TONY KING Biography
Tony is an accomplished Singer/songwriter, Producer and Film composer, writer and Artist.
2023 - Best Soundtrack at Cannes World Music Festival - January Edition for Black Canvas
2023 - Best Music Score - Brussels International Film Festival -May Edition for Black Canvas
2022 - Winner of Best Lyrics for The Map - Australian Songwriters Awards
2021- Australian Songwriter of the year 2020 (ASA APRA)
Winner of Best Lyrics for A Library Burns, and Best Comedy Song for The day the Queen smoked a joint.
2020 - Runner up for Best Jazz Song in UK songwriting Awards
2020 - Semi- Finalist in USA songwriting Awards
2017 Finalist in the International Songwriting Awards for Best Lyrics – The Red White & Blue
2017 Second place in The Songcomp Awards for The Trump Song
2016 Finalist in USA Songwriting Competition for The Trump Song
2015 Finalist in the UK Songwriting Awards “Until I’ve shown you Paris”
2015 Tony has his first Exhibition of paintings “The Dreamers” at the Gauge Gallery Glebe in Sydney.
2013 winner of USA based ‘search for a song” April-July
2013 Celebrated Film maker Matt Mahurin from the USA created a Music Video for the song Billy’s Dream…
2012 BEAUTIFULLY MAD’S latest album SPIN was released a compilation of songs written on Heron Island featuring the award winning songs BILLY’S DREAM and SHE KEPT ON SWIMMING.
2012- runner up Best Song in Professional category at Tamworth Country Music songwriting Awards
2011 Winner of Australian Songwriters Award for best song in the Acoustic/Folk category with She Kept On Swimming (co-written by Kris & Tony)
2010 Tony was awarded Australian Songwriter of the year by the ASA
Runner up in the Rebel Yelp Song writing Awards 2009
Currently a Finalist in the Australian Society of Songwriters with 2 songs.
Tony wrote and produced an album called The Wine Music.
An album made entirely from an orchestra comprised of Wine related objects. It was the first time an album of this nature has been made anywhere in the world.
It was the most popularly requested album on ABC Classic FM.
Tony is now using 100 % of proceeds from sales to build wells in Ethiopia in a project called “Wine into Water”
The song “Genius of Love” won SONG OF THE YEAR 2006 in the Australian Song-writer’s Association Awards.
Nominated for Australian Songwriter of the year 2006
2001 –2003 Tony continues to produce and co-write with Andrew Strong in Ireland and back at home co-writes and produces an Album ”The Dream” with local artist Elizabeth Carthew .
Tony toured Scandinavia with Andrew’s band in April 2002 … The Gypsy’s Kiss Tour , in conjunction with the release of Andrew’s latest album of the same name. Reaching Platinum sales in Europe
September 2000 saw a trip to Ireland to co-write an Album
Gypsy’s Kiss with Andrew Strong (of The Commitments)
Burbank Animation Studios chose Tony to score 13 Animated films
The Secret of Camelot,
The Comedy Tracks In The Suburbs and In The Mulga, were both voted Number 1 Most popular Song on Ian McNamara’s Australia All Over Radio Program for 1995.
In 1991 Tony won an ARIA Award(The Australian Grammy) for writing the highest selling single, Read My Lips, performed by Melissa Tkautz from E Street. Tony also wrote the other Top Twenty Singles for Melissa
Sexy is the Word and Skin to Skin.
In 1991 Tony won an ARIA Award for writing the highest selling single, Read My Lips, performed by Melissa Tkautz from E Street. Tony also wrote the other Top Twenty Singles for Melissa
Sexy is the Word and Skin to Skin.
In 1987,Tony wrote a series of How Green Was My Cactus (For which he was nominated for an Awgie for Best Radio Comedy).