Tony Bellantoni - Guitarist, Composer, Producer
Tony Bellantoni has some serious issues. A bonafide guitar lunatic and a self proclaimed 'blues-rock & funk junkie', the only individuals who should really be present at his 'intervention' would include members of the Rolling Stones, Zeppelin, Aerosmith, The Black Keys, The Meters, as well as Muddy Waters, James Brown, Stevie Wonder and Sly Stone....you get the picture!
"HARD SOUL", is the third full length album release by American artist,
Tony Bellantoni & The Swag Hooks.
Bellantoni says, “...groove & riff, together with dramatic lyrical content are what drove the songwriting process for this album. This album was awarded 'Top Indie Pick" by CDBABY!
His stints working in television production enabled Tony to work with a wealth of legendary performers, ranging from Aretha Franklin & Billy Preston to Eric Clapton & Average White Band. "My time working with King World Productions especially was an amazing adventure! At the time, they had access to the complete Atlantic Records roster (and more)! I was humbled, honored (& scared sh-tless) to get a chance to work with and learn from these incredible artists!"
Tony Bellantoni & The Swag Hooks have appeared at several music festivals/venues including, Pleasantville Music Festival, Norwalk Oyster Festival, Brooklyn Indie Festival, West Side Blues Fest, Alive at Five Concert Series, P&G Bar, (NYC), The Summer Concert Series at The Winery, Fontana's (NYC) and The Capitol Theatre (Garcia's). They have shared the bill with acts like Government Mule, J Geils Band, Black 47, Allman Brother Oteil Burbridge, Sonny Landreth, Marc Cohn, Soul Asylum & Creed.
Tony Bellantoni & The Swag Hooks certainly offer high entertainment value to any rock audience...their hard hitting live performance features gritty vocals, greasy lead/slide guitars, and a tight rhythm section guaranteed to make you get down with your bad self!
A BMI writer/publisher, Tony's music has been used in a variety of broadcast/film environments including MTV, VH1, ABC, NBC and regular spots on late night TV with Craig Ferguson Show. He has also written music for Megatrax Music Production Library.
Albums currently on Pandora. Download the songs at itunes & Spotify...CDs available on Amazon and other fine stores.
All songs (C) All rights reserved. PRO is BMI.
ALL SONGS READY FOR PLACEMENT.
All sync and master licensing inquiries contact: Tonybellantoni85@gmail.com