Voice of the City
About Tony Martorana (Enhanced CD - Audio Tracks - Multimedia Files) Produced by Paul Drago, written by Tony Martorana and Paul Drago (Downloads available at Apple iTunes, Napster, NetMusic and MusicMatch) Tony began his music career in 1968 in the Bronx night clubs in NYC. He was featured in 16 magazines working as Tony Matti, The Joint Effort, Emmis, and the Lemon Tree Band. Playing in Las Vegas, Park Avenue, Cape Cod, and touring the US and Canada, Tony played with Barry Manilow, Tony Orlando, Tommy James, Dion DiMucci and many other artists. He has written music for United Artists and MCA Records. In 1977 he left show biz for full time ministry as a Youth Pastor. His ministry career has been an amazing journey around the world with a message of the Fathers love for wounded children and families. As preaching became Tony's passion and focus his singing career stood in the background. While appearing on all the major Christian networks, Tony wrote a book entitled 'Your Home is Not Broken' and also published articles in several contemporary magazines. Tony returned to Rochester in 2004, purchased a home, reestablished connections, and took charge of his mission in transforming the corner of the Joy Community Church by "Lighting the Night". He transcended a commercial building on a corner from drugs, prostitution, and gun shots to a building lit up with lights and servicing the community with a medical clinic, food and clothing distribution, computer training, job skills development, ice cream parlor, outdoor café, coffee shop and a Youth room with video games, ping pong, Christian music and adult supervision. In 2007 in the Urban Neighborhood of Bay and Goodman, Tony Martorana Pastor of Joy Community Church in Rochester NY was contacted by guitar player Paul Drago from his first band and their reunion resulted in Tony's newest CD release "In the Rain". This powerful and blessed music duo brought forth yet another song, "I Found My Way", depicting faith and hope in the streets. The Team who worked on the Tony Martorana Project: Melody Martorana - Web team Alvin Parris- Vocal Arranger 'In The Rain' Paul Drago - Producer/Writer/Arranger Cueves Walker - Rapper Singers: Joy (Martorana) Hogan Paula Guardalben Nakisha Smith David Potter (Vocal arranger 'I Found My Way') Musicians: Erin Ridenour (Horn Solo - 'In the Rain') Danny Twentymon (Lead Guitar) Gordon (Gordy) Luzius (Lead Guitar) Paul Drago (Rhythm Guitar) Support Staff: Susan Martorana (Video) Pastor Bryan Kenville (Video Editing) John McIlrath (engineer) Black Dog Recording Studio (Rochester, NY) Lauren Somers (Marketing, Package Creation) Jim Delmege (Photography) Internet Marketing Tom Morgan- Myspace and Facebook Admin Tony's Facebook Page!