Born: 1975 Primary Instrument: Bass, electric
Tony Grey was born in Newcastle, England in 1975 where music was just another family member.
At the age of 18 Tony broke his back in a horrific car accident. It was during his recovery he started playing the bass and whilst under the watchful eye of legendary guitarist John McLaughlin, Tony successfully auditioned for a scholarship to the world-renowned Berklee College Of Music in Boston
Whilst at Berklee, Tony took time out to 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 & The News, Pat Benitar to name a few. Tony spent the next 18 months touring with the group throughout Asia. After appearing on several TV shows in Asia, recording three hit singles, filming music video's which were featured on MTV, and achieving a top ten CD, Tony left the group in order to return to the USA to complete his studies at Berklee. During his time at Berklee, Tony studied with some of the greatest teachers--Kenwood Dennard, Larry Watson, Bruce Gertz and Rich Appleman. During his remaining four semesters Tony won the prestigious Outstanding Performer Award.
Since graduating, Tony has led many clinics and master classes at Berklee and has appeared in many of the college's showcase events, including a tribute concert to U.S. Pop Legends Steely Dan, hosted by the president of Berklee and attended by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker of Steely Dan.
Tony graduated from Berklee with high honors in May 2001. He has gone on to perform with some of the world's greatest musicians, including John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Gavin DeGraw, Dennis Chambers, Zakir Hussain, Gary Husband, Brian Blade, Mike Stern, Wayne Krantz, Steve Lukather (Toto) Branford Marsalis, Hiromi, Toby Lightman, Simon Philips (Toto), Dave Holland, Kenwood Dennard (Sting, Miles Davis), Russell Ferrante (Yellowjackets), David Fiuczynski (Screaming Headless Torsos, Meshell NdegeOcello), Larry Watson, Ava Rovatti, Jetro Da Silva (Whitney Houston, Patti Austin), David Garfield, Frank McComb, David Nichtern, Gene Lake (David Sanborn), Dave DiCenso, Chris Dave, Oliver Rockberger, Falguni, Deantoni Parks and Lionel Loueke (Wayne Shorter, Charlie Haden).
Earlier in 2004, Tony had the great honor of performing at New York's Lincoln Centre with David Nichtern's band Drala, for His Holiness the Dali Lama.