Anthony Duke

Anthony Duke

 Brighton, England, GBR
BandAmericanaCountry

Modern country/rock from a UK Singer/songwriter who sounds like he could be a top Nashville artist.
(Metro Country).

Biography

"Modern country/rock from a UK Singer/songwriter who sounds like he could be a top Nashville artist" (Metro Country).

Born in London to an Irish Mum and English Dad, Anthony’s early years were spent growing up in the Irish community of Kilburn. He got his first guitar when he was 9. Forming his first band at Secondary School, he threw himself into the live scene. After playing all the key London venues of the day he signed a publishing deal with Chappells at 19. Over the years he’s gigged in the UK, Europe and US. On the recording side Anthony has worked in most major studios in the UK including Abbey Road and Air, with producers including Peter Collins who also produced Bon Jovi.

A trip to Nashville and live performance during the Americana Music Festival, led to a song writing session with Bobby E Boyd, who also wrote the platinum selling ‘Bless The Broken Road’ for The Rascal Flatts, the collaboration resulted in ’May You Be Loved’ the title track of Anthony’s new album.

Recorded in Nashville, Los Angeles and The UK The album’s been picking up some great reviews along with airplay on both regional BBC Stations and well respected Country Music and Americana Stations in the UK, Europe and USA .

The song ‘Stain’ spent 9 weeks on the Hotdisc chart and was co- produced with Gary Carter who has also worked as Musical Director for Faith Hill.

Another track from the album 'Gold To Me' is currently in both the Hotdisc top 30 chart and British and Irish European top 10.

Out on the road playing solo acoustic gigs, as a duo or with a full band Anthony delivers his own brand of Americana originals and covers that are well received wherever he plays.

Lyrics

MAY YOU BE LOVED

Written By: Anthony Duke/Bobby E Boyd

MAY THE SUN SHINE DOWN UPON YOU
MAY THE WORLD TAKE NOTHING FROM YOU
MAY THE SKIES BE BLUE WHEREVER YOU MAY GO
MAY YOUR FRIENDS BE EVERLASTING
AND IF YOU MOURN AT SOMEONE'S PASSING
MAY YOU CELEBRATE THE LOVE THAT YOU HAD KNOWN
MAY YOUR WEALTH BE MEASURED IN THE LOVE
YOU GIVE TO THOSE IN NEED
AND THE THINGS YOU LEARN BE MORE THAN
FROM SOME BOOKS YOU CHOSE TO READ

CHORUS

COS LOVE'S NEVER ENDING
(IT'S THE SUN ON A FAR HORIZON)
LOVE'S A BEGINNING
(LIKE THE DAWN OF A NEW DAY RISING)
LOVE IS A REASON
(TO FIND THE FAITH WHEN YOU HAVEN'T GOT A PRAYER)
LOVE IS ANSWER
(A RAY OF HOPE IN YOUR DARKEST HOUR)
LOVE IS A QUESTION
(TO HEAL THE PAIN LET YOU FEEL THE POWER)
IT'S WHAT YOU DREAM ABOUT
AND WHAT YOUR RUNNING FROM
MAY YOU BE LOVED

MAY YOU LIVE TO SEE YOUR CHILDREN
AND THE DREAMS THAT THEY ARE BUILDING
WATCH THE SEEDS YOU PLANTED
IN THEIR THOUGHTS STILL GROW
LET THE ECHOES OF THEIR LAUGHTER
STAY WITH YOU IN THE HEREAFTER
COS I KNOW YOU TAKE IT WITH YOU WHEN YOU GO
MAY YOUR MIND ALWAYS BE OPEN
TO ANOTHER'S POINT OF VIEW
MAY YOU NEVER GIVE UP HOPE
IN ALL THE THINGS YOU PLAN TO DO

REPEAT CHORUS

SOMEDAY WHEN YOU ARE MUCH OLDER
I HOPE YOU LOOK INTO THE FACE
OF A CHILD WITH EYES JUST LIKE MINE

REPEAT CHORUS

MAY YOU BE LOVED X 2

IT'S THE SUN ON A FAR HORIZON

Discography

May You Be Loved

Set List

Set lengths and song selections depend on show.