When David Bowie’s album Blackstar came out at the top of 2016, it was the fourth album-in-a- row music producer Tony Visconti produced for David. Blackstar was one of the most celebrated albums of the year, winning two Grammy Awards and the Album of the Year at the Brit Awards!
Since Bowie released his eponymous album, David Bowie, produced by Tony Visconti in 1969, the New York-based music producer has always been a vital part of the most decisive moments in Bowie’s career. Visconti also provided musical direction for T. Rex’s recordings as well as albums by U2, Paul McCartney and Wings, Gentle Giant, Sparks, the Moody Blues, Thin Lizzy, Morrissey, Angelique Kidjo, Dandy Warhols, Fall Out Boy and many others.
Visconti, artist, music producer, arranger, songwriter, musician, and author (“Bowie, Bolan, and the Brooklyn Boy”), lives in New York City and looks toward the future with pure excitement. Recent accomplishments include music with Paul Simonon and Galen Ayers, The Good, the Bad & the Queen, Perry Farrell, The Damned, Esperanza Spalding, Kristeen Young, and Daphne Guinness. Earlier, he arranged and conducted strings for Foo Fighters on their song, “I Am a River,” from the Sonic Highways album.
On the t.v. side, Tony’s hosted two seasons of British music show “Guitar Star” (2015 and 2016) and one season of Sky Television’s “Tony Visconti’s Unsigned Heroes” (2017).
Tony also was the Music Director for the David Bowie film, “Moonage Daydream,” directed by Brett Morgen.
He has proudly chaired the Reeperbahn Music Festival’s Anchor Awards as head judge annually for the past seven years.
Tony is revered as one of the top music producers in the history of rock music.