Tony Mortimer is an English singer, songwriter and composer. He is best known as a member of the boy band East 17, who were originally active from 1991 to 1997 and sold over 20 million records worldwide. Mortimer is also the writer of the band’s only number-one single, Stay Another Day.
Mortimer was a member of the 1990s boy band East 17, with whom he had seven UK top ten singles and four hit albums between 1992 and 1997. He turned to songwriting when the group disbanded in 1997. During his time in East 17, Tony wrote the Childliners The Gift of Christmas which was a charity single featuring other popular chart acts at the time such as MN8, Backstreet Boys, Peter Andre, Boyzone and Dannii Minogue among others.
In 2010, East 17 reformed as a three-piece (minus former lead singer, Brian Harvey) and were seeking a new lead singer, a position filled in 2011 by Blair Dreelan. They released the single Secret of My Life from the projected album Recharged but Dreelan left the band. The band scrapped the album and in 2012 released the newly recorded, Dark Light, with Mortimer in place as the lead vocalist. The group toured Europe throughout 2011 and in early 2012. In June 2012 they returned to Australia for the first time in over 15 years. Two singles were released from Dark Light; I Can’t Get You Off my Mind and Friday Night, whilst a third single, Counting Clouds, was released in July 2012.
Mortimer has continued as a record producer since 1997, from his studio in Essex, as well as recording his own songs including the single N Toxyc 8. He has also managed bands, including girl group Urban Angel.
In 2013 Tony released his debut solo album Songs from the Suitcase before departing from East 17 to focus more on his solo career in 2014. Now also a keynote speaker, Tony Mortimer combines his experience in the music industry, funny anecdotes and career highlights to construct an interesting and entertaining after-dinner speech.
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When at corporate events, Tony is known to cover the following topics:
- The Music Industry
- East 17
- Leadership & Teamwork
- In The Eye Of The Media
- Record Producing