At the same time, she studied classical violin and spent many years with the prestigious New Brunswick Youth Orchestra with whom she played Carnegie Hall. She continued on to study theatre in Toronto and enjoyed 10 years in a successful acting career including shows produced by Mirvish Productions and Soulpepper Theatre.
It was during a run of Once in Toronto that a castmate introduced Toner to her now producers and good pals, Stewart Cameron & Peter Fusco. She began recording with them and never looked back.
Alicia’s first solo release, “I Learned The Hard Way” (2017) earned her much critical acclaim and SOCAN Songwriter of the Year for her song “Back To Fine.” She was featured on CBC’s Q as a part of Measha Brueggergosman’s Block Party and had extensive radio play for her first single, “Waves”. Her latest album, “Joan” was released in June 2021 and it marks the arrival of an artist you must pay attention to.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
2022- Canadian Folk Music Award (Solo Artist of the Year) - AWARDED
2022 - East Coast Music Awards (Rising Star and Solo Recording of the Year) - nominated
2022 - Music PEI Awards (Solo Recording of the Year) - AWARDED
2022 - Music PEI Awards - 6 additional nominations
2017 - SOCAN Songwriter of the Year for "Back to Fine"
“[“Have it all” is]…a widescreen pop-rock anthem powered by thundering drums, pulsing synths and Toner’s heart-rending, force-of-nature pipes.” - Tinnitist