Appears on: The Music of U2
Tony Vincent grew up in the small town of Albuquerque, NM, where from a young age he was exposed to the music of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. While attending university (Nashville, TN), Vincent started a makeshift record company out of his dorm room and recorded a five-song EP, which led to a recording contract with EMI records. Two solo albums (Tony Vincent, One Deed) followed producing six #1 Billboard radio singles.
Shortly after moving to NYC in 1997 to continue his recording career, joined the cast of Rent as part of the first national tour and made his Broadway debut in the New York production in 1999. In 2002 Vincent originated the role of Galileo Figaro in the rock band Queen's smash hit We Will Rock You on London’s West End. He also fronted the band itself on several occasions, including a performance of "Bohemian Rhapsody" at Queen Elizabeth’s Golden Jubilee concert for a live audience of over 1 million people surrounding Buckingham Palace and over 200 million television viewers worldwide.
Vincent is best known for his appearance on the second season of NBC’s reality singing competition The Voice. While on the show, Vincent was selected to be on “Team Cee Lo,” and made a lasting impression on fans worldwide with his final performance of The Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams.” Tony Vincent continues to write and produce for future projects as a solo artist, as a producer for other artists, and under the band moniker Mercer.