Tony! Toni! Toné! merged the past and present like no other R&B act of the 1980s and '90s. 

Tony! Toni! Toné! epitomized the art of blending past and present in R&B like no other during the '80s and '90s. With a seamless fusion of new jack swing, gospel roots, and classic R&B influences, they crafted music that resonated both immediately and enduringly. Their approach to songwriting was meticulous yet organic, leveraging vintage techniques alongside cutting-edge studio innovations—from lush live string arrangements to expertly looped breakbeats. The result was a catalogue brimming with soulful ballads and irresistible dancefloor anthems.

From 1988 to 1996, their chart dominance was undeniable, scoring a dozen singles in Billboard's Top Ten R&B/hip-hop chart, including iconic tracks like "Feels Good," "If I Had No Loot," and the Grammy-nominated "Anniversary," which also made waves on the Hot 100. Their four studio albums—'Who?' (1988), 'The Revival' (1990), 'Sons of Soul' (1993), and 'House of Music' (1996)—each achieved gold, platinum, or multi-platinum status, cementing their status as R&B legends.

Formed in Oakland, CA in 1986.

Tony! Toni! Toné! traces its roots to a familial bond between half-brothers D'Wayne and Raphael Wiggins, alongside their cousin Timothy Christian Riley. Initially jamming together in informal settings, they soon made their mark with the independently released single "One Night Stand" in 1987, followed swiftly by a deal with Polygram subsidiary Wing Records founded by Ed Eckstein. Collaborating with Denzil Foster and Thomas McElroy—renowned for their work with Timex Social Club and Club Nouveau—the trio launched their debut album 'Who?' to critical acclaim and commercial success.

The Revival and Sons OF Soul

Their sophomore effort, 'The Revival,' showcased their evolving artistry with a more hands-on approach to writing, production, and instrumentation. This album not only solidified their position in the R&B pantheon but also spawned multiple chart-topping singles, including the infectious crossover hit "Feels Good" and poignant ballads like "It Never Rains (In Southern California)." The apex of their career came with 'Sons of Soul' in 1993, a testament to their deep musical roots and creative growth. Recorded partly in Trinidad, the album yielded unforgettable tracks such as "If I Had No Loot" and the timeless "Anniversary," earning widespread acclaim and Grammy recognition.

House of Music

By the time 'House of Music' arrived in 1996, the trio had matured individually and creatively, reflected in their more disparate recording process. Despite this, the album spawned hits like "Let's Get Down," underscoring their enduring appeal and knack for innovation.


Though Tony! Toni! Toné! disbanded before the advent of neo-soul, their influence endured through the solo pursuits of its members. Raphael Saadiq, in particular, carved out a successful solo career, while D'Wayne Wiggins continued to collaborate widely including signing and developing Destiny Child, and Timothy Riley lent his talents to various musical projects.

just me and you tour 2023

In a remarkable twist, the trio announced a long-awaited reunion Raphael Saadiq revisits  Tony! Toni! Toné! culminating in the 'Just Me and You Tour' in Fall 2023—a testament to their timeless music and enduring legacy, drawing sold-out crowds across 25 cities in the United States. Tony! Toni! Toné! remains a testament to the transformative power of blending tradition and innovation in modern music, a legacy that continues to resonate deeply with fans old and new alike.  The lens, legacy and tradition of Tony! Toni! Toné! Is preserved and amplified through live musical performances and a commitment to nurturing the next generation of artists worldwide.

Music Discography

Who? (1987)
The Revival (1990)
Sons of Soul (1993)
House of Music (1996)