Tony Dee

Tony Doevendans (Better Known As Tony Dee)

Yes, I can
Yes, I can
Yeah, yes, I can
Yes, I can

– Sammy Davis Jr, “Yes I Can”

Singing the chorus of Sammy Davis Jr’s “Yes I Can” almost like a mantra, Brisbane-born singer Tony Dee was the Australian face and vocal star of the viral Rio 2016 Paralympic music video “We’re the Superhumans”. And what a superhuman he is in real life too – born with Spina Bifida, the wheelchair user is passionate about living life on his terms and inspiring other artistes with disabilities to do the same.

With singing influences such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat “King” Cole and Elvis Presley, Tony’s specialties are the jazzy tunes and gentle love songs of the 1950s and beyond.

When not singing swing-era tunes, Tony loves to listen to classical music, rock ‘n’ roll and contemporary or traditional gospel. Tony also used to compete in wheelchair dancesport with his wife – they were Australian champions and part of the first national team to compete internationally. Other past sporty interests include wheelchair basketball and ten-pin bowling

Visit Tony’s Facebook page to find out more about him.