Tony started singing and playing bass guitar for White Lightnin’ at the age of 16. Along with other original member, Glen Ahearn, Tony co-wrote and arranged some of White Lightnin’s earliest music. Trading in the bass guitar for the microphone, Tony prides himself on his versatility as a performer and has sung or played harmonica with such notables as Al Vega, Paul Fontaine, Brass Force, Brian Maes, Mid-Life Crisis Jazz Band and legendary blues/soul guitarist Luther Guitar Jr. Johnson. Tony currently leads his own self-titled group as well mixing various styles of jazz and r&b. His debut Record Something to Say made the Grammy pool for nomination consideration.
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Cadence Review- Tony Gallo, Something To Say
Tony Gallo is a singer out of the male “saloon singer” class who takes a Jazz-pop direction on his debut Record Something To Say, that is a lot of fun. The general sound of his CD owes a lot to Steely Dan whose “Black Cow” gets a letter-perfect copy here. There’s an understated funkiness and sense of play that enhances all the standards Gallo does, but doesn’t overwhelm them. “All Blues” gets a fun arrangement using electric bass, organ, and Gallo’s own harmonica. Horace Silver’s “Song For My Father” is a cool showcase for Gallo’s slick, soulful singing; “St
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