Anthony Castelo was born in the Philippines and is of Eurasian, Filipino and Portuguese/Spanish descent. When he was still young he migrated to Los Angeles to study and it was there while in his teens that he began his music career, joining the world-famous choral group The Young Americans.
Later, while still a student at the University of the Philippines, Castelo joined the Gentle Rain—a group led by well-known songwriter/producer Nonong Pedero. The quartet, whose members included Boy Camara and Rody Picar, developed an amazing quick and faithful following among the collegians. Later, Anthony was discovered by famous recording producers and OPM pioneers Vic del Rosario, Tony Ocampo, Orly Ilacad and Tito Sotto. A marvelous singer and performer gifted with a soulful baritone or tenor voice, he instantly gained the respect of his audiences everywhere.
In addition to music he also starred in several hit movies with some of the Philippines’ finest actors such as Christopher De Leon, Dindo Fernando, Vilma Santos, and Lorna Tolentino. His 1982 Movie of the Year Pakawalan Mo Ako, garnered him a nomination for the FAMAS (the Oscars of the Philippines). He has also performed for world dignitaries such as US President George W. Bush, Saudi King Fahd, Moroccan King Hassan II, Princess Margaret of England, Premier Suzuki of Japan, and Pope John Paul II.
He currently resides in Los Angeles where he is involved in several philanthropic ventures as well as continuing to sing. This LP features some nice modern eighties soul, quiet storm tunes with the stand out track being “You Took The Words (Right Out Of My Heart)”. Pure synth boogie goodness!