Tony Eardley - discography

Tony appears on Count Us In (2000) the second CD from Sydney’s Solidarity Choir, on Ecopella’s An Organism Called Earth (2002), and on both Spooky Men’s Chorale CDs, Tooled Up (2005) and Stop Scratching It (2007) (www.spookymen.com). His demo version of Oyster Band member Ian Telfer’s Finisterre can be found on Miguel Heatwole’s double CD collection of music by Sydney folk performers The People Have Songs (2001).

In 2004 he played lead acoustic guitar on ‘In My Time’, on Brisbane folk singer Helen Rowe’s CD The Slow Return. The album was reviewed in Queensland Folk Rag as “a breathtaking fusion of sweet melody, sensitive harmony, wondrous poetry and beautifully blended instruments”.

A demo version of his song ‘Footsteps On An Empty Road’ was included in a 2006 compilation of performances by Blue Mountains musicians, Local and Live, produced by Blu-FM radio.

A number of Tony’s songs have also been recorded by other groups and artists, including his choral arrangement of 'Come Away With Me' - an audience favourite in the Ecopella repertoire and 'Taken', written for friends in the trio Touchwood and arranged by Christina Mimmocchi for their album Big Things. Their version also appears on a collection of songs about refugees and asylum seekers (Behind the Wire), produced by Miguel Heatwole, and has been chosen by Warren Fahey for a new compilation album to raise funds for the GetUp campaign.

In August 2007 he finally released his own debut CD Desire Lines (see CDs for details). One track ‘Before the City Wakes’ was selected for Trad&Now’s Pick of the Crop 2007 sampler CD, while ‘Portugal Beach’ appears on the NSW Folk Federation’s State of Play 2008 compilation album.