“Mr. Fabulous”…that’s the moniker Tony Grandberry has garnered, borne from the reaction of countless fans saying “he was Fabulous” after seeing one of Tony’s performances. Since arriving from Philadelphia in the summer of 2012, Tony has taken the Palm Springs area by storm!
The following April, Tony was a finalist in the acclaimed McCallum Theater 2013 Open Call. In October, Tony became an integral part of the rebirth of The Purple Room. Every Friday and Saturday night Tony joins the, Chicago based, Gand Band as their vocalist. The collaboration has been electric and has revitalized the, once proud, Sinatra hang out into the #1 live entertainment venue in Palm Springs!
Tony’s versatility to cover multiple musical genres is what sets him apart and keeps him in demand. From the “Rat Pack” to Motown, from Gershwin and Cole Porter to Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye, the breadth of Tony’s repertoire continuously wins over new fans.
Tony has performed with acclaimed artists such as his Grammy Award winning cousin, the late Grover Washington, Jr., Peter Nero (Philly Pops), Najee, as well as, the “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” house band, The Max Weinberg 7, at a Presidential Gala. In fact, in was Grover who dubbed him “The Crooner” because of his smooth and silky style.
The growing demand for Tony and his engaging persona has resulted in numerous public and private performances around the world. Hong Kong, Atlantic City, Key West, Jackson Hole, Wyoming and New York City are a few of the exciting locations in which Tony has performed. A personal highlight was sharing the bill with Al Green, Patti LaBelle and trumpeter, Chris Botti at the Bermuda Music Festival!
The fluidity of Tony’s musical approach allows him to cultivate any particular musical genre that’s strikes a chord with the audience. The ability to “play any room” may be his greatest strength. This is especially important when playing a venue for the first time or when the clientele constantly changes. His history of developing strong and loyal followings is based on one simple rule: Make people feel good! That ability helped turn 3,000 people in Bermuda from saying “I’ve never heard of Tony Grandberry” to screaming “More, more, more” after his 45 minute set!