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F BOY TONY

RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW F BOY TONY WHAT HAPPENED?

Hiya F Boy Tony thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat. 

What made you decide that music is a thing for you?

Music helps me express my emotions in a creative manner. If I don’t get those energies on my notes or into a Logic project I overheat like a reactor, and that’s when burnout kicks in.

Introduce us to you and all your musical history.

I started rapping in the playground. I did musical theatre in my teens. I joined a rap group and started doing some community shows. 

I built a home studio and started learning production and songwriting. I went solo and got some vocal lessons. I rebranded as F Boy Tony and did a show for 10,000 people. I built two unreleased EP’s. I had the best virtual interview ever with RGM Magazine. 

Nice one 👊 What’s the live music scene like in London right now? Anyone we should be looking out for (Bar you of course)

I personally think it’s a waste of time, unless you’re bringing 10 friends with you to hype up a set. The scenes over saturated people come to a show and leave with every act so if you’re last, you’re performing to whoever’s left. There’s rarely support for upcoming artists. But yes, there’s an artist that goes by the name of Khxris, he’s very underrated and very marketable.

I’ve seen a lot of people struggling for support recently online. Whats your view on the industry?

Oversaturated. Apparently the key now is to build community, so that’s my agenda moving forward actually helping and evolving with a group of supporters.

Where do you feel you currently sit within the music industry?

In a very rare position I border on pop and street, I stand for promiscuity but explain the deeper reason and meaning behind it.

Tell us Two truths and a lie about you. 

I have a degree in music.

I’m a certified waste man.

I appreciate French tips.

F BOY TONY

Do you ever worry about people taking things the wrong way or cancel culture? Discuss….

Times change, the lines forever move and accountability is key. A close friend and I have this saying, “To have to worry about being cancelled is to get to that stage first. Then we’ve made it.” 

Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories? If not why not?

Aliens defo exist, there are too many similar planets in the universe for them not to. 

What was your best experience on stage?

I had the crowd in the palm of my hand I’ve been chasing that high ever since!

What was your worst experience on stage?

I sprayed a champagne and half the crowd walked out defo an F boy moment.

Tell us something about you that you think people would be surprised about. 

I have a sweet tooth.

I’ve never had an STI.

I can yawn on demand.

I fell in love when I was younger and got cheated on.

I fell in love a few years ago and got my heartbroken.

I’m a hopeless romantic.

I did a 300ft bungee jump with a height phobia.

I overshare sometimes. 

What are the next steps you plan to take as a musician to reach the next level?

Market myself strategically, stop asking for favours. The plan is to show and prove myself while simultaneously building a community.

I hear you have new music, what can you tell us about it?

Waze’ is the new single, it merges the House and UK drill genre, crafting something truly unique.

What was the recording process like?

The creative process behind the latest track was a spontaneous accident. Me and my producer Soundsof6s concocted ‘Waze’ one late creative evening. 6s was finishing an instrumental when I arrived at our weekly studio session as I was finalising some unfinished lyrics and it all merged perfectly.

What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tune?

Shorter is better for emerging artists, it’s less to consume for new listeners and more chance of a repeat listen.

Would you change anything now it’s finished?

To that song no, I think the bar is so high on this one it may be hard to follow.

Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?

I would like to create a community of B and C creatives to build as one, I’m still working on the logistics but the idea is still a great one.

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