Tony Butler

Anthony Earle Peter “Tony” Butler (born 13 February 1957) is an English musician and rock bassist, best known for his work with the Scottish rock band Big Country. He has also worked with On the Air, The Pretenders, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, among others.


Early life

Anthony Earle Peter Butler was born on 13 February 1957 in Shepherd’s Bush, London, England. His parents are of Ghanaian heritage.


In 2007, to celebrate 25 years of Big Country, he reunited with founder members Bruce Watson and Mark Brzezicki to embark on a tour of the UK. He became lead vocalist for the first time, taking over from the deceased Stuart Adamson. Shortly before his reunion with Big Country, Tony played bass for Devon-based rock outfit, DOG alongside guitarist Tom Nordon.

As of 2011, Butler taught courses in music at Petroc College and the Livewire Youth Music Project in Cornwall.

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