TONY JAMES: PRA Audio featured artist of the week
October 10, 2016 By Pyotr Belov
“SIMPLICITY, STYLE, POWER, DESIGN, EFFICACY… ALL HALLMARKS OF ANY GREAT INVENTION. THE PRA WIC WIRELESS ABSOLUTELY LIVES UP TO THESE STANDARDS. I COULDN’T ASK FOR MORE.” TONY JAMES
Tony James, is a multi-talented performer, who has won worldwide acclaim as a musician, stage performer, and actor. His career has included work with top artists Cyndi Lauper, Billy Squier, Lenny Kravitz, Charles & Eddie, Dave Koz, Darden Smith and Jeffrey Gaines.
As an artist, Tony co-founded Maggie’s Dream, which recorded two albums for Capitol Records. With its blend of urban funk and hard rock, Maggie’s Dream garnered praise as a musical movement ahead of its time. As Composer & Musical Director for the play RAKSHA’S CHILD, Tony won special recognition by the New York Times. Tony was also a member of the original American cast of the theatrical sensation, STOMP. However, he is most recognized as the star in the Emmy-nominated Disney Channel series, OUT OF THE BOX! For 7 years, this highly rated, award-winning series reached millions of homes daily in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom as Tony played a caregiver to a cast of ethnically diverse children, helping them explore ordinary life through music, art and dramatic play. His numerous TV musical performances include appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Jon Stewart Show, Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, Roseanne, and the Jerry Lewis Telethon.
The self-titled album, ‘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 (Tim Hicks, BlackJack Billy, Love and Theft); bassist/producer Nicola Stemmer (Violent Femmes, David Yazbek) and guitarist Vini Miranda (Dido).
Tony is currently developing a new project set to launch in early 2017.