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From her major label debut in 2004 to her current independent spirit, Toby has mastered her own sophisticated urban pop. Toby Lightman returns with the release of her new album, Every Kind Of People. This is the New York City based artist’s first album since her independent release, Let Go in 2008, and perhaps her most compelling yet. Every Kind of People, will be released on the 10th year anniversary of her Lava Records debut album Little Things that earned her national acclaim with the single “Devils & Angels.” Lightman’s long time love affair with living in a hustling, bustling city, coupled with the human condition, is the journey that resides in the songs on Every Kind Of People.
Lightman moved to New York City after graduating from University of Wisconsin, and signed a record deal with Jason Flom (Matchbox 20, Lorde, Jesse J) of Lava Records with only 3 songs written. Her debut album, Little Things appeared on the Billboard Top 100 in it’s first week and gave way to comparisons to sultry songstress’ like Lauryn Hill, Sheryl Crow and Norah Jones. Her second record, Bird on a Wire (2006), helped lead Lightman to enormous success in the film and TV industry with the single “My Sweet Song” being featured in the movie PS I Love You, starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler. She began and has continued to tour extensively, both solo and sharing the bill with renowned artists such as Rob Thomas, Jewel, James Blunt, Gavin DeGraw, Train, Marc Cohn, and one special evening opening for the legendary Prince, an artist that Toby grew up idolizing.
Lightman launched her independent record career with her self-released album, Let Go, in 2008. The title track was picked up by Home Shopping Network for use in the network’s marketing campaign. She was then asked to sing the theme song and appear in the opening video for NASCAR on Fox. www.tobylightman.com