Born and raised in Hamden, Connecticut, Tony discovered that he had a passion to sing only a few years ago. Inspired by his mom, he decided to explore his talents further and began singing with good friend Dona Marie Tatta and Karaoke DJ Patty Shock at Karaoke restaurants and bars all over the Connecticut area. Places that encouraged him to keep moving forward were J Roo's Bar & Restaurant and Brothers Restaurant. He also enjoys performing for the seniors at Whitney Manor in Hamden, CT and Skyview Center in Wallingford, CT.
Tony's singing style is reminiscent of the classic 50's and 60's pop artists. His influences are Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Johnny Maestro, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, the Dupree's and Michael Buble, Tom Jones, Sammy Davis Jr, Vic Damone and Engelbert Humperdinck. His audiences adore his renditions of these memorable artists and their classic hits, but soon Tony realized that he wanted to do more than sing the cover songs. Tony noticed an up and coming young singer on Facebook named Jackie DiMaggio who was also covering classic songs. Tony contacted her mother Kathy who posted Jackie’s songs to find out more about Jackie's career. After a short conversation Kathy realized that Tony's last name was her mother's maiden name. It turned out that they were cousins! Soon after that, Kathy introduced Tony to Lisa Ratner a veteran Producer/Songwriter who was currently producing and writing original material for Jackie. Lisa's credits include songs and productions for superstars Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, Vanessa Williams, Sara Dash (Labelle), Heather Hedly, Sandy Farina, Shawn Colvin, Marc Cohen, Patti Austin, Busta Rhymes, Jazzy Jeff, Judy Collins and many others. Tony decided to move forward with his dream and engaged Ratner to produce and co-write his first album "A New Man". Ratner is best known for her very contemporary Pop/Rock/Dance productions and arrangements but when she heard Tony's melody and lyrics for his first song "Honeymoon"it inspired her to take a more traditional approach and together she and Tony created an album that reminds you of many songs of yesteryear but with a modern twist.
Tony has performed at the Saint Andrews Feast in New Haven CT , The Savin Rock Festival and The Offshore Restaurant both in West Haven, CT, The Pelham, N.Y. Steet Fair sponsered by Moonlight Crusin’Productions. Most recently Tony debuted at Teddy's Bar & Restaurant in Mt. Kisco New York where he performed with some of NYC's finest session musicians and singers at TheWestchester County Hurricane Sandy Relief Benefit.