Hailing from a musical family, Tony's late grandfather toured the country as a gospel singer, and Tony grew up playing drums in church and school. But it was not until he dropped out of college that he began to play the piano and consider music a viable career path. He taught himself to play on a piano at his father's house, and then one day a friend showed him how to make beats. He immediately knew music production was his future. He moved across the country to complete a degree in studio engineering, and has been on the move since, working as an engineer, producer, and touring musician, while continuously developing and fine-tuning his own sound.
Backed by his powerful 10-piece band, The Doo Doo Funk Allstars, Tony's high energy and musical imagination shine bright. Looking for a place to collaborate and present improvisational live music with other musicians, he created the "Dookie Jam," a monthly soul/funk/jazz/hip hop night in Portland that ran continuously for over 7 years. He is one of the founder's of the Portland Black Music Festival, and regularly works with groups such as Beats Lyrics Leaders to bring musical experiences to youth.