Tony started djing in 1989. His first gigs were Ark and Dream in Leeds. He then presented several shows on Dream FM in 1992. His first weekly club residency was at the Gallery in Leeds in 1992 for the Utah Saints with whom he toured America. He created and promoted “Happy” a weekly house night at the Leeds Music Factory in 1993, which became best midweek dance night in the UK (as voted by DJ Mag). In 1994 he promoted and Djed at “Love to be” voted club of the year 1995. In 1996 Tony gained the accolade of best resident Dj in the UK. 1997 saw the start of his first UK wide radio show the “Transatlantic Mix” on the Kiss/Galaxy Network. Tony was elevated to the realms of the superstar Dj when he broke into the worlds top 100 Djs list at number 22. Since then Tony has been a regular spinner at the best clubs around the globe including: Love to be (worldwide tour), Retro (worldwide tour), Hed Kandi, Federation, Ministry of Sound, Gatecrasher, Glasshouse, Passion, Déjà vu, Kinky Malinky & Venus (UK), Space, El Divino, Es Paradis, Eden & Pacha (Ibiza), Centro Fly & Cheetah (NYC), Supper Club (Amsterdam), Sugar (Singapore), Flux & Home (Australia), Stark & Fishdance (Dallas) to name only a few. Tony is now managing director of Love to be… Ltd and is taking the sucessful club brand back on tour to celebrate its 18th year in clubland. The Love to be…events in Leeds at Mint Club and Space are the regions busiest soulful and funky house night and has been nominated for club of the year 2010. Tony has also established the Love to be…brand in Manchester at Venus the club, Planet in Liverpool, Sakura in Lincoln, Voudou in Barnsley, Plug in Sheffield, Cotton Factory in Huddersfield, Tube in Halifax, Helsinki in Leicester, The School in Hull, Club M in Majorca, Pacha and Space in Ibiza. 2011 saw Tony set up his groundbreaking nightclub project Phono in Leeds which has quickly established itself as one of the leading late night venues in the North of England playing host to some of the regions most respected events such as Retro, Glasshouse, Risque, Radar and the legendary Love to be… afterparties.
Tony’s production credits are lengthy including projects for Laurent Wolf, Crispin J Glover, Lonnie Gordon, Jonnie Fiori, Mary Pierce, Jeremy Sylvester, Unique 3 and Serena as well as his own trax recorded as Main Connection, Soul Fricton, One Foot in the Groove, Peak Time Players and the infamous Barkin Brothers. Tony Is co-founder and Managing Director of the One Foot in the Groove Label which has over 70 releases under its belt all of which can be found at traxsource, beatport and all good download sites. Tony relaunched the Love to be… record label in 2010 which is currently looking for trax to sign alongside its current catalogue some of which can be heard on Tony’s myspace page or via the love to be website www.wix.com/lovetobe/love-to-be. Tony also co ordinates and produces at the Love to be… studio suite which is based in Leeds.
Tony’s radio work has included being presenter of several shows on Dream FM (Leeds) from 1992 to 1995. In 1996 Tony became producer and presenter of the Transatlantic Mix show on Kiss/Galaxy Network. This show was co presented with Dj Disciple from NYC and featured the best upfront house music alongside interviews with artistes such as Armand Van Helden, Roger Sanchez, Dj Sneak, Eric Morillo, Mousse T, David Morales, Tony Humphreys, Barbara Tucker, Sandy B…etc. Tony also presented the Dance Capital Show on Galaxy 102 (Manchester). Several of Tony’s shows have been syndicated globally to networks including Station 1 (Italy), UK Radio (Greece), KDGE (Dallas) and WIRE (NYC).