NAME: Tony Markellis
BAND AFFILIATION: I am currently working with the Trey Anastasio Band, Kilimanjaro, the Unknown Blues Band, the Burns Sisters, No Outlet, Street Corner Holler, the Bob Warren Band, Michael Jerling and the Mississippi Hot Dogs.
INSTRUMENT: I play bass – fretted and fretless electric, acoustic and upright.
1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … “Introducing the Beatles.” They had just hit the American airwaves on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” and like every kid at that time, I was astounded. Up until then, I had been listening to the standard AM radio mix on KBLL radio in my hometown. Those guys changed everything.
2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … I think it was Roy Orbison, in about 1965. I got to see him again about 20 years later, and he sounded every bit as good as he did the first time.