Tony Harnell has come to be known worldwide as the vocalist for Norwegian metal band TNT. He was also the voice behind bands like Westworld with Riot guitarist Mark Reale, as well as Starbreaker with the great Magnus Karlsson. Tony has a voice that has stood the test of time, and at 60 years of age he is still stunning audiences.
In this interview we talk to Tony about his voice, his vast catalog of music, the challenges he’s faced in his life, his vocal training course called The Rock Singer Society, and what we might see in the future.
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Hello everyone! My name is Scott Itter, but some know me as Dr. Music. I am a music journalist and photographer out of the Chicagoland area, and I have been in practice for over 20 years. I grew up in the 70’s with two big brothers that showed me all kinds of rock and roll. As I grew older I ventured out into different genres like jazz, funk, folk, and whatever else I could wrap my ears around. As I read every liner note and every Circus and Hit Parader like they were the Old and New Testament, I came to realize that I just love sound and appreciate all the people that create it.
I later became a stay-at-home dad and started honing my writing and photography skills to keep my mind from turning into mashed peas. My kids are now adults, my mind is only slightly mushy, and I am thrilled to have the honor of presenting my work to you!