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The best kept secret in music


Tony Font Show
Style: Metal disco/funk
Members: Lee Cowan (vocals), Matt O'Callaghan (bass), Phil Meakin (drums), Richard Clift (guitars).
Formed 2005. Releases: Tony Font Show EP (2005) Secret Steps (2006).
Sounds like: Faith No More, Mr Bungle, Tool.
Buzz: This four piece has attracted a serious following thanks to its party time live shows.
Rock Star Highlights: Performing at 2007 Big day Out; national airplay; closing the 2007 Fringe Festival.
- Sunday Mail June 24 2007

Tony Font Show will be showing off their wares when they launch their debut EP 'Secret Steps'. Lee Cowan was genuinely excited about what is coming up for the band.
'Has Tony Font Show been aound for a while now?'
'Yeah we've been together as a band for about a year and a half now. Secret Steps is our first EP, even though weve done bits and pieces before, so this is the first true representation of what we're like live.' Lee outlined.
How would you describe the music of yuor band? 'Pretty hard and pretty fast' Lee suggested. 'I think you could say that our music is disco metal, if that makes any sense'. 'After building a following around town, do you think that there is extra pressure in making your first EP?' 'Certainly', Lee agreed. 'You cant spend a heap of time thinking about it especially if you want to be productive by any means. Essentially, you have to do what comes naturally and what the band sets out to do. We were lucky enough to have the opportunity to record our EP in Byron Bay at Studio 301. Its the same studio that bands like Silverchair, Grinspoon, george and many other Aussie acts have used.' 'Which producer did you work with on the EP?' 'We worked with Paul Pilsneniks who worked on the last iving End album. He was a cool guy to work with and knew what he was doing, he's a good guy, and he's a good looking guy. I guess we like to work with good looking people and we ended up achieving six really hard and funky songs.' Lee explained.
'Does the name 'Tony Font Show' mean anything?' 'We havent really sought any legal advice yet, so we'll just call him a fictional character for now' Lee laughed. 'The name sounds impressive though, don't you think?'
'Yeah, 'were certainly setting ourselves up for big expectations,' Lee suggested. 'That's good because that's what we do, were buiding our reputation for our live shows, as we havent had a CD out for people to take home - A peice of Tony Font. Before now we were just relying on our hard and fast shows to get us by.'
What will you be thinking after your EP launch is finished? 'We want to keep it rockin', and thats all we know.' Lee concluded.
Tony Font Show will launch their Secret Steps EP at Jive on Saturday 16 with Brisbane's Transport, and The Beards. - Rip It Up Magazine #898


Tony Font Show - Self Titled EP 2005: Independant

Tony Font Show - Secret Steps 2006: MGM
distribution, received airplay on Australia's Triple J network, and local state radio nationally.

Tony Font Show - Selfish in Bed 2007: to be released.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Tony Font Show have been moving Australian audiences since their inception in 2005. This particular four piece have something that many of their contemporise just seem to be lacking, in that Tony Font Show write shit hot music, and know how to whip an audience into a frenzy. With a strong focus on musicianship and theatrics, it's Tony Font Show's live performances that have led to such a loyal and dedicated fan base that continues to grow across the nation. It’s not all about live performances though. Tony Font Show have thrice recorded their music for the consumption of the masses. Most recently, their single 'Selfish in Bed' and recent EP release 'Secret Steps' were recorded in Studios 301 Byron Bay with the production of Paul Pilsneniks, and mastered in New York by Sterling Sound's Leon Zervos. This working culmination of great music, timely releases, hard work and a strong consortium of creative crew has seen Tony Font Show rise from the obscurity of Adelaide's humble suburbs, to perform at some of Australia's hottest venues, festivals and gigs.