believes it’s time to put the live back into
performances and romance back into R&B music.
As one of the hottest, most talented new singer/songwriters to hit
the scene, he is leading that charge, ready to take the world by
storm with his energetic performances, live band, romantic lyrics
and a voice that Luther Vandross anointed as the next crooner! One
of the lsst things Luther told Ron was "if you believed in
yourself as I believe in you, heaven would be your audience and
the stars would be at your feet!"
native’s roots are in the church. A natural performer, he
started singing at the age of 3 in a gospel choir where he discovered
the power of music and his love for live performances. Ron spent
his summers with his grandparents in North Carolina where he delighted
the congregation with his rousing and evocative solos. He graduated
from Erasmus Hall High School of Performing Arts, the training ground
for multi-talented artists Barbra Streisand and Stephanie Mills.
It was here that he developed his distinctive sound and five-octave
tenor. Ron then studied with the famed artistic director Harry Poe
at Mindbuilders Creative Arts Center where he triple majored in
acting, musical theater and dramatic arts.
In 1992, Ron
won a lead role in the touring production of “Mama, I Want
to Sing”, spending several years performing in the United
States, Europe, Japan and Taiwan where he made a name for himself
as a live performer. He also began to build a solid reputation as
a background singer, working with Phoebe Snow, Chico Debarge and
shows Ron caught the attention of the one of the greatest R&B
vocalists of our time. Luther Vandross saw several of Ron’s
performances and recognizing his undeniable talent, signed Ron to
an exclusive deal to his production company. He spent the next year
singing backgrounds with Luther off and on and recording and writing
his music while performing private gigs and club dates.
then, Ron has been captivating audiences with his charismatic vocals
and dynamic stage performances. Ron’s focus is reintroducing
smooth lyrics and seductive melodies to today’s R&B and
soul music. He signed with Notable Entertainment, the manager behind
the phenomenal success of multi-platinum Grammy winner Ashanti and
headed to the studio, crafting the heartfelt ballads “You
and Me” and “You Are My Love Song”, the party
song “Ay Oh!” and the tribute to his son "My Little
is multi-generational,” explains Ron. “I write songs
that everyone can relate to – an eclectic mix of old school
and the new.” He counts soul pioneers Donny Hathaway, Stevie
Wonder and Marvin Gaye among his influences, but it was the poetry
of Maya Angelou that inspired him to develop his talents as a songwriter.
His music explores the themes of love, respect and social responsibility.
talents extend beyond the studio. He is a skilled actor who has
appeared in the musical “Aint Misbehavin’” and
shared the stage with CeCe Winans, Regina Belle, Shirley Caesar,
Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Stephanie Mills and Isaiah Washington.
With his powerful
vocals and signature sound, Ron Anthony is poised to usher in a
new era of sexy soul.