Born and raised in New York, Tony has been performing a refreshing interpretation of pop/rock for over a decade. Playing music for a living has given him the ability to cover many different artists, which is why Tony is such a diversified singer/songwriter himself. Playing everywhere from biker bars to up scale restaurants. He can adapt to any crowd and any environment you throw him in. 'I love playing for the crowd, making them happy, whether there are a couple of hundred people there or no one, I always give it my all', says Tony. He has also written a song called 'You Have a Way' for artist Anthony Cole which had hit the Billboard charts back in early 2004. Growing up listening to bands like The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and many more of the greats has given him not only strong, grounded roots in Rock'n'Roll but also a strong sense of self. 'I write what I'm feeling at the moment', says Tony. 'Sometimes we're sad, sometimes we're not, so I'm not afraid to write very different sounding tunes... That's what I loved about The Beatles music. Many people seem to think your songs need to have the same sound & format, I just don't see it that way'. In 1998 Tony d'Mattia created 'Notes for Life', an organization that raises money for charities while simultaneously focusing positive attention on unsigned artists and the music scene at large. The first 'Notes for Life 'show raised thousands of dollars for 'The Just Kids Foundation' for Children with AIDS. ' 2005 promises to be a great year for the organization as Tony plans on another 'Notes for Life' benefit sometime in the early fall. With two albums under his belt (the critically acclaimed Transcending) and Right Where You Are, Tony sends you soaring on a rollercoaster ride of life's ups and downs, giving you all he can bring. Tony ends the new album with a song he wrote on 9-11 called 'Our dream'.' The only thing I could do when I saw the towers fall was to walk over to my piano and express my feelings through my music. We live in troubled times but I know we will shine through. With love and understanding we shall prevail'