Category Archives: News

Helping Hands and Georgia

August has been great so far and it’s been a joy connecting with our fans on the road this month. This past weekend we spent three days in Ohio at Helping Hands Midwest. We put on a concert, talked with families, and also gave some guitar tips to budding guitarists (as pictured above). Thank you to The Lucky Fin Project for making our involvement possible!

This coming weekend (August 10th, 2014) we’ll be speaking and playing at Destination Church in Waycross Georgia (www.destination-church.org). All are welcome!

Have a great week, everyone!

NEW SINGLE RELEASED FROM VH1/Republic Records MAKE A BAND FAMOUS COMPETITION

(CLICK PHOTO TO GO TO SONG.)

“I Know We’ll Get There” was written during the VH1 and Republic Records “You Oughta Know” Make a Band Famous competition. After being narrowed down to the Top 8 bands in the New York City rounds, the contestants were challenged to write a new original song about “fame.”

Lesleigh and I had a matter of hours to write together overnight. We were in a room with the 7 other bands, overlooking New York Harbor, and the Statue of Liberty. The challenge really tested us, but we are very proud of the end result.

This song helped carry us all the way to 4th place, and we are especially moved by the HUGE outreach from our fanbase. Thank you for supporting us along the way. This one’s all for you!

Love,
Tony and Lesleigh Memmel

WE ARE IN THE FINALS, & WE’RE HEADED TO NYC!



WE MADE IT TO THE TOP 24 and we’re HEADED TO NYC next week to compete in VH1 and Republic Records You Oughta Know “Make a Band Famous” competition!

THANK YOU for continuing to vote on Twitter by adding #tonymemmel #mabf to your tweets and RT’s!

We love you guys!!
Tony and Lesleigh

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WE NEED YOUR VOTE! VH1 & Republic Records Have Selected Me as a Semi-Finalist in the “Make a Band Famous” #MABF competition!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE!

 

PLEASE HELP US OUT – WE NEED YOUR VOTE…

I’m very excited to announce that out of 2,700 entries, I have landed a spot in the top 60! I specifically NEVER ask my fans to vote for me, just in case a big opportunity comes along where we truly need the help…. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE TIMES!

VOTING IS EASY:

1) Go to www.makeabandfamous.vh1.com/
2) Find my video on the entries page.
3) Click VOTE

WITH YOUR HELP, THIS COULD BE REALLY BIG!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

NEW MUSIC To Be Used As Theme Song In A Play

VERY excited about this news… I was asked to compose the music for a new play that debuts this week! My friend (author) Candida Sullivan has written a great series of books for kids and families about a zebra named Zippy… an adaptation of her newest story “Zippy’s Club” will debut on stage this Wednesday.

CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO to see the awesome work the actors are doing and to hear a sample of my new song “The Best That You Can Be”

Tony Memmel and His Band to Perform With The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra & Chorus


In 2012, I was commissioned to compose orchestral and choral arrangements of my original songs to be performed alongside the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Composing the symphony took me the better part of a year, and after much work and preparation, the debut concert date has been set for March 15th, 2014.

The band and I are thrilled to be performing alongside some of the best musicians in Wisconsin, under the direction of Dr. Kevin McMahon. I’d like to invite you to join us at the Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts, this March, to be a part of what is sure to be an unforgettable evening.

TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE. CLICK HERE to visit the Sheboygan Symphony website for more details.