Tony Lowe – Singer/Songwriter, Guitarist and Producer
“Music that stirs the soul” – Tony Lowe
Over the last ten years Tony released six albums of his material including two collaborations with Alison Fleming (making the ballots for the Grammys in fourteen categories over two years), a well reviewed atmospheric-improvised CD collaboration with Yumi Hara Cawkwell, and a new solo album ‘reflector’ in late 2011. During 2012 Tony is working with Simon Townshend on Simon’s new music, with one CD released in 2012 and more to come. He also tours with Simon playing guitar and keyboards. Tony and Alison Fleming are also working on a new album project for 2013, and he just co-produced an Album with Violinist, David Cross (King Crimson); a wonderfully evocative, instrumental work grown from the famous Starless theme.
Tony is passionate about human rights, the peace campaign and the environment; these issues are often reflected in his heartfelt lyrics and evocative music. Creator of the inspirational multi-media concept All of the Above, he believes music can be a force for positive change.
September 2011, Tony played a set at the Bedford, London for the International Day of Peace, a Global Internet Broadcast event broadcast on Peace Day TV, streaming year around. In 2010, this broadcast went to over two million viewers.
Tony creates uplifting and inspiring music through a variety of genres but with an underlying English essence.
Tony comes from a musical family in North West London. Self taught Piano at five years old and Guitar at ten. His Great Uncle was Cyril Watters, an award winning composer and arranger who wrote over 470 compositions and performed music for radio and television.
Since 1985 Tony has arranged, played on, and produced over 170 albums working with many different artists, producers and labels. As well as touring as a guitarist worldwide, he was an in-house session player and played on numerous records at Trident studios in London. Since then has written music for TV, Film and Theatre.
Tony’s production credits include David Cross – Yumi Hara Cawkwell – Gari Glaysher – John Foxx – Simon Townshend – Toyah Willcox – Pat Orchard – Poppy Gonzalez – Jose Charles – VVV – Flying Colours – Dean Johnson – Rukiza Okera.
As a musician he has played with Julian Lennon – Pet Shop Boys – Simon Townshend – Roger Daltrey – David Cross – Mark Brzezicki – Mike Peters (Big Country) – Modern English – Bram Stoker – Zoh and Nazia Hassan – B Movie – Phil Ramone – BBC Children in Need – Pat Orchard – Visage – Pooka – Nicola Hitchcock – Belouis Some – Julien Clerc – Toyah Willcox – Ben Chapman – Soulseekerz – Poppy Gonzalez – and many more.
Review Extract from Dream of the Gryllidae – “The guitar is nimble with its growlings, belting out riffs capable of searing paint from walls, then issuing delicate strumming designed to instil a heavenly dreamstate. Whether displaying intensity or delicacy, Lowe shows a remarkable mastery not only of the instrument but to the diverse emotional potential inherent in both sonic directions.” Sonic Curiosity