tony stevens - bass / backing vocals
Tony Stevens, born in England and bred on the blues, first came to prominence when he joined the Savoy Brown Blues Band in 1968. After five major tours and many dues paying years, he and most of the band left to stay true to their blues roots and formed the multi-platinum blues rock band Foghat. They stuck together well into the late 70’s. Tony’s bio of recordings and performances after his departure from the original Foghat reads like a virtual who’s who in rock ‘n roll history.
Tony worked on several hit TV and film projects including the soundtrack for The Who's "Tommy" and "Evita" (both of which garnished him Gold Records) and then decided to delve into acting in "Rock Follies", a hit English TV show. After two-years on the show, Tony formed the band "Nobody’s Business."
Next up for Tony was the formation of “Midnight Flyer” with Scottish blues singer Maggie Bell, managed by Peter Grant of Led Zeppelin fame. They recorded an album produced by Mick Ralphs of Bad Company. They toured Europe with Bob Seger and the U.S. with AC/DC. In 1984, Tony was asked to join Roger Chapman, the former lead singer with "Family" and a major force in Europe. They played together for nearly four years in Western Europe and the Eastern block countries.
Tony then enrolled in acting school and landed small parts in major soaps in the UK: including "The Bill" and "East Enders." In 1993 Tony, rejoined the original Foghat lineup. In 2003, the new Foghat with original members Tony Stevens and Roger Earl released a new album titled “Family Joules” . The following year, the new Foghat released its first DVD called THE OFFICIAL BOOTLEG DVD.
In early 2005, Tony decided to branch out and reunited with former "Foghat" drummer Eddie Zyne who had also toured with "Rick Derringer”, "Hall and Oates" and "The Monkees". They added singer-songwriter Billy Livesay, from "Clarence Clemons Temple Of Soul" on slide guitar and lead vocals, and multi-instrumentalist Tommy Hall on guitar, keyboards, harmonica and vocals. With this newest formation complete, “Tony Stevens SLOW RiDE” was born. This powerhouse foursome released their self-produced debut CD titled "Join Together,” mixed by Steve Gordon (Betty Wright, Rob Thomas, Zakk Wilde) and mastered by Michael Fuller (Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, The Eagles).