When Tony Carey (T.C.) was a young child, his parents realized the incredible talent he possessed for music and whole-heartedly supported him. The talented young Tony became a multi-instrumentalist and one of the best singers and songwriters in the world.
One of Tony's earliest musical experiences was in a band called "Blessings". Tony was in "Blessings" until 1975 when Ritchie Blackmore discovered and hired him as keyboardist of "Rainbow". In 1977 after 2 successful years and 2 world tours Tony Carey left "Rainbow".
In 1978 Tony met Peter Hauke, a German producer. Together they released Tony's first solo-albums - first as instrumental albums, later sung with TC´s expressive voice. Tony also released 2 albums with a band called "Planet P Project" ("Planet P Project" - Self Titled (1983) & "Pink World" (1984). The second "Planet P Project" release, "Pink World", could definitely resist the comparison with Pink Floyd's legendary recording - "The Wall".
While working with Hauke, Tony met Peter Maffay. Since their meeting, Tony and Maffay have played together on many occasions; the most notable for Tony Carey fans is "Der Joker - Bedtime Story". To this day, Tony's not only bound with Maffay by the music but a deep friendship as well.
In 1982 Tony reached the US-charts with "I Won't Be Home Tonight", in 1983 with "Planet P Project's - Why Me?", and in 1984 with "Fine, Fine Day" and "First Day Of Summer". The videos could be seen on MTV. In Germany (1988), Tony had a stroke of luck with the title song of a TV-show called "Wilder Westen Inclusive - Room With A View".
Until today the multi-talented Tony Carey has not only over 30 albums, but he became a demanded producer and has worked with many artist such as Joe Cocker, John Mayall, Peter Maffay, Eric Burdon, Milva and many more. Tony has also become a sought-after composer of film-music and soundtracks.
Since February 2003, the thoroughbred-musician, Tony Carey, has been touring - together with the brilliant musicians Martin Hämmerle (drums), Winnie Bucher (bass), Jonny Moeller (Sax) and sometimes Pascal Kravetz (keyboard, guitar, background vocals / who worked with Bruce Springsteen). Tony exults not only the audience (people from all over the world: South-Africa, USA, Sweden, England, France, Norway) but the journalists, too.
Tony has been very busy with many projects while fans (and those who have become curious by reading the reports of the last concerts) are waiting for the next club- or OpenAir-concerts (take a look at press). Tony was also on a promotion-tour with Peter Maffay and Jose Carreras for TABALUGA! At the moment he works in the studio and as producer for some new projects and is on and off on tour with Mandoki & Soulmates, where he had a "re-united on stage" with Peter Maffay after 20 years!
Another reunion there was with "Over The Rainbow" who started for a big worldtour in February 2009 which is critically acclaimed with sold-out concerts. In June 2009 Tony left the band.
In the year 2009 Tony had a fight against cancer and after this timeout he is back again - there is a release of part 3 of the trilogy "Go Out Dancing" with the title "Out In The Rain", furthermore there is a co-operation with Ela and J.R. Blackmore as the band "EBC ROXX" (for more information have a look at projects"). Back on stage we saw Tony at succesful concerts with the metal-band "Zed Yago" (Keyboards / Vocals) and also at gigs with band in Scandinavia.
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