This review will appear in The Living Tradition magazine issue 130 due to appear 4th July 2019, You can access the magazine’s website here. TONY BURTPeople WatchingMirror Blue Records MBCD010 Let me tell you what I liked most about these self-penned songs, where Tony comes under the watchful gaze of multi instrumentalist, backing vocalist and […]
Here’s a review on folking.com of my CD, People Watching. Thanks to Mike Davies. (Note: the version of “Blind Eye” at the end of the post is an early demo rather than the album version. Quite nice to compare the two.) Please follow link.
People Watching was my main musical project for 2018, culminating in its launch early in 2019. I am especially proud of the album artwork which was designed by Martin Rowsell of of Simply Marvellous Music. The main image on the front is “Barmaid in Black Velvet” by the late Norman Neason RWS, RBSA. Copyright Neasom […]
This is the opening track on my new album “People Watching”. When I wrote it I’d been listening to lots of early Bert Jansch and think I detect a bit of hommage to him in the structure of it. I’ve always played it with an acoustic guitar plus maybe a bass and fiddle. But this […]
Artist – Tony Burt Title – PEOPLE WATCHING Label – Mirror Blue Records MBCD010 For immediate release Since the 60s Tony Burt has sung and played in folk rock, traditional Irish and 60s covers bands as well as solo appearances in clubs, pubs and at festivals. Since 2005 he has shifted focus to writing and […]
The Village, track 7 on my People Watching album, was inspired by the story of Freddy Spencer Chapman, a little known hero of WWII, sometimes referred to as “Lawrence of the Jungle”. Freddy was a well known naturalist, explorer, mountaineer and all round “good egg” who was enlisted in the British Army to build a […]
People Watching by Tony Burt JJ’s Bar is track 8 of Tony Burt’s new record People Watching. It relates to a music venue of the same name which was until recently in the village of Karnak to the North of Luxor in Egypt. It recently moved, although under the same name, to the west bank […]
I’m delighted to announce that my new album, “People Watching”, will go on sale early in December. It will be available as a CD as well as via digital download. The songs were mostly written in the past ten years although one goes as far back as 1973 (“Surely he can’t be that old”I hear […]