Tony "Bone" Ferrell was Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, graduated from ST. Dorothy's Elementary School. After three years of High School at Corpus Christi/Hales Franciscan, Tony joined the Marine Corps where he served his "Boot Camp" at San Diego California. Shortly after he was sent to Viet Nam and during his time in Viet Nam he was highly decorated, receiving the Purple Heart and several other awards and Commendations for Gallantry. It was that experience that inspired him to write Poetry and lyrics.
Upon his return to Chicago he worked several jobs, including working in the Emergency Room of a Major Hospital for 14 years. During those years he picked up the Guitar and started learning on his own. He would relocate back to California in 1985 and began working as High School Security Guard. However, He didn't stop writing lyrics or trying to play the Guitar.
His Musical Journey began after he retired and on a hunch knocked on the door of Dino Maddalone, a Producer and also a Drummer.
His first recording was "Maji"..A soft, smooth Instrumental which was recorded by and with one of the Greatest and most respected Musicians and Violinist in the Music Industry....Jimbo Ross. It would go on to be one of his most popular pieces.
Soon after, the "The Tony Ferrell All Star Band" was created. Considered the "Best Band" around, they would perform at such Historic Venues as the Whisky a Go-Go in Hollywood Ca., Alvas Music Showroom in San Pedro, Ca., The James Armstrong Theater in Torrance, Ca., The French Quarters (Jimi Hendrix Tribute Show) in Bellflower Ca, The Grand Annex in San Pedro, Ca.
A special thanks goes out to Bobby "Hurricane" Spencer (The King), and everyone for their help and professionalism and help in making his Music and this Musical Journey possible.
Other than Music, Tony is also an Author. His Book "Four Year Run" is about the Team he Coached in Chicago, which was inducted into the Hall of Fame 2021. Tony was a Professional Boxer, Coached Track, Baseball, Softball and Volleyball. As an Actor he Played the role of "Angelo The Click" in the Pappa Razzi Family, and he played himself in the Movie "Sunshine". His song, "Won't Look Back" is also featured in the Movie as well.
Not bad for a kid from the South Side of Chicago....Much Love!
The All Stars
Their Credentials say it all
Alandras "Oogie" Brown
When you see him for the first time you go away with the impression that everything you heard about him is true. Yes..he is trully a "Showman". Mr. Oggie "The Showman" Brown has been lighting up the stage since his early childhood. Originally a Drummer he soon learned to play Percussion and with a booming voice to match his talents have been sought by scores of Bands. From One World to Low Key, Oogie "The Showman" Brown is always one of the highlights of any show.
RECORD PRODUCER - MUSIC DIRECTOR - DRUMMER: "TONY FERRELL ALLSTAR BAND"
2x "RECORD PRODUCER OF THE YEAR" : Los Angeles
"DRUMMER OF THE YEAR"
PRODUCED, ENGINEERED, MIXED, PLAYED: OVER 1000 RECORDINGS, MOVIES, TELEVISION (30 YEAR CAREER)
HOST & CREATOR: "THE ASK DINO SHOW", 5 YEARS TIME WARNER TELEVISION
MUSIC BIZ TALK SHOW
ACTOR: "CARIBE ROAD", "SUNSHINE", "DONT SHOOT I'M THE GUITAR MAN", and "THE PAPPA~RAZZI FAMILY"
Jimbo Ross is a true virtuoso string man, playing the Viola &
Violin. Being a highly respected and seasoned session player,
soloist and performer, Jimbo has appeared on stage & in the studio with many of the greats in the industry. His credits can be found on every genre of American music and with some of the worlds most notable musical icons including: Michael Jackson, James Brown, Ray Charles, Earth Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder, Roy Orbison, Elisha Keyes, Sir Paul McCartney, The Three Tenors, Carrie Underwood, Aerosmith, Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston,Barry White, Donna Summer, Sir Elton John, the American Idol Band and the list goes on.
With the Tony Ferrell Band, Jimbo is playing his custom made
electric 5 String Viola/Violin the way most master guitarists play
guitar, complimenting the songs with his tasteful blazing wizardry.
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Gregg Wright is in the top echelons of the world's great Rock & Blues guitarists!" according to the highly respected international music publication Blues Matters. He was Inducted into the 2013 Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, and also received the Albert King Lifetime Achievement Award. Wright is also an electrifying singer and live performer whose guitar playing leaves audiences breathless . . . “Gregg Wright has an extra gear most guitarists don't have" raves award-winning Bluesman Zac Harmon. Wright's out of this world guitar skills, killer voice and electric stage presence have been honed by years of touring with Michael Jackson, Mick Fleetwood and many other top tier music artists.
Theodore Murdock was born to an American Indian mother, Florence Martille and an African American father, Theodore Sr. and raised in Los Angeles, Ca. After graduation from Los Angeles High School, Theodore attended Los Angeles City College where he began his music studies. He later moved to Long Beach, California to continue his studies in music, architecture, and in computer science.
After graduation, he began to work with many musicians and bands including: The "FUN" ships of Carnival Cruise Lines, Pro-Ship Entertainment, THE RAY CHARLES SHOW, Various Latin jazz and salsa bands, The PROPHETS, ROOTS, RUFUS featuring CHAKA KHAN, and MICHAEL JACKSON and THE JACKSON FIVE
Emmy and Telly award winning singer-songwriter: Robbyn Kirmssé has shared the stage with Eric Clapton, Joe Walsh and the James Gang, Slash, Brian McKnight, Billy Preston, Melissa Etheridge and Stevie Wonder just to name a few . . .
Her recording experience includes dueting with Atlantic recording artist, Steve Tyrell, backing vocals for Celine Dion, singing on the score of ABC's Mistresses (for four seasons) and sing Toyota's: We Make It easy on you.
Davyd Johnson was born and raised in Chicago, fell in love with the Sax and became so good at it he hit the road and spent more than 20 years playing and traveling Eroupe.
Along the way he has performed with the "Queen" Aretha Franklin..Curtis Mayfield, Blues Man Buddy Guy, The Impressions, Jr. Wells, "Screamin" Jay Hawkins and numerous French and Blues while in Eroupe...once he returned the the US he began teaching and has fit perfectly with the Band along with becoming a crowd favorite.
Dig Lewis has been part of the "Allstar Band" from the beginning, though he didn't start there.
His background and music has been firmly embedded in the industry for years and like the other members he has performed with some of the most iconic figures...Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, The Pointer Sisters, Jack Mc Duff, George Benson, John Mellencamp and has sat in on countless Studio sesssions.
Dig continues to work in the studio and with other Iconic figures but has no plans to leave this Band of Allstars.
The name Norman Weatherly may not readily come to mind , but if you have heard the Music of Rose Royce then you have heard the Music of Norman Weatherly. For years he has consistently been one of the BEST keyboard players anywhere. From Ike Turner, the Coasters, the Platters, the Drifters, Johnny Taylor to The Tony Ferrell All Star Band, Norman Weatherly's Music will last a lifetime.
Ms. Joy Danus
Joy began honing her skills as a Photographer since she received her first camera at the early age of 10 and over time she has Photographed everything formRed Carpets, Fine Arts, Landscapes, real Estate and Family Settings.
Although she continues to shoot as much as she can she has been a Staff Photographer for the Band the past few years.