Tony grew up in the suburb of Brookline, starting playing upright bass at 10 years old. In high school he picked up tuba, soloing with the concert band, and started a barbershop quartet. But he primarily played Classical music, attending Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where he had the chance to play under Igor Stravinsky and in the Rochester Philharmonic. Also at the school was drummer Steve Gadd, who introduced Tony to jazz and rock, leading to his trading in his upright for a Fender bass, later moving to New York, joining the short-lived band Aha, the Attack of the Green Slime Beast, and becoming a studio musician.
Arlan joined us at Veneto West Studios in Santa Monica, CA, with Producer Ronan Chris Murphy, Engineer Diego López, and Artist Kathleen Blackwell to contribute tasty synth and keyboard licks to Kathleen’s Project ELÉCTRICO. Our beautiful project is uniting people and cultures through music.