Anthony Striggles, a native of Wisconsin raised in Metro Detroit Michigan, learned to appreciate music at an early age. His parents were avid music lovers and wasted no time exposing Anthony, his two brothers and one sister to the sounds of Gospel greats such as Andrae Crouch, James Cleveland, Rance Allen and The Hawkins Family. Spending time with these records inspired an eight-year old Anthony to take up piano. And the hands-on music experience was so moving, that it sparked a fire within Anthony and he began to learn other instruments like the trumpet and the drums.
In 1989 Anthony graduated high school and immediately went to Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts, where he studied Radio and Television broadcasting. For Anthony, this seemed a natural progression as he never had any doubt that the Music Business would become a career for him. From the late eighties and into the early nineties, Anthony worked as a part of the road crew for the legendary Contemporary Gospel group, Commissioned. The mid-nineties found Anthony managing and working with artists such as Davey Hammond, Stan Jones, J. Moss and Special Gift. He also dedicated himself to Music Production, Studio Engineering and Songwriting, working with a variety of artists in Gospel, Hip-Hop, Neo-Soul and Smooth Jazz genres.
Anthony was influential in launching the recording career of Smooth Jazz Saxophonist Tim Reeves, recording and producing his debut album “Something Special” in 2005. They collaborated again in 2009, with Anthony recording and producing Tim’s second album “Long Way Home”.
Following the tragic earthquake in 2010, Anthony produced and recorded “Peace” with Tim Reeves for “C Notes For Haiti”, benefitting the Haitian Earthquake Victims. The compilation album also featured Incognito and Paul Hardcastle.
Anthony is excited about completion of the Inspiration Compilation, a tribute to his late brother, the Rev. James Striggles, which was released in 2010.
He’s also written and produced with Soul Artist Stan Joneson his sophomore release, “The Way I Hear It”, which was released in 2011.
The summer of 2011 introduced Anthony as an Artist. Teaming with Bassist Lloyd Foulks, the duo formed Sonic Phunk, and recorded “Digital Extasy”, an eclectic yet seamless blend of Electronica, Funk, R&B, Smooth Jazz, and Techno.
Not one to rest on his laurels, Anthony teamed with Author and Motivational Guru Donald Payne, producing and recording the Payneless Advice Motivational Mix in the fall of 2011.
Anthony has recently completed Sonic Phunk’s second offering entitled “Straight To The Top”, so stay tuned for much more from this multi-faceted Artist, Producer and Songwriter.