Born in Huddersfield England and raised in “The Hammer” Hamilton, Anthony took up the guitar at age 13, inspired by “prog rock” and jazz players. He attended Mohawk Music Program where he was a member of the Monday Night Jazz Band where Canada’s best like Guido Basso and Russ Little would sit in. From there he joined the faculty at Sheridan College and was also the resident guitar player, playing in countless musicals and touring with the Sheridan Way band. It was with this group that the famous Deerhurst “Las Vegas of the North” stage show catapulted stars like Shania Twain. Here Anthony learned to play and arrange every style of music.
Since that time he played with local Hamilton musicians and theatres. It was here with Theatre Aquarius playing in A Chorus Line that he was lucky to meet Marvin Hamlisch. At Hamilton Place he played for acts like Bob Newhart and Geritol Follies. In Toronto he played at famous clubs like The El Mocambo, The Rex Hotel & Blues Bar, Montreal Bistro and Lee’s Palace. He also learned a great deal about jazz and guitar from his lessons with Lorne Lofsky.
These days he is putting all of his musical energy into playing, writing and arranging music. He is no stranger to corporate, private events and clubs where he likes the intimate settings.