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Tony Smiley-The LoopNinja - Tony Smiley, guitar, bass, keys, drums, beatbox, vocals, loop-ninja-ing

Since  2000, Tony Smiley has captured audiences with raw rhythms of all live looping. This musical savant loops his way through a unique genre of music that you won’t find anywhere else. All with a witty, engaging, and energetic stage presence. His cosmic dance of electric melodies range from rock, hip hop, reggae, tribal fusion, 80's and everything in between, with a dash of Mongolian throat singing and beat-boxing have earned the loop ninja a cult like following that repeatedly embarks on his musical journey. Creating each track with a raw and  primal pulsating connection between rich rhythms and passionate lyrics.


The songs of Tony Smiley are a tantalizing ride through electro acoustic music that will cause your musical senses to rise. During the experience you can expect original soul bearing songs, improv crowd pleasers, and creative cover mixes. As he loops his way through a set he builds the audience's anticipation by using, keyboards, drums, guitars, tambourine, vocals and beat box sounds through Boss Loop pedals. His songs are original, groove-laden works of art. The loop ninja will “completely make you a believer.” (Andy Summers, guitar player for the Police)

In 2010,Tony joined the ranks of his fellow loop artists, winning 3rd place in the National Boss Loop Contest in Hollywood. Judges included: Paul Youngblood (Boss US Director), Frank Gambale (Guitar player for Chick Corea), Andy Summers (Guitar player for The Police), Derek Murdock (Bass player for Kevin Eubanks, Tonight Show Band), Michael Molenda (Editor of Guitar Player Magazine). He continues to work with Roland/Boss running pedal clinics and performing for international ad campaigns.

Currently, Tony Smiley can often be found laying down progressive loops with hip hop roots in the Pacific Northwest.  If you would like to experience the sounds of Tony Smiley follow him on FaceBook, YouTube, Reverbnation and Sound Cloud and most importantly.. come to a show!!!

You can also follow Tony's music production adventures for radio, commercial & film!! stay tuned for more updates.

Tell Me / Tony Smiley Original

One day/ No Woman Cry Mash up

When Doves Cry/ Love is a Battlefield Mashup

True You, All Vocal Loops

AWOL Nation Cover "Sail"

Say Something , Justin Timberlake cover

Tony Smiley Promo

TEDx Tony Smiley

Breathe Deep

Parallel

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Kraft Music Commercial

Just like Heaven - Cure cover

The Boos Loop Contest 2010 "Anywhere Else"

C-Tran Video ( Music by Tony Smiley)

Torex ATV Rentals (Music by Tony Smiley)

AM NW Promo (Music by Tony Smiley)

Up Coming Events

  • August 17, 2018
    Widmer Brewery, Portland, OR
     
  • August 18, 2018
    6 West, Vancouver, Wa
     
  • August 20, 2018
    wraptitude, Rhododendron, Or
     
  • August 22, 2018
    private event, portland, OR
     
  • August 23, 2018
    Gildbert House, Salem, Or
     

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