“Antonio (Tony) Newton, super genius, will go down in history as one of the most vital path-forgers of our era” …Music critic Randali of Mean Street Magazine.
Tony Newton is a truly original and unique music artist. Newton has a tradition steeped in many hit recordings, distinctive creative expression, and extreme talent. From funk to fusion, from rock to jazz, if you are looking for true musicianship and creative artistry, you have found a wellspring of innovative musical talent. Tony describes as Motown meets Hendrix meets Miles.
Tony comes out at the top of his game, embracing a long history of working with top name music artists on recordings and tours. Music visionary, legendary composer-bassist-keyboardist-vocalist-producer, Tony Newton, a musician’s hall of fame member who has performed on over 25 gold and platinum hit recordings. Acclaimed for his dynamic work with the famed jazz-rock-fusion group, the Tony Williams Lifetime, Newton, one of the original architects of jazz-rock-fusion penned the classic compositions, Snake Oil, Red Alert, and others. In addition to being a prime Motown bassist-music director, he performed on many historic hit recordings and tours with Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson(music Director), the Temptations, Aretha Franklin, The Funk Brothers and more, as well as working with veteran rock guitarist, Gary Moore in the British group G-Force. Tony also performed and composed with legendary guitarist and friend, Robby Krieger from the mega-group, The Doors, on Robby’s solo CD, “Cinematrix”. Newton has a long musical history, participating on many hit recordings and tours, throughout his long and prolific musical career.
Tony Newton takes his audience on a journey of his musical career with his own unique approach and arrangements of the “greats” that he played with and encountered on his path. From John L. Hookers’ “Boom, Boom,” “Jimi Hendrix’s “Red House”, Gustav Holst’s “Mars” to his own prolific compositions like “Red Alert”, “Snake Oil, and funk based songs, “Everybody Get Funky”, “One People”, and many more. Newton’s arrangements radiate dynamic brilliance, as he creates ripping grooves, and shredding exciting solos with his crew of amazing musicians. These dogs will have you panting on the dance floor and rockin’ in the concert halls as they stretch the limits of their musical prowess to another dimension with their own alternative, ultra-expressive, performances.