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Over the course of Tony Christie’s 50-year career, which includes over forty albums, seventy singles and countless live performances, he has sung thousands of songs. In 2005 he won a whole new generation of fans with the re-release of his worldwide 1971 hit, ‘(Is This The Way to) Amarillo’.
Tony’s chart breakthrough came in 1971, when ‘Las Vegas’ became a UK hit. A few months later Tony was hitting the charts again with ‘I Did What I Did for Maria’ that steadily climbed the charts until it made No.2 on the UK charts and No.1 on the New Musical Express chart.
Later that same year, Tony’s single ‘(Is This The Way To) Amarillo’, written by American, Neil Sedaka, was a hit all over the world and reached No.1 in continental European countries. Tony continued to place on the charts throughout the 70s with tracks such as ‘Drive Safely Darling’, also filling the role of Magaldi on the original 1976 album recording of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita.
In the noughties, the reissue of Tony’s 1972 classic, ‘Avenues and Alleyways’, the theme to The Protectors, a TV show, hit the Top 40 for a second time. The massively successful re-release of ‘Amarillo’ saw Tony soar to the top of the UK charts and to date has sold over 1.5 million copies
This year will provide no let up for Tony as he goes into the studio to record yet another album to add to his collection of over 40 career-spanning albums, recording tracks by great young writers such as the Grammy Award winning Amy Wadge, whose credits include hits like ‘Thinking Out Loud’ by Ed Sheeran, Paddy Byrne (Paloma Faith), Jimmy Hogarth (Sia, Amy Winehouse etc) and many more.
Coalition Agency act as live booking agent for Tony Christie.