The Mars Bar welcomes the return of it’s legendary ‘Summer Sundays’ series with a kick-off bash Sunday July 20th. The official launch will feature music by David Harness, Kieth Kraft, Andrew Phelan and Johnny Collective.
Our infamous outdoor patio and tiki bar will be in full swing and the kitchen will be open. Come join us for the perfect excuse to groove to great tunes, sip on fantastic cocktails and grab a bite.
No better way to spend a San Francisco summer Sunday. “Everyday is a great day at Mars Bar”.
Sunday July 20th
Mars Bar San Francisco
798 Brannan @ 7th St.
FREE before 3pm w/RSVP at eventsmarsbarsfcom
David Harness (Moulton Music I Harlum Muziq)
Andrew Phelan (Prismatic)
w/ opening sets by
David Harness & Jayvi Velasco
Friday July 18th, 10pm.
Developing his creative experiences behind the recording studio’s control board only enhanced his style and magic. Artists like Mtume (Tony’s first gold record “Juicy Fruit”), Chaka Khan, Karen White, Regina Belle, Donna Summer, Jungle Brothers, Queen Latifah, and The Cover Girls were all governed by the “Humphries handicraft”.
By the mid to late 80’s, Tony became the sole helmsman weaving the tunes three nights a week, thus making dance music superstars out of local talent embedded in the heartland of Newark and her surrounding areas. Summoned across the Atlantic by the British in 1987. The “Jersey Sound” was coined by their press. In addition to traveling, remix projects mounting, pumping out a weekly radio mix show, and holding down the fort at the club, Tony was in his prime making the world of dance music exciting, hip, and refreshing.
By November 1990, his 8 year tenure ended with a tearful refrain, but this didn’t discourage Tony as he became in demand worldwide and relocated to London, England. In January of 1993, Tony took up the offer to be the resident jock at the Ministry of Sound club. That year was rounded off with a residency at “Echoes” in Rimini, Italy. This Italian residency continued for 4 years while simultaneously relocating back in NJ to launch his Yellorange Production Co.
It can be said that Tony Humphries has left an inerasable impression on the global dance music industry. To date over 300 venues he has gigged worldwide, done over 200 studio remixes, the latest being Janet Jackson’s hit “Together Again”. Throughout tremendous recognition, tons of awards and accolades from his peers, he has remained humble.
Indeed, the man… the music… the legend, Tony Humphries.