Played drums for the London Palladium Orchestra (6 Years)
Played drums for Television's Royal variety performances
In the presence of Her Majesty The Queen
Don't miss out on his tour of schools with this wealth of musical experience
"Tony Parkinson's School Tour"
Tony's long & varied career as a Drummer & Percussionist has involved him accompanying many famous people both on stage, in television and even films but he has always found time to visit schools whenever possible.
His ability to cope with large audiences of children in different age groups has been greatly admired by the teachers, particularly on his most recent tour of Primary Schools around the country.
He doesn't dwell upon the past in these latest Concert Music Workshops except with a drum feature from the "Dad's Army" show - in fact it's the very latest Electronic Drums & Keyboard Synthesizers that he plays as well as acoustic percussion - and the children are involved throughout.
From James Bond sound effects to Doctor Who - its all there as well as music from TV ads and even MOZART as his music sounded when written 200 years ago and how it might sound today if he had composed it to include some of todays electronic instruments. After a breath taking performance involving the whole school, some of the children form a percussion band playing alongside Tony for the finale of the show.
For further information or to book a visit to your school