As a solo performing and recording artist, singer and songwriter Tony Graham has been writing and sharing his soft and yet dynamically powerful brand of music, for the last 30 years, at large and small venues throughout the US.
Inspired early on by the vocal and writing styles of Jim Croce, James Taylor and Kenny Loggins, Graham was driven to express his life and thoughts by way of his own smartly written lyrics and unforgettable melodies. Graham is well-regarded by his fans as a gifted and extremely talented singer songwriter and has been known, on many occasions, to bring an audience quickly to its feet in admiration.
It's very rare to find a local musician with talent that you would expect to see opening for a main stream band at a large auditorium, not a quaint venue tucked away in the Cascade Mountains, but that's exactly what you'll find when you come to see Tony Graham. His music comes from within and goes beyond the limits of what his guitar enables him to express. The cover songs Tony chooses to play are so close to the "genuine article or real McCoy" and his original compositions, from "Writings on the Wall" are heartfelt and an experience to delight both young and old.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 440 minutes
What to Expect
An audience member should expect to experience strong emotions of joy, happiness, sadness, amazement and the overwhelming urge to give a "Shush!" to anyone talking or distracting others from the music.
A Client should expect a professional and comfortable show.
Singer-Vocalist/ Songwriter/ Acoustic Guitarist/ Performing and Recording Artist.
Experience: Over 30 years of professional stage experience in music and live theater.
Venues available for booking: (Large and Small)
Concerts, Festivals, Corporate Events, Social Gatherings, Benefits, House Concerts, Wineries, Weddings, Diner Houses, Lounges, Coffee Houses. (Only coffee houses that have an established serious music program with a strong loyal support base)
This is considered "Easy Listening" music on a professional level.
This is not considered "Dance" music...although people do dance to my music.
Additional Booking Notes
Venues stretching near and beyond 200 miles from Portland OR must be willing to provide a high quality sound system, hotel or comfortable hassle-free lodging arrangements and *travel expenses--- *which may or may not include Round trip fuel, Round trip airfare, Chauffeur or Taxi service from airport to living quarters and to and from venue from living quarters.
Past Booked Events
|December 11, 2014||Christmas Party|
|December 31, 2013||Dinner Dance|
Set list changes depending on length of performance. In general, the show consists of around 50% original music and 50% timeless singer songwriter covers.
|Tony Graham||Main Artist|
Influences & Inspiration
Kenny Loggins for his amazing vocal strength and range, Elton John for his timeless eccentric presence, Paul Simon and Bernie Taupin for their endless reserve of poetry, Jim Croce for his storytelling genius... and my 7th grade choir teacher Darrel James who recognized something special in me, took me under his wing and gave me the first glimpses of my future.
Recent review: Austin played at my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour and everyone absolutely loved him!
Recent review: He played guitar for the processsional at my wedding and did amazing!!
Recent review: 2 days ago I was drawn from over a block away to Portland's Festa Italania by the soaring song…