Tony Diteodoro

 

Career History 

 

2008 - Present - guitarist, writer, producer - MonkeyJunk 

1987 - Present - guitarist, writer, producer, band leader, vocalist - The Tony D Band

2001 - 2004 - guitarist, writer - James Cohen 

1985 - 1991 - guitarist - Dutch Mason Blues Band

1982 - 1987 - guitarist, band leader, vocalist - Saints and Sinners 

 

Recordings

 

2018 David Gogo - 17 Vultures - Cordova Bay Records

2016 MonkeyJunk - Time To Roll - Stony Plain Records 

2015 MonkeyJunk - Moon Turn Red - Stony Plain Records

2015 Lynne Hanson - 7 Deadly Spins - Independent

2013 MonkeyJunk - All Frequencies - Stony Plain Records

2011 MonkeyJunk - To Behold - Stony Plain Records  

2011 Suzie Vinnick - Me ’N Mabel - Independent (Juno Nominated) 

2009 MonkeyJunk - Tiger in Your Tank - Independent (rerelease 2014 Stony Plain Records)

2004 The Jook Joint - The Tony D Band - Independent 

2003 High Side and Low Down - James Cohen - Northern Blues Music

2001 The Size of Your Shoes - The Tony D Band - Independent

1999 Live Like Hell - The Tony D Band - Independent

1998 Do Gotta Do - The Tony D Band - Independent - Tramp Records, Netherlands

1994 Blues Etc. - Special Compilation - The Tony D Band - Independent

1993 Get Yourself Some - The Tony D Band - Independent - Tramp Records, Netherlands

1992 Dig Deep - Tony D and His Cool Band - Independent

1991 I’m Back - Dutch Mason Blues Band  - Stony Plain Records

 

Live Performance Highlights

 

2019 - Downchild Blues Band 50th Anniversary Show with Dan Ackroyd - National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario

2019 - Italy Tour with Paul Reddick

2018 #MJ10 - Cross Canada Anniversary Tour - MonkeyJunk

2018 MonkeyJunk 10th Anniversary Show - National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario - MonkeyJunk

2018 Festivals: City Folk (Ottawa), Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival (Fredericton), Edmonton Bluesfest, Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival, RBC Bluesfest (Ottawa)

2017 Home On The Road - Western Canada - Suzie Vinnick and Tony D (Duo)

2017 Ride The One - Italy - Paul Reddick (guitar)

2017 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival - Colorado - MonkeyJunk 

2016 & 2017 - Big Blues Bender - Las Vegas, Nevada - MonkeyJunk

2014, 2016, 2017 - Eastern European Tours - Delta Booking Agency (Poland)- MonkeyJunk

2014 - Downchild Blues Band 40th Anniversary Show - Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario  

2014 - Sweden Tour - MonkeyJunk

2012 & 2014 - Le Buis Blues Festival - France - MonkeyJunk

2012 - Juno Award Gala - MonkeyJunk

2009 - Blues sur Seine, France - MonkeyJunk

2003 - Canadian Forces Show Tour - Persian Gulf - Tony D

1998 - Canadian Forces Show Tour - Bosnia - Tony D

1996 - Danish Tour opening for Jeff Healy - Denmark - The Tony D Band

1996 - Belgium Rhythm and Blues Festival - Peer, Belgium - The Tony D Band

1994, 1995 & 1996 - European Tours including England, Ireland, The Netherlands and Belgium

1984 - Opened for Stevie Ray Vaughn, National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario - Saints and Sinners 

1981 - Rhythm Guitar - Buddy Guy - Downstairs Club, Ottawa, Ontario - Tony D

 

Radio, Television & Publications Highlights

 

2018 - CBC television advertisement to promote CBC Music - Time To Roll - MonkeyJunk 

2017 - CKUA Radio Guest Host - MixTape with Monica Miller - Tony D

2012 - Juno Awards - presented Artist of the Year & Allan Waters Humanitarian Award - MonkeyJunk

1995 - Much Music - Mike & Mike’s Excellent Adventure - Tony D

1995 - Guitarist Magazine Feature Article - The Tony D Band

1995 & 1996 - BBC Television - The Paul Jones Show - The Tony D Band

 

Teaching and Mentoring

 

2015 - Present - Private Guitar Teacher 

2005 - 2014 - Guitar Teacher, The Folklore Centre, Ottawa, Ontario

2000 - 2010 - Blues in Schools Program, Various Elementary Schools across Canada

 

Awards

 

2018 - Juno Winner - Blues Album of The Year - Time To Roll - MonkeyJunk

2014 - Juno Nominee - Blues Album of The Year - All Frequencies - MonkeyJunk

2014 - Order of Ottawa Recipient - Antonello “Tony” Diteodoro

2012 - Juno Winner - Blues Album of The Year - To Behold - MonkeyJunk

2010 - Blues Music Award (formerly known as the Handy Award), Blues Foundation, Memphis, Tennessee - Best New Artist Debut - Tiger In Your Tank- MonkeyJunk

2010 - Maple Blues Award - Guitar Player of the Year

2009 - International Blues Challenge Finalist (3rd Place) - MonkeyJunk

 

Memberships 

 

1979 - Present - Canadian Federation of Musicians Local 120