Tony Aye! is an award nominated singer/songwriter from White Marsh,MD. Born in Camp Springs,MD and raised in Albuquerque,NM, Tony grew up in diverse communities and exposed to a variety of musical styles and cultures; Tony has created an eclectic sound which includes using urban, soul and rock influences to create unique sounds. This exposure greatly influenced his own rich lyrically driven music. He began his music career as a gospel artist where he saw much success with three award nominated albums along with successful songs like Champion,Fairy Tale,The Mountain and IMpossible which garnered him crossover appeal and critical acclaim. Looking to be more true to himself and his music, Tony stepped away from gospel music to focus on creating music more reflective of not only his culture as a black man but also as a open and proud gay man. Tony’s debut pop/soul album entitled “Call Me Tony” represented his new beginning and featured successful singles Nobody But U, Specific and Weather. Tony hopes his Creativity,Artistry, and “Gay Boy Swag” is enjoyed but everyone helps others like him embrace all of their TRUE selves.
Where are you based?
White Marsh, MD
How long have you been making music?
What genre would you consider your music to be?
What inspired you to pursue a career in music?
I have always grown up and been immersed in music and performing
What are your biggest musical influences?
My biggest musical influences are Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey,Beyonce, Mali Music and John Legend
Are you signed to a label or are you an independent artist?
What have been the biggest challenges in your music career?
Working to find opportunities to share and perform as an out gay artist.
How many songs or albums have you released to date?
4 Gospel Albums , 1 Pop/Soul Album
Can you tell us a few things about your latest release?
My latest release is a club mix version of my popular song Specific which is a fun song about no regrets and living in the moment without too much of a plan.
Any plans for new music or upcoming projects we should know about?
Yes! I am excited to be releasing my sophomore album as a Pop/Soul Artist entitled Retrograde in July with a new single dropping this Spring. Please look out for it!