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Tony Dancy

The year was 1968... Five Milwaukee teenagers recorded a single with record producer Jon Hall for his local Teentown Records. That song was "Little By Little" , written by sixteen-year-old Tony Dancy and Dennis Duchrow. Within a few weeks, it was number one in the Midwest, receiving heavy airplay on WOKY, and WRIT. It wasn't long before all the excitement caught the eye of A&M Records president Herb Alpert, who quickly signed them to his fledgling label.

Based on the success of their hit single, Tony's Tygers recorded their only full-length album, which was released in summer of 1968. The band performed nonstop, traveling around the U.S. and locally at Wisconsin venues. Remember the CYO dances? The trademarks of a Tony's Tygers show were the band's five-part vocals and high energy.

When the original Tygers disbanded, guitarist/vocalist Tony Dancy and keyboardist Craig Fairchild moved to LA, where they became staff writers for Wednesday's Child Productions. Here they wrote music for such national TV shows as "The Brady Bunch" and "The Flintstones", and became accomplished studio singers. In the mid 1970s, Tony returned to Milwaukee to assemble the vocal group Quiffy, which he took to LA. Quiffy became one of the hottest nightclub bands in the area and worked with Three Dog Night producer Richard Podolor as well as shot a TV pilot with William Shatner before calling it quits in 1978. After jamming with such groups as Ambrosia and El Chicano, and lots of studio work, Tony returned to Milwaukee, where he re-formed Tony's Tygers.

While working with the band, and catching single gigs, he recorded his first solo CD, "A Hopeless Romantic", released in February 1999. His second CD, "Midnight Dancing", was released in 2004. You'll love his smooth and catchy ballads, and a couple of the tunes on Midnight Dancing will have you revving up your disco moves.

After a year long gig in Hong Kong, and several months traveling, Tony headed back to Milwaukee to find his Tygers bandmates longing to record some new tunes. This studio project turned out some of the best new 60's sounds since the 60's - they coined the new genre "Neo Retro". You can find the reinvented Tygers on CD Baby, and all over the web. Just click on the links to the left and explore!

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