Tony Oliphant's mother is largely responsible for
what he is today... in more ways than you might think. She bought him a set of drums
when he was only nine years old, but soon realized she'd made a mistake. No, it's not what
you're thinking! She realized he's a real "front man". Mary Oliphant said,
" You need to be in front of the band where the girls can see you." Was she
thinking her son was a typical teen and wanted to be ogled by the girls ... or did she
know how deep her son's talent ran?
Tony certainly merits being "up front".
There's no denying he's got the looks for it, and I can attest personally that he's got
the charm for it. Now you can hear for yourself that he's got the talent for it. Mary
Oliphant wasn't just a prideful mom; she was a shrewd judge of her son's abilities
which are not limited to performing, but extend to his talent in writing and composing the
original material presented on his demo CD, self titled, "Tony Oliphant".