Rhythm, melody and soul are deeply rooted within the heart of Tony T. With parents from Jamaica, his cradle stood in London and he took his first dance steps in Brooklyn, New York. With a guitar he received at the age of five, he played along to the soundtrack of “Grease”, the first movie he ever went to see. This is where he discovered his desire to entertain crowds.
As the 80′s break dance scene emerged in New York, Tony T. developed his skills at writing rap lyrics and dancing. At the age of 14, he had already begun Deejaying parties. Two years later, in 1986 he moved to Germany, where within in a matter of four weeks he was hired on as a resident DJ at club Gaslight.
It was during this time when Tony T. joined forces with his first team of German producers, where together they formed the project titled “Beat System” launching their first hit single “Fresh” which set the European music charts on fire. Being featured on more than 60 songs during the 90′s, Tony T.’s lyrics and sound became an integral part of what is now defined as Euro dance music.
From 1997 to 2006, he took on various songwriting and vocal jobs, at the same time refining his vocal skills as a Jazz, Blues and Reggae singer, not yet knowing that he would soon be bringing his Jamaican vocal sound to a project that would impact the dance music world.
Within a year, Tony T. was traveling from studio to studio, lending his vocal talents to various music productions, including appearing on Micha Moor’s, 2007 hit single “Space”, while at the same time continuing to work as an MC and DJ at numerous clubs throughout Europe.
In late 2007, Tony T. joined forces with a second team of German producers, creating the sound that has become known around the world as “R.I.O.” Their first hit single “Shine On”, became the explosive summer hit of 2008, followed by “After The Love”, “Miss Sunshine”, “Like I Love You”, “Hot Girl” and “When The Sun Comes Down”, to name a few. As the frontman for R.I.O., Tony T. toured more than 50 countries, bringing crowds together for an unforgettable energetic musical experience.
Now, in early 2012 Tony T. is launching his solo music career, collaborating with top producers from around the world, with a new single set to be released this Spring.
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