Born in Swansea, Tony began having lessons aged 12 and, at 14, played his first professional gig for the Welsh National Youth Orchestra.
In 1981, Tony moved to London to embark upon a career of studio session work. However when offered the chance, Tony was smart enough to join the Blow Monkeys in 1983 and signed to RCA Records. They subsequently had a string of worldwide hits.
Leaving the band in 1990 to concentrate once more on session work, Tony became one of Britain’s most sought after studio players. He soon found himself alongside artists such as George Michael, Chris de Burgh, Alison Moyet, Dina Carroll, Curtis Mayfield and even played ‘The Heat is On’ with Glenn Frey on Top of The Pops!
While touring the USA Tony was invited to meet Michael Jackson. When he arrived at his hotel, Michael was no-where to be seen. Tony was thrilled, however, to meet and have an insightful conversation with Bubbles the chimp!!