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Tony Almond

Bristol songwriter Tony Almond brings a blend of alternative folk with diverse influences in songs that are invitations to look beyond the obvious and to think more deeply about ourselves and the world around us.

He also works as a community music leader running sessions in many different settings, working to help people engage in musical activities and experience the
health benefits of song sharing!

His latest album ‘Sea Of Man’ is out now… Listen below

 

Sea Of Man

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Released February 1st 2020

Tony Almond – Vocals, guitar, keyboard, bass
Greg White – Drums, percussion
Chris Powell – Bass ( tracks 2, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11)
Bradley Ayres- Bass (track 3)
Jill Parsons – Violin, vocals
Freya Smith- Cello

Songs and production by Tony Almond

Mastered by Gaz Williams

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Sea of Man record label

On Spotify:

On Apple Music/ iTunes:
https://music.apple.com/us/album/sea-of-man/1497675668?uo=4&app=apple+music

On Google Play:
https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Tony_Almond_Sea_of_Man?id=Bexu4pa34u77euv7yhlpb7cqlua

On Tidal:
https://tidal.com/browse/album/130217844

The Explorer

 

Words and Music by Tony Almond

Produced by Chris Powell at C-Side Music Studio, Bristol. 2016/ 2017
Mastered by Gaz Williams 2017

Tony Almond – Vocals , Guitar , Vibes , Moog , Shruti box .
Chris Powell – Bass , Guitars , Percussion , Hurdy Gurdy , Keyboard
Greg White- Drum kit, percussion
Sadie Wiggin- Vocals , Keyboard
Esther Rose Parkes – Vocals
Sophie Wilsdon – Clarinet
Sarah Moody – Cello
Fiona Barrow – Violin / Viola
Emma Holbrook – Drums (tracks 6 & 10)
Nick Wilsdon – Violin (track 5)
Paco Casasola – Musical Saw

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Community Music Group Leader

Tony runs community music sessions, both singing and instrumental,
as a way of bringing people together, sharing songs,
and exploring musical expression and creativity.
And just having fun, of course.

He has worked extensively with marginalised communities
such as the elderly, refugees and asylum seekers, the homeless, ‘excluded’ youth,
in prisons, and with people in psychiatric and drug treatment.

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Here’s a recent testimonial :

“Tony has sung with our patients who have a range of mental health needs and /or dementia for the past year. His visits evoke excitement and pleasure. He customises his songs for audience requests and allows scat and improvisation as the songs are expanded or tempos change depending on mood. Tony interacts with patients with a thoughtful and warm demeanour and is inclusive for our less vocal singers working with percussion and rhythm.
The sessions have evolved with waves of high energy familiar requests expanded to include country, folk, gospel, reggae and pop.
Our patients sometimes show negative behaviours and Tony has a deep sense of understanding and flexibility for this, never becoming phased and adapting the music to the altered mood. He has a warm and open attitude to all participants and plays with genuine pleasure with them. His group has become a mainstay of activities at Priory Bristol.
Our patients say,
“Tony is marvellous, he gets everybody on their feet. It brings back wonderful memories”
“Excellent! Tony is incredibly musical and he gets music out of people. He is an ace music teacher!”

Claire Crew-Gee, Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
(working with a neuropsychiatric caseload)
Priory Mental Health Hospital, Bristol

February 2020

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