Tony started playing at a very early age and by the time he was 13 years old he was already a professional - touring the theatres and concert halls of the UK as a boy prodigy trumpet soloist. He later worked with many of the "name" bands - Ted Heath, Johnny Dankworth,Eric Delaney, Ken Mackintosh,Don Lusher, plus the fantastic Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band - plus recording and playing concerts with The London Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Metropole Orchestra of Holland.
Eventually settling in London he became one of the most in-demand studio musicians, working on countless films, TV shows and recordings. The artists he recorded with include, among others, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Harry James, Doc Severinsen,Ella Fitzgerald, Shirley Bassey, Sarah Vaughan, Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Tony Bennet, Sammy Davis Jr., Henry Mancini, Barbra Streisand, Tom Jones, Johnny Mathis, Liza Minelli, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Nelson Riddle. The film sound tracks he worked on included all the original James Bond films,"Star Wars" and many others.
In addition to his duties as leader of the Bert Kaempfert Orchestra he is currently to be seen every Saturday night on the weekly BBC-TV show - "Parkinson". He also works on various "one-off" TV shows and film recordings in the UK and in Europe.
Latterly, he has been involved in teaching - holding clinics at the Guildhall School of Music, Royal College of Music,the Royal Academy of Music,the Royal Northern College of Music,Trinity College, and the Leeds College of Music.