Ron Anthony

Ron Anthony

BandR&BSinger/Songwriter

My music is R&B that ranges from club songs to smooth romantic songs for you and that special person. My influences are from Donny Hathaway, Luther Vandross and Marvin Gaye. While my music is sexy romantic vocals and lyrics, it also has some hip hop influences.

Biography

ScorpioGem Records Recording Artist Ron Anthony

It’s time to put the romance back into R&B. Leading the charge is one of the hottest, most innovative new singer/songwriters to hit the scene. Ron Anthony is ready to take the world by storm with his live performances, meaningful lyrics and a voice that Luther Vandross anointed as the next crooner!

This Brooklyn native’s roots are in the church. A natural performer, he started singing at the age of 3 in a gospel choir where he discovered the power of music and his love for live performances. Ron spent his summers with his grandparents in North Carolina where he delighted the congregation with his rousing and evocative solos. He graduated from Erasmus Hall High School of Performing Arts, the training ground for multi-talented artists Barbra Streisand and Stephanie Mills. It was here that he developed his distinctive sound and five-octave tenor. Ron then studied with the famed artistic director Harry Poe at Mindbuilders Creative Arts Center where he triple majored in acting, musical theater and dramatic arts.

In 1992, Ron won a lead role in the touring production of “Mama, I Want to Sing”, spending several years performing in the United States, Europe, Japan and Taiwan where he made a name for himself as a live performer. He also began to build a solid reputation as a background singer, working with Phoebe Snow, Chico Debarge and Amel Larrieux.

Through these shows Ron caught the attention of the one of the greatest R&B vocalists of our time. Luther Vandross saw several of Ron’s performances and recognizing his undeniable talent, signed Ron to an exclusive deal to his production company. He spent the next year singing backgrounds with Luther off and on and recording and writing his music while performing private gigs and club dates.

Since then, Ron has been captivating audiences with his charismatic vocals and dynamic stage performances. Ron’s focus is reintroducing smooth lyrics and seductive melodies to today’s R&B and soul music. He signed with Notable Entertainment, the manager behind the phenomenal success of multi-platinum Grammy winner Ashanti and headed to the studio, crafting the heartfelt ballads “You and Me” and “I Should Be The One”, the party song “Shake That Thang” and the tribute to Luther “Superstar”.

“My music is multi-generational,” explains Ron. “I write songs that everyone can relate to – an eclectic mix of old school and the new.” He counts soul pioneers Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye among his influences, but it was the poetry of Maya Angelou that inspired him to develop his talents as a songwriter. His music explores the themes of love, respect and social responsibility.

Ron’s talents extend beyond the studio. He is a skilled actor who has appeared in the musical “Aint Misbehavin’” and shared the stage with CeCe Winans, Regina Belle, Shirley Caesar, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Stephanie Mills and Isaiah Washington.

With his powerful vocals and signature sound, Ron Anthony is poised to usher in a new era of sexy soul.

Lyrics

What's Your Name

Written By: Ron A. McLeod, Al Mazon and David Maldonado

What's Your Name

Chorus

What's your name

What's Your Name, girl when I saw you you became, everything I had wished for and you have replaced that empty space from all of my heart breaks

What's your name

Verse 1

Girl I Just have to get to know you, Love at first sight I don't know what I should do.
My hearts in confusion, your my illusion you got me spinning around

You look at me and get goose bumps rising, I look and you and start fantasizing girl, if only you knew, things I would do, if I had you.

CHORUS

Verse 2

Girl you excite me I need you near me, feels like my dream has been brought home to me
Girl You make me complete, your all I need. All I can see

To kiss your lips is to know paradise, to hold you close is like heaven in my life, Will you be my wife, it feel so right with you by my side.

CHORUS

CHORUS

What's your name?

You and Me

Written By: Ron A. McLeod, JoJo Brim and Chris Liggio

CHORUS

Just you and me that's all I need, just you and me

You and me were meant to be, I never thought I'd fall in love.
Because of you my wish came true, your everthing I ever dreamed of.

Verse1

So glad that we took our time just to see, how we should be.
And now I know your the only one for sure, the only one I need.

CHORUS

Verse 2

You smile when they say how we fit so perfectly, we're right where we should be.
With your hand in mine, ain't no mountain we can't climb, no foe we can't defeat.

CHORUS

Bridge

So now I realize when I look into your eyes, just how you changed my life, yeah.
From what I used to be your love changed me entirely, made a better man of me.

CHORUS

You Are My Love Song

Written By: Ronnie A. McLeod Jr. and David S7evon Lindsey

You Are My Love Song
By Ronnie A. McLeod Jr.

You are my love song, you are my symphony, youooo

VERSE
When I told I loved you, did you believe it was true and did you feel the same? Cause I don't want to be the only one falling, falling.
And will your love be there for me, when I'm feeling down, when I'm on my knees?
When I need you there simply to comfort me and encourage me.

See you are the one just like the sun, you brighten my darkest days, move the clouds away to show me the light, said everything's all right.

CHORUS
You are my love song and you are my symphony.
You are the sweetest melody.
You are the song the angels sing, the reason flowers bloom in spring, you're the love song that I sing.

VERSE
I could never, ever find another who can make me feel the way you do, unconditional love is the gift that I got from you, now I know it's true.
For you stood by me thru the storm, when all else had failed you stayed there strong.
I'll never forget how your sweet love endured, now I know for sure.

That you are the one, just like the sun you brighten my darkest days, move the clouds away to show me the light, said everything's all right.

CHORUS
You are my love song and you are my symphony.
You are the sweetest melody.
You are the song the angels sing, the reason flowers bloom in spring, you're the love song that I sing.

BRIDGE
Promise to love you, never take advantage of you, I'll always be right here for you, til the day I die.

This love is so pure, I couldn't be any more sure, for your devotion's my cure, your love has saved my life.

Forever is the vow I pledge to you, to youooooo!

CHORUS
You are my love song and you are my symphony.
You are the sweetest melody.
You are the song the angels sing, you’re the love that sets me free, you're the love song that I sing.

Get You Back

Written By: Ron Anthony

Get You Back

Verse 1
I remember when I told you lie after lie,
Not realizing that I needed you in my life.
I would stay out all night searching for somebody new,
Then I discovered the only one I needed was you.

CHORUS
I know that I broke your heart (but I want to get you back where I once had you),
And i know I didn't do my part (but I want to get you back where I once had you),,
Even though it may not be realistic for me to think that it can be
Ooh baby girl it could be brand new, there's only one thing I need you to do (if you would let me start all over again)

Verse 2
Someday soon I pray that you will understand,
I made a big mistake after all I'm just a man.
So forgive me love and know there there ain't nothing I wouldn't do
Hope me and you can be back together soon (if you would let me start over again)
Thinking of you my love,
Wishing I could start over new my love
And what I would do my love, f only it could be a brand new start for you and me.

CHORUS

Bridge
I want to get you back where you belong, here in my arms
I want to show you that my love is strong forever more and
Thinking of you my love, wishing I could start over new my love
What I would do if it could be

CHORUS

Dream

Written By: Ronnie McLeod

DREAM
Verse 1
Don't be afraid to dream, follow your dreams.
Wooooh woooooh

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe we can achieve, oh yeah.
See every little child has a dream in their heart and that's the start of who they’ll be, oh yeah.
So if somebody says that you've got to far to go, let them know God's in control, oh yeah.
And if they say the star that your reaching for's too high, let them know that you can fly!!!

CHORUS
Just make a wish and it will come true.
Follow your dreams there's greatness in you.
Don't be afraid child, just spread your wings.
You’ll see that you can do anything.

Verse 2
All you have to do is just believe in yourself that you can be whatever you choose to be.
Imagine it and just begin preparing your mind and you will find the answers deep inside.
And if somebody says that you won't be anything, let them know that God is your king, oh yeah.
And if somebody says that a dream is just a lie, let them know that you will still try.

CHORUS

Discography

Ron Anthony II (LP)
Ron Anthony RA (Remastered) (LP)
It's Christmas (LP)

Set List

45 minutes to 1 Hour Set

Medley - Tribute to Lost Soul Legends
Funky Good Time (James Brown)
A Change is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke)
Georgia (Ray Charles)
Never Gonna Give You Up (Barry White)
Pusherman (Curtis Mayfield)
Give It To Me Baby (Rick James)
Never Too Much (Luther Vandross)
A House Is Not A Home (Luther Vandross)

Brooklyn Step
Playa
If You Were My Girl
Sexuality
Baby Baby
get You Back
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