Wisconsin Public Radio Feature

Artist-In-Residence at Crestwood Elementary – Madison, WI (Photo by Brad Kolberg- WPR)

Exciting news! Wisconsin Public Radio featured a piece on my work, my ministry, and my work with non-profits and people around the world.

Click HERE to read/listen to the piece!

Want to Hear My Take on Baby Shark!?

The Baby Shark craze has made it’s way to my new project at Kidspace Studios. KS Studios is a newly assembled team of teachers, parents (and I), creating new music and animation every week made just for kids and families.

I had a lot of fun putting this one together for you. If you like it, click subscribe and share with a friend! You guys are what keep us going!


We have a REALLY SPECIAL show coming up! Can’t wait to share the stage with these amazing songwriters…

The Bluebird Cafe
“In the Row” with Tony Memmel, Jeff Cohen, Alicia Witt, and Annalise Emerick
12.27.18 at 6:00pm

Tickets go on sale at 8:00am CST on 12/20/18, and I’m told that they go quickly! Here’s the link:


Madison Youth Choirs Artist-In-Residence

This semester, I’ve been working as the artist-in-residence with the Madison Youth Choirs in Madison, WI. We’ve been reflecting on the theme of resilience.

On December 8th & 9th, our semester together concludes with a concert series focused on our ability to overcome challenges, both visible and invisible, and along the way discover the limitless possibilities that exist inside each of us.

December 8th, 2018
Middleton Performing Arts Center
Middleton, WI
Tickets: $10 at the door

December 9th, 2018
Middleton Performing Arts Center
Middleton, WI
Tickets: $10 at the door

Welcome to the world…

It is my joy to introduce you to our son…

Theodore “Theo” Anthony Memmel

Birth stats:
Born 11/6/2018 at 6:20pm
8 lbs 9 ozs
20.5 inches

Theodore means “Gift from God,” and this little guy certainly is. Lesleigh is feeling well, and resting peacefully, and he is healthy, funny, and beautiful.

One More Show Before Baby Memmel Arrives!

Lesleigh and I are playing ONE MORE SHOW together before our baby arrives, and we’d love to see you there!

Friday 10/19/18
Swezey’s Pub – Pleasant View, TN
All ages, family-friendly, and FREE!

Come grab dinner or a beverage and enjoy a really fun night of music!

Lucky Fins Rock

I’ve known Austin since he was just a few months old. It was such a joy to speak at his school yesterday! He’s growing up so fast, and is showing every day that #LuckyFinsRock.

7 Days In A Week

One of my favorite new tunes from the kids and family YouTube project I work with: KidSpace Studios! Listen past the 1:35 mark to catch the hip-hop breakdown section of the song! Like and share with YOUR kids and family if you enjoy what you see and hear. New music EVERY TUESDAY!

Monday Memmel Motivation

Watching a film and I was struck by this quote:

“Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.”

It is true… some (or many!) people may not be able to imagine your capabilities. Don’t hold it against them or try to over-prove yourself with posturing and language.

Do. Demonstrate. Act. Show. You have a unique gift and ability. Use it to bring joy and goodness to the world. This is the way to change perception.