Anthony Corder was raised on a delta crossroads blend of musical influences that launched him into over twenty-five years of live performance experience. Steeped in Memphis, Tennessee’s own deep musical heritage of blues, soul, and rock, Anthony began his professional music career as the lead vocalist and founding member of TORA TORA. TORA TORA launched into the industry being featured on the soundtrack to Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure with the single “Dancing With A Gypsy”. Their breakthrough album Surprise Attack (A&M Records) sold over 400,000 copies. Produced by Joe Hardy and Paul Ebersold, the album featured the singles “Walkin’ Shoes”, “Guilty”, and “Phantom Rider”. The follow-up hit album Wild America, also released on A&M, was produced by John Hampton and Arthur Payson. That release pushed Tora Tora further into both North American and European tours. Wild America featured the notable singles “Amnesia”, “Faith Healer”, and “Dead Man’s Hand”. The band’s constant touring while promoting those two albums placed five videos on MTV!
Anthony and TORA TORA are still a vital part of the Memphis scene. Known among musicians for his unmistakable voice and inspired live performances, Anthony has worked with such luminaries such as The Memphis Horns, Jimi Jamison, Clarence McDonald, Taylor Rhodes, and Stan Lynch (Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers). In addition to working with numerous notable musicians, Anthony has toured on both the theater and arena levels. Corder has been recognized by the Premiere Players Awards.