Jonny Tobin

Keyboards, Synths, Production

9 Reviews (6 Verified)
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GRAMMY and JUNO nominated keys player/prolific, soulful producer for your tracks!

Known for his huge, soulful sound on the keys, Jonny has excelled in a variety of collaborations across all genres. While groove-based music is his primary focus, Jonny is known for his ability to transcend genres. He has a knack for crafting his playing to cater to a wide variety of different styles, and this has resulted in session work with a diverse pool of talent. Jonny has performed with hip-hop artists, R&B/soul singers, instrumental jazz groups, pop singer-songwriters, country artists, reggae bands, and Latin bands. He has worked with acclaimed artists including multiple Grammy-winning R&B/gospel vocal group The Hamiltones. In 2018 and 2019, Jonny toured China with R&B/pop vocalist ZiZi (子子). Through 2019 and 2020, Jonny has been a part of David Ward’s Propeller series, which has united Ward and his band with a collection of talented artists from all over the world including Daru Jones, Swatkins, JC Maillard, and Brandon Coleman.

Jonny has been a valuable studio musician and producer, contributing keyboards/synths and beats/production to projects from many artists including rising hip-hop luminary D. Smoke (nominated for a GRAMMY), Johnny Burgos, EyeLoveBrandon, Makadi, Jordon Veira, BrandonLee Cierley, Potatohead People, Warren Dean Flandez (nominated for a JUNO), Katherine Penfold, Sarah Kang, Trian Kayhatu, Teon Gibbs, Janette King, and many others.

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9 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by francesco

    Jonny was super professional, helpful and very fast. The final product is awesome!! 5 stars deserved

  2. Review by Elvic K.

    Jonny did a wonderful job. Good communication understood perfectly what I was looking for. And yes, you should work with him. Thanks

  3. Review by G M.

    Jonny is the best! My second time collaborating and definitely not my last. He played keys for a song I've been working on and it sounded so so awesome :) A pleasure to work with again!!

  4. Review by francesco

    The work delivered is incredible, i feel very fortunate to work with him. He is really talented, professional and very helpful.
    I will definitely work with him again. Thanks!

  5. Review by Carl P.

    Hey if your looking for someone that can stay in the pocket of any groove, you need to be collaborating with Jonny Tobin!! A Great musician with Great communication! I’m definitely gonna collab with him on some more songs.

  6. Review by G M.

    Jonny is an absolute pro!!! He went above and beyond with the synthesizers for my song. Killed it, looking forward to collaborating again.

  7. Review by AustynKingMusic

    There are so many amazing awe inspiring characteristics about this man but the biggest one is his heart & his work ethic. Humble & consciously aware are traits a lot of people don’t have in this business but he has it and then some. He remix a song for me with a quick turnaround. I’m so happy to have worked with this genuis.

  8. Review by Catherine Hiltz

    Jonny is a dream to play with! Amazing pocket, sensibilities, style, and musicality, but he can also shred like nobody's business if you need him to! Jonny is also great human, a great hang, and committed to bringing out the best in everything he does. Highly recommend!

  9. Review by Paul Kinman

    Jonny has always been a pleasure to work with! Really nice, easy to communicate with, fast to respond to messages, and just an overall top notch player with great taste and tone! Highly recommend working with him if you get the chance!

Interview with Jonny Tobin

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: Numerous tracks of my own as well as finishing up some editing jobs for a few clients.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Ideally a mix of both for maximum textures and colours.

  5. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  6. A: I've been a musician for 20+ years, producing for 10 years.

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

  8. A: Funky, fresh, quirky, colourful.

  9. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  10. A: Lalah Hathaway - hands down my favourite vocalist.

  11. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  12. A: R&B, Hip-hop.

  13. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  14. A: I bring musical depth, maturity, a deep knowledge of music, a soulfulness and unique flavour that elevates tracks and productions to stand out from the rest.

  15. Q: What's your typical work process?

  16. A: I receive a track or idea from a client, get to work within a few days, send my work back to the client promptly, and await feedback (or do edits/revisions if needed).

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. A: I work with a high-end, maximum spec MacBook, with many keyboards at my disposal as well as hundreds of in-the-box plugins via Reason 11, UAD, and others.

  19. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  20. A: Pharrell, Robert Glasper, Timbaland, Kanye West, Common, Erykah Badu, Michael Bereal, Q-Tip, Anderson .Paak, Kaytranada

  21. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  22. A: Typically I track keys/synth, or produce tracks for artists.

Kameleon by Jonny Tobin (feat. Meiwa, Swatkins, and AstroLogical)

I was the Keyboardist, Composer, and Co-Producer in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Michael Jackson
  • H.E.R.
  • Pharrell Williams
Gear Highlights
  • Moog Sub 37
  • Nord Electro 5
  • Roland Jupiter 50
  • Roland Juno Di
  • Korg MicroKorg
  • Teenage Engineering OP-Z
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