Presenting Zion's Voice!
JANET BRUNT - vocalist
UINI "BLUE" TIPENI - vocalist
D&C 58:27 "Verily I say, men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause and do many things of their own free will and bring to pass much righteousness." Uini,the youngest of six loves smiling and makes sure that everyone around her smiles. Her favorite quote: "Laugh and the world laughs with you... laugh too much and you meet laughing's best friend, crying." Uini served a full-time mission to the Washington, Tacoma mission and her mission president always said as she passed him: "There goes the most beautiful smile in the mission!" She was once a member of Divine Heritage, a choir based in Utah and loves being a part of Zion's Voice, being "..anxiously engaged in..." touching the hearts of the people by sharing her testimony through music. While being "anxiously engaged in a good cause..." she herself got engaged and has been sealed to Richert Tipeni....the love of her life.
DAVID LEULUAI- vocalist, narrator
THERESA LILI MOE- vocalist
ROBERT NIKO- vocalist, pianist
JOHANNA SOIFUA- vocalist, pianist
Johanna comes from a very talented family of musicians. As a young girl, her earliest memory of hearing her parents play guitar and harmonize together instilled in her the deep love of music. She grew up listening to her Aunts, Uncles and older cousins singing and wanted to be just like them. As a member of Zions Voice, she thoroughly enjoys sharing her talent and testimony of the Savior Jesus Christ through its deep message and music. Her hope as a Zion's Voice member is to touch hearts, lives and spirits through song and word as BEING a part of this group has uplifted her and strengthened her testimony.
BERNARD TALANOA - vocalist
BERNICE TALANOA- vocalist, narrator
As the 2nd child of 4 siblings, born and raised in Los Angeles, Bernice states that an interesting thing about she and her siblings are that their names are all similar: Bernadettte, Bernadine and Bernard. "The "B" family". Bernice comes from a very musical and family oriented background. She sang for "Musical Truth" for 1 1/2 years in Laie, HI and is pleased to be a member of Zion's Voice. She is also part of managemant for the Hawthorne based dance group "TUPULAGA", which is run by her family and friends, in hopes of instilling the customs of Polynesia through song and dance. She was blessed to serve a full time mission in Rosario, Argentina where her love for the Gospel was strengthened. The most important things to her in this life and the life to come is her love for the Gospel and her Family. Her favorite quote is: "Being Happy doesn't mean everything is Perfect, it means you've decided to look beyond imperfections."
RYAN TAUILI'ILI - vocalist, He served a mission in the Cleveland Ohio Mission (2006-2008)
RICHERT TIPENI- vocalist, artist
Richert was born and raised in Southern California by a family with a rich musical background. He served a mission in Seoul, Korea. He feels very fortunate to be a member of Zion's Voice because it is an opportunity to share his love for music as well as his love for the Savior. While in the group, he met the love of his life.....BLUE. They are now married and have been sealed for Time and all Eternity in the San Diego Temple.
LEGA TIPENI- Coordinator, narrator, vocalist
Lega was born and raised in Southern California and stems from a family of talented musicians. As a result, Lega has always loved to sing and dance. Well, after serving a mission in Sacramento, California, she continues gratefully singing of her love for the gospel; a legacy started by her parents. Currently residing in Torrance, CA, her family is her strength and inspiration.
PRINCESS TIPENI- vocalist
Princess was born and raised in Southern California. She is the youngest member of the Tipeni family. Music has always been a big part of her life and as a child learned the piano and has been playing and singing ever since. Who could forget the "Making It Real" days? Now, as a member of Zion's Voice she's MAKING IT REAL!
ARTHUR RAYMOND TONGA JR. - vocalist
J.R. is the second child of Joyce Fa'alafu'a and Afa Tonga, Sr. He was born in Kahuku, Hawaii and raised in Carson, California. His love for music began at a very young age. As his talent progressed, he began to sing everywhere; whether it was in church, school, parties, or other public events. J.R.'s goal in Zion's Voice is to pass on the deep love and appreciation he has for music to the next generation and to share the spirit of love and peace among all those who listen.
JAMES TONGA- vocalist, music specialist
With a beautiful vocalist as his mother, and his father coming from a long line of revered songwriters from Tonga, James was born for music. Since the high school choir, his music continues to progress. After returning home from serving a full-time mission in Kentucky, his diverse reportoire of vocal music styles has taken him everywhere. It is his hope that with Zion's Voice he will be able to continue to grow and progress not only as a singer and a member of the church, but, to help those around him to do the same.
TINOFA'ATASI MANASE TUATAGALOA, JR.- vocalist, musician
Tino is the oldest of three born to Loretta and Tino Tuatagaloa Sr. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii into a very musically talented family of entertainers. Tino started singing at age 4 in church and at other family functions and gatherings. His mother owned a professional Polynesian dance group called "Ohana Polynesian Revue" which originated in Hawaii. Here in the mainland Loretta and Tino were head musicians in the entire group. Two big factors in his music and his life are his parents and being a member of the church. Now being a member of Zion's Voice, the message and music that is shared has left an everlasting impact in his life.