The Musical Magic of TONY MACLAREN

Music | Composer | Instruments | Vocals | Lyricist
Studio | Mystery Entertainer | Appearances | MacLaren Notables

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Tony begin playing guitar and singing at the tender age of 6 and soon would be performing professionally for concerts, clubs, movies, radio, television and studios throughout the US and Canada.

Composer/ Lyricist/ Producer/ Arranger:


Electric, Acoustic 6 and 12 string, Classical Guitars and assorted Special F.X.


Lead Vocalist / Frontman and Multi-harmony arranger with 3 octaves.


Writer of poignant, romantic wordplay with a subtle infusion of humor and wicked wit.


Session guitarist and vocalist for records, c.d.’s, radio, film and television.

Composer, multiple guitars, lead and harmony vocals on “The Big Bang”, “Tall Tales And Short Stories”, “Hocus Pocus”, “Watersign” and Bamboo Forest “Live in Bali”.

MacLaren has recorded with many award winning, world class musicians such as:

Brian Bromberg• Ernie Watts  • Greg Bissonette  • Kim Stone  • Kirk Covington  • Brian Bromberg  • Dave Carpenter • Jimmy Haslip / William Kennedy {Yellowjackets rhythm section} • Steve Reid  • M.B. Gordy •  Jeff Kashwa • Rick Braun  • Earth Wind & Fire Horns  •  Kazu Matsui  •  Paul Taylor  •  Abraham Laborial  •  Efraham Toro •

LevitationMystery Entertainer: 

Also known as “The Architect of Astonishment”, MacLaren is an expert sleight of hand artist, a master mentalist, an effects consultant, and inventor and performer of grand illusionary principals.

Designed and invented the House of Astonishment theme park and the world’s first vanishing roller coaster.

MacLaren has been invited to perform for many of Hollywood’s elite such as:

•  Clint Eastwood • Pierce Brosnan • Cher • Herbie Hancock • Magic Johnson • Chick Corea • Billy Bob Thornton • Bruce Springsteen • Burt Reynolds • B.B. King • Jon Lovitz • Eric Idle • Ed McMahon • Joe Don Baker • Smokey Robinson • Emilio Estevez • Glen Campbell • David Carradine • Chris Squire • Karen Black • Martin Mull • Wayne Shorter • Ziggy Marley • Donald Trump • USC Trojans •

Special Appearances:  

• M.T.V. • General Hospital • Children’s Miracle Network • Disneyland • Epcot Center • Channel 7 Eyewitness News • Namm Show • Pleasure Island • Make a wish foundation • Disney World • Santa Monica Pier • Universal Citiwalk • Calgary Stampede • Queen Mary • U.C.L.A. • U.S.C. • C.N. Tower • Union Station • Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruises • Hollywood Entertainment Museum • L.A Valley College • Maui Jazz Fest • Vegas City of Lights Music Fest • Balboa Park • Roosevelt Hotel • The Strand • The Roxy • 

MacLaren Notables!