My name is Tony L. Tate. I am from the Houston area, a place called Baytown. I began playing music when I was 8 or 9 years old. I started with the guitar, then moved to piano, the saxophone, then the bass. Most of my time as a musician has been spent as a saxophone player.

I did a couple of years of college then decided to quit. I couldn't hack it. After working in a restaurant for the next 4 years I became afraid that I would be stuck in Baytown for life so, I did something drastic. I joined the Navy.

After being in for about a year I auditioned for the Navy music program, and spent the next 19 years as a navy saxophone player, and picked up a few other skills.

As soon as I had some money saved I began buying home recording gear and began developing my skills writing and recording my musical ideas.

At present I don't use any of that stuff. I use an iMac computer and only the recording software that comes with it, Garage Band. I use Apple's Jam Packs (prerecorded loops and sequences) to enhance what I am doing. They also come with awesome sound banks which I play using an M-Audio USB keyboard. For a final process, I use Peak Le version 6, by BIAS.

At this point I am not sure what my goal is with music. I just know that I like writing and recording new ideas. You can find more music info about myself and other independent artist @

A Song For Joyce

December 6th, 2016 + 7:12 PM  ·  tltate

I wrote this song in 1983 when I was in college. There was a girl I liked, Joyce. There is not a lot of production on this. Just the bare minimum for an idea.

Sing Hallelujah

November 13th, 2011 + 11:11 PM  ·  tltate

My first successful creation using Garage Band, on my iMac computer - 2009. One of my favorite songs.

I Wonder

October 27th, 2011 + 12:10 AM  ·  tltate

A song I wrote a few years ago. I was trying to break out of my usual funk riffs. Wanted to do something different.

Sandy T.

October 13th, 2011 + 11:10 PM  ·  tltate

My dad bought my first saxophone. He hasnít heard me play since 1994 I think. When he was a kid they called him Sandy. His name is Andrew. This is just a groove of appreciation. And yes, itís a little Dave Sanborn sounding. He is my favorite sax player when it comes to funk.

I Pray For Your Mercy

October 13th, 2011 + 12:10 AM  ·  tltate

This song has only one very. I only had a  couple of thoughts about the subject so that's what went down.
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