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Tony Orrell
Tony Orrell
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Tony Orrell aka 'the Birdman of Alkijazz'

Moved to Bristol 1973 in search of drumming work.
Frequented Dug Out 1974-80.
Met wife-to-be Sarah at the club in 1975 - still married!
Played with Rockin' Robert and various Wild Beasts/Juan Footers at Dug Out.
1979-89 the "Modern Jazz" Years with Spirit Level/Sphere/Andy Sheppard etc.
1990-2000 Nursery Teacher and musician - Gas Giants/Will Gregory/Adrian Utley etc.
2000-2005 Movies+Shakers project in schools (see 90 Second Challenge) and played drums on Goldfrapp's 'Felt Mountain' and Ilya's 'They Died for Beauty'.

Tony Orrell's Dug Out top tunes 1974 - 1980

1 JBs - Givin up food for funk
2 Toots and the Maytalls - Funky Kingston
3 Kool and the Gang - Jungle Boogie
4 Ike and Tina Turner
5 Wild Cherry - Funk Cherry
6 Beginning of the End - Funky Nassau pt.1
7 Herbie Hancock - Chameleon