Tony Grey

Tony-Grey

Tony Grey was born in Newcastle, England in 1975 where music was just another family member.

At the age of 18 Tony broke his back in a horrific car accident. It was during his recovery he started playing the bass and whilst 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.

Whilst 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 Billy Idol, Jethro Tull, Blondie, Huey Lewis & The News, Pat Benitar to name a few. Tony spent the next 18 months touring with the group throughout Asia. After appering on several TV shows in Aisa, recording three hit singles, filming music video’s 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 time at Breklee, Tony studied with some of the greatist teachers – Kenwood Dennard, Larry Watson, Bruce Gertz and Rich Appleman. During his remaining 4 semesters Tony won the prestigious Outstanding Performer Award!

Since graduating, Tony has led many clinics & master classes at Berklee and has appeared in many of the college’s showcase events including a tribute concert to U.S. Pop Legends Steely Dan hosted by the president of Berklee and attended by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker of Steely Dan.

Tony graduated from Berklee with high honours in May 2001. He has gone on to perform with some of the world’s 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, Chris Dave, Oliver Rockberger, Falguni, Deantoni Parks, Lionel Loueke (Wayne Shorter, Charlie Haden).

Earlier in 2004, Tony had the great honour of performing at New York’s Lincoln Centre with David Nichtern’s band ‘Drala’ for His Holiness the Dali Lama!