My wife & I have been fans of NUFAN for many years & they are one of our favorite bands. We have been privileged to see them many times on their frequent tours of Australia. Maybe it’s just coincidence but every time we saw them it was a pivotal time in ours & our friend’s lives. More recently our son has also been coming along with us as he loves the band too. To have seen NUFAN play our home town on 3 occasions is something I will always treasure. Singing along to International You Day with my wife is magical. Tony’s visit to Wollongong on his acoustic tour with Joey Cape was another great night for all in attendance.
Last April, whilst holidaying in Las Vegas, we met Tony at Favourites bar where he was performing a solo acoustic set. We chatted about life in Australia, travel in general & how he was keen to get back home to his wife & children. The Irish coffee I got Tony was just a token of the appreciation I had for all his music. We were honored that he dedicated “Devonshire & Crown” (a street corner in Sydney where he wrote the song) to us. That night is etched in our hearts forever.
On the morning we woke up to the sad news of Tony’s passing it was as if a shadow had been cast over us. Tears flowed as we tried to come to terms with what the world had lost. Such a lovely guy, a great song writer and singer, he will be missed dreadfully.
Our thoughts and sympathy go out to his family and friends. If we feel so sad how must they be feeling. Thanks Tony for all your songs & the feeling & messages they contain. You are deeply missed. R.I.P. Tony