Tony Butler (Big Country, The Pretenders)

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He anchored some of the most enduring British pop hits of the 1980s with bass passages that were instantly recognizable and as memorable as the melodies and lyrics!

A bassist, vocalist, writer, and educator (Livewire Youth Music Project), and solo recording artist touted for his tenure in Big Country, Tony Butler was also an in-demand session player and sideman, rendering his dual melodic / in-the-pocket artistry in the service of Pete Townshend, The Pretenders (“Back on the Chain Gang,” “My City Was Gone”), and Roger Daltrey among others.

Vintage Guitars issues a Tony Butler Signature Bass in 2011.

Dig Tony with Big Country “In A Big Country” https://youtu.be/657TZDHZqj4

Dig Tony with Pete “Let My Love Open the Door” https://youtu.be/0czTQLZLRqo

Dig Tony on “My City Was Gone” https://youtu.be/thu8DWsirJo

Dig Tony on “Back on the Chain Gang” https://youtu.be/CK3uf5V0pDA

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