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Anthony Riley

Anthony Riley Street Performance Photo

In cities and business districts across America, artists and street performers fill the air with many different sights and sounds. Their art and music are now part of the hum of everyday life, and so it is the rare occasion that a singer truly stands out from the crowd. Anthony Riley is that singer.

Born in West Philadelphia, Anthony is one of five children and grew up in a part of the city plagued by crime, violence, and drugs. In 2006, after the sudden passing of his mother, Anthony began singing in a Center City (downtown) Philadelphia train station and quickly developed a following among local commuters. With his pure tone and smooth delivery, Anthony has been singing a diverse mix of pop, rock, and Motown tunes on street corners and at local events for the past 7 years, and is regarded as one of the city’s premier street performers.

This past June, the 27-year old travelled to New York and competed in the famed Amateur Night at the Apollo, and won the night! He now has his sights set on NBC’s The Voice. Let’s see if those coaches know a good thing when they hear it!

CTD supports the fantastic Anthony Riley.

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