Native Los Angeleno, Tony was raised in a musical family. His father (Rick) was a drummer/songwriter and his grandfather (Leon René) was a prominent songwriter in Los Angeles. He penned such songs as: Rockin' Robin, When The Swallows Come Back to Capistrano and When It's Sleepytime Down South. Tony has performed with Milton Berle, Fred Travelena, Danny Ganz, The Drifters, The Coasters, Billy Preston, Patty Andrews and others. He is well known for his vocal impersonations of Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles.