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Tony Grey

Tony Grey's Biography

Tony Grey was born in Newcastle, England, where music was just another family member. At the age of 18 Tony broke his back in a car accident. It was during his recovery that he started playing the bass, and 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.

While at Berklee, Tony took time out to 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 artist such as Billy Idol, Jethro Tull, Blondie, Huey Lewis & The News, and Pat Benitar, to name a few.

Tony spent the next 18 months touring with the group throughout Asia. They appeared on several TV shows, recorded three hit singles, filmed music videos, which were featured on MTV, and achieved a Top 10 CD.

Tony then left the group in order to return to the United States to complete his studies at Berklee. During his time at Berklee, he studied with some of their greatest teachers: Kenwood Dennard, Bruce Gertz, and Bass Chair Rich Appleman. During his remaining four semesters, Tony won the prestigious Outstanding Performer Award.

He graduated from Berklee with high honours in May 2001. Since graduating he has gone on to perform and record with some of the worlds greatest musicians, such as: John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Gavin DeGraw, Dennis Chambers, Zakier Hussain, Gary Husband, Brian Blade, Mike Stern, Wayne Krantz, Steve Lukather (Toto) Branford Marsalis, Hiromi, 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, Ava Rovatti, Jetro Da Silva (Whitney Houston, Patti Austin), David Garfield, Frank McComb, David Nichtern, Gene Lake (David Sanborn), Dave DiCenso, Oliver Rockberger, Falguni, Deantoni Parks and Lionel Loueke (Wayne Shorter, Charlie Haden).

In 2004, Tony had the great honor of performing at New York’s Lincoln Center with David Nichtern’s band Drala for the Dali Lama.

Tony Grey

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