First taking piano lessons at age 8, Tony has been
playing piano and keyboards professionally since 1983.
Over the years he's played everything from clubs,
catering halls, and casinos to theme parks, concert
venues and studio sessions. Throughout the 1980s, Tony
was a member of Crosswinds, a popular tri-state area working & recording act. As a member of Herman's Hermits featuring Peter Noone (for nearly 6 years starting
in 2003) he crisscrossed the USA countless times
performing in theaters and live on TV & radio.
Tony has also played live and or recorded with Micky
Dolenz of the Monkees, Eric Bloom of Blue Öyster Cult,
and members of Meat Loaf's Neverland Express Band,
Nine Days, Blotto, The Good Rats, Emmy Award-winning composer Rich Dickerson, celebrated producer Peter Denenberg, drummer John Miceli and
bassist Danny Miranda.
Tony wrote and recorded children's music in
the 1990s for a series of book & cassettes.
(a tribute to Paul McCartney & Wings) and the popular
45 RPM (a tribute to 1970s AM radio). Tony has recorded in some of New York's finest facilities such as Acme Recording Studios, Cove City Sound Studios, Cloud 9 Studios and Nutmeg Post. He has recorded tracks at Cloud 9 for 2008 Canadian Idol runner-up Amberly Thiessen,
New York City singer-songwriter Tara Hack, New York-based singer-songwriter-actress
Courtney Chase and London-based guitarist-songwriter Colby Rivers.
for a rundown
of Tony's current
"Although not always a popular concept ... I believe in being a team player. As a keyboardist I think my job is to make a song (whether it's a live performance or a recording session) sound the best it can. If that means
playing sparse or playing heavy ... or even laying out - that's what I'll do. A song is usually first and foremost
about the singer ... not about how many notes the keyboardist plays. I think parts!
Teamwork is a joint action by two or more people, in which each person contributes with different skills and express his or her individual interests and opinions to the unity and efficiency of the group in order to achieve common goals.
Playing appropriately and fitting in musically (with great parts and sounds) is top priority." -Tony