Tony Grey Quartet
Tony Grey Quartet
Artists: Tony Grey (b), Romain Collin (Piano-keys), John Shannon (guitar), David Throckmorton (drums)
Special Guests: Mino Cinelu (perc), Chris Buono (gtr)
Date: June 13 (Wed)
Time: 8:00 pm
Tony Grey (born March 23, 1975) is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, master bassist and record producer, born in Newcastle England based in New York. He is known for his 6 string electric bass technique and his blend of jazz world fusion compositions.
Tony was raised in a family where music was just another family member. His path toward becoming a musician was born out of an accident that nearly took his life. At the age of 18 when Tony laid with a broken back he first picked up a bass guitar. During his recovery he started playing under the watchful eye of legendary guitarist John McLaughlin.
Tony successfully auditioned for a scholarship to the world-renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston.
During his years at Berklee, Tony join the newly formed pop band 'Bliss' the group had signed a major record deal with the legendary record producer Terry Ellis who in the past discovered Billy Idol, Jethro Tull, Blondie, Huey Lewis and the News and Pat Benitar to name a few. Tony spent 18 months touring with the group throughout Asia, appearing on several TV shows, recording three hit singles, filming music videos, which were featured on MTV and achieving a top ten CD. Tony left the group in order to return to the USA to complete his studies at Berklee. During his last years at Berklee, Tony studied with some of the greatest teachers Kenwood Dennard, Larry Watson, Bruce Gertz and Rich Appleman.
Tony graduated from Berklee in 2001 with the prestigious "Outstanding Performer" Award.
Since graduating, Tony has led many clinics and master classes at Berklee and has appeared in many of the college's showcase events including a tribute concert to US pop legends Steely Dan hosted by the president of Berklee and attended by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker of Steely Dan.
Tony has gone on to collaborate and perform with some of the world's greatest musicians, such as: John Mclaughlin, Hiromi, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Gavin DeGraw, Hotei Tomoyasu, Dennis Chambers, Zakier Hussain, Gregorie Maret, Gary Husband, Mino Cinelu, Brian Blade, Mike Stern, Wayne Krantz, Steve Lukather (Toto) Branford Marsalis, Toby Lightman, Simon Philips (Toto), Dave Holland, Kenwood Dennard (Sting, Miles Davis), Russell Ferante (The Yellow Jackets), David Fiuczynski (Screaming Headless Torsos, Meshell Ndegeocello), Larry Watson, Fabrizio Sotti, Ada Rovatti, Jetro Da Silva (Whitney Houston, Patti Austin), David Garfield, Frank Mccomb, David Nichtern, Gene Lake (David Sanborn), Dave Dicenso, Chris Dave, Oliver Rockberger, Falguni, Deantoni Parks, Lionel Loueke (Wayne Shorter, Charlie Haden), Christian Scott.
In 2004, Tony had the great honor of performing at New York's Lincoln Centre with David Nichtern's band 'Drala' for his holiness the Dali Lama.
Tony produced and released his first solo album, Moving, in 2004
In 2008 he released his second album "Chasing Shadows" under the Abstract Logix label.
His latest production "Unknown Angles" under the ObliqSound Label (released in 2010) is a work of expansive emotional range, great personal significance and stunning virtuosity, "Unknown Angels" is the most fully realized statement yet from an artist who may have started late but has certainly made up for lost time.
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