Tony Smiley

Sunday, June 6th
8pm No Cover
Fort George Brewery
1483 Duane St-Astoria

“One-Man-Riot-Loop Ninja”, Tony Smiley (Portland, OR) has become one of the busiest musicians in the Pacific NW. His unique, no holds barred performances truly stand out in this internationally recognized music scene. “His sound is so thick and engulfing…. even the hippest of hipsters drinks it up and booty shakes with wild abandonment; one part road trip, one part thrift shop record collection, and fifty zillion parts dreamy endless summer soundscape”. (Justin Morrison, Plastic Landscaper) Dance floor beats and wah-wah guitars punctuate his appealing rock epics. The high-energy compositions including folk, human beat box, 80’s new wave, and rock-n-roll are truly awesome. His wide-ranging influences include some of classic rocks finest: Prince, David Bowie, Pixies, INXS, and Jimi Hendrix. Tony’s shows and recordings are enhanced by Mr. Kevin Younkins (Mixer/Co Producer) capable knob twisting. As he mixes in real time, stereo effects and levels are adjusted as looping instruments are played. Tony says, “I lay down a rhythm guitar lick and loop it and then I lay down a bass lick and loop it, then beatbox and then I sing and play lead over that. When the time comes I also use the loop pedal to sing harmony or back up vocals.” Jeremy Wilson’s (Dharma Bums/Pilot) MastanMusic Label is the marketing force behind “Driving Myself Sane”, Tony Smiley’s 2nd release. 2008 will find Tony on the road shocking audiences nightly, providing some of the most mind-blowing rock shows the world has ever seen.

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