Tony Vincent grew up in Albuquerque,where he was exposed to the music of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. In his early teens, Vincent began writing songs heavily influenced by Depeche Mode, New Order and Tears for Fears. While attending university, Vincent started a makeshift record company out of his dorm room and recorded a five song EP, which led to a recording contract with EMI records. The two solo albums, “Tony Vincent” and “One Deed,” followed and produced six Number One radio hits.
Shortly after moving to NYC in 1998, Vincent took an unexpected detour into the world of rock-based theater, joining the cast of RENT, first as part of the inaugural national tour, then making his Broadway debut in the New York production in 1999. He was featured as Simon Zealotes in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s remake of the film “Jesus Christ Superstar” in 2000, and when the production was revived on Broadway that same year Vincent earned critical acclaim starring as Judas Iscariot.
In 2002, Vincent originated the role of Galileo Figaro in the rock band Queen’s smash hit “We Will Rock You” in London’s West End. He also fronted the band itself on several occasions, including a performance of “Bohemian Rhapsody” at Queen Elizabeth’s Golden Jubilee concert for a live audience of over one million people who surrounded Buckingham Palace and over 200 million television viewers. Two years later, he was invited to Las Vegas to open the North American premiere of “We Will Rock You.” Vincent kept working on his own music and, in 2008, independently released the Adam Anders produced EP “A Better Way.” In the fall of 2009, he returned to Broadway, originating the role of St. Jimmy in Green Day’s “American Idiot.”
Tony is probably best known for his appearance on the second season of NBC’s reality singing competition, “The Voice.” He was selected to be on “Team CeeLo,” and blew away the competition with his powerful voice and commanding stage presence winning his first battle round. He then made a lasting impression on fans nationwide with his final performance of The Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams.” After 10 long months of writing, recording, and mixing, Vincent released his highly anticipated studio project, “In My Head,” through iTunes and CD Baby in 2012. Tony Vincent continues to write for both his solo project and under the band name Mercer.
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