Destiny - Bass
First Class Ticket - Writer, Vocal, Bass, Production
Tony tells us about his musical voyage...........
"Have played guitar since early teens and got into my first band at 18, playing lead guitar.
I had a car accident in 1969 and severed the tendons on my right hand. It was many years before I got decent use of my hand back.
So I switched to bass and found there was a shortage of singing bass players.
I love playing and have always been in cover and show bands apart from two seasons in a duo at The Sundeck in Perisher.
I have toured with or supported the Bee Gees, Everly Brothers, Johnny Farnham, Renee Geyer, Hush, Freddie and the Dreamers, and the Delltones.
I stopped playing regular gigs some years ago to concentrate on business but kept playing with friends in our “ garage” band with occasional gigs here and there. That was our version of the “men's shed”.
We moved to Tura last year, and I stumbled across PBGB. That has been a real sea-change.
Playing or recording original songs in my past musical adventures was always subject to put-downs. My head was full of everyone else’s songs.
Playing nothing but originals since coming to PBGB has really freed my brain up. I now have a number of original song lyrics and concepts fermenting.
I love the PBGB atmosphere and the people, and always look forward to my weekly Seshes.