Composer Tony Caruso is a multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, bass, piano/synths, percussion, and sings lead/backing vocals. Enjoying and performing a wide array of musical styles, Tony has what he considers to be the gift of music.

Surrounded by a musical family throughout his upbringing, Tony fell in love with music. Without training, Tony was able to compose on the piano from a very young age. By age 12, guitar became his instrument of choice. He soon began performing in bands as a lead guitarist and developing his talent as a songwriter. It was through these improvisations and compositions that Tony realized his love for creating original music.

In the early 80's, Tony attended the summer program at Berklee College of Music, and later studied Electronic Music and Performance at California Institute of the Arts (CALARTS). His guitar teachers included jazz musician Gene Terranami, and virtuoso Miroslav Tadic. While at CALARTS, Tony composed volumes of instrumental music, and jammed with musicians such as Ravi Coltrane, Matthew Hasel, and others.

Tony has composed music for multi-media presentations and independent video projects, and has composed and performed with singer/songwriters Mick Choder and Christine Moll.

Tony is currently writing and producing film-score, ambient, instrumental, jazz and blues based compositions. Most recently, Tony has collaborated with composer Matthew Hasel for some of his scoring projects. Plans are in the works to release Tony's remastered earlier compositions and current musings on CD and iTunes, sometime in 2010. Stay tuned!!