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Tony Hatch inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame!
16 Mar 2013

Blue Pie artist Tony Hatch will officially secure his legacy in the Songwriters Hall Of Fame alongside fellow musical titans; Mick Jones & Lou Gramm, JD Souther, and Steven Tyler & Joe Perry, at the organization’s 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner. Versatile British songwriter, producer, arranger, conductor and pianist Tony Hatch is credited for his musical contributions both in the UK and US, earning him international stardom!

Check out Tony Hatch’s first hit, sung by Gary Mills! ‘Looking For A Star’ reached number 16 on the Billboard Top 100:

The legendary songwriter shot to fame when he composed Gary Mill’s hit, “Looking For A Star,” launching his career and provided him with a platform to write and produce for hit artists on both sides of the Atlantic. Some of these accomplishments include; Bobby Rydell with “Forget Him,” and The Searchers with “Sugar And Spice.”

Tony Hatch’s most significant relationship as a songwriter, arranger and producer was with Petula Clark, which yielded classic British Invasion pop hits including “Downtown,” “I Know A Place” and “My Love.” Blue Pie was very fortunate to work with Tony Hatch in 2003 when we launched the OUTpsiDER’s top 10 hit remix of DownTown. You can see all the news on this amazing project that essentially put an unknown DJ and our very own Damien Reilly on the musical map. See 

Tony Hatch then went on to secure huge success with 60’s pop icon Chris Montez after he wrote his hit single, “Call Me,” which went on to later be covered by such legendary artists including; Frank Sinatra, Nancy Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald, George Shearing, Astrud Gilberto and Eliane Elias.

Tony Hatch continued to write songs with his wife at the time, singer Jackie Trent, which included her #1 UK hit “Where Are You Now.” The duo also wrote Clark’s “Don’t Sleep In The Subway,” “I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love,” “Colour My World,” and “Sign Of The Times,” as well as “Joanna” for Scott Walker.

Tony Hatch has also composed TV theme songs; most notably for the successful Australian soap, ‘Neighbours’ and the UK soap ‘Emmerdale,’ now in its 40th year of international television triumph.

In more recent times, Tony Hatch has worked with Dionne Warwick and Friends in Concert for ‘The Hunger Project,’ which showcased in May 2012 at The Royal Albert Hall. The legendary voice worked closely with Hatch to support ‘World Hunger Day,’ a small charity made up of 3 employees that campaign for funds to end world hunger.

Tony Hatch has extraordinary amounts of talent, with a list of accomplishments that will continue to touch fans and the industry for generations to come. It is truly an honour for Hatch to be recognised as one of the latest inductees in the ‘Songwriters Hall Of Fame’, to maintain his legacy and value his gift to the world, his music.

To learn more about Tony Hatch through his official page below:

Congratulations Tony from everyone at Blue Pie !!!!!!!

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