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Music for some is entertainment. For Tony Mack it is his calling.
Singer/keyboard player/producer/songwriter Tony Good Morning John. We’ve just released the debut single from Tony Mack (from FreshBand) “Bad Cop Good Cop.” The single has been getting critical acclaim and we’re reaching out to you requesting you add it to your rotation. Any feedback would be appreciated. The song has been debuting in the top ten in every market it’s been placed. Thank you so much and we look forward to hearing from you.Mack has had a long successful career and has worked with a wide array of artists, from Freddie Jackson and Melba Moore to Kurtis Blow and GrandMaster Flash to Crown Heights Affair, Shannon, and Unlimited Touch.
Now Tony Mack is celebrating the EP release of The FreshBand featuring Tony Mack’s new EP “Trezure the love…” Tony is also celebrating his new music company, Trezure Roxx Records LLC! “Trezure Roxx Records has been a long dream coming true,” says the musician. “I wanted to be independent; the corporate labels don’t give artists a voice and I wanted to give artists more control over their own destiny.”
“Trezure the love” features such tracks as its title track “Trezure the love,” a social commentary with a funk groove. “This is in the vein of Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’ and is very relevant for today considering all that is happening with police violence. “I think music can make a difference and bring light to social issues, but at the same time while we are being responsible we can jam to a positive message,” explains Tony.
“ComeBack Lover,” the groups initial single actually paved the way for the current album. “I think it sounds a little like Slave, Earth Wind & Fire and Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly,” says Tony. “‘Come Back Lover’ got a lot of airplay all over, from France, Austria, Belgium, to the UK.” Tony co-wrote the track with George Rodgers.
The EP also touches on a man’s thoughts to his woman letting her know that she’s definitely “A Woman Who Knows” while mixing it up with a new flavor R&B in “Since I” and some downright dirty funk with the smash Funk Hit “I.C.U.” Oh yeah…..it’s on…..
Not only did Tony perform on the EP, but he also flexed his producing skills on the project. Darryl Gibbs from The Strikers and Crown Heights Affair was on board as co-producer. “It turned out hot,” says Tony. “I am so proud of this album and excited for people to hear and enjoy it.”
Tony has enjoyed making music most of his life. “I’ve grown so much as an artist, writer, and producer. And the FreshBand brand has grown, says the Kingston Jamaica-born musician who has lived all over NYC, and now calls Philadelphia home.
Music has been Tony’s life since high school; it was there he decided he wanted to be a professional musician. “I heard “Fencewalk” by Mandrill with Claude “Coffee” Cave on clavinet and that did it for me. That was the beginning of my journey,” he says.
Tony played alto sax and keyboards in school and sang tenor. After high school, Tony entered the Army, but being in the military didn’t stop his musical ambitions. He formed a band “The Taegu Family Culture” while stationed in South Korea.
After his Army stint, Tony hit the professional music circuit running. He started playing keyboards for various groups, including the R&B group Secret Weapon (Must Be The Music). With childhood friend Hip-Hop DJ David Reeves (Davy DMX), Tony formed Output and was signed to Tuff City Records/CBS Assoc. The pair wrote and he co-produced Eddie “Skeet” White’s “Baby Be Mine.” Tony also ventured out as a solo artist briefly during this period as well. The pair hooked up for various gigs with rap legend Kurtis Blow, one of which involved Tony manned the keyboards on tour with the Hip-Hop icon. He also went into the studio with Blow on numerous occasions, including working on Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’s “Fast Life” and The Fat Boys; first single “Fat Boys,” which earned Tony a gold single. Tony also played on the Darnell Williams (Jesse from All My Children) album on CBS which enabled him to secure a role on the television show as “Jesse’s” piano player when he sang at “The Steampit.”
Working with the group The Strikers led to the formation of FreshBand. And FreshBands journey has been filled with a worldwide fanbase, great recording experiences, and most importantly–good music. “Oh yeah……it’s on!!!”