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During the eighties Tony was involved in numerous musical projects that required him to vocally front bands, write songs and produce radio jingles. Home and commercial studio production work required laying down of harmonies, and vocal arrangements. He also performed in a West End Musical entitled Black Heroes & The Hall of Fame for which he had successfully auditioned.
He worked for Brent Black Music Co-Operative between 1984 - 1985 and held two positions. The first position called for him to look after client users of the service, my duties included setting up rehearsal rooms, and carrying out basic equipment and cable repair work. The second position was an Education Co-ordinator, this called for me to book classes for students and liaise with the various teachers of those classes, I also had to set up the classes with the various equipment needed.
Tony has taught the techniques of voice projection, basic breathing, and speech phonetics at vocal workshops and at private one to one sessions. He took his best students into top class SSL studios for paid professional session work. He designed and conducted a 7 week course for a Gospel group, the course ended with a theory and practical examination.
In 1991 he joined up with soul/groove keyboard player Terence Dupree. Together they formed 'T 2 T Productions' and recorded an entourage of talented young vocalists. They also worked with and recorded Sylvia Tella, a successful pop recording artist.
During 1992 Tony played a prominent role in a church production which received rave reviews in the Voice Newspaper. He also recorded a song for a church gospel album, held vocal classes for his local church group, and gigged with a Christian production unit.
In 1993 he joined IIAGP assisting in conveying vocal ideas from producers to vocalists, capturing the desired vocal performance on tape and assisting in harmony arrangements. Tony is also the vocal advisor and coach for the unit.
In April of 1995 he was commissioned to take a group of professional gospel singers into Mark House Studios where he worked alongside Bill Sharp from the 1980's pop group Shakatak. This was a pro logic production for the hi-fi and in-car entertainment company Kenwood. State of independence was recorded, this being a re-working of the Donna Summer version.