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Antony Laurence Carey (born October 16, 1953, Turlock, California) was a rock and heavy metal keyboardist and Hammond organ player for the band Rainbow from 1975 to 1977 whose career as a soloist, participant in other bands, producer, etc., began in 1971 and continues to expand.


With the band Rainbow, Carey appeared on the studio album Rainbow Rising (1976) and on the live albums On Stage (1977) and Live in Germany (1994). Carey performed the keyboard introduction to “Tarot Woman”, the first track on the Rainbow Rising album and the keyboard solo on “A Light in the Black”, the last cut on the album.

He had a minor hit in the early 1980s with “I Won’t Be Home Tonight”, and then a bigger hit in 1984 with “A Fine, Fine Day”, which reached #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks charts. A follow-up single, “The First Day of Summer”, reached #33 on the Hot 100 in July 1984. Both songs are featured on the album, Some Tough City, which hit #60 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Carey opened for Night Ranger on many dates of their 1984 tour in support of this album. His 1985 follow-up album, Blue Highway, did not score a hit.

He also fronted the science-fiction-themed group Planet P Project (initially called just Planet P), which he used as a vehicle for his solo work. Planet P Project released two albums, Planet P (on Geffen Records) in 1983 and Pink World (on MCA Records) in 1984, for which he wrote the lyrics and music, sang the lead vocals, and played most of the instruments.


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  • valeryw1

    Great Soul!

    12 Feb 8:39pm Reply
  • Beatofthdrum

    Simply great.

    27 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Thermalbad

    ohne Worte..... diese Musík ist so einmalig schön.........:))))).....

    2 Jun 2012 Reply
  • CidaDuarteF

    Tony Carey é o máximo!!!!!

    28 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Lubricio

    Konsert på Naustet pub, Åsgårdstrand, lørdag 21. april 2012!

    13 Apr 2012 Reply
  • jump29

    Great album. many release.

    10 Feb 2012 Reply
  • NynMyOwnWorld

    Room With A View !

    4 Aug 2011 Reply
  • BBB63

    I downloaded the Rewind album from the official site and I really like most of the songs. You should do likewise...

    13 May 2011 Reply
  • OrangeMM

    Room With A View

    28 Feb 2010 Reply
  • peregrine-sun

    We are working with to correct the information on this site. It was never authorized by Tony Carey, nor were any downloads on this or his "Tony Carey" page. Please go to Tony Carey's ONE website,, for all news. We request that you purchase Planet P Project's releases there; Tony Carey doesn't receive royalties from any other download site! His label is T-Toons Music. Questions? Please message me here or e-mail -- Julianne Blain-Wattles, Personal Assistant to Tony Carey

    4 Feb 2010 Reply
  • tangerman

    peregrine-sun: Why don`t you correct the information and claim this site? Then it`s locked with your info. :-) You don`t need to close this site?

    2 Feb 2010 Reply
  • peregrine-sun

    Again I appeal: PLEASE ignore the information on this site until it is closed! We will be reopening it under our own control without the misinformation. Until then, the ONLY reliable source is Tony Carey's official website at Approved fan sites are listed there -- new fan sites will simply make our job longer and more difficult. Best regards, Julianne Blain-Wattles Personal Assistant to Tony Carey Julianne Blain-Wattles

    26 Dec 2009 Reply
  • brace57

    I have been a TC fan since he was with Richie Blackmore and Rainbow. He has just gotten better with age. Now some of his music is getting hard to come by.Damn shame too. Even his web site has a limited number cd's for sale.But one treasures what one has......Damn the man has talent

    14 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Martin_Ostar

    Tony Carey's "A FIne, Fine Day" should have made me curious in the 80's... now I discover him in 2009 - delight nevertheless.

    24 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Rotenasenmaus

    Großartiger Song!!! :-)

    23 Oct 2009 Reply
  • sammy1971

    Damn i like his albums!

    9 Aug 2009 Reply
  • rands2

    Been a fan of Tony for 20 years i have alot of Tony Carey ....

    24 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Thradar

    Free downloads from Tony's site. Enjoy:

    4 Oct 2008 Reply
  • pharaohcentral3

    I just joined the TC / PPP group and i couldnt be happier . . nice to find a place to talk about all of this and to possibly share some of what we have . . .

    19 Sep 2008 Reply
  • _socrat_

    Room with a view rules!!!

    20 Sep 2007 Reply
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