Artist : Tony Oso
I am a solo alternative rock artist, recording engineering and producer. All parts of my music are written, performed and recorded by just me!
I had been playing in various original projects as well as the cover band circuit for years before deciding to take on this solo project. A sudden onset of injuries earlier this year sidelined me and turned my creative gears, making me take the leap into the independent alternative world!
What is the biggest obstacle you have faced in your career, and how did you overcome it?
I know of many talented musicians that are too worried that no one will like their music, that their singing voice isn’t good enough or that it is just too expensive. I aim to help break these fears.
“I hope to inspire other musicians like me who didn’t dare to share their original music with the world. “
What do you want people to remember most about you and your career?: That my music is a vehicle for inspiration and motivation. Whether someone is streaming a song or watching me at a show, I hope my music moved the needle for them in a positive way. If I can make just one person out of 100 smiles (I hope more), that would be a great legacy.
Song name: Without You
Music Genre:: Alternative Rock
“Without You” is a reflection and realization of when I had fallen in love with my wife and is a love letter to her. Love to me is the moment that you didn’t want to spend another minute of your life without that special someone. The lyrics reflect this feeling and I feel many others who have found their special someone or others who are asking the question “Is this Love?” will relate well to this song.
Link to play:: https://open.spotify.com/track/0o3WCGoqE2LLGO9MNYYIcJ
I live in… Melbourne, FL USA. Like most musicians, I spend most of my time working. There’s so much to do when you’re a one-man band! When I’m taking a break, I love to take hikes and be inspired by the beauty of nature.
Who has been the most influential in your music and why?
This is a hard question since I am influenced by so many artists and genres. I’ll mention Nirvana because they never overproduced any of their music. The rawness and simplicity of Nevermind is just amazing to me.
When did you know that this was the right path for you? : Early in 2019, I experienced an onset of back, neck and shoulder injuries that really sidelined me. During my recovery, I revisited songwriting and really was inspired by how writing made me forget the pain and sped up my recovery. This time made me realize this was what I really wanted to focus my energy on.
What do you like most about what you do? : I like the grind of recording. Dialing in the guitar tone, experimenting with effects, getting the acoustics right for vocals. This definitely takes the most time in the process of producing a song and it is quite rewarding to think back about the process when the final song is complete.
What are you most looking forward to this next month? : Besides the holidays, finalizing a live act. I have some great musicians to be my backing band and now its time to grind out some practices before some shows occurring in the new year.
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