Starting out in the small town of Chicopee, Massachusetts, Anthony Papamarkakis, better known by his stage name, Tony Pops, has covered ground musically all over the country. From small bar venues in Chicopee, to performing in front of large crowds at the House of Blues, and Paradise Rock Club in Boston, as well as branching out to frequent the Bitter End in New York, Tony quickly established himself as an artist to follow. Tony has always been Influenced by early soul and gospel artists, and spending time performing in cities like New Orleans and Chicago, as well as engulfing himself in their respective cultures, has helped Tony hone is style and ear for early American music.
After much success in New England, Tony Pops, picked up and headed out to the West Coast to settle in Los Angeles. It didn’t take long for him to establish himself in his new city. Already having performed at legendary venues like the Troubadour, Hotel Café, and The Viper Room, Tony has developed a strong connection with the people of Los Angeles, and you can find him frequently filling up Molly Malone’s in Hollywood, where he and the band often enjoy showcasing their music.
Tony has now teamed up with longtime guitarist, friend, and fellow Songwriter Scott Andrew Mlodzinski, to develop a unique sound and style of music that will immediately capture the attention of any listener. The two have worked together in musical projects for over the past 5 years and have now seemingly found a strong connection in the way they deliver their music. After touring the Northeast in early 2014, the duo teamed up with “Tears For Fears” guitarist, and Music Producer, Charlton Pettus, to start tracking songs for their debut EP “Light of Mine.” The EP features an A-list of supporting musicians and friends, of whom you will find performing on stage with the duo on any given night. “Light of Mine” is a very strong debut for these two, dialing in styles of Gospel, Folk, Soul, and Blues, to produce an Americana rock/folk sound that is undeniable.