in Cape Town, South Africa, Anton began playing drums
at age four. After performing in numerous successful
local rock bands he moved to Boston to further pursue
his musical interests. His formal education included
studies at the New England Conservatory of Music in
Boston, studying both jazz and classical disciplines
graduating with Honors in 1975. In 1976 he moved to
New York where he began to establish a career as a freelance
is presently a member of the "CBS Orchestra"
appearing nightly on 'Late Show with David Letterman'
- a position he has held since 1986. During this tenure
he has played with scores of great artists including
Miles Davis, James Brown, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie
Winwood, Bonnie Raitt and Tony Bennett. The CBS Orchestra
has backed up a host of artists in other venues such
as Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Little Richard and BB
King at the closing ceremonies of the summer Olympic
Games in Atlanta. They also backed Al Green, Gloria
Estefan, In Sync and Eric Clapton for VH1's Save the
Music concert at the White House.
CBS Orchestra is also the house band for the Rock and
Roll Hall of Fame, playing with music's most influential
personalities. Most recently they were the backup band
for the concert for New York City where they performed
with David Bowie, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Eric
Clapton and Buddy Guy, Macy Gray, and James Taylor.
of the many recordings Anton has made include selections
with Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Kiss, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna,
Gary Moore, Spider, Ace Frehley, Joan Armatrading, Rosanne
Cash, Joe Cocker, John Phillips, Warren Zevon, Sebastian
Bach and Paul Butterfield.
a freelance drummer Anton has also played live with
Paul Simon, Booker T and the MG's, The Thompson Twins
at Live Aid, and played alongside Jim Keltner for Bob
Dylan's 30th Anniversary concert celebration.
videos, "In The Groove" and "Late
1996 Anton released a drum instructional video and book
entitled "In the Groove" and "Late Night
has just completed his first solo record entitled "Figments".
Produced and co-written by Fig, the record represents
3 years of work and includes among others singers and
musicians Richie Havens, Brian Wilson, Ivan Neville,
Sebastian Bach, Ace Frehley, Al Kooper, Chris Spedding,
Donald 'Duck' Dunn, Blondie Chaplin, Paul Shaffer, Chris
Botti, Randy Brecker and Richard Bona.
continues to be an in demand studio and live musician
and is currently recording and composing for numerous