I was raised in Wisconsin and currently live in Southeast Missouri with my husband of 24 years and our two teenage sons. I’ve been a musician all of my life. At 18 I started performing in clubs around Wisconsin and Oregon. In 1981 I travelled extensively as a lead singer of a rock and roll band as well as a solo artist. By far, my favorite gigs were privately booked military tours where I had the opportunity to play for the troops in Europe, Japan and Guam.
In early 2000, I had the honor of performing with my band for a Presidential Campaign rally and a pre-debate rally in St. Louis, Missouri. I currently enjoy performing and writing songs.
Toni Becker Band performing for a Presidential pre-debate rally in St. Louis.As a songwriter, I’ve enjoyed having a song called “Children Of The Image,” co-written with my husband, Brian, and two Nashville writers, Don Koch and Brian White, remain on the CCM charts for fourteen weeks. Another of our songs, “I Choose To Follow,” was recorded by Contemporary Christian artist, Al Denson. Two songs that I co-wrote with Texas music legend, Shake Russell, entitled “Edge Of A Dream” and “Save ItFor Me,” are included on his CD called “What This Heart Holds.” Currently I am writing songs with Grammy Award winner, Pat Hunt, Houston music icon and worship leader at Parkway Fellowship Church in Katy, Texas, for use by his burgeoning congregation. Pat is also the lead singer of World5, an international band currently charting well in Europe. One of World5’s next singles will be a Pat/Toni collaboration called “You Will Find Me”.
My CD, “Storybook”, was produced by my husband, Brian, at Sunset Blvd Studios, Nashville, as was a previous project called “Thin Blue In Between”. I also had the fortune of singing two lullabies on a compilation CD called “I Can Only Imagine: Lullabies For A Peaceful Rest,” which features Mercy Me’s, Bart Mallard, singing a lullaby version of “I Can Only Imagine” and other renowned artists. This work was nominated for a 2004 Dove Award. I sang background vocals on “The Fine Line” album by Wayne Watson and on my husband’s Benson projects, “Daring 2 B Different” and “No Longer The Wayward Son.” I also was the vocalist on a sweet lullaby project produced by Star Song called 25 Sleepytime Songs. http://www.amazon.com/25-Sleepytime-Songs-Various-artists/dp/B000TETM92
I play guitar and sing all the songs I absolutely love. Many of the songs I sing are from the 70s and 80s but I cover beloved classics old and new as well as many of my own songs. Visit my Set List page to view my entire list of songs. The choice of songs I sing creates a nostalgic atmosphere and invites the listener to relax and settle in to enjoy a memorable evening of fun with friends.
You can also visit my Facebook page for more information https://www.facebook.com/tonibeckersongs
Living outside my story book, Judging by the way things look, I’m not fooling anyone, anyway. Living outside my fairy tale. Bidding it a fare-thee-well. So much more to tell.
Thin Blue In Between