SEEKINGAccordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Mandolin, Piano, Steel guitar, Trombone, Ukulele, Violin, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.
Educated in songwriting and production. Toured for over 35 years as a solo musician, (piano & cocktails bars), Also worked as a keyboard player in Bands, Trios, Duos, etc, all over the world. I was based in Norway for 30 years but still worked Europe and the Americas.
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- Member since:
- Aug 06 2017
- Active within 2 weeks
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- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 4-5 nights a week
The Beatle, Bacharach, Michael Franks, Randy Newman, Harry Nilsson, Wax (UK) 10cc, Sting, Matt Bianco, Beverley Craven, Tori Amos, Rachmaninov, Ravel, Debussy, Bartok, John Barry, Jon Brion, etc.
- Acoustic Guitar:
Nord Stage 2ex
Loads of microphones and cables.
Willing to buy an extra keyboard if needed.
In process of deciding what type of PA system to get.
The MajorA rather black humoured song based upon a real soldier, who returned home from WW1 in a shellshocked state of mind.
Schindler's LiftWritten by Tony Tester & Carl Williams for a Norwegian horror film short entitled "Death May Die" it was then used again in a Norwegian student short film "Schindler's Lift". Unfortunately, both film never made it to a screening or release date and were sadly binned! Both films were good, with cute and quirky storylines.
MastanehA Lovesong that is full of Eastern Promise.
Sounds Like Christmas
Sounds Like ChristmasI hopping on the Christmas Band Wagon of Consumerism. So here is a song called "Sounds Like Christmas" based on the sounds you hear during the Christmas season.
Entourage - Tony Tester
Entourage - Tony TesterI wrote a new theme tune to the opening sequence of Entourage. Follow the link below to see how it syncs to the film footage. I had fun trying to match up and place words like, journey, neon-lights and feel the pain as they pass the tattoo shop. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i59QDagvyI
Round And Round - Wedding Song
Round And Round - Wedding SongA wedding song, for my sister Christine and her French husband Vincent for their wedding day. 17/09/2019. All the very best to both of you.
The Snowflake Song
The Snowflake SongThe fantastic Lizi Rae performed this beautiful children's song. The song is all about being a unique individual. Billions of snowflakes fall to earth but every single one of them is a unique sparkling individual. Remember you are unique. Follow the link below to watch video on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ml3-GG3PlgM
At Last - Lizi Rae
At Last - Lizi RaeI have the immense honour and pleasure to work with this very talented young lady, Lizi Rae. We have written a few songs together, won first place in a song contest and rework together gigging, playing smooth, laid-back jazz. Lizi is a little pearl.
Peeping TomHad a lot of fun recording this with Vanessa Knight. I'm the Peeping Tom and Vanessa is the girl being spied upon. It's a duet of sorts!
Fly Away - Tonalcry & Grecco
Fly Away - Tonalcry & GreccoSung by Simon Kirk Words & Melody by Tony Tester Production by Grecco How beautiful and delicate our planet is.
More Spaghetti Mr Bond
More Spaghetti Mr BondJames Bond meets Spaghetti Western. A tongue in cheek instrumental.
The Haunted Ballroom (With Variations)
The Haunted Ballroom (With Variations)I was commissioned to write several short pieces of music for a video game called "Gespalten" Unfortunately the video game was never released and I never received payment!
CompletelyAn Instrumental Piece with Piano, Oboe, Strings and Harpsichord.
The Haunted Ballroom
The Haunted BallroomA Waltz composed for a video game called "Gespalten" which was never released. The hero of the game explores a Haunted Ballroom and suitably eerie music is heard from an old and unused piano.
BulletproofA song about dealing with the things in life that hurt you.
Pop SongA song about a would-be-songwriter that can't write a hit.
Jungle Of Confusion
Jungle Of ConfusionIntended to be a string quartet written for a university project. Supposed to be played by a real string quartet, unfortunately, it never happened! So here is the midi version.
The Sun King - Extended Mix
The Sun King - Extended MixOriginally written as a piece for Uni and then cut down to two minutes to enter it into a competition. This is the original version. Dedicated to Vincent Albert the Saltburn-by-the-sea King of France! :-)
VO2018_TheSunKing_TonyTester_EasyListeningThe Piece has to be 2 minutes long in order to enter it into the Virtual Orchestra Competition 2018.
Love Song - Andy DeCaf & Tonalcry
Love Song - Andy DeCaf & TonalcryA psychotic killer love song penned by Andy DeCaf and produced by Tonalcry. The song is meant to be twisted and disturbing.
Mr PresidentThis is a very old song that we wrote back in about 1996 when Bill & Monica hit the headlines. We thought it would be fun to write a song about them. So... Here it is! Mr President.
Organism Out (Breathe In Breathe Out)
Organism Out (Breathe In Breathe Out)I got the backing track and title from Bodinest a great musician, arranger and producer. I came up with the lyrics and melodic line. It was great fun to write. It's about man being an organism and floating aimlessly through time and space.
Whatever It Takes
Whatever It TakesA relaxed, chill out song based on an idea by Bodinest.
Gotta Go! - Hedgehog
Gotta Go! - HedgehogIt's a moment of madness, inspired by Bodinest a Reason user and record producer. The song is nothing more than a bit of fun. I imagined a cool hedgehog getting dressed up to go out on the town for the night. :-)
HeroForever Grateful to Bodinest https://allihoopa.com/s/KcEZHa5l I love his tracks. "Hero" is the title for this song/groove, which, a disco tribute from Tonalcry.
Isabella (80's Retro Version)
Isabella (80's Retro Version)I wrote this song in my head during a six-hour long heart operation :-) Bella, to whom this song is dedicated broke my heart, hence the necessity for a new heart. I decided to give the song an 80's twist.
My Foolish Heart
My Foolish HeartI wrote this based upon a backing track by Bodinest which I found on www.allihoopa.com I wanted to create a 1940's sentimental feeling. Good old nostalgia.
The Warm Up Song
The Warm Up SongThe Warm Up Song. Written by Melody Tree House. Sung by Simon Kirk, Piano & Organ, Giles Edmunds. The Warm Up Song is an exercise song to get young kids (2 to 6 years) up and moving when they feel a little lethargic.
Pain In Vain
Pain In VainThe song was written by Ane Svendsen. Arranged and Produced by Andy Decaf & Tonalcry 20/12/2013
Hypnosis - DeCaf & Tonalcry
Hypnosis - DeCaf & TonalcryAn Andy Decaf & Tonalcry Conspiracy.
Just A Number
Just A NumberThis song was inspired by the backing tracks produced by Dallo and NaokoK1 allihoopa.com/s/uIJOcEPx Their track was called Need Your Love but Dallo also had a track called Just A Number which inspired the lyrics for this track. It is supposed to have that 80's Video Killed the Radio Star feeling to it, mixed in with quotes from the film The Matrix.
Mister BlueThis song is meant to be a tribute to the amazing Harry Nilsson. The concept of the song is if it can go wrong it will.
BurnWritten by Phillip Klemmetsby, Tony Tester & Monica Heitmann
Snakes & Ladders
Snakes & LaddersWanted to write a song about a kid's game. Ludo - Cluedo - Snakes & Ladders
Candy Date (Eurovision Song)
Candy Date (Eurovision Song)A Song Monica and Tony wrote and entered into the Norwegian Grand Prix Melody. We didn't win! :-)
I Know You Know
I Know You KnowSong about a cheating boyfriend
Busting LooseBusting out of a life that you are sick of and trying to find a better life
SecretLove song about two people who are cheating or their respective partners.
You're A Lady (The Boy Band Version)
You're A Lady (The Boy Band Version)You're A Lady - The best lyrics ever written! The Boy Band of Boy Bands. Kevin Owen & Johnny Corsie
You're A Lady (The Operatic Version)
You're A Lady (The Operatic Version)You're A Lady - The best lyrics ever written! A song that will truly make you cry.
Noroff (We Love You Noroff)
Noroff (We Love You Noroff)This was written for our Copyright Law assignment. The song is a steal from Neil Sedaka's "Oh Carol"
Small World - Peter Kisch & Tonalcry
Small World - Peter Kisch & TonalcryYou can find love anywhere! Cos it's a Small World
Drag Queen - Andy Decaf & Tonalcry
Drag Queen - Andy Decaf & TonalcryA sexy sleazy cabaret song written for a professional Drag Queen.
Howl At The Moon - Andy Decaf & Tonalcry
Howl At The Moon - Andy Decaf & TonalcryHowl At The Moon - Andy DeCaf - Written by Anders Hareide - It was a real pleasure and a privilege to work with Mr DeCaf on this song. He wrote the song but we came up with the chorus together. His cunning plan it seems was that we would not rehearse the song but play what you felt in that instance. So in places, there are a couple of timing and tuning issues but the song is from the heart. I love it. And thank you, Mr Tester, for some sweet and delicate piano work at the closing stages of the song.
Autumn - Pigeonlake - The Tester Remix
Autumn - Pigeonlake - The Tester RemixPidgeonlake has allowed me to do a remix of their song - so here it is.
Skyline DreamerSkyline Dreamer is about a love affair in space in the future. Men live on Mars and women live on Venus. There is no physical contact between them so they fall in in in cyberspace out in space! Many Thanks to Giles Edmunds for his Rhodes keyboard solo toward the ending of the song.
Crazy Girl (Monika Nordli)
Crazy Girl (Monika Nordli)Crazy Girl by TonalCry (Nordli/Tester) Preformed by Monika Nordli
Attraction (Sarah Fullerton)
Attraction (Sarah Fullerton)Attraction by TonalCry (Tester) Preformed by Sarah Fullerton