Already with a following, Tony’s recent performance at the Urban Country Music Festival saw fans travel from the States to hear him. It was here that he performed his latest composition ‘Jealousy’ and describes how the Festival scratch band provided awesome support with his public debut of the song, well received by the audience at the ‘Walk-up Stage’; this Festival also awarded him third place in the Busking Competition People’s Choice, (in 2011 he received fourth place), situating himself in the same location as he has for the past five years, near the Historical Village Railway Station.
While country is at the heart of his oeuvre, Tony is a man for all seasons and can cut across musical genres however his delivery at the Hub Muso of the Month will essentially focus on originals with a country base.
Despite being self-taught, It doesn't hurt to have music in the genes either - Tony’s father is a professional drummer, “Dad was the first drummer of Keith Urban”, and a believer in his son’s talent. These days Tony and Dad converge to perform with Dad following son; they will next appear together at Tamworth County Music Festival with the band backing Tony.
Tony’s increasingly interesting stories, delivered with endearing honesty, make for engaging conversation, however, he leaves the jaw-dropping details to last. “I actually died last year, I was doing a gig at Caboolture and my heart stopped; it’s my third heart attack but this one killed me. Being brought back to life means you don’t take anything for granted; I don’t drink anymore, and my focus is my music. Before I get to the States I want to concentrate on expanding my music in small country towns; it’s not something people usually think about, they all head for the big city, but small towns can be your toughest crowds, your harshest critics and that’s what I am up for; the sincerity of bush towns means you know you've really made it.“
With those words it’s clear whatever the future holds, Tony will still call Australia home.. He does weddings, birthday party's, music festivals and his hourly rate is $50 and $300 for a night, Inner-state and international gigs are anywhere from $1500 to $3000 witch prices are fixed" In the past He's performed at QYMA 2010, Brisbane Youth Service's fundraiser 2007, CLA's annual general meeting, espresso train cafe, Family week BBQ 2009/2012 ,City hall's homeless connect, World Refugee Day, Prime Ministers Drug and Alcohol Awards, labour day March, st Patrick's day March, the ACCAN Conference and Queensland Day Celebrations, Urban Caboolture Country Music festival, Tamworth Country Music Festival and the Police commissioners Christmas carols 2005/2007 as well as appurtenance on (ABC, channel 7, channel 9 and state-line).