What Do You Want from Me
'It's taken a little time to get here, but singing and playing my own songs is the best it's ever been!' Singing Dylan songs at parties and a first band in high school ('yeah, we had an electric accordion; the Flying Wedge.') led to dabbling in coffeehouses during his years at Penn State University. ('I've been chasing and following my passion for music along with a daytime career for about 35 years now.') Singing cover songs, mostly in bars, with an occasional festival and/or spot as an opener (including being in line-ups with Grammy winners), kept Tony busy till 1992. He played with Episode, a dance rock/cover band based out of Allentown, PA, from 1992 - 2003. Resuming solo acoustic work in 1996, along with the band dates, turned into song writing and in 2000 the CD of 10 original songs, Tony Andrade, straydog, was released. As the days with Episode have concluded, so too have the solo dates singing covers in bars. His 2nd CD, Antonio Andrade, What Do You Want From Me, delivers original songs that are marked by the rock/folk/pop influences that removed him from the sandlot and stood him on a stage. 'You know how kids hold thoughts about what they want to be? I wanted to be a baseball player, but when I saw The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show, something happened!' 'The sensation of sharing energy with an audience arouses passion in me. Music has a presence and a life of it's own. I am trying to share it, and I am attracted to the possibilities. I am trying to honor my passion'.