Tony was a Sound Supervisor at BBC Television in London from 1973 until 1997. Initially he worked on programmes of all genres – drama, entertainment, comedy music, etc. – but in 1988 moved into the Television Music Studio, where he recorded title and incidental music for television programmes. The studio relocated to new purpose-built premises in 1990, and a few years later was refurbished with state-of-the-art digital equipment. When BBC demands permitted, the studio was let commercially, and Tony recorded music there for CDs and film and tv commercials.

In 1997, TMS was closed and Tony left the BBC to pursue his interest in music recording on a freelance basis. Since then he has made a number of recordings for commercial release on CD, and continued with his television-related work on the music for the long-running series, “Last Of The Summer Wine”, until the untimely death of its composer, Ronnie Hazlehurst. Currently he is engaged in recording the operatic, orchestral, chamber and instrumental music of the English composer and musicologist, Donald Tovey. Future projects include, amongst other things, chamber music by C. Armstrong Gibbs, the orchestral music of Charles Villiers Stanford and a CD of organ music from Blenheim Palace.

Jazz CDs


Organ Console

Tony is a practising musician. He has been the assistant organist at All Saints Parish Church, High Wycombe for some 30 years, and has accompanied choirs at Wells, Manchester and St Albans Cathedrals, and given recitals around the UK. He also has played orchestral percussion and drums in the past, and (for a few weeks only!) the trumpet.

Hobbies, other than music, include sailing (he crewed on a yacht across the Atlantic from the Canaries to St. Lucia in 2006), photography, nature and the countryside, and trying to avoid domestic DIY.