Tony Anthony

Tony Anthony

 Mississauga, Ontario, CAN
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Tony Anthony lyrics and his music demonstrates the depth of his consciousness, and exemplifies the vast profundity of his creativity. His musical emergence after years of sabbatical from the industry, reveals a man empowered about life and his destiny. This renewal discloses that he is awaken.

Biography

Mark Bennett, aka “Tony Anthony” was born on Oct 29th in St Catherine, Jamaica. He started pursuing singing at the age of 14, when a chance encounter with Glen Washington at a high school concert became the catalyst for his entry into music. Washington complemented him on his unique voice and encouraged him to pursue music as a career.
In his formative years of as a guitarist and vocalist in Jamaica with popular reggae band Crucial Vibes, Tony honed his skills by performing and recording with numerous reggae icons like Horace Andy, Delroy Wilson, Sugar Minott, Bongo Herman, George Faith, Foundations, Jack Ruby, Junior Reid, Frankie Paul, Glen Washington, Lascelles “Gitsy” Beckford and Freddie Mcgregor to name a few.
Tony Anthony Migrated to Canada in the early nineties where he flexed his songwriting flair and lent his lyrical and vocal magic to soul group After Dark, whose first single “Took me for Granted” became a hit in the Canadian and European dance scene.
Tony Anthony’s songwriting skills came to the forefront when he penned all the original tracks on the Tatix CD, "Time Bomb" which won a Canadian reggae music award for best album and garnered a Juno nomination for “Best Reggae Recording”.
In 2007 Tony Anthony’s songs “Mark and the Beast” and “Yuh Nuh Simple” won him world acclaim as both songs were heavily rotated and charted on reggae radio worldwide.
“Yuh Nuh Simple” took him further in the world music spectrum, because of the song’s informative lyrics about the importance of education; U.N.I.C.E.F Canada used it in their bid to spread the message of education importance to children and youths. www.unicef.ca.
Tony Anthony independently released his first solo album “Million Chance” in 2010. The album and 3 singles from the cd “Torn”, “Bad News” and “Love you so much” all won him world acclaim and has topped reggae charts in Canada, Jamaica, Italy, Kenya, Gambia, Holland, New York, Florida, and The U.S Virgin Islands.The album debut on the Italian reggae album chart on February 15th 2011 and stayed for one year.
His album was nominated in the “Best Reggae Recording” category in the 2011 JUNO Awards and also got a nomination in the “Break through artist of the year” category at the 2011 EME Awards in Jamaica.
At the 2011 Canadian Reggae Music Achievement Awards Tony Anthony won the awards for “Best male vocalist”, “Best songwriter” and “Best Reggae Album”.
In summer of 2011 he collaberated with German roots reggae clothing company Jah Army Highwear and English Producer Kris kemist to produce the hit single “Living Up” which topped the reggae singles chart in Italy and New York. Tony Anthony is presently working on his next album with top reggae producer Kemar “Flava” Mcgregor, who produced and released his latest EP “Blessed Love” which includes chart topping singles “Living in Glory” and “Settle Down”.
In July 2012 Tony Anthony embarked on a two weeks European tour with stops at the Exit Festival in Serbia, Slovenia, and Holland to rave reviews.
Tony Anthony’s music has revealed the essence of his lyrical and vocal potency. It definitely has demonstrated his ability to merge into music effortlessly and express an evocative style that will certainly establish him as an unforgettable luminary in music.

PHYLANI MUSIC
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Lyrics

Great City, Our Home

Written By: Mark Bennett

1
Oh little town on the Lakeshore,
Look what you are today.
Started with so few
Now colors of the world define you.
You’re the apple in your country’s eyes
Gate of hope for the world.
Founders look down with pride
Pleased with what you have achieved.

CHORUS

With people hard work and history
You stand tall in the world today.
Cultures more than a rainbow
Sharing that’s our way.
Be proud of who you are
You’re what the world is supposed to be.
Toronto, great city, our home.

2
As far as the eyes can see
Beauty and progress is revealed.
Roads paved with possibilities
Paths leading to dreams.
At every corner of the city
Taste the flavors of the world.
This place of peace and splendor
Many travels far to be.

CHORUS

With people hard work and history
You stand tall in the world today.
Colours more than a rainbow
Giving that’s our way.
Be proud of who you are
You’re what the world is supposed to be.
Toronto, great city, our home.

BRIDGE

Uptown, downtown
See the fusion of the world.
Equality, parity
For every man, woman, boy and girl.
If there’s a crisis
Together we lend our helping hands.
Great city, our home.

Adlib

Happy anniversary, Toronto.

3

Tongues of the world all around
Myriads of customs in the mix.
Your strength is the mind of the people
Source of knowledge to the world.
Winter, spring, summer, autumn
We celebrate keeping our spirit alive.
This place of fun so cultured
Is an example for mankind.

CHORUS.

With people hard work and history
You stand tall in the world today.
Colours more than a rainbow
Giving that’s our way.
Be proud of who you are
You’re what the world is supposed to be.
Toronto, great city, our home.
Toronto great city, our home (repeat)

Yuh Nuh Simple

Written By: Mark Bennett

INTRO

Children feed your minds, now, now.
Without vision, your livity, will be harder.

1

Choose to stay in school.
Do your work, have discipline, yes.
Respect yourself, value your life,
believe in you, now.
Strive to live your dream, make sacrifice,
control yourself.
Choose the best way, nuh care what friends say,
do the things thats right.

CHORUS

Cause yuh nuh simple, no yuh no soft
Just let your strength, your character, reveal who you are.
Cause yuh nuh simple, yes yuh a star
don’t let the place you live, poverty, reveal who you are, my lord.

BRIDGE

I know to be poor is not easy, oh no
and trying to reach the top can take sometime
but once you have a dream, willing to sacrifice,
believe in yourself.
Then nothing, or no one, should stop you from getting your piece of the pie.

CHORUS

Cause yuh nuh simple, no yuh no soft
just let your strength, your character, reveal who you are.
Cause yuh nuh simple, yes yuh a star
don’t let the place you live, poverty, reveal who you are, my lord.

SOLO adlib

Learn, and you will earn children
knowledge is the sustenance of life, my lord.

2

There is more to life, than ignorance
be humble I say.
Learn to climb a hill, when you reach the top,
you will see.
That there are better ways, that lead to better days.
Stay focus now.
When you feed your mind, it guide your eyes
to wonders and signs.

CHORUS

Cause yuh nuh simple, no yuh no soft
just let your strength, your character, reveal who you are.
Cause yuh nuh simple, yes yuh a star
don’t let the place you live, poverty, reveal who you are, my

BRIDGE

I know to be poor is not easy, oh no
and trying to reach the top can take sometime
but once you have a dream, willing to sacrifice,
believe in yourself.
Then nothing, or no one, should stop you from getting your piece of the pie.

CHORUS.

This should be paradise

Written By: Mark Bennett

Intro

Oh I cry, I’m crying
This should be paradise
Oh I cry
What is happening to humanity.

1.

I wonder if the vipers ever stop to think
about you or me or their sanity
cause the things they do to poison this world
creating a void, separation and insecurity
on this earth where beauty should be highlighted
Evil forces spreading hatred and atrocities.

Chorus

When this is suppose to be a place of tranquility
where man and man roam free in this reality.
This is suppose to be a place of decency
where everyone share life this should be paradise.

.2.

Why are children suffering
why are people being slaughtered all over earth,
why are innocent being persecuted (my lord)
for no reason, reasons of their own
while the wicked live triumphant and reign
draining the life, the life out of jah people.

Repeat Chorus

Solo- Oh I cry, I’m crying this should be, should be paradise.
Oh I cry, I’m crying what is happening to humanity.
.
3.

At this rate peace will never reign
cause today love don’t really mean the same
what I give, what you get that’s friendship today
no more kindness in our hearts it has lost its way,
will mankind ever really, really learn
that our lives is only for a little time.

Repeat Chorus -

Discography


YEAR: 2003
SONG: “BEST THING”
LABEL: TUNDA MUZIK
CATEGORY: SINGLE

YEAR: 2004
SONG: “LITTLE THINGS”
LABEL: RUFF STUFF
CATEGORY: SINGLE

YEAR: 2004
SONG: “INTO MY LIFE”
LABEL: RUFF STUFF
CATEGORY: SINGLE

YEAR: 2005
SONG: “CRY OUT”
LABEL: B’CRISAS RECORDS
CATEGORY: SINGLE

YEAR: 2005
SONG: “SOMEONE ELSE’S ARMS”
LABEL: B’CRISAS RECORDS
CATEGORY: SINGLE

YEAR: 2006
SONG: “MARK AND THE BEAST”
LABEL: PHYLANI MUSIC
CATEGORY: SINGLE

YEAR: 2006
SONG: “WARNING”
LABEL: B’CRISAS RECORDS
CATEGORY: SINGLE

YEAR: 2007
SONG: “YUH NUH SIMPLE”
LABEL: B’CRISAS RECORDS
CATEGORY: SINGLE

YEAR: 2007
SONG: “GOT TO GO NOW”
LABEL: B’CRISAS RECORDS
CATEGORY: SINGLE

YEAR: 2010
ALBUM: “MILLION CHANCE”
LABEL: PHYLANI MUSIC
CATEGORY: ALBUM

YEAR: 2011
SONG: “LIVING UP
LABEL: REALITY SHOCK RECORDS
CATEGORY: SINGLE

YEAR: 2011
SONG: “LOVE IS”
LABEL: MEGGA FORCE
CATEGORY: SINGLE

YEAR: 2011
SONG: “NOBODY”
LABEL: PHYLANI MUSIC
CATEGORY: SINGLE

YEAR: 2011
SONG: “BLESSED LOVE”
LABEL: NODOUBT RECORDS
CATEGORY: SINGLE

YEAR: 2012
EP: “BLESSED LOVE”
LABEL: NODOUBT RECORDS
CATEGORY: EP

TONY ANTHONY'S ALBUM AND SINGLES ARE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD ON THESE ONLINE STORES.

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