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TONY REMY is one of the world’s most exciting guitar players of any genre. His hard-edged rhythmically driven approach is enriched with jazz intuition and bluesy soul. Live on stage, his relentless invention and incredible raw energy can set the crowd on fire.The reputation he has gained within the jazz community worldwide is fast making a legend out of this North London musician.
Tony started his professional music career in 1986, although he was on the Jazz scene earlier. He recalls: “I had a band called “Cube 60” in ’84 with Winston Clifford, Joe Bashorun and Nick Cohen. We were crazy about Miles Davis, Weather Report, Steps, The Brecker Brothers, so we were writing and playing that stuff. I also had a rock band called “Secretary Bailey”.
Then in ’85, “Cube 60” developed into “Desperately Seeking Fusion” with Frank Tontoh, Jason Rebello and Julian Crampton. That was really my first outing as bandleader”.
Tony released his first solo album “BOOF” in 1993 on the American Jazz/fusion label GRP. Tony’s second album “METAMORFOLLOW-G” was released on Alltone Records in 1997. Tony’s playing draws on many different guitar styles. Guitarists like John Scofield, Hiram Bullock, Mike Stern, George Benson, Jimi Hendrix and BB King have all contributed in shaping Tony Remy’s style.
Tony has toured and recorded with a wide range of musicians which include: COURTNEY PINE, JASON REBELLO, JULIAN JOSEPH, FREDDY HUBBARD, JEAN TOUSSAINT, STEVE WILLIAMSON, LONNY LISTON SMITH, LENNY WHITE, OMAR, STEPS AHEAD, GARY BARLOW, SIMPLY RED, US3, CLEVELAND WATKISS, PEE WEE ELLIS, RONNY LAWS, NELSON RANGELL, CONNOR REEVES, MAYSA LEAK, DOWN TO THE BONE, MATT BIANCO, KAREN RAMIREZ, NOEL MCKOY, ANNIE LENNOX, CRAIG DAVID, INCOGNITO, M-PEOPLE and many more. Tony has played and recorded a live DVD with THE JAZZ CRUSADERS, he recorded with DAVE LEE AKA JOEY NEGRO and THE SUNSHINE BAND.
In 2005 Tony recorded with HERBIE HANCOCK on his album “POSSIBILITIES”. Tony appears on KAREN RAMIREZ’ album “DISTANT DREAMS” live in Glasgow”, and with ANNIE LENNOX on “LATER WITH JOOLS HOLLAND MELLOW “DVD (various artists) and her “BARE ALBUM JAPANESE IMPORT FEATURING ‘COLD’ LIVE” Tony collaborated with NOEL MCKOY on his “MIND IS THE KEEPER” (1997), MAYSA LEAK’s album “JAZZ FUNK SCAT” and FRANCIS LELLANNE’s album titled “REPTILE”.
Tony played with THE NDR BIG BAND featuring PEE WEE ELLIS. Another band that Tony involved with is STONE SOUP “contains nuts” featuring KCB from US3, JULIAN CRAMPTON, GEOFF WILKINSON and TONY REMY. Tony is a musical director for DON BLACKMAN and RAHSAAN PATTERSON. Tony Remy has been working with PP ARNOLD and is also producing a record for her. Tony’s movie credits include writing scores for “PASSION OF REMEMBERANCE” (1986), “LOOKING FOR LANGSTON” (1989) both by ISSAC JULIAN, “CAREER GIRLS” (1997) by MIKE LEIGH (co-written with actress MARIANNE JEAN BAPTISTE) and two short films for the thames festival produced by FLARE FILMS. Tony recorded an album with BOB FRANCESCHINI in december of 2006 .
Tony’s new album “FIRST PROTOCOL”, has been released in february 2007. To check the page go to www.myspace.com/tonyremyfirstprotocol. Album is available on import only in the UK. European and US releases TBA. If you wish to order this album click here.
To view and buy Tony’s other albums go to www.alltone.co.uk.
Tony has just competed production on TONY MOMRELLE’s new album MESSAGE IN THE MUSIC and is producing an album for KAREN RAMIREZ. He is currently working on some recordings for IVE MENDES as well as finishing another TONY REMY album. CHECK OUT OTHER GREAT PROJECTS TONY’S CURRENTLY INVOLVED WITH, – IT’S A EUROPEAN FUSION BAND STREETNOISE – Urbanjazz AND A NEW TRACK IN COLLABORATION WITH THE GRAPE RECORDS “THE BASS LINE”.
Tony’s SPONSORS are Peavey amplifiers and signature guitars, Patrick Eggle acoustic and electric guitars and Rob Williams guitars.
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