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Single, "Do You", released November 2012

Album, "Going Strong", scheduled release February 2013



Growing up in the ultra diverse and cosmopolitan city of Miami Beach, recording artist Antonece was exposed to a variety of styles of music. On any given walk down Collins Ave. in of his hometown of Surfside he could hear the sounds of 80s and 90s pop, Latin grooves and percussion, as well as Hip-Hop, R&B and Rap flowing out of the windows of homes and passing cars. Groups such as 2 Live Crew, Expose, The Police and Michael Jackson filled the sound. It was only natural these musical influences would find their way into the music of Antonece.

The name Antonece descends from a re-spelling of his first name, combined with the first initial of his last name, pronounced “Antony C”. The “C” comes from his surname of Ciccone, a name made famous with the success of Madonna Ciccone. “When I was beginning in the music business, people would always tell me to keep my real name. I told them if Madonna couldn’t make it using that last name, then I don’t have a chance.”

Antonece claims no relation to the Material Girl, but says he did take some calls for her. “When Madonna was buying up property in Miami in the 80s and 90s, we would get phone calls saying, “Is Madonna there?”. My father would have such a good time with them and say she was busy now, but that he could take a message. There were only four Ciccone’s in the Miami phone book at the time, so people probably thought it was worth a shot.”

The college years took Antonece to Gainesville, Fla. and the University of Florida, with one year of college basketball in Chicago, Ill. in between. In Chicago, radio station WGCI introduced the latest R & B and Hip-Hop to Antonece and the city of Chicago. Artists such as Mary J. Blige, TLC and R. Kelly dominated the airwaves. At the University of Florida, the 90s college alternative scene was taking hold. Bands such as Dave Matthews Band, Hootie and The Blowfish and Gainesville’s own Sister Hazel permeated through the music scene. Members of Sister Hazel performed on the front steps of Antonece’s Pike Fraternity House at tailgate parties prior to Gator football games.

Following the college years, Antonece put bands together in Miami and Minneapolis, before hitting the open mic jazz scene in Atlanta. He then followed his heart to Sydney, Australia. There, a new life spurred the creation of new music. Using his musical influences and his new surrounding, Antonece now completes production of his debut solo album, “Going Strong”, set for release in February. The first single from the Album, “Do You” was released in November 2012 and is available on CD Baby and select digital outlets.