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Emerson Hart from Tonic Leads the Parade into the Boise Music Festival

Emerson Hart at the Boise Music Festival

Emerson Hart is the lead singer and songwriter of the alternative rock band Tonic. Tonic’s first release, Lemon Parade, was a multi-platinum success, featuring the hit songs, “Open Up Your Eyes” and “If You Could Only See.”

In 1999, Tonic returned with their second album and the mainstream rock hit, “You Wanted More.” In 2002, Tonic released their third LP, Head On Straight. In 2003, Tonic received two Grammy nominations – one for best Rock Performance by Duo or Group with Vocal for “Take Me as I Am,” and the second for Best Rock Album.

In February 2007, Hart signed a solo record deal with EMI/Manhattan Records to release his debut solo effort, Cigarettes and Gasoline. It was released on July 17, 2007. Hart’s first single, “If You’re Gonna Leave,” received airplay on American radio stations beginning in June 2007, while his second single, “I Wish the Best for You,” received airplay beginning in Dec 2007.

Hart’s second solo album, Beauty in Disrepair, is set for a spring 2014 release. The first single, titled “Best That I Can Give,” is currently being sent to radio stations for airplay in many markets throughout the USA. The track premiered on USA Today’s website on January 7, 2014 and can be streamed for free at:

Hart’s latest album is slated for an April 15th release, but can currently be pre-ordered from his website, The physical CD will be a signed copy and a digital download-only pre-order is also available. Pre-ordering also includes an instant download of two tracks from the album: “Best That I Can Give,” and “You Know Who I Am.”


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