Tony Lowe – Singer/Songwriter, Guitarist, Producer
We are proud to announce the release of ‘reflector’ by Tony Lowe on October 20, 2011, the first album released on the new sunn creative label.
- “Simply stunning. Precise and soulful guitar playing accompanies nine immaculately crafted songs. A captivating listening experience from a true musical genius.” Alison Porter
- “from the superbly imaginative guitar work of the title track, ‘reflector’ to the sublime romance of ‘fly with angels’, this album certainly reflects the song-writing ability of a highly respected musical talent.” Colin Shears
- “‘reflector’, the latest gem from Tony Lowe, is such a beautiful album. His unique voice and virtuoso guitar skills are perfect for the thought-provoking, meaningful lyrics. This is spine-tingling music that you’ll want to listen to over and over again; music to be uplifted and inspired by.” Lisa Tenzin-Dolma
“Play ‘reflector’ from start to finish and you’ll find the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Flaunting the craft and lush production values of yesteryear, yet sounding as fresh as your morning coffee, this is clearly the stuff of a genuine musician. You can feel the combination of care, talent and true emotion that unobtrusively permeate each and every song.” Brian Talgo – Read entire review.
Over the last ten years Tony has released four albums including two collaborations with Alison Fleming (which made the ballots for the Grammys in fourteen categories in 2006, 2007), and a well reviewed atmospheric-improvised CD collaboration with Yumi Hara Cawkwell. He is also working with Simon Townshend on a new CD (2012 release and tour) and a new album project with Alison Fleming.
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 Uncle was Cyril Watters, an Ivor Novello Award winning composer and arranger who wrote and performed music for radio and television.
After playing in various bands as a guitarist around the world, Tony became an in house session player at Trident Studios in London and produced and arranged many independent artists and songwriters in his own studio.
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. Co-produced with Simon Townshend on many studio projects; working with Ben Townshend, Mark Brzezicki and Lyndsay King as well as touring with the Simon Townshend Band playing guitar and bass.
Tony’s production credits include Yumi Hara Cawkwell – Gari Glaysher – John Foxx – Simon Townshend – Toyah Willcox – Pat Orchard – Poppy Gonzalez – Jose Charles – VVV and Flying Colours.
As a musician he has played with Julian Lennon – Pet Shop Boys – Simon Townshend – Roger Daltrey – David Cross – Modern English – Zoh and Nazia Hassan – B Movie – Phil Ramone – BBC Children in Need – Bram Stoker – Pat Orchard – Visage – Pooka – Nicola Hitchcock – Belouis Some – Julien Clerc – Toyah Willcox – Ben Chapman – Soulseekerz – Poppy Gonzalez – and many more. Discography.
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