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Tony Swain

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b. 20 January 1952, London, Britain. Record maker, musician and songwriter Swain began his career like a tv cameraman, where he fulfilled Steve Jolley in 1975. They worked well together for the Muppet Display until Swain remaining to work inside a documenting studio like a article writer/maker. In 1981, and reunited with Jolley, they constructed a status when their music ‘Body Chat’ became a significant hit for Creativity. The formula continuing through a operate of eight additional strike singles, including ‘Simply An Illusion’ which narrowly skipped the UK #1 1 spot. Furthermore to four albums with Creativity, their high standing up in the music business offered them an extraordinary set of productions with main achievement with Bananarama, Spandau Ballet and Alison Moyet, like the multi-million offering #1 1 albums Accurate, Parade (Spandau Ballet) and Alf (Moyet). Swain co-wrote all of the tracks pub one around the last, and performed keyboards upon this traditional pop album like the main hit ‘Like Resurrection’. Swain with Jolley had been nominated for any BPI award after its achievement. They continued to utilize the reality, Diana Ross, Tom Robinson, Errol Dark brown, Wang Chung and Louise Goffin. Pursuing their shared break Swain continued to create Kim Wilde’s Close which became another million-seller. Towards the finish of an extremely lucrative 10 years, Swain noticed the conclusion of his personal ‘state from the artwork’ documenting studio room at his house in Hertfordshire. He was a significant contributor to quality UK pop music through the entire 80s.

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Full Name Tony Swain
Music Groups Jolley & Swain
Music Songs Soul Street, Lost In The Night, Inside Out Looking In, The Syzygy Sonata, Patterns, The Journey, Jacqueline, The Amazon, Autumn Leaves, Backtrackin', Walk On, Outside Looking In, I Cant Help Falling In Love, Sandcastles, Body Talk


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1 A&R chief for Universal records
2 A&R chief for Universal records.
3 Music producer


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Who's Doing the Dishes? 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Final Girls 2015 writer: "Cruel Summer"
Psych Out 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Midnight Heat 2007 writer: "Cruel Summer"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories 2006 Video Game writer: "Love Resurrection"
Dog Gone Love 2004 producer: "True"
Blue Crush 2002 writer: "Cruel Summer"
Me Without You 2001 writer: "Body Talk" 1981
Stars in Their Eyes 1990-1999 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion 1997 writer: "Cruel Summer"
Top of the Pops 1982-1995 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Jumpin' Jack Flash 1986 writer: "Trick Of The Night"
To Live and Die in L.A. 1985 producer: "To Live and Die in L.A."
Fraternity Vacation 1985 writer: "SHY BOY", "CRUEL SUMMER" - as T. Swain
Knight Rider 1984 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Karate Kid 1984 writer: "Cruel Summer"
Making the Grade 1984 writer: "Body Talk"
Over the Brooklyn Bridge 1984 writer: "In the Heat of the Night", "Changes"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
On the Line 1982 TV Series 13 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Flashback: The History of UK Black Music 2016 Documentary Himself - record label manager
Queens of British Pop 2009 TV Series Himself
Be My Baby: The Girl Group Story 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
I Love 1980's 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Never Can Say Goodbye: The Sheena Easton Story 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself - Universal Records

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soul Boys of the Western World 2014 Documentary Himself / Soul Boy

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