Tony B

Tony B

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One of today's great premier vocalists, Tony B carries on the tradition of the legendary entertainers with a cool "now" style uniquely his own. "The Kid is Good!" --frank sinatra 1998

Biography

COOL! HOT! NOW!

An amazing and unique vocalist with the excitement of Darin, the vocal power of Bennett, and the swinging sensibility of Sinatra. A first class singer/songwriter,Tony B always presents a high-energy show featuring past classics to modern day gems, like those performed by artists like Peter Cincotti, John Pizzarelli, Michael Buble', & Norah Jones.

Tony has appeared at the Showboat Casino Hotel, Trump Taj Mahal, Bally's Grand, The Tropicana, and The Sands, where he recently starred in the successful revue "Ring-A-Ding Christmas". In addition to being an acclaimed singer/entertainer, Tony is also a composer. The title track of his debut CD "Swingin' Around with Tony B", was featured in the movie "THE CREW" (Touchstone Pictures), as well as on "THE CREW" CD Soundtrack (Milan Records / BMG). Radio Hall of Fame talk show host Joey Reynolds of WOR radio (NY) said, "Tony B is as exciting as Bobby Darin was when he first burst upon the scene."

A native New Yorker, Tony started singing at a very young age after being captivated by Bobby Darin's recording of Mack the Knife. His musical idols include Darin, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett,Paul McCartney, & Al Jolson, who was considered by many to have been the world's greatest entertainer.

In January of 2002, Tony's recording of "I've Got The World On A String" was selected by the family of composer Harold Arlen (Over The Rainbow, Come Rain or Come Shine etc...), to represent that song in their catalogue at HaroldArlen.com. Tony's "World On A String" is the featured song on the Arlen website, and is the 1st track on "Harold Arlen Now", the official promotional Harold Arlen CD, also featuring Faith Hill, Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, B.B. King and Eric Clapton.

In November of 2002, DELTA Airlines included his recording of "I've Got The World On A String" to be part of their Harold Arlen Songbook In-Flight Radio presentation, along with Arlen recordings by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Harry Connick Jr., and Ella Fitzgerald.

Additional credits include production shows, revues, radio, television, commercials, and film soundtracks. Recent performances include a tour of Florida's Gold Coast, a concert with Connie Haines before an audience of 10,000 at the FSU Civic Center in Florida, a New Years Eve show in the Mark G. Etess Arena at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, The Stars & Stripes Revue at The Tropicana Casino & Resort, and a concert with the Tony B Big Band at The Sands in Atlantic City.

In March of 2001, Tony marked his acting debut for which he received critical acclaim, in the Off-Broadway concert play "ROCKSTAR". At a recent benefit performance for the American Parkinson's Foundation, Tony and his orchestra were joined on stage for a rousing rendition of "All Of Me" by Danny Aiello, Sal Richards, Ray Serra, Kevin Dobson, Michael Amante, Dominic Chianese of The Sopranos. Tony's Corporate appearances have included The New York Yankees, New Jersey Devils, New York Post, CBS, Pepsi, and Spin City.

Tony B has appeared with, or shared a stage with:
Milton Berle, Connie Haines, Les Paul, Pat Cooper, Freddie Roman, Sal Richards, Lenny Rush, Stewie Stone, Michael Amante, Danny Aiello, Dominic Chianese, Michael J Fox, Jimmy Carroll, Elliott Finkel, Artie Shaw Orchestra, Tex Beneke Orchestra, Little Anthony & Imperials, Johnny Maestro & Brooklyn Bridge, Richie Minervini.

Discography

*"Swingin' Around with Tony B" - LP 1999/2002
*"Swingin' at The Sands"-- Tony B LIVE - LP 2003
*"THE CREW"-- Motion Picture Soundtrack- LP 2000
*"Harold Arlen Now" - LP 2002
*Swing Is The Thing" LP 2005
"Singin' & Swingin" 3 CD set 2005
*The New York Big Band"- LP 2001
The Ice Harvest" Soundtrack

Set List

When you go Swingin' Around with Tony B you're in for a real treat. Each show presents a High Energy, Swingin', Audience Pleasing performance. A show that beautifully meshes the past, present, and future of popular standards.

Great classics like "Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder", "Almost Like Being In Love", & "I Only Have Eyes For You", are masterfully blended with more current tunes like "Happy Together" & Lennon / McCartney's "And I Love Her". There is also a tribute to The Rat Pack, Bobby Darin, & composer Harold Arlen. All of this, including some fabulous Tony B originals, make this a show that continually brings crowds of all ages to their feet.

Tony's versatility allows him to tailor his shows according to both time format and audience demographics.

* 15-20 minutes as opening act
* 40 / 60 / 90 minutes as a featured performer