Tony Smith aka Boyfriend Academy Special Guest on It’s A Question Of Balance with Ruth Copland Saturday January 31st 9-10 PM
This week as my special guest from the arts I’m pleased to be interviewing award-winning music producer, composer, songwriter, and artist manager Tony Smith aka Boyfriend Academy. Fusing electro pop, trip hop, dubstep, hip hop, industrial and electronica, Boyfriend Academy represents an electronic music aesthetic that’s sexy and sophisticated. Working on projects in cities across the country including Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and beyond, Boyfriend Academy has composed and produced original music for short films, fashion shows, modern dance performances, art shows, online media, burlesque shows, television commercials and special events. What sets Boyfriend Academy apart in the electronic music world is the broad palette of influences Tony Smith draws upon, including Jazz, soul, hardcore, metal, and rap. Over the past few years, as well as creating original works, Boyfriend Academy has remixed an eclectic group of artists, from Rufus Wainwright to Theophilus London, and including Janis Joplin and Barry Manilow. Tony has received many accolades including Best Electronic Artist – 2012 Silicon Valley Music Awards; Best Performing Artist – 2012 RAW San Jose; the ASCAP Plus Award 2012; and Best Overall – 2012 Silicon Valley ArtShots. In addition to his music work, Tony spends time helping with outreach and awareness efforts for ovarian cancer. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Tony found his way to Los Angeles via San Jose, which he came to as a software engineer. Always passionate about music and technology, in his work as Boyfriend Academy Tony has successfully and creatively combined his two loves.
Join me Saturday 9-10 PM to find out more about the life and art of Tony Smith. For more info and to hear previous shows visit www.itsaquestionofbalance.com