Tony Carey
* October 16, 1953
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Born Anthony Lawrence Carey, Oct 16th in 1953

When Tony Carey (T.C.) was a young child, his parents realized the incredible talent he possessed for music and wholeheartedly 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 released 26 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 Pascal Kravetz (who worked with Bruce Springsteen) and Martin Hämmerle. 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 concerts (take a look at NEWS). Tony is currently on a promotion-tour with Peter Maffay and Jose Carreras for TABALUGA!
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