Tony James Shevlin
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Tony James Shevlin

Rugby, England, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 1997

Rugby, England, United Kingdom
Established on Jan, 1997
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"R2 Magazine (Rock n Reel) Hand to Mouth"

Ten songs from his back catalogue re-recorded in Nashville, Songs From the Last Chance Saloon demonstrates some serious talent from a man who, despite some career highlights that include writing a song for R.E.M. and having another selected as Amnesty International as their International Anthem of Peace, is not particularly well known.
Opener Faith in Myself has distinct Floydian touches on the vocals and guitar work, as well as some Great Gig in the Sky- style wailing. But from then on, despite the songs having been written over an extended period, it’s very much a man of certain age looking back – sometimes with regret, sometimes not – over the arc of his life; an arc with which many will identify.
Paradise South Ealing is wonderfully evocative and the self-explanatory Champagne Taste on a Lemonade Pay is a rueful rollicker that will surely strike a chord with many. On the more serious side, the likes of Crying for 15 Years and Heart and the High Moral Ground are deep and insightful, while Shevlin’s acoustic-cum-country-blues stripped back-style suits his material perfectly.
Jeremy Searle - Hand to Mouth


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Still working on that hot first release.

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Bio

Tony James Shevlin is a singer-songwriter living in the East of England. Music has enabled Tony to travel all over the world. Highlights include schmoozing with Bill Graham in New York; performing in Dubai “before it became a holiday destination for footballers”; being invited to Surfers’ Paradise, Australia to accept an award and perform his song If I Can Help You; having his song Cut Me (I’ll bleed like any man) chosen by Amnesty International as its International Anthem of Peace; listening to Peter Buck as he added mandolin to the song Deja Vu, which Tony was asked to write for the Troggs/ REM collaboration Athens Andover.           Tony has recently returned from a successful tour of the US and is about to release a new album for Oh Mercy Records

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