In the studio, Tony Bruno has lend his extraordinary guitar skills to numerous hit records with top producers like Ted Templeman, Bob Rock and Desmond Child, to name a few. But live shows have always been his passion. “Live music is the backbone of the music business”.
In 1999, Tony became MD and guitarist for Enrique Iglesias. He has since put together six of his tours and done countless TV performances. In 2005, when Anastacia needed someone to “shake up “ her 'Live At Last' tour, she called Tony. Together with choreographer Tina Landon, the two created a show so seamless and energetic that Anastacia added a second disc to an already finished DVD to capture it. “I do all the initial programming myself and make demos of all the songs for the artist. Once we agree on the arrangements, I bring in a programmer to run the show.”
This year, Tony has been mainly focusing on Rihanna. “After meeting with her, I realized that she could pull off more of a Rock and Roll show and saw this as an opportunity to help cross her over.” Tony is responsible for all facets of live shows, awards shows and TV shows, working closely with the artist, Audio and Visual people as a team. “We try never to repeat ourselves on TV shows. It’s important, especially with YouTube out there. You’re basically giving your audience a small collection of videos.”
His TV credits include the AMA's, Jay Leno, Top Of The Pops, MTV Music Awards, TRL and Wetten Dass, to name a few. Tony has written and produced songs for top artists including Mandy Moore, Donna Summer, INXS, Colin Hay and Enrique Iglesias. His song Daylight in Your Eyes for German artists No Angels was the 2nd best selling German single of all time. Tony has written with the worlds top songwriters including Shelly Peiken, Lindy Robbins, Kara DioGuardi and Ty Lacy. He currently lives in Brooklyn and has a studio in his house in Woodstock, NY. BELOW ARE SOME RECENT SHOWS I DID.....INCLUDING A GUCCI SHORT DOCUMENTARY I SCORED FOR RIHANNA...