Poetic Influences
- Live Musicality
- Clean Material
- Easy Listening
- Dance Music
- Neo Soul/Hip Hop Influences
Toiné Houston is an African American Musical Artist who offers a variety of talents.
Affectionately named "Young Flame" within the poetry community, as a result of her constant efforts to spark/evoke emotion from her audiences. A professional musical artist/Emcee since the tender age of 17, and an actress and model for over the past 10 years - Toiné's music have afforded her opportunities to perform across the U.S., capturing crowds with her “straight from the hip” deliver.
The TVOne Network has even nicknamed Young Flame “the Jay-Z of poetry” after chosing her as 1 of 4 poets (out of 400) to land her own commercial for the “My Black is Beautiful” Proctor/Gamble campaign and nailing it in 1 take! Her latest EP, "Love States" is an soulfully eclectic mix of Neo Soul, Hip-Hop, Jazz and House providing listeners a 9-track ensemble detailing her journey of 4 states of love she feels as though one goes and grows through. Her debut video for her single “Fantasy” gives viewers a sultry taste into the vast stories this young artist is burning to share, and her latest singles “I Remember” and "Summertimmme" recently debuted on Chicago’s top R&B and Soul Station - V103 & iHeartRadio. Toiné has been featured on TVOne’s Verses & Flow Live and has also shared the screen with seasoned actors such as: Lawrence Fishburne, Delroy Lindo, Shia Labeouf, Tyrese Gibson, Jennifer Beals, Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard. She's acquired featured extra roles in Transformers 3, Contagion and Fox TV Network series - Chicago Code & Empire.
Toiné is truly a Jane of many trades, though writing and performing for/to a vast range of audiences (breaking age and color lines) make her unique in her own right.
Additional Booking Notes
Depends on venue
Past Booked Events
|November 14, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Hyatt Regency|
|November 13, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Illinois State University|
|September 05, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Illinois|
Dependent upon client needs and type of event it is.
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