Anton Fig


Born in Cape Town, South Africa and currently residing in NYC, Anton started drumming around age 4 and progressed to a music degree at the New England Conservatory in Boston.

After moving to NYC, he became part of the session scene and recorded with Ace Frehley, Link Wray, Kiss, Cyndi Lauper, Bob Dylan, Madonna, Joan Armatrading, Paul Butterfield, Mick Jagger and hundreds more.

Anton formed the acclaimed band Spider, who originated the hit “Better Be Good To Me” – later covered to great success by Tina Turner.

In 1986, he joined he Late Show with David Letterman – a position he held for 29 years until the show ended. During that run he played with the worlds’ greatest musicians including Miles Davis, James Brown, Bruce Springsteen, Tony Bennet, Steve Winwood, Pete Townshend to name just a few.

Anton recorded an instructional video – ‘In the Groove Late/Night Drumming’ – and was voted #1 Best Rock Drummer in Modern Drummer’s Readers Poll 2010.

He also played many memorable live concerts including Live Aid, The Concert for New York City (for 9/11), Bob Dylan’s 30th Anniversary Concert, and countless Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Awards shows.

Anton toured extensively with guitarist Joe Bonamassa after the Letterman Show ended, as well as playing on most of his albums and live projects since 2006. 

Currently Anton is producing, writing, recording, and touring with a variety of artists.

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