Tony “Doc” Landry is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first discovered his voice and a passion for songwriting in his late-thirties. Originally from Halifax, NS, Doc now lives in Charlottetown, PEI, with his wife and three sons.
As a songwriter, Landry meanders through musical styles like a river without a passport. He borrows from any musical style or era – weaving together elements of pop, folk, dance, country and soft rock into a seamless sound that is mature and personal. Doc’s songs are lyrically driven, witty, heartfelt, and focus on universal themes that allow his music to be relatable to a wide audience. His approach to singing is soft, emotionally driven, and exemplified by his favorite artists: Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Ed Sheeran, and James Taylor.
As a child the Halifax, Canadian-born singer/songwriter grew up playing the piano but ultimately quit due to frustrations with sight reading. It was a quarter-century later that Doc picked up a guitar for the first time and fell in love with songwriting. Driven by a longing desire to share his half-lifetime of stories and varied life experience Doc immediately starting writing songs for friends and family and hosting house concerts throughout Atlantic Canada.
In June of 2017 Doc caught the attention of acclaimed Toronto-based producer Les Cooper (Jill Barber, The Good Lovelies, Craig Cardiff, Meaghan Smith). Cooper’s musical productions have been featured on television shows such as Riverdale, Grey’s Anatomy, Brothers and Sisters, Fringe, and One Tree Hill. His productions have also won many awards including two Junos (The Good Lovelies, Meaghan Smith). Together they are in the process of creating Doc’s first studio album which is expected to release in 2018.