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 Bimusic 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".
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 Jones on 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".
The Duo returned with their Sophomore offering entitled " Straight to the Top" in 2013. So stay tuned to more from Anthony as he communicates his passion through Music.