Tony Christian

Real Name:
Bruce DeShazer
Profile:
Guitarist/singer Tony Christian was born Bruce DeShazer in Milwaukee, WI. At the age of 10, he started singing, playing drums and organ in the church of his father, Pastor Joseph DeShazer. At nineteen he moved to Minneapolis and joined the band Mazarati, formed by Prince's bass player Mark Brown. As part of the Minneapolis Sound, Mazarati had a hit single, "100 MPH," written by Prince. Tony contributed to Prince's single "Kiss" with lyrical contribution, keyboard and background vocals on the track. He also worked with Mazarati-keyboardist Marvin "Marr Starr" Gunn as "The Wild Pair," doing background vocals on a handful of songs for Paula Abdul, such as "Forever Your Girl" and the duet "Opposites Attract." Tony has kept Minneapolis as his base throughout his career. His music has spanned myriad styles. From his early material rooted in R&B, Funk and Soul he has expanded his musical palette absorbing other genres including New Wave, Pop, Rock, Blues, Jazz and Hip Hop. A humanitarian and social activist, his personal favorite song is "We the People" which he recorded 5 years ago. It was inspired by the state of the union and reflective of our times.
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Tony Christian Discography Tracks

Vocals

Mazarati Mazarati - Mazarati (Album) Paisley Park, Paisley Park US 1986 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

Mazarati Mazarati - Mazarati (Album) Paisley Park, Paisley Park US 1986 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

OSR005 Ivory (14) Silver Rains Ivory (14) - Ivory(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Out-Sider OSR005 Spain 2013 Sell This Version