Tony's first success was with the children's musical "Tamburlane the Mad Hen" which was written with poet and author Adrian Mitchell and published by Methuen.
Much of Tony’s early writing after that related to popular music including “Music from Scratch” and the “Pop Songbooks” three volume series, all published by Oxford University Press.
Tony is a life-long Bob Dylan fan and is currently writing a book “The Complete Bob Dylan Songbook”. Extracts from this book are being published on https://Bob-Dylan.org.uk
For many years Tony worked with Dave Cousins of The Strawbs as marketing director of Witchwood Media Ltd which produced and distributed the recordings of Dave and The Strawbs.
Tony plays piano, organ, accordion and guitar and has himself written a number of songs and is working on recordings of the songs which are being released on CD as a private collection.
He also wrote and performed the church organ music for the weddings of his two eldest daughters.