Lestat’s- San Diego, CA
Tony Martino hails from Chicago and is a recent transplant to Tempe, Arizona. His acoustic pop sound has been picked up by MTV and used on MTV’s Real World. The song featured on the reality show series is called “Remember Me.”
Tony played at the intimate coffee house venue of Lestat’s in San Diego. The room fit the Tony’s music and made for a comfortable atmosphere. It was just Tony and his guitars onstage for the performance.
Till We Meet Again
Tony started the night with this light and upbeat song.
This is the song that is being played on MTV’s reality series The Real World. It really is a well written song that needs fall on everyone’s ears.
This song is a tribute to the troops and has catchy guitar riffs.
Is That So Wrong?
A song about dealing with loving someone that doesn’t love you like that back and just wants to be friends. This is a very universally themed song.
There’s Gotta Be sounded very reminiscent of Vertical Horizon when he played it live. It’s a very pop and an upbeat song.
The James Bond Song that is Currently Untitled. Tony was inspired by the James Bond movies to write this song. The audience concurred and decided it would be a perfect fit for the intro to the new James Bond film. I know when I heard it I could imagine a dark orchestral arrangement behind him.
Tony is one of those musicians who is making himself a name by doing things independently and it looks like it is working for him. He has an album coming out this fall and is planning a fall tour in conjunction with the CD release. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for this budding new talent.
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