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TONY MIDDLETON

PERFORMING ON SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2017  |  8:30-11:30PM  |  CLICK TO RESERVE A TABLE

 

Tony’s career is an interesting and diversified one, which spans many years of accomplishments. Although as a teenager, he was working towards becoming a “golden gloves” boxer, he changed course and became the lead singer and songwriter of a group called “The Willows”. They are most known for the crossover song, he wrote, “Church Bells May Ring”. They did “My Dear Dearest Darling”, “Dolores”, “White Cliffs of Dover” and many more. Tony Middleton and the Willows have appeared regularly at the Westbury Music Fair, American Music Theatre, PA., and at the Tarrytown Music Hall, in addition to numerous other theaters across the country and internationally. Tony and the Willows have appeared on three PBS specials shows on Doo Wop and “Church Bells May Ring” is considered one of the 100 all-time great songs of that genre. He has performed in several Broadway musicals, such as the lead in “Cabin in the Sky” and principle roles in “Purlie” and “Porgy and Bess”.

 

He later lived and performed in Paris and Europe in the jazz circuit for a number of years. In Europe, Tony was the understudy for Sammy Davis in “Free and Easy” written by Harold Arlin and Johnny Mercer. He also performed in concert at the City Center and Wolftrap with Alvin Ailey Dancers singing the “Mary Lou Williams’s Mass”, and was one of the headliners at Lincoln Center for the 55th Birthday Tribute to the late Charlie Parker. As a soloist, he has performed and is known by many world class performers. Tony has performed with and the music of Burt Bacharach, Quincy Jones, and Cy Coleman. His act has headlined at the Apollo along with Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Big Mabel, and Slappy White. He has sung with Cissy Houston, Nell Carter and Della Reese. He Recorded “Don’t Ever Leave Me” written & produced by Klaus Ogermann, which received a Grammy Nomination. Besides Broadway, Tony’s career has included commercials, television, film and the cabaret circuit here and abroad. Tony is a member of SAG, AFTRA and EQUITY. Enjoying both film and TV, Tony is most fulfilled when his is singing and interpreting music in his unique jazz style. His big voice is sometimes compared to Joe Williams, Arthur Prysock, Lou Rauls and Ray Charles and yet, his range is more complex with his deep and sultry tones. Tony Middleton sings with real sincerity with every word he sings. This voice is truly remarkable with an extensive range and limitless creativity. His exciting voice and warmth has endeared him to thousands of club-goers in the United States and Europe. Tony can be edgy or soft, amusing or seductive. Tony sings with power, feeling and a sureness that only great talents have.


ANTOINE BLECK

PERFORMING ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017  |  8-11PM  |  CLICK TO RESERVE A TABLE

The French crooner in NY "si vous l'aimez, parlez en a vos amis, sinon, parlez en a vos ennemis" "If you like him, tell your friends, if you don't, tell your ennemies"

 

"Back at Opia concert"
with Thierry Arpino on drums
Wesley Amorin on guitar
Francis Jocky on keyboards
Itaiguara Brandao on bass
dinner and drinks available

$20 cover
 



STEVE SONY WILLIAMS

PERFORMING ON SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017|  8:30-11:30PM  |  CLICK TO RESERVE A TABLE

 

Brooklyn's own, Steve Sonny Williams, has been singing since he was a child, but only in the last few years has this ex- marine and motorcycle enthusiast turned that passion, towards Jazz and crooning the great standards! Steve can be heard regularly around NYC's hottest Jazz venues. He was described in a recent article in the Amsterdam News, as "possessing good pitch with a real jazzy sound!". Steve has performed withe the likes of The legendary Johnnie Oneil, Harold Maybern,Cyruss Chestnut and others.