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For more that 25 years Tony has been a music industry professional and session guitarist. His vast playing background and knowledge of musical products has given him the opportunity to work and perform with some of the greatest musicians in the world.
He has designed marketed and sold products for the music industry’s top leading companies. His insight and perspective comes from working with manufacturers, artists, road crews, studios and music instrument dealers.
Tony has shared the stage with the P-Funk All-Stars, Vince Neil, Jack Bruce, Gary
Hoey, David Ellefson (Megadeth), Black Stone Cherry, Johnny Hiland, and
recently played with Legendary Grammy Nominated blues musician Bobby Rush.
Tony performs many solo acoustic shows and works closely with the Epilepsy Foundation, he performs regularly on the Sucarnochee Review that is hosted monthly at the Legendary Temple Theater in Meridian Mississippi.
At Peavey Electronics he was involved in nearly every aspect of the business including product design, in store-clinics, product training, market research, manufacturing and artist relations. He worked directly with the gear needs of Lynard Skynard, NickelBack, Duran Duran, Black Stone Cherry, Joe Satriani, Warrant and Poison to name a few.
2012 Tony signed to Downboys Records owned by legendary rock band Warrant and released his debut EP “Noise” worldwide in May and a Christmas CD “Band of Elves” in October with sales and distribution in over 23 countries, currently available on: iTunes, Amazon, Spotify & anywhere you download music.
Tony is an award-winning music industry professional with many professional credits to his name. In 2012 Tony crossed over into television and became one of the music writers on A&E’s #1 Reality Show Duck Dynasty. The season 4 premier broke an A&E record with 11.8 million viewers, also breaking a cable television record for the most viewed non-scripted T.V. show EVER in cable T.V. history…
That success led him to working on over 20+ current T.V. shows on multiple networks: A&E, Discovery Channel, Spike, Animal Planet, MSNBC, and National Geographic. His original music is featured in an independent film, “Dear Dad” that debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, and won an independent movie award.
Tony’s latest project “Being Martelli” he operates as the series director, writer and music supervisor. “I’ve learned so much from my affiliations with these T.V. shows that when the opportunity came up to step in as director, I was confident I could showcase how great and funny this family is.”
He was recently awarded a proclamation from the state of Mississippi for his contributions to the arts. Tony has a song "In this Moment" featured in the independent short film "Dear Dad" being released in select theaters and the Sundance Film Festival.