Tony Choy

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Tony Choy
Atheist Evolution Festival 9.jpg
Tony Choy (right) on stage with Atheist
Background information
Born 1970
Havana, Cuba
Genres Technical death metal, progressive metal, pop
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass guitar, vocals, drums
Associated acts Atheist, Cynic, Pestilence, Area 305, C-187
Website Tony Choy on Myspace

Tony Choy is a Cuban-American electric bassist.[1] He was a session musician for some well-known technical death metal bands such as Atheist, Cynic and the Dutch band Pestilence. He is one of the few bass players in metal that extensively uses the Slap & Pop playing technique, along with two-handed tapping.

Nowadays he sings and plays bass in a Latin pop group named Area 305.

In 2004 Tony Choy was nominated for a Latin Grammy award. He also has reached top 5 on the Billboard charts several times with several acts and himself as a solo artist. Tony Choy still resides in Miami, Florida, where he has a very successful production company by the name of Achoymusic and is also launching his first publishing company by the name of Achoymusic Publishing, licensed by B.M.I. Choy has an endorsement with Californian Zon Guitars [1]. And now he has joined the Ibanez family with his new endorsement to the company.

As of 2014, Tony Choy volunteers his time at a local Miami church, Vision Church of Miami, playing bass every Sunday.

Discography[edit]

  • Cynic - "Demo 1990" (1990)
  • Cynic - "Roadrunner demo" (1991)
  • Atheist – Unquestionable Presence (1991)
  • Pestilence - Testimony of the Ancients (1991)
  • Atheist – Elements (1993)
  • Juan Gabriel – "Por Los Siglos" (2001)
  • Area 305 – "Area 305" (2002)
  • Area 305 – "Hay Que Cambiar" (2004)
  • C-187 – "Collision" (2007)
  • Pestilence - Resurrection Macabre (2009)
  • Atheist - "Unquestionable Presence: Live At Wacken" (2009)
  • Area 305 – "Versión 2.0" (2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Atheist/Cynic Bassist Launches Synkronizity". Blabbermouth.net. 11 February 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2011.