Everything Is Now DJ Set
Tony (Anthony Green) Bear is a DJ, multi instrumentalist and composer based in Chester, North West England. As drummer and founding member of ‘ahead of their time’(!) psychedelic space funk pioneers ‘The Fourth Egg’, Tonys’ tentative steps into the world of music began in his early teens.
Throughout the 1990?s Tony studied music and media production at South Cheshire College, West Cheshire College and The North East Wales Institute (now Glyndwr University) in Wrexham.
Through gigging with his band, Tony met and became friendly with a bunch of local djs/promoters and there began his love affair with nightclubs, loud sound systems and entertaining audiences with music in a completely different way from just sitting behind a drum kit or playing the guitar.
“Having been a music fan for years I was already buying most of the records that my mates were playing in the clubs and when I got fed up with being in bands it seemed like an obvious and natural thing to do to switch to djing. It meant I still got the ‘gig buzz’ but without having to put up with a bunch of unreliable musicians and their ‘oh no yoko’ girlfriends.”
Over the next few years, through a combination of luck, bad luck, stupidity and dogged perseverance, Tony has gigged in and around the North West/North Wales/Merseyside area in a variety of different clubs and to a wide range of audiences. Tony was also a resident DJ at John Lockes’ infamous ‘Trash’ night (Fridays @ High Society, Rafaels, Love Street) for the best part of a decade.
“If you care about what you do, and as the years roll by, your appreciation and love for music deepens somewhat. Obviously, you’re going to want to express that when you go out and play music to people. When I go clubbing or to a gig, I want to hear a satisfyingly wide range of tunes plus a bunch of stuff I don’t know. That’s how we learn. I don’t want to hear the same beat all night or the repetitive nostalgia of somebody elses’ half remebered student yesteryears. But, hey, let’s not get all philosophical about this, it’s meant to be a laugh isn’t it?”
Tony is currently working on his own original music (because he misses being in a band, shhh it’s a secret) and is a resident DJ at Telfords’ Warehouse in Chester. He plays the first Saturday of every month under his ‘Everything is Now’ moniker.
” If you look back over the last fifty or sixty years of popular music, there’s literally millions of songs and records out there that still sound just as good today as when they were released. My mate Ed said ‘If it can be played now then it’s a now record.’ I tend to agree, but that’s only half the story. These days, when I DJ I want to blend all those hip tracks from back in the day with contemporary stuff because whether you like it or not, good music is being released all the time. I love big fat electronic beats, trippy bleeps and massive bass etc. It’s all about striking the right balance on the dancefloor… and having fun.”