“"Gay Boy Swag"” - Tony Aye!
Tony Aye! is an award nominated singer/songwriter from Baltimore,MD. Born in Camp Springs,MD and raised in Albuquerque,NM, Tony grew up in diverse communities and exposed to a variety of musical styles and cultures; Tony has created an eclectic sound which includes using urban, soul and rock influences to create unique sounds. This exposure greatly influenced his own rich lyrically driven music. He began his music career as a gospel artist where he saw much success with three award nominated albums along with successful songs like Champion,Fairy Tale,The Mountain and IMpossible which garnered him crossover appeal and critical acclaim. Looking to be more true to himself and his music, Tony stepped away from gospel music; focusing on creating music more pop/soul centric emotional music reflective of not only his culture as a proud black man but also as a open and proud gay man. Tony's first pop single "Nobody But U" was extremely well received garnering critical and commercial success. Critics and audiences loved the catchy tune featuring a old school and energetic sound. His debut pop/soul album Call Me Tony... just released featuring a wide range of musicality from pop ballads, hip hop anthems, and soul infused songs with jazzy hooks with song like Specific, Weather and Over. With bold music and a bolder story. In 2022 Tony release his single "Getaway" a latin pop song and lead track from his new album "Retrograde" releasing this summer. Getaway reached #1 on the Q32 LGBTQ Charts and #3 on the UK LGBTQ Charts. This success was followed with his single "Pompeii" which showed a mature sound and embraced his sexually and sensuality. The single was also nominated for Best Reggaeton Song for the 2022 R.A.G. Awards. With style, sophistication and a bit of gay boy swag,Tony Aye is making sure that everyone remembers to say his name!
"Exciting and Exhilarating, describes Anthony Avery’s fresh sound and expressive melody. Anthony’s first LP helped our Podcast become a marquee program for new Independent Gospel Artists. We appreciate Anthony, and we know he will be making good music for a very long time." #GoAnthonyAveryMusic - Jerry Royce Live Worldwide Radio Ministry, July 4, 2017