Tony Ashwin Kanal born August 27, is an American musician, record producer, songwriter, and animal rights activist. Kanal is the bassist and co-writer for the American rock bands No Doubt and Dreamcar. His musical work outside of the band includes producing and songwriting for artists such as Pink, Weezer, Elan Atias and No Doubt bandmate Gwen Stefani , among others. Kanal was born in Kingsbury, a northwest district of London, England. Kanal's father Gulab and his mother Lajwanti "Lajju" are originally from India. At age eleven, his family once again moved to the United States, where they settled in Anaheim, California.