The Balance between Singing and Songwriting
I classify myself as a singer/songwriter, meaning that I am a singer and songwriter equally. While that may not be the right path for every artist, it was certainly the right one for me.
“Why I’d Rather be Infamous than Famous”
During an interview with Gerry Gittelson in 2016, he asked, “Are you tired of being almost famous?” In all honesty, I’m not. I’m in it for the music, not the stardom.
Authentic Frontmen Who Influenced My Style
My style has stemmed from a variety of influences over the years. My music and lyrics are often influenced by my personal life, but I‘ve found that my actual style as a frontman draws from a handful of familiar names.
Los Angeles Music Scene through the Eyes of Tony West
If we all pretend L.A.’s music scene is perfect, we’re essentially abandoning all hope that we can ever fix the glaring issues. I grew up in the streets of Hollywood, and this isn’t the Los Angeles I fell in love with.
Tony West: How Music Saved My Life
When I say music saved my life, I don’t say it lightly. Without music, I wouldn’t be who I am today.
Finding Song Inspiration in Daily Life
Being an authentic singer/songwriter is a beautiful talent that true artists should be proud of. My writing process is unique. Life is what inspires me.
Most Popular Blacklist Union Music Videos
As a musician, making a music video that brings your song to life is a rewarding experience. Here are four of Blacklist Union’s most popular music videos to date.
The Beginning of Blacklist Union
In 2004, I founded my band, Blacklist Union, and became lead singer. Here’s how we came to be and some background.
Til Death Do Us Part: A Summary by Tony West
In 2012, Blacklist Union released our album Til Death Do Us Part. I dedicated the album to Mike Starr, former Alice In Chains bassist, who passed away in 2011.
Fox Force Five News Interview with Tony West
Back in June of 2015, Keven Skinner of Fox Force Five News interviewed Tony West for an article. Here are highlights, giving insight into Blacklist Union, Back to Momo and Tony West.