From playing in clubs and bars to becoming a prolific songwriter, TONY CLARKE has been perfecting his craft for many years now. His deep tones now pursue the country scene.
A self-taught guitarist, Tony started performing at various holidays camps in his teens, and went on to play clubs and venues around the UK. He then joined another guitarist and toured the club scene in a two-piece band, Stampede, singing rock-and-roll country classics and, of course, Tony’s own music. Tony then realised that he wanted to sing and perform his own songs, so he went solo again."
Musical influences came from his parents. They played music all the time at home and he was brought up on Elvis, Roy Orbison, and his father’s love of country music with Johnny Cash, Dean Martin, Charlie Pride and Patsy Cline. When his father died in early 2012, Tony wrote Here Comes that Song Again for him, and he hasn’t put down his pen since, even remixing some songs that are over 20 years old to give them a more modern spin.
In 2014, Tony released the album "Good Mornin’ Mr Mornin’". It contains 14 self-penned tracks and a mixture of upbeat country songs and ballads.
The album "Born In 55" was released in early 2016. It again contains 14 self-penned tracks including "Walking In The Sunshine" and "Night Time Don't Come Easy". The music for the album was recorded in Nashville.