Tony Hay

Guitarist

Tony first started playing guitar when he was 12 years old, and he has been playing in bands regularly since he was 14. For many years was the guitarist in several rock bands in the UK, in and around London. In Bermuda, Tony has played with many bands over the past 20 years, and has also been the pit band guitarist in many theatre productions. Currently he plays guitar in the band One SOULution.

Who is your favourite artist and why?
Eric Clapton. I’ve seen him about 30 times. He got me interested in playing guitar and has been a big influence.

If you could play on any stage in the world, where would it be and why?
The Royal Albert Hall. I’ve seen many great rock concerts there, and it has really good acoustics and a unique atmosphere.

What are your pre-performance rituals?
First, I bathe in pure Evian.  Then I usually look for the giant bowl of M&M’s in the dressing room and eat only the blue ones. Only then can I play the guitar.