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she always brings birds that sing sweetly all day

"She always brings birds that sing sweetly all day"

 

His voice is sweet as icing sugar - MOJO.

 

BIOGRAPHY: I began writing my own songs way back in the summer of 1988 in my bedroom in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight. Nine years later, with over one hundred songs recorded on a small Tascam four track, the best of which fill a five volume cassette ANThology, I eventually played my first solo shows as ANT in London at the very intimate 12 Bar Club, supporting the wonderful Rhatigan. Shortly afterwards I began the first of many fruitful recording sessions with Suzanne Rhatigan and her cat, in her living room, with John Morrison and his Fender bass sat on the sofa. The recordings were done on an old reel to reel, quarter inch eight track recorder for Cushy Productions. Also around this time, Hefner, the band I played drums in, signed a record deal with Too Pure/Beggars Banquet. Life would never quite be the same again!

 

I follow her footprints through the snow

"I follow her footprints through the snow"

 

A boy and his guitar - JOHN PEEL.

 

After a couple of very limited edition singles in 1999, on Evil World Records (UK) & Fabulous Friends Records (Sweden), my first albums were released through Fortune And Glory Records in the UK: the CD mini album, Cures For Broken Hearts (2000), the debut CD album A Long Way To Blow A Kiss (2002), & later on, the compilation CD, Sad To See It's Morning (2004). Having received various bits of airplay on the legendary John Peel show on BBC Radio One, I was thrilled to be asked to record a session for John's show in the summer of 2000.

The next road I took, took me to Bologna, Italy where I released 2 CDs with Homesleep Records: the CD mini album, Floating On The Breeze (2003), and the second full length CD album, Footprints Through The Snow (2006) recorded in sunny Bologna & later that year licensed in Taiwan through Avant Garden Records (2006).

After a bit of a break, my next release was a CD mini album courtesy of Acuarela Discos of Madrid, Spain: These Long Dark Country Roads (2009), featuring help from my old friends Darren Hayman & Jack Hayter of HefnerTjínder Singh & James Milne of Cornershop.

the sky turned grey and the birds took flight

"the sky turned grey and the birds took flight"

Recommended listening, oh yes! - NME.

 

Over the years I have played shows in England, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and China, where I celebrated my 100th solo show!

I currently release music with the Chinese label Pocket Records, who licensed my second CD album, Footprints Through The Snow (2011), and the Italian collective, We Were Never Being Boring who put out the third full length ANT CD album, The Birds Sing Goodnight To You And Me (2012), as well as the first release as Antony Harding, an instrumental digital only mini-mini-album, Only Pipe Dreams In The Pipeline (2013).

My fourth full length album, By The Yellow Sea, was released on June 29th on WWNBB.

- ANT

 

Contact: ant-harding@hotmail.com   

"say goodbye to love by the Yellow Sea"

 

Dizzy delicate acoustic pop that speaks with a soft intimacy that's extremely compelling - RECORD COLLECTOR.