As 60s Rock Star Guitarist Vic Briggs, Antion was one of the leading musicians on the London scene and the lead guitar player for Dusty Springfield, Rod Stewart and Eric Burdon & the Animals. He jammed with many famous musicians, including Jerry Lee Lewis, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Stevie Winwood and Jimi Hendrix. Jimi Hendrix named him as one of his favorite guitarists. A key player in British psychedelia, he is renowned and recognized as the most musically adept musician ever to pass through the ranks of the Animals, with his skills as a guitarist and arranger evident on the group’s hits.
Capitol Records Hollywood, producer and arranger: In the late ‘60s Antion became a producer and arranger in the recording studios of Hollywood Capitol Records, and in 1970, after a profound epiphany, he left the music business to pursue a spiritual lifestyle.
Singer and teacher of Sacred Voice, Naad Yoga, Sound Healing, Mantra chanting: Antion was the first teacher of Kundalini Yoga and Naad Yoga, – the yoga of sacred sound, sound healing and mantra – in UK and in Europe.
Sikh Sacred Kirtan: Antion was the first non-Indian world renowned singer of Sikh Sacred Kirtan. Now a legendary figure amongst 20 million Sikhs worldwide, he was the first ever foreigner to achieve sufficient mastery of the complex ragas of Sikh sacred music to be invited to sing in the Golden Temple, the most sacred shrine of the Sikhs in Amritsar, India.
Hawaiian Chant, Sacred Music and Ceremony: Antion is well known in Hawaii and commands an unprecedented respect. His outstanding dedication to sacred oli, chant, was acknowledged by an invitation to be the first westerner to have an oli written especially for him for a prestigious international competition in Hawaii. His mastery is recognized in invitations such as leading the opening ceremonies, prayers and chants for the Kauai welcoming of the new Governor of Hawaii, an honor normally reserved for only Kahuna (of priestly blood lineage) thus breaking traditional protocol.
New Thought Churches and Sacred Music Festivals: Antion is known and loved as a speaker as well as inspirational musician, with his masterful oratory, meditations and singing of love and peace in the New Thought Churches and Sacred Music Festivals in the Hawaiian Islands, USA and internationally.
Workshops and Sessions:
Antion’s musical ear and consummate musicianship enable him to reproduce ancient sounds and imbibe cultures (to the extent that they believe he is one of them), all of which has given him a unique perspective to help those who wish to nurture and develop their own vocal expression. Antion gives private Sacred Voice Naad Yoga Voice Empowerment coaching sessions, healing sessions, and teaches workshops in Sacred Voice, Naad Yoga, and Secrets of the Yoga of Sound.
CDs and Books: His CD One in The Goddess is frequently repeat-ordered to replace those worn out from non-stop playing. It is attracting acclaim for its harmonious blend of innovative sounds reflecting his rich spiritual influences. Some of the songs can be seen on YouTube with hula dancers.
Throughout the four decade process of mastering one musical discipline after another, he has developed an unparalleled musical expression that holds you spellbound. He is a charismatic man, leader, speaker, healer and spiritual teacher dedicated to supporting others through his global appearances, concerts and teachings. He cherishes his love of Spirit through many meditative daily disciplines.
Together with Elandra, his healer celebrant wife of forty years they live an internationally mobile lifestyle presenting concerts and workshops around the world. These include Living Love Kundalini Yoga®, Sacred Sites and Sounds Journeys, Lomi Chi Holographic Healing, WOW! Walking Our Wisdom, WOW! Wild Organic Women, – and much more.
Their books are available through Amazon: From Stardom to Wisdom: Healing and Love beyond the Spotlight, and Meditations for Harmonious Communication in Relationship, and Antion’s upcoming, Once an Animal: From Rock Star to Ragi.