EL's MystERy (BMI) is the trade name of progressive jazz rock fusion recording artist and composer, Tony Belcastro. Tony is a high functioning autistic savant who plays guitar, bass, percussion, drums, piano/keyboards, and various other instruments, although his primary instrument has always been guitar. He is also a highly skilled recording engineer, graphic artist, application developer, and a reclusive poet. As a result of blending multiple genres, the music of EL’s MystERy is best described as progressive alternative improvisational jazz rock fusion.
Tony first began showing an interest in music before he was one year old, when he was humming notes of familiar songs in key; by one year of age he was twanging rhythms on spring doorstops. Tony began playing drums at the age of 10, bass guitar at 11 (which he played in his first band at the age of 12) and by age 13 he was teaching himself electric guitar. Tony wrote his first song in 9th grade. He tried forming many cover bands up until he left high school, but eventually decided to never play other people’s music again.
By the late 80′s, after several failed attempts at keeping bands together, Tony began performing acoustic blues and improvisational jazz guitar. In the early ’90s, not long after becoming a Christian, he stopped playing guitar to pursue a career as a freelance magazine photographer. Tony also began writing computer programs in the late ’90s after getting his first modern computer. He began experimenting with music again in 1999 and in 2006 his first CD with Crater Rock Music, ENTER THE MISFIT, was released under the name Theory of Mind. In 2007 Tony began to explore jazz once again and by 2009 he decided to focus mainly on recording improvisational jazz fusion. He soon began exploring collaboration and recorded guitar, bass, drums and percussion parts over keyboard tracks that Dick Metcalf had recorded. Two of those songs were completed in a single day.