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Tony James

by Tony James

His long awaited album infuses rock, funky-folk and pop in a blend of new music drawing on two decades as a worldwide performer. Piercing lyrics sung in a compelling, yearning voice provide convincing evidence of music’s redemptive power.
Genre: Rock: Adult Contemporary
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Get To Me
4:42 $0.99
2. Eye To Eye
3:26 $0.99
3. So Much To Live
5:51 $0.99
4. Heaven
5:26 $0.99
5. Even Still
4:49 $0.99
6. Strong Enough To Smile
4:31 $0.99
7. On My Shoulders
2:53 $0.99
8. Hard Times
5:01 $0.99
9. Everything (Holding on to you)
4:56 $0.99
10. The Lesson
4:13 $0.99
11. Fine
1:45 $0.99
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Tony James:
Eleven tracks testify to music’s redemptive power

Fans and friends of Tony James are celebrating the release of his long-awaited solo debut album. In eleven original compositions, the self-titled Tony James showcases the unique gifts of this multitalented performer, who has won acclaim as a musician, stage performer, and actor.

Tony James displays a versatile range of styles and sounds, drawing on two decades as a worldwide performer. Piercing lyrics sung in a compelling, yearning voice provide convincing evidence of music’s redemptive power in this artist’s life.

Urgent, percussion-driven tunes such as “Get to Me” and “Heaven” hearken to Tony’s early career as one of New York’s most sought after drummers/percussionists and a founder of the pioneering band Maggie's Dream (Capitol Records). In acoustic strummers such as “The Lesson” and “So Much to Live,” Tony reflects on life’s big questions with understated, musical grace. In “Fine” and “Strong Enough to Smile,” Tony delivers hope with passion and precision.

“So Much to Live” earned Tony a 2006 Los Angeles Music Award nomination as Adult Alternative Male Singer/Songwriter of the Year.
The song was also nominated for a New Mexico Music Award for Best Rock/Adult Contemporary song.

Even before co-founding Maggie’s Dream, Tony established himself as a premier studio and stage musician by working with artists such as Cyndi Lauper, Billy Squier, Brenda K. Starr (with Mariah Carey), Lenny Kravitz, Coolio, PM Dawn, Charles & Eddie, Dave Koz, Darden Smith, David Yazbek, and Jeffrey Gaines. Tony also won acclaim as co-star of the Emmy-nominated Disney series Out of the Box and as an original American cast member of the Off-Broadway sensation STOMP.

All of those experiences, it seems, contributed richly to this collection. But Tony James also unveils a portrait of the artist that’s more complete than fans may realize. In addition to playing drums and percussion, Tony composed all the songs (except one, co-written with Julian Harris); produced the album; played acoustic guitar, electric guitars, organ, piano, and strings; and provided lead and backing vocals on all the tracks.

Tony James is supported by a world-class lineup of musicians, including Grammy-winning co-producer/guitar virtuoso Larry Mitchell; multi-platinum artist Billy Squier (The Stroke, In the Dark, My Kinda Lover); Jon Kurzweg (Creed, Puddle of Mudd); ; songwriter/producer Jeff Coplan (Zomba/BMG); bassist/producer Nicola Stemmer (Violent Femmes, David Yazbek) and guitarist Vini Miranda (Dido).

On the opening track, Tony sings “Won’t you let me in the foreground?” By the end of this much anticipated album, there’s no question: Tony James belongs there.



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Drew Geis

Uplifting and Inspiring Music
Love the album. Very uplifting and refreshing music from the heart

Caroline newcomb

good,short,happy,very hot
Tony James is so hot. I loved his show out of the box. My dream is metting Tony.I LOVE YOU TONY


I really love his album
This album is awesome, I love the songs, a great artist. Definitely A MUST listen to album. You ROCK!

Cynthia Mendoza

His voice is like heaven -- beautiful and very relaxing
This is a very unique sound and I love his style -- can't wait for the next album

Ferni Munoz

This music is relaxing and great to just chill with
Relaxing and smooth -- great album

Drew Goolsby

Eye To Eye
I like that song Eye to Eye. i gotta get the CD!


J. Schwartz

Wow, what amazing sound a blend of rock and smoothness
The music moved me. It was cool rock with a smoothness that enters the soul. Love the tunes can't wait to share it with the world.

Diane Goolsby

Listened to the music clips, LOVED it and BOUGHT it! It's music to suit my moods (and I have a lot of moods).


Extraordinarily SEXY- the whole package!
THIS cd is AMAZING! The tunes are energizing, and meaningful! Tony's voice is exceptionally distinctive. UMPH. He's got up close and personal lyrics that you really feel! This man's gift is music, and the package is HUGE!

Jake C.

Wonderful Piece of Art
I think it's a cool album. The music makes me feel like I'm glad to be alive. His music is great because of the guitars and his voice, and his drums. I would recommend this album to everyone.
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