2126 S.W. Halsey St. / Troutdale, OR, 97060
Thursday, February 23, 2017
7 p.m. til 9 p.m. Free21 and over
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2000, Tony Smiley has captured audiences with his unique beats. This
musical savant loops his way through a unique genre of music that you won't
find anywhere else. All with witty, engaging, and energetic stage presence. His
cosmic dance of electric melodies mixed with world beats, Mongolian throat
singing and beat-boxing have earned the Loop Ninja a cult like following who
repeatedly embark on his musical journey. Creating each track with a raw,
primal and pulsating connection between rich sounds and passionate
songs of Tony Smiley are a tantalizing ride through electro acoustic music that
will cause your musical senses to rise. During the experience you can expect
original soul bearing songs, improv crowd pleasers, and creative cover mixes.
As he loops his way through a set he builds the audience's anticipation by
using, keyboards, drum machines, guitars, tambourine, cowbell, vocals and beat
box sounds through Boss Loop pedals. His songs are original, groove-laden works
of art. The loop ninja will "completely make you a believer." (Andy Summers,
guitar player for the Police)
2010, Smiley joined the ranks of his fellow loop artists, winning 3rd
place in the National Boss Loop Contest in Hollywood. Judges included: Paul
Youngblood (Boss US Director), Frank Gambale (Guitar player for Chick Corea),
Andy Summers (Guitar player for The Police), Derek Murdock (Bass player for
Kevin Eubanks, Tonight Show Band), Michael Molenda (Editor of Guitar Player
Magazine). He continues to work with Roland/Boss running pedal clinics and
performing for international ad campaigns.
Currently, Smiley can often
be found composing and laying down progressive loops with hip hop roots in the
Pacific Northwest; flying solo or playing with musical friends such as
Redwood Son, Keegan Smith and MOsley WOtta. If you would like to
experience the sounds of Tony Smiley follow him on FaceBook, YouTube, MySpace
and Reverbnation or schedule a show.
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