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Tony Ransom & The Heavenly Light Orchestra

Tony Ransom
(Biography)

Tony Ransom, a New York native, is filled with the musical richness of his Mississippi upbringing. His life journeys eventually led him to Chicago where he established a lucrative singing career. In the late 80’s and throughout the 90’s, Tony became a proverbial juggling act. Balancing the demands of a major vocal talent in the Chicago recording community was not a challenge, it was a full-time job. As a background singer, Tony can be heard on the hit albums of Richard Marx, Michael Bolton, Pete Cetera, R. Kelly, James Brown, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Dennis De Young, and BB & CC Winans, to name just a few. On Soundtrack work like “My Best Friends Wedding” (starring Julia Roberts), Tony can be heard wailing high above the chorus during the closing credits. More recently, Tony was the featured vocalist on the dance single “Heaven” by the group Shinehouse, produced by famed Chicago DJ, Mark Picchiotti, on the Ministry of Sound label. The song “Heaven” was also featured on the Ministry of Sound compilation album, remixed by the famed dance producers, “Masters at Work”. When not doing back-up work on album projects, he can be heard on more than 500 national radio and television ad campaigns that include: Coca-Cola, McDonalds, Pizza-Hut, General Motors, and more. Tony Ransom’s introduction to audiences outside of the United States started in 1990. Various releases in the U.K., including the 1991 Atlantic Record’s dance single, “Spread Love” (also featured on Underground Dance Music Vol. I) as well as several singles in the later 90’s, “In The name Of Love” and “Sanctified Lady/Music” received some attention and are still in demand. “I’ve had releases on about eight or nine 12 inch singles over the past 10 years, and an album entitled “Make Room for Love”, says Ransom. Always the survivor, Tony maintains his studio career, live performances, and foreign releases, to further showcase his talents. Ransom elaborates: “The fact that I have been able to make a great living at singing has allowed me to sing happier; but at some point you have to listen to your inner voice, and mine is telling me to release a song that is a passion and not a job”. Tony’s fans urge him as well. Ransom is currently producing various new artists. Additionally, he continues the development of a family-oriented, animated cartoon for television and the Internet. The cartoon television series will feature mostly original music. Given his extensive musical background and immense vocal talent, a great deal of it will be performed by Tony. He’s happiest when he’s singing and performing. In this new release, listen... you’ll discover the real Tony Ransom in this passionate and sensitive performance of, “When Angels Fly”.