Local & National Press

“These days, my show isn’t just about the Rat Pack,” Ocean said. “It’s more pop, more Motown, more rock, a little Rod Stewart, a little Joe Cocker, even a little disco — just more variety. We’re also trying to come up with our own material, which is real cool. The first part of the show, I usually stick to the Sinatra/Dean Martin stuff, but then we open things up more. We get a little crazy later in the evening. We tear it up a little bit. “We’re not getting too far away from where my roots are, but we’re reaching new fans because we’re bringing in a different vibe — and people have been loving it. We’re trying to get the message out: I’m not just the Rat Pack guy. There’s a lot more to the Tony Ocean show.”

BRUCE INGRAM, Sun Times


“If Tony Ocean can deliver these kind of vocals – I look forward to an original tune that will set him … not only apart … but above a crowd of wannabees…”

Mason – RockAndRollHeaven.net


“So smooth and calming, placid and romantic.Tony gives a very passionate delivery, …the instrumentation was excellent, in particular the piano player did a great job… ”

Ginny Teister Morton


“From which cloud did there descend this wonder , this Tony Ocean.”

Bill Zehme – Esquire Magazine


“Tony Ocean is yet another addition to the great line of Italian singers.”

Joe Mantegna Actor – Statement


“Tony Ocean is the ultimate crowd-pleaser who wows audiences as her gives new life to old favorites…”

Dave Hoekstra – The Chicago Sun Times


“The release of Ocean’s new CD “Me and Mrs Jones” signals another transformation by this multi-faceted entertainer. Gone are the standards made famous by old masters as Ocean shows his range by taking on slow-tempo soulful songs as well as some tunes penned by a roster of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers including Van Morrison and Robbie Robertson. There are also a few standout collaborations with notable singers like Joyce “Peaches” Faison on “I Want Your “-It should be illegal to play this song unless your sitting in your favorite recliner with a glass of wine and not a worry in the world…”

Brad Zerbo

From our Fans, Friends, & Family...

“We first met Phil and the Tony Ocean Show when we were out to dinner, not specifically “searching” for a wedding band. As soon as Tony began singing, our jaws dropped and we knew they were unlike any group we had ever heard. Phil was amazing to work with – upbeat, positive and open to taking suggestions along the way and the total package of the group can’t be beat. The whole wedding was up on the dance floor and we can’t thank Phil, Tony and the entire band enough. Our friends and family are still talking about the night..and my husband won’t stop talking about how fun it was when the band let him sing with them 🙂 Thank you for the memories and for helping to create the best night of our lives!!!”

Lincoln Park conservatory 2013 -Regan and Matt Wedding


“It was a great show! Got nothing but compliments. Thanks so much for being part of the fest again!”

Jeff Newing Entertainment Chairman Septemberfest Committee Village of Schaumburg. 2013


“My wife and I wanted to Thank Tony and his band for a great job July 14th for our party. We got so many comments about the band and how they helped make the party. Best decision we made. Tony was really for whatever we wanted to make our day special and it was. Phillip the manager was also very helpful and we couldn’t have been happier.”

Thanks again,
Randy & Anna


“Absolutely! Tony was phenomenal! He made the evening more special than we could possibly imagine and the bride’s his biggest fan! Thank you so much. I’d love to take Lindsey to see Tony again when we get back to town…! Dan PS I have an uncle and a close personal friend both of whom have heard Tony perform and told me they thought that was coolest thing they’d ever seen!”

Tamm Wedding 2013


 Hey Man everybody loved you guys. I had compliments all night long and they are still coming!!!! Take CARE and I hope to check out his show soon. Maybe in Oakbrook. Thanks again!

Angelo Sorce
Special Events Coordinator Village of Addison