The Underground Experience Presents Musician/Composer/Author – Mr. Tony Newton aka The Groove Monster!

Wednesday 3/14/12  4pm (PST) on KCLA & Thursday 3/15/12  9am (PST)/9pm (PST) on KLED Live

The Underground Experience Presents Musician/Composer/Author – Mr. Tony Newton aka The Groove Monster!

Join us as we delve into His New CD “ThunderFunkFusion”…..His Book “Gold Thunder”…..His Film “Legacy Of Gold” & His LIFE!!!!!

History notes that a fallen apple was the inspiration for Sir Isaac Newton’s Theories of universal gravitation. But legendary Fusion Master-Musician-Composer Antonio (Tony) Newton, founder of Los Angeles-based world-rock-fusion orchestra Vanguard, — never had much time for apple orchards. Recording studios and concert stages were his classrooms.

John Lee Hooker, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Gary Moore and Allan Holdsworth were his classmates. Drawing from this wealth of experience and professional relationships, Newton has emerged as a multifaceted composer/producer and musician (vocals, electric bass, and keyboards) and applied his pioneering concepts in harmony theory and composition to successfully integrate a variety of musical genres. Strap yourself in for some heart stopping, spirit moving, mind-bending musical expression.

Newton was discovered by Motown Executive Hank Cosby while playing in Detroit Blues clubs at the age of 18. He was chosen to replace James Jamerson as touring bassist with Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. Within two years Newton became Music Director. He also toured with all of the Motown Artists such as: Diana Ross and the Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Four Tops, Temptations, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Spinners, and others.

While at Motown from time to time, playing with the “Funk Brothers” he left his trademark of solid, hard driving, and deftly clever grooves on such timeless hits as “Where Did Our Love Go”, “Baby Love”, “Stop In The Name Of Love”, “Nowhere to Run” on the east coast, and on the west coast, “ABC’, “Never Can Say Goodbye”, “Don’t Leave Me This Way“, and many others. Also a little unknown fact is that Newton and James Jamerson played together as 2 basses on the above Motown Hits. Newton was also the bassist for the famed 1965 European Motown Review tour, mentioned in the film, “Standing in the Shadows of Motown“.

Musical Artist: TONY NEWTON!!!!!!!!!!

Also…….Mark this date down now April 3rd, 2012.. Black Angel Down EP released world wide !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Marishka Phillips Theatrical Preparatory Presents

“Pandora’s Box” – A Singer’s Acting Workshop

In association with Maritri Garrett.

Over the course of three classes, singers will learn how to tell their stories through images. After singer choses their song, I will find three layers to drop the singer into their truth and build their fourth wall.

Beginners and Seasoned Singers are welcome!

April 9th, 11th & 13th

6PM – 9PM

Registration fee is $150 for all three classes!!!

To sign up please email me at:


Broadcast # 113

Wednesday 4pm – 5pm (PST) at  (Listen Line ) 323 461 6675

Thursday 9am – 10am (PST)/9pm – 10pm (PST) at

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Podcast will be available on iTunes. Podomatic and Website!

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Marishka Phillips

Maritri Garrett