Tony McAnaney

Mostly Credited As: Tony McAnaney
Sometimes Credited As: Tony Mac
Tony Macannany

Birth Name: Tony McAnaney
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Sunderland, Co Durham, England

Tony McAnaney was born in the early 1960's in Sunderland. He was in various bands in the 1970's and 80's, one of these was Dance Class. He played bass in this band, alongside Dave Taggart and a guy called Gordon, and they even got a recording deal. When the Dance Class eventually split, McAnaney and Taggart formed, The Executives.

He is a lifelong friend of Jimmy Nail's, and McAnaney wrote Nail's 1994 hit, Crocodile Shoes, he also produced the album pf the same name. McAnaney is probably most remembered for his role in Jimmy Nail's Spender, which began airing in 1991 and McAnaney starred as Spender's MS suffering, guitar playing friend, Keith Moreland. McAnaney also wrote the theme tune and incidental music for the show. It ran for three series, and McAnaney appeared in no less than 11 (out of 21) episodes.

He is now known to be residing in Brighton.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Jimmy Nail - Somewhere In Time Somewhere On Tour (1995)As: Himself (Bass Guitar)
Spender (1991)As: Keith Moreland
Episode Cast Credits 

Top of The Pops 2 (1994) 
  May 7, 2003 09x70: (May/07/2003) As Himself (Jimmy Nail's Bass Player) 

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983) 
  Cowboys 02x06: (Mar/28/1986) As Country and Western Band Member 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

Spender (1991)• Musician
• Title Music
• Music Composer
• Incidental Music
• Composer
Crocodile Shoes (1994)• Title Music (1994)
• Incidental Music (1994)
• Composer (Crocodile Shoes (1994))
Jimmy Nail - Somewhere In Time Somewhere On Tour (1995)• Music

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Along with Dave Taggart and Steve Clifford Tony formed his band the Dance Class in 1978.

Tony has written songs for Status Quo.

Tony plays Bass Guitar on Jimmy Nail's song Crocodile Shoes. He also wrote it.

Tony co-produced on Jimmy Nail's 1994 album, Crocodile Shoes. He also played Bass Guitar, 12 String Guitar and Guitar on all 11 tracks.

Tony plays Bass Guitar on Jimmy Nail's song Calling Out Your Name.

Tony plays Bass Guitar and Harmonica on Jimmy Nail's song Cowboy Dreams. It became a hit in 1995.

Tony plays Bass Guitar and Bazouki on Jimmy Nail's song Once Upon A Time.

Tony plays Bass Guitar on Jimmy Nail's song Angel.

Tony plays Bass Guitar and Nylon Guitar Solo on Jimmy Nail's song Between A Woman And A Man.

Tony plays Nylon Guitar and Pedal String Guitar on Jimmy Nail's song Dragons.

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