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Tony Chapman: Bio

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Below is a rather formal cv.
Of course I’ve done loads more things in my life than I've put in this short "cv". You wouldn’t believe the half of it. Maybe I’ll tell my life story in instalments, on this web site, a different part each month?

The thing is, I’ve written songs for years, (I won’t tell you how many years). It seems I’m exceptionally good at writing songs.
But I became disillusioned with myself, I thought I 'd “missed the boat” … I tried to find a safe, conventional job, that would pay the bills, (without much success). (But I still wrote songs)
Then, a few years ago, I met someone who heard my songs, related so strongly to them, she said: they put into words, things she had always felt but had never been able to express… she loved my songs...I suddenly saw their brilliance… I had hundreds of jewels right under my nose, (its amazing how you can miss the obvious, when your are so close up to it) … I had a new faith in my music.
I've been inspired to go out into the world and try again... and what do you know? other people love my songs too!!!

So here I am … with the marvel of the internet … HELLO EVERYBODY…. I HOPE YOU ENJOY THE SHOW!!

Formal type description of some of the impressive things I've done!:

I am a musician and a performing
singer/song-writer, playing guitar and

I spent five years studying Visual art,
(painting, drawing and sculpture), Music
and Creative Writing, at Eastbourne
School of Art and Manchester Metropolitan
University, resulting in a B.A.Honours
Degree in Creative Arts.

The degree was wide ranging and also
included the study of: Integrated Arts,
which took in: Theatre, Dance, and

After University, I worked in England
and Europe, as musician, artist, actor
and teacher with Manchester based
theatre groups.
We performed and ran workshops in
schools, community centres and

My art-works have been exhibited in
England, Wales, Germany and Holland.
(See attached exhibition list).


Combining my poetry, music and visual
art, I have also produced theatre pieces and

After traveling, studying and working
in Europe, I moved to Amsterdam,
where I now live, painting, performing
and teaching art.