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Tony Evans

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  In a career spanning over 35 years Tony Evans has climbed to the peak of the Big band Scene, delivering
  the latest Chart Hits, Swing, Ballroom and Latin American Music.

 Tony, along with his Orchestra, has just completed his twelth year
 at the Monte Carlo Sporting Club and Casino Cabaret.  Where not
 only has he provided music for dancing, but also backed the
 Summer Show coming in from New York and International Artistes
 such as Frank Sinatra, Shirley Bassey, The Temptations, Diana Ross
 Donna Summer, Whitney Houston, Barry White and many more.
 The Band was the last European Orchestra to accompany
 Frank Sinatra in concert in Monaco.

  Tony arrived in london with his Orchestra taking up residency at the Lyceum in The Strand in May 1966.  Looking back
 over the years Tony has performed at some of London's top venues.  In 1968 he worked at the American Club, Bayswater
 where he backed other artists including James Brown, Ike and Tina Turner, Brook Benton and Sarah Vaughan.

 

 In December 1969 The Tony Evans Orchestra took over from
 The Joe Loss Orchestra at The Empire, Leicester Square, on
 condition Tony could be released to go on tours.

 One of the tours was Expo 70 in Japan  where Tony appeared and provided  backing for Mary Hopkins, who was at  the time No.1 in the International Hit
 Parade.

  Tony's Orchestra was also the first
 choice to accompany Tom Jones,
 Englebert Humperdink and
 Gilbert O'Sullivan on their
UK and European tours.

  Upon leaving the Empire in 1976, Tony took up residency at the world famous Ballroom Hammersmith Palais and it was during
 this time that he went to Perth, Australia to play for the World Dance Championships.  This led to bigger and better things and
 he found himself playing regularly for most major dance events, many of which were televised from London's Royal Albert Hall.
 Tony's no stranger to Radio, having worked on programmes such as Terry Wogan's Radio 1 Afternoon Show, for which he wrote
 and recorded the theme tune 'Breakthrough'. This programme was also hosted by Dave Cash. Tony also worked on and wrote the
 theme for David Jacobs late night programme 'Music Through Midnight.'
  Tony being presented with the  prestigious   Hall of Fame Award  in the USA
  for his Recordings

Tony receiving one of his three
 Carl Allen Awards for the top
 British Band for Dancing and
 UK Bandleader of the year

  With a catalogue of 75 albums the Tony Evans Orchestra and Singers continue to record music form the Big Band era
 through to the modern chart sounds of today

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