Of all the instruments, the voice is the most haunting, the most expressive. The voice is the sound closest to our soul. We remember voices with chilling recall. The voice of a lover echoes in our ear long after the love is gone. Inner voices confuse or soothe, filling our head with hope, disappointment, and joy. The voice of the singer is the most memorable of all--the singer who captures the power of raw feelings; the singer who discloses the elusive longing that lingers in our dreams; the singer whose sensitivity touches our heart and excites our imagination.
Anthony Carey is such a singer.
His gift is still young and growing. Beyond the sheer marvel of his voice, his brilliance as a writer, place him in an exceptional category. Often compared to Luther Van Dross, Johnny Gill and Freddie Jackson, three other exceptional vocalists whose musical visions are architectural in scope. Like Carey's, their songs blend structural complexity and emotional simplicity; they're deep but direct, solid but soaring. Most immediately, their voices remain with us through the bright days and dark nights of our lives. Their voices are unique.
Here, in the noughties, Anthony Carey's music is of a particular pleasure. It gives you the sense that the old school is coming back to the present, just listening to Heaven’s missing an angel gives you a taste of Anthony’s Vocal talents and Harmonising skills.
The voices all belong to Anthony; as singer and songwriter, he is his own accompanist. Watching him work the studio, you feel the intensity of his focus. He does everything quickly; he's a speed reader, fast talker, determined competitor and believer in die-hard discipline. Self-discipline is his style.
"I do vocal exercises every day for two to three hours" Anthony tells you in a voice whose syncopated rhythms mirror his up-tempo tunes. "I go to gym three times a week. Musically and physically, I stay in shape."
The shape of Carey's music is formed by his singular history.
"At age nine, I learned to sing in the alto section of the choir," says Anthony. My grandfather was a minister of music. The choir was a cappella, the voices were awesome, and I still hear the harmonies in my head."
”At age nineteen, I had my first recording experience and wrote the songs baby you’re my love and Why don’t she believe me” Baby you’re my love was recorded for a T.V talent showed called No Bling, this was aired on Sky TV and became a highly requested video by the public.
“Things really changed when I met Steve Slavin the producer of Heaven’s missing an angel and Wiggled Jiggled. I learnt how to have some vocal restraint and how to come away with a really clear sound. When I sing live you will always hear my vocal background, being the church but with Steve I understood how to control it in the studio”
Anthony Currently has four songs playing in retails outlets and public places and has a growing global fan base, all this has been achieved without the assistance of any record label. So this will be no shock to anyone to announce that Anthony is currently in talks with two major labels.