Tony Haynes

Tony Haynes is a lyricist/songwriter/poet/author. In less than a minute Tony can literally pull a words out of thin air. Give him the title of what you’d like to call your poem, or song and he will create it for you on the spot. The catch is, he will write your name in the air, and show you how the beginning of each line in the work he’s creating spells the letters of your name downward. It’s an eloquent combination of spontaneous penmanship & showmanship. He calls it "Creativity In An Instant."

As an author, Tony’s Current book is called “SpiritChili, Recipes For Life.” With SpiritChili, Haynes uses acrostic poetry as his tool to deliver an additional insight within each body of work. He offers a more scenic trip down the road towards enlightenment. SpiritChili is a thick, rich, warm & spicy stew created to feed you spiritually. As a lyricist/songwriter/music publisher, Tony has accomplished a great deal. “Send A Little Love,” - his first song, was recorded by the Spinners in 1981. Since then, Tony’s songs have been recorded on over 200 albums, selling in excess of 70 million copies worldwide. These songs have earned him 60 gold and multi-platinum awards, as well as several ASCAP Awards. Songs from his Music Publishing catalogues include; Sole’s“4 5 6”, Bobby Brown’s “Get Away”, Mya’s “Case Of The Ex”, Robert Palmer’s “Hyperactive”, The Whisper’s “Innocent”, 3LW’s “Playa’s Gon’ Play” and “No More (Baby, I’m A Do Right)”, Jeffrey Osborne’s “She’s On The Left”, as well as songs recorded by Karyn White, Earth, Wind & Fire, Al Jarreau, Regina Belle, Go West, SOS Band, George Duke, Evelyn Champagne King, Peabo Bryson, Kool & The Gang, The Temptations, Isley Brothers and many others. Songwriters Tony has collaborated with include: Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, David Foster, Teddy Riley, Maurice White, Keith Thomas, Philip Bailey, Bobby Brown, Al McKay, Skip Scarborough, George Duke, Jeff Lorber, Robert Palmer, Dennis Nelson, Larry Graham, Preston Glass, Oji Pierce, Chuckii Booker, Jeffrey Osborne, Louis Johnson, Wayne & Wanda Vaughn, Rhett Lawrence, Sheila E, David Paul Bryant, Robbie Nevil, Tommy Faragher, Phillip Ingram, Charlie Wilson, Evelyn King, Laney Stewart, Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, Kuk Harrell, Patrice Rushen, Jay King, Robert Brookins, Gordon Jones, Attala Zane Giles, Laythan Armor, Beau Williams, Erich Bulling, Rika Muranaka, Damone Arnold, Curtis Williams, Zack Harmon, Christopher Troy, Steve Russell, Allen McNeil, Vassal Benford, Paul Jackson, Jr., Ralph Shuckett, Craig Bartok, Alan Roy Scott, Monty Seward, Chante Moore, Karyn White, Brian & Shelly Morgan, Patrick Henderson, Jeff Pescetto and many, many more. Tony has also produced audio products, written books and created animated characters. He's made deals with Warner Kids, Dove Audio, T.W. Kids, Kid WB Music & Kid Rhino. Under these deals, Tony wrote and/or produced “Bugs Bunny in Carrotblanca”, “Looney Tunes Lovables Lullabies”, Pinky & The Brain’s “Bubba Bo Bob Brain”, “The Animaniacs Hip Hopera Christmas”, and many other wonderful projects. Tony also directed Chick Hearn’s play-by-play on Kid WB’s “Space Jam” audio adventure. For Hanna Barbera and Motown, Tony was an Executive Producer for “The Flintstone’s Motown Christmas.” For Mattel/Sony Wonder, he co-wrote “Slide”, which appeared on Barbie’s “Beyond Pink” album. Tony has authored 34 books based on the Baby Looney Tunes characters. These books were published by Warner Bros. Worldwide Publishing, Landoll and Penguin Books. Titles include; “Fly Kite”, “Yummy Treat”, “Nap Land”, “Good-Night Baby Tweety”, “RazzamaTaz”, “A Dune Buggy Ride With Baby Taz”, “Baby Tweety’s Flying Machine”, “Bubbles”, “Baby Sylvester’s Big Day” and “Baby Bugs’ Favorite Things”. Presently, Tony is hosting a new game/reality show called “You Write The Lyrics."

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