Tony Anthony

Tony Anthony

Tony Anthony

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Mark Bennett, aka “Tony Anthony” was born on Oct 29th in St Catherine, Jamaica. He started pursuing singing at the age of 14, when a chance encounter with Glen Washington at a high school concert became the catalyst for his entry into music. Washington complemented him on his unique voice and encouraged him to pursue music as a career.

After many years of performing as a guitarist and vocalist in Jamaica and other Caribbean Islands, Tony Migrated to Canada where he flexed his songwriting flair and lent his lyrical and vocal magic to soul group After Dark, whose first single “Took me for Granted” became a hit in the Canadian and European dance scene. 

Tony Anthony’s songwriting skills came to the forefront when he penned all the original tracks on the Tatix CD, "Time Bomb" which won a Canadian reggae music award for best album and garnered a Juno nomination for “Best Reggae Recording”. 

 In 2007 Tony Anthony’s songs “Mark and the Beast” and “Yuh Nuh Simple” won him world acclaim as both songs were heavily rotated and charted on reggae radio worldwide.

“Yuh Nuh Simple” took him further in the world music spectrum, because of the song’s informative lyrics about the importance of education, U.N.I.C.E.F Canada used it in their bid to spread the messagge of education importance to children and youths. www.unicef.ca.

Tony Anthony independently released his first solo album “Million Chance” early 2010. The album and 3 singles from the cd “Torn”, “Bad News” and “Love you so much” all won him world acclaim and has topped reggae charts in Canada, Jamaica, Italy, Kenya, Gambia, Holland, New York, Florida, and The U.S Virgin Islands. 

His album was nominated in the “Best Reggae Recording” category in the 2011 JUNO Awards and also got a nomination in the “Break through artist of the year” category at the 2011 EME Awards in Jamaica.

At the 2011 Canadian Reggae Music Achievement Awards Tony Anthony won the awards for “Best male vocalist”, “Best songwriter” and “Best Reggae Album”. 

In summer of 2011 he collaberated with German roots reggae clothing company Jah Army Highwear and English Producer Kris kemist to produce the hit single “Living Up” which topped the reggae singles chart in Italy and New York. 

 Tony Anthony’s music has revealed the essence of his lyrical and vocal potency. It definitely has demonstrated his ability to merge into music effortlessly and express an evocative style that will certainly establish him as an unforgettable luminary in music.