Hi there. I’m Tony Frye. Most bios are written in the third person and come off sounding arrogant and pretentious because, often, they are written by the person in question. My bio isn’t going to be in the third person though, so it’s better and 100% without arogance.
My tremendous musical journey began in the fifth grade when I started playing trumpet in the marching band. I quickly became the greatest trumpet player the town had ever seen but gave it up to play trombone in the high school marching band. It was also in high school that I picked up guitar, piano, bass, a little drum, ukulele, harmonica, sitar, mandolin, didgeridoo, tuvan throat singing, english horn, french horn, danish horn, electric triangle and jaw-harp. I quickly gained prodigy status on all of those instruments.
I picked up a used, analog, four-track recorder from a music store and started writing and recording my own material. I also practiced different recording techniques by working on cover tunes and, at the age of 15, had recorded a flawless reproduction of Sgt. Pepper with two tracks to spare.
Over the past decade, I’ve been a full time musician performing in venues around the world, if your world view is strictly northern California. As a freelance musician, I’ve played with over 60 theatrical productions, several bands and a handful of studio sessions. My rate is $10,000 per service and I do, on average, 200 services a year.
In 2011, I founded Microbrew Music because, although I’ve been recording for years, I’ve never released anything publicly. Here you are, looking at my artist page, reading a bio that is completely accurate and absent of any hyperbolic sentiment (written in the first person, mind you) and getting ready to purchase my entire catalog. Thanks!
In all seriousness, it means a lot that you’ve read this far and I do hope that you support indie musicians and the do-it-yourself model that we’re trying to perfect. Enjoy the music!