Tonic started out organising music events to raise awareness of mental health.
We organised our first event at Portsmouth’s Pyramids Centre within our first six weeks. It included four stages of live music, with over 50 local and nationally-recognised performers. A year later, we organised our second all-day event: a sell-out show to a crowd of 1,500 people, compèred by Acid Jazz record label owner DJ Eddie Piller, and headlined by Terry Hall with the Dub Pistols.
In between organising large events, we have also arranged smaller gigs in local venues, such as The Wedgewood Rooms, The Joiners, and The Cellar in Southampton.