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Tony Grey (born March 23, 1975) is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, master bassist and record producer, born in Newcastle England and based in New York. He is known for his six-string eclectic bass technique and blending jazz and world music into his soaring fusion compositions.
Tony's path toward becoming a musician was born of an accident that nearly took his life and the fateful events tied to his recovery. Tony first picked up a bass guitar at the age of 18, given to him by his father, while laid up with a broken back. During his recovery he started playing under the watchful eye of his uncle and legendary guitarist John McLaughlin.
Tony successfully auditioned for a scholarship to the world-renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston. During his years at Berklee, Tony join the newly formed pop band 'Bliss' the group had signed a major record deal with the legendary record producer Terry Ellis who in the past discovered Billy Idol, Jethro Tull, Blondie, Huey Lewis and The News, and Pat Benatar to name a few. Tony left the group in order to return to the US to complete his studies at Berklee. During his last years at Berklee, Tony studied with teachers: Kenwood Dennard, Larry Watson, Bruce Gertz and Rich Appleman.
Tony graduated from Berklee in 2001 with the prestigious “Outstanding Performer” Award.
Tony has gone on to collaborate and perform with some of the world’s greatest musicians, such as: John Mclaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Hiromi, Gavin Degraw, Dennis Chambers, Zakier Hussain, Gary Husband, Brian Blade, Mike Stern, Wayne Krantz, Steve Lukather (Toto) Branford Marsalis, Simon Philips (Toto), Dave Holland, Kenwood Dennard (Sting, Miles Davis), Russell Ferante (The Yellow Jackets), David Fiuczynski (Screaming Headless Torsos, Meshell Ndegeocello), Ava Rovatti, Frank Mccomb, Lionel Loueke (Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Charlie Haden).