Tony Barnard’s home on the web

Tony made his first recording at 16 years of age, with Don Burrows, John Sangster and Bob Barnard. He has appeared at most of Australia’s jazz festivals and jazz festivals in Europe and the UK, accompanied visiting jazz and show-biz stars from overseas, won ‘best guitarist’ polls, Formed  Australia’s first 5 guitar big band ‘Interplay’, led his own bands and worked as musical director on cruise ships. Tony has a diverse range of albums to his name (40 and counting) ranging from jazz to blues, rock and classical, and has played with a wide range of artists including The Australian Chamber Orchestra, The BBC Concert Orchestra, The Ronnie Scott’s jazz orchestra, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis, Earl Hines, Nat Adderley, Nancy Wilson, Dave Liebman, Keely Smith, Buddy Greco, John Hendricks, Howard Alden, Barry Humphries , Dan Barrett, John Sangster, Cliff Richard, Louis Stewart, Diz Disley, Georgie Fame, Kevin Spacey, Steve Winwood, The Inkspots, Ronnie Corbett, Clare Teal, Rufus Reid, Jim Mullen, Curtis Stigers, Stephen Bennett, Muriel Anderson, Andy Wahlberg, James Pearson, Pete Long, Don Burrows, James Morrison, Rob Brydon, Billy Field,  Jacqui Dankworth, Bruce Forsyth, Claire Martin, Scarlet Strallen, Peter Grant, Marti Pellow, Tony Hadley, John Colianni, Monica Mancini, as well as touring Europe with the original West End Rat pack show, and was the resident guitarist in the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra for 8 years, as well as leading his own bands . He has also composed for and appeared in television and stage shows.Now based in the UK, Tony performs regularly at Ronnie Scott’s and other top London jazz venues. Tony has recently formed the International Jazz Collective featuring top musicians from all over the world. Tony was one of the winners of the International song Competition 2013 with his song “Bunyips”.
 International song contest winner 2013

Tony has just released his debut album of his own material played on his custom made 21 string HARP GUITAR!

As well as performing all over the UK and Australia, he has also performed in the USA,  Canada, Italy, Belgium, France, Singapore, Germany, Turkey, Scotland, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, New Zealand, Holland, United Arab Emirates, Fiji, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Samoa, Tonga, New Guinea, Australia, England, Greece, and even tiny Samurai island (New Guinea) Amongst others.

Tony has performed for HRH Prince Charles, HRH Queen of Denmark, HRH Prince   Turki al Faisal, Sultan of Brunei , Australian Prime Ministers Hawke, Keating, Fraser and Howard, President Giskard of France , Sir David Attenborough, Sir Richard Harris, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, Sir David Frost, Sean Connery, Sophia Loren, Sir Richard Attenborough, Sir Ian McKellan, Sting, Ozzy Osbourne, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Daniel Craig, Paul Hogan, Keith Emerson, Paul Newman, Sam Neil, Nicole Kidman , Hugh Grant, Kathy Bates, Liz Hurley, Barbra Windsor, Bryan Brown, Chick Corea , Elle MacPherson , Sir Cliff Richard, Andrea Bocelli, Jeff Beck, Miranda Richardson, Shirley Jones, Enzo Ferrari, Jools Holland, Bert Weedon, The Cast of Eastenders, Jodie Kidd, Lulu, Bryan Ferry, Sir Tim Rice, Mubadala, and Matt “Guitar” Murphy amongst others.


  1. Music For Harp Guitar –Tony Barnard , 2016
  2. If Kangaroos Could Dance: Howard Alden And Tony Barnard – With Simon Woolf , 2015
  3. On A Clear Day  – Steve Rushton‘s Rare Orchid, 2014
  4. A Tribute To Jazz At The Philharmonic – The Jazz Repertory Company, 2014
  5. The Yamaha New Jazz Sessions. , 2013
  6. Invention For Five Guitars – Tony Barnard, 2013
  7. The Australian Suite – Tony Barnard’s International Jazz Collective, 2013
  8. Watch What Happens – Georgina Jackson , 2012
  9. Sixty Years With My Bass – Peter Ind, Tony Barnard and Matt Wates , 2008
  10. Songs For Swinging Smokers – Boisdale Blue Rhythm Band , 2007
  11. Three Generations Of Barnards – The Barnards , 2006
  12. Foreign Intrigue – Tony Barnard And Jim Mullen with Adam Barnard, 2006
  13. The Barnards Live At Ronnie Scotts – The Barnards, 2005
  14. Kimoko – Kimoko, 2004
  15. Boisdale Blue Rhythm Band, 2004
  16. Inventions And Interludes For Solo Guitar – Tony Barnard        , 2003
  17. The Barnards Live At Ronnie Scotts – The Barnards, 2003
  18. Jazz Seasons – Chris D’ Sylver Quartet , 2002
  19. Live At The 606 Club – Bass Clef International , 2001
  20. Guitar Jam, London Sessions 2 – Tony Barnard And Peter Ind , 2000
  21. Looking Out..Jazz Bass Baroque – Peter Ind , 1999
  22. Millenium At The Lanesborough – Confrey Phillips , 1999
  23. Nightworkers – Campbell Burnap Quintet , 1998
  24. This Time – Kristina Joy , 1998
  25. Oz Originals – Bob Barnard , 1998
  26. Playing For Time – Gina Harkell , 1998
  27. The London Sessions – Tony Barnard Trio, 1997
  28. To Swing Or Not To Swing – Ray Ward Trio , 1996
  29. Orange Coloured Sky – Paul Fisher , 1994
  30. Moves – Annie Gastin , 1993
  31. Live At Monsalvat – Four Brothers Ahead, 1993
  32. Rock ‘N Roll Memories – Billy Fields Band , 1991
  33. Western Light – Billy Fields Band , 1991
  34. Tony Barnard’s All Hat Jazz – Tony Barnard, 1990
  35. Fractal Fairy Tales – Secret Alchemy, 1989
  36. Songs Without Words – Tony Barnard and Robin Forsaith , 1988
  37. Sea Cruise – Stephen Leigh And The Semi-Tones , 1982
  38. Riverboat Days – Bob Barnard And Friends Incl. John Sangster And  Don Burrows, 1975