Tony O'Malley

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Tony O'Malley

Tony O'Malley (born July 15, 1948 in Bushey , Hertfordshire ) is a British jazz , funk singer, keyboarder, composer and arranger. He was a keyboardist for Arrival and was # 8 in the UK with “Friends” (written by Terry Reid ) in 1970 and the hit “I Will Survive”, written and arranged by Arrival and his bandmate Frank Collins . He joined 10cc in 1976 after the resignations of Kevin Godley and Lol Creme and played on the live album Live and Let Live .

O'Malley lived and worked in Georgia for four years where he became a national television star. In 2008 he moved to Brussels. He has worked with Pino Palladino , Laurence Cottle , Andy Newmark , Hamish Stuart , Alan Spenner , Jim Mullen , Adam Phillips , Jody Linscott , Ash Soan , Mel Collins , Mark Smith , Mornington Lockett , Jeremy Stacey , Ian Thomas and Neil Hubbard .

In May 2008, O'Malley became a member of the temporarily reformed 1970s jazz-funk band "Kokomo" with Mel Collins , Neil Hubbard , Mark Smith , Adam Phillips , Andy Hamilton , Bernie Holland , Glen Le Fleur , Paddy McHugh , Dyan Birch and Frank Collins , which also included guest appearances with Eddy Armani and Franke Pharao .

O'Malley also sings and plays the Hammond organ in the backing band of Belgian Frank De Ruyter (tenor saxophone), Patrick Deltenre (guitar), Frédéric Jacquelmin (drums) and French bassist Thierry Fandant .

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