Tony Holiday is a west coast harmonica player based out of Salt Lake City, UT. After touring and fronting Tony Holiday and the Velvetones on lead guitar and vocals, Holiday made the switch to full time harmonica which he says was a big step in him expressing himself in music through the blues. Holiday recruited young prodigy Landon Stone playing at a pro level since the age of 15 years of age. The duo brought the energy and tight-ness of the band up to new heights and stages. Adding 3 of 4 members Joel Meza on drums and finding he would be a permanent member and stage manager. Meza is a pocket player going by the nickname "Dr. Pocket". Lastly after using Cody Downs on bass on a pick up gig in Amarillo, TX Holiday called him and asked him to be a permanent road player which has blossomed into a serious rhythm section backing Lanny Stone's tasteful rhythm and Holiday's soulful vocals.
Winners of the 2016 'Best Blues Band' -City Weekly Music Awards!Tony Holiday and the Velvetones plan to keep blues their business, and business is good! Recently endorsed by Seydel Harmonicas and Windy City Amps Tony and the boys have turned some heads including heavy hitters like Rick Estrin, Dennis Gruenling, and Mark Hummel, via Blues Harmonica Player who mentioned Tony as one the "top 12 up and coming harp players to keep an eyes on" (FB 2015)
Landon Stone- Lead Guitar
Joel Meza- Drums
Tony Holiday- Harmonica
Tony has recorded with:Adam Gussow, Eric McFadden (P-Funk), Royal Bliss Shared the stage with: Beth Hart, Guitar Shorty, Curtis Salgado, Lazy Lester Tinsley Ellis, Lukas Nelson, Brandon Santini, Blind Boys of Alabama, Dennis Gruenling, Aki Kumar, Mark Hummel, Ronnie Shellist, Karl Denson, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Toronzo Cannon to name a few.
Tony Holiday and the Velvetones tour the U.S 7/8 months a year and have remained focused mainly on Texas 2015/2016 but tour both coasts and everything between. Tony has one album out 'No Need To Rush It' dubbed by Guitar Shorty (2015)
and will be releasing new album independently 2016'