Listen to the live interview April 18 at 1:20 pm et Episode #454 Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax :

Jacqueline Jax logo photoGETTING TO KNOW TONY CLARKE
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio

Tony Clarke Singer Song Writer 

Born in 55…
This song is about me growing up really just the changes in music. My New album is ” Burning Red” it’s a mixture of ” Country Rock/Old Country” I suppose a lot of the songs are born from the changing times and moods in me.

I live in the U.K County of Buckinghamshire a town called Beaconsfield, it is very rual round here 18 miles from London Town. The music seen is quiet , a few Pubs gigs thats really it ! In my genre ” Country” the U.K is far behind the U.S.A we have half a dozen internet radio stations and one hour a week from the BBC not good the chance of being selected and heard is remote. The club seen in Country is also sparse probably ten in the U.k as a whole.


Music Business…
I have been playing and singing writting songs for a long time! To be honest with the introduction of streaming I feel it’s as Don Mc clean said ” The day that music dies” no chance of indie artists getting a fair play now. The rich are getting richer the indie artist bank rupt!!!! Sad really they have devalued our love to .0009 of a pence streaming payment if your lucky to get.

I would love to have 5 minutes alone with…
My idol would be Elvis I would ask for a duet be fantastic. The artists from the time of Elivis J Cash all did an apprentership, they learnt there trade! They sang from hard times, from poverty, I love the sound of that simular to old ” Blues” I love all sorts of music rock n roll, Blues, Pop and of course Country all the old style. I do listen to young contempory artists in my genre too. But to be honest when the songs finished I couldnot tell what it was about.

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