Tony was born in St. Petersburg Florida and has a Bachelor Of Arts degree in Visual Arts from the University Of South Florida, where he also studied Voice, Dance and Theater. While at U.S.F. his theater credits included the roles of "Chino' in West Side Story and "The Teen Angel" in Grease.
After collage Tony moved to California where he began his music career as lead singer for a 50's, - 60's Band known as the "The Remainders" .
He later joined a short lived RnB, Rock & Roll Band called "Night Train" .
A year later he joined a vocal band, "West Coast" a four man vocal group specializing in harmony based music.
Three years later Tony formed his own vocal group, "KULAYD" .
Along with performing in bands Tony has also performed in four productions at Chapman University. With credits as a vocalist, musician, and actor. Tony was also Vocal Director for four Chapman Productions.
Tony also performed in the Lou Diamond Phillips HBO film "Dangerous Touch" where He sang the 50's classic song "Little Bitty Pretty One".
A few years ago, for eight months Tony performed at the OC Pavilion Theater in Santa Ana, in a show called, "50 years of Rock and Roll". This show was produced by Bill Medley of the Righteous Bothers.