PRESENTED BY LAYLA ANNA-LEE
With an eclectic career of music-making that spans over two decades to draw on, Tony has just finished a brand new solo album entitled Perfect and Beautiful. Self produced and mixed by the Legendary Chris Kimsey (Rolling Stones/INXS) the album is filled with hook-laden melodies, powerful and moving words and some of the best new musicians in London as guest performers, creating compelling performances that hark back to the great days of record-making in the 70s.
Tonys passionately musical past includes being keyboard player in Cutting Crew (I just died in your arms tonight) through the mid 80s. Then, during the 90s, he wrote, played, recorded, produced and toured with Marie Claire Dubaldo (author of Falling into you for Celine Dion).
He was responsible for creating and building the Kashmir Klub in 1997. The Kash (as it was affectionately known) was a unique venue in central London that almost single-handedly lead the singer/songwriter acoustic revolution in the UK with debut performances from Damien Rice, KT Tunstall, Imogen Heap, Lucie Silvas, Tom Baxter as well as secret sets from Sheryl Crow, Mick Fleetwood, Dave Stewart and many more.
In 2003 Tony took over running The Bedford in Balham. under his musical stewardship the venue, has grown into an award winning location. In 2004 it won Best Pub in the country, it has twice won the best pub and club award and has seen unique performances from Pete Townshend and The Finn Brothers amongst hundreds of others.