Legendary Record producer, Musician, and Singer (via video) |
Tony Visconti has been hailed as one of the most important producers in the history of Rock and Pop. “Bang A Gong (Get It On)” and “Cosmic Dancer” by T. Rex are true cornerstones of rock and roll. David Bowie’s “Young Americans,” “Heroes,” “Scary Monsters” and “Blackstar” are masterpieces. The Moody Blues’ “Your Wildest Dreams” and “I Know You’re Out There Somewhere” are indelibly etched into our collective memory. And there are so many more.
In the past year, Tony has produced The Good, the Bad & the Queen’s album entitled Merrie Land, produced and mixed The Damned’s Evil Spirits album, Perry Farrell’s 2019 release Kind Heaven and Kristeen Young’s Live! At the Witches’ Tit release.
At the 2017 Grammy Awards, Tony won this second and third Grammys in the categories of Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical and Best Alternative Album for co-producing and co-mixing David Bowie’s Blackstar. Tony also won two 2017 MPG Awards as International Producer of the Year and for UK Album of the Year for Blackstar.
Tony starred in his second consecutive SKY Television program entitled Tony Visconti’s Masters of Music. (Previously, Tony was the featured host of Guitar Star, a talent search program looking for the finest guitarist in all of Europe!)
His autobiography, Bowie, Bolan and the Brooklyn Boy (Harper Collins/UK), is an evocative, brilliant overview of Visconti’s life, musical beginnings, adventures in London with David Bowie, Marc Bolan, Thin Lizzy, Paul McCartney and so much more.
The versatile Visconti has also produced, mixed/and/or arranged albums by U2, Paul McCartney and Wings, Thin Lizzy, Morrissey, Manic Street Preachers, Kaiser Chiefs, The Stranglers, Altered Images, Sparks, The Moody Blues, Badfinger, Elaine Paige, The Alarm, Gentle Giant, The Strawbs, The Sarstedt Brothers, The Move, Annie Haslam, Denny Laine, Procol Harum, Osibisa, Ralph McTell, Argent, Caravan, Hazel O’Connor, Boomtown Rats, Modern Romance, Adam Ant, Iggy Pop, Difford and Tilbrook, Angelique Kidjo, Fall Out Boy, Alejandro Escovedo, Mercury Rev and Kristeen Young.
Grammy-winning producer, arranger, musician, mixer, television host, exemplary collaborator–Visconti is all of these. He is also among the greatest and most genuine musical souls of our industry.