Anthony (Tony) Azzopardi, Percussion

Anthony (Tony) Azzopardi, Percussion

Tony Azzopardi is a Sydney based percussionist consumate in all areas of (Afro Latin) percussion.

He has worked professionally for the last 38 years and in that time has toured internationally including Japan, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Fiji, The Montreal Jazz Festival 1995 with the John Forman band, China, Malaysia ,Singapore and the first Jazz Festival of Bangkok in 1996. he has recorded with some of Australia’s best artists including Marcia Hines, Doug Parkinson, the lengendary Roger Framton, Jenny Morris, Mark Hunter, Andrew Oh, The Nissan Cedricks, Richard Clapton, Gina Jefferys, Jeff Duff, Tina Arena and many others. He has also played with international acts such as Don Radar, The Temptations, Thelma Huston, Lisa Monelli, Cathy Sledge, Tom Jones, Lionel Richie and Michael Bublé to name a few. Some of the many bands Tony works with are The Prophets, Doug Parkinson, Marcia Hines, Andrew Oh, Grace Knight, seven years with the Australian Idol band, The Beat Goes On, Scandalíus, Superfish, Glen Shorok, Bodacious Cowboys and others.

He has also worked on a number of theatre shows including Fame (both Australian and Asian tours), Grease the Arena Spectacular, and Hair. He was also musical director on an episode of Heartbreak High and works regularly on T.V. variety shows as well as a number of commercials and sound tracks. He was a regular guest on the Club Buggery Show (ROY and HG).He has also done all the percussion on the internationally acclaimed show Burn The Floor (floor play) where he toured around Australia England, and China.

As well as all this he works hard during the day bringing his craft to schools, doing a show called ‘Drumbeat’. This show has received the best of reviews from the Department of Education over the last 23 years. Known for his sense of feel and professionalism Tony is always one of the first percussionists called.

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