Tony Mortimer, former member of East 17, is the ideal event musician or speaker. He combines his experience in the music industry with thrilling anecdotes to construct an interesting and entertaining after-dinner speech. Captivated audiences flock to hear his life story, eager to gain a backstage pass to the British music scene from a national icon. With over 20 million record sales to his name, a musician like Tony is a pioneer of his craft, providing your event guests with thrilling stories from the peak of the charts.
Upon joining the band in the 1990s, Tony has enjoyed several UK Top 10 single positions and hit albums, reflecting his elite position within music. As a songwriter, he is greatly respected for his musicality and ability to craft an unforgettable hook, showcased through such songs as The Gift of Christmas by supergroup, The Childliners. When East 17 reformed in 2011, their album, Dark Light, featured Tony as the lead singer. After a greatly successful tour across Europe and Australia, they released two more singles to critical acclaim.
Having gained a wealth of experiences with East 17, Tony turned his hand to record producing. He developed several skills with the band, which he transferred to other roles, for example, as a band manager for Urban Angel. Tony is greatly popular on British television, having appeared on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Winter Wipeout and The Wright Stuff. His popularity is a testament to his positive, warm nature, which shines through at events.
Arguably Tony's most successful single was Stay Another Day, which won an Ivor Novello Award. His natural eye for a hit song has carried Tony throughout his career, positioning him as a revolutionary British musician, songwriter and producer. When booked as a corporate entertainer, Tony can recreate the magic of East 17's iconic music, taking his audience on a journey through the sounds of the 90s.