Tony Wakeford (* 2. May 1959 as Anthony Charles Wakeford in Woking , Surrey) is an English musician from the Neofolk -Umfeld.
At a young age, Wakeford joined the left-wing Socialist Workers Party . He completed an apprenticeship as a gardener and tried his hand at various bands specializing in cover versions. His music career began as the bassist of the British punk band Crisis , which he founded together with guitarist Douglas Pearce , whom he met at an anti-fascist / anti-racist event.
In 1980 Crisis broke up due to tension within the band and disappointment with the ideological trench warfare within the left scene. After a brief guest appearance in Patrick Leagas ' band The Runners from 1984, he founded the post-punk formation Death in June together with Leagas and Pearce . In 1984 he was forced to leave Death in June under pressure from Pearce after his membership in the far-right National Front became known. (Although Wakeford distanced himself emphatically from these contacts and right-wing currents in later years, he is still considered a right-wing extremist in some circles today.) In addition, there were increasing artistic differences between the band members.
After Death in June left, he started his own project called Above the Ruins . The style of music was similar to that of the early Death-in-June releases recorded with Wakeford's participation. This project was made after the release of the LP Songs of The Wolf and the contribution The Killing Zone to the sampler No Surrender! Licensed by the National Front label White Noise Records . completed. During this time, Wakeford turned away from the right-wing extremist scene.
In 1987 he returned with Sol Invictus . In addition to Sol Invictus, Wakeford was and is active with his own projects L'Orchestre Noir (later Orchestra Noir), HaWthorn, The Wardrobe, Triple Tree and Gray Force Wakeford. He was also involved in projects by Steven Stapleton ( Nurse With Wound ), David Tibet ( Current 93 ) and the neoclassical duo Ordo Equitum Solis . Since the 1990s he has been commuting back and forth between his homes in London / England and France, which is why he made many recordings with French guest musicians (Stephane Ruiz, Eric Roger). Other artists he worked with included David Mellor, Sarah Bradshaw, Matt Howden, Sally Doherty and, to this day, Renee Rosen (Wakeford's wife since 1999). Karl Blake, Wakeford's musical companion since 1988, left the band after the album The Devil's Steed (2005).
See Crisis (punk band) #Discography
With Death in June
- Heaven Street (12 ", 1981)
- State Laughter (7 ", 1982)
- Oh How We Laughed (Live / 1982)
- The Guilty Have No Pride (1983)
- Burial (1984)
With Above the Ruins
See Above the Ruins # discography
With Sol Invictus
See Sol Invictus (volume) #Discography
- Tony Wakeford / Steven Stapleton - Revenge of the Selfish Shellfish (1992)
- Tony Wakeford - La Croix (1993)
- Tony Wakeford - Above Us the Sun (1994)
- Tony Wakeford - Summer Ends (7 ", 1994)
- Tony Wakeford / L'Orchestre Noir - On - The World and Everything in It (1996)
- Tony Wakeford - Cupid & Death (1996)
- L'Orchestre Noir - Cantos (1997)
- Tony Wakeford / Tor Lundvall - Autumn Calls (1998)
- Tony Wakeford - Believe Me (1998)
- L'Orchestre Noir - Eleven (1998)
- Tony Wakeford / Matt Howden - Three Nine (2000)
- Tony Wakeford - Paris (2002)
- Tony Wakeford / Matt Howden - Wormwood (2003)
- HaWthorn (Tony Wakeford & Matt Howden) - The Murky Brine (2004)
- The Wardrobe (Tony Wakeford & Andrew Liles) - Cups in Cupboard (2005)
- Duo Noir (Tony Wakeford & Matt Howden) - Marseilles (2005)
- The Wardrobe - A Sandwich Short (2006)
- Tony Wakeford - Into the Woods (2007)
- Gray Force Wakeford (Nick Gray, Kris Force (Amber Asylum) & Tony Wakeford) - Marble Heart (2008)
- Triple Tree (Tony Wakeford & Andrew King) - Ghosts (2008)
- Orchestra Noir - The Affordable Holmes EP (2008)
- The Wardrobe - Lucifer Before Sunrise (7 ", 2008)
- Tony Wakeford - Not All of Me Will Die (2009)
- Tony Wakeford - Oddities (2011)
Guest contributions (selection)
- Empire (1987)
- The Red Face of God (1988)
- Christ and the Pale Queens Mighty in Sorrow (1988)
- Earth Covers Earth (1988)
- Horse (Re-release: Horsey , 1990)
Nurse With Wound
- Cooloorta Moon (1989)
- Creakiness (1991)
- Soresucker (1992)
Ordo Equitum Solis
- Solstitii Temporis Sensvs (1990)
- Animi Aegritudo (1991)
- Paraskénia (1994)
- Tursa.com (official website of Tony Wakeford / Sol Invictus)
- Blackeaster.de (official German website of Tony Wakeford / Sol Invictus)
- ^ Tony Wakeford: A Message from Tony. tursa.com, February 14, 2007, archived from the original on May 24, 2011 ; accessed on July 5, 2012 .
- ↑ Stewart Home: DANGER! NEO-FOLK 'MUSICIAN' TONY WAKEFORD OF SOL INVICTUS IS STILL A FASCIST CREEP! July 28, 2008, accessed July 5, 2012 .
- ^ Peter Webb: Interview with Tony Wakeford and Reeve Malka. Evening of Light, 2008, accessed July 5, 2012 .
- ^ Strelnikov: Karl Blake Comments. Who Makes the Nazis ?, June 7, 2011, accessed July 5, 2012 .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Wakeford, Anthony Charles|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||English musician from the Neofolk environment|
|DATE OF BIRTH||May 2, 1959|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Woking , Surrey|