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Tony Cohen

Tony Cohen was a legendary Australian sound engineer and record producer who won several ARIA awards for his work, most notably for his work on The Cruel Sea's 1993 album 'The Honeymoon Is Over'. He also won the 1995 ARIA for Producer of the Year and Engineer of the Year. He has been bestowed with the moniker by some cultural commentators as 'the sound of Melbourne'.

Tony started out working for Armstrong studios in South Melbourne as studio assistant (stereo dubbing boy) when he was 17, when one day Ian 'Molly' Meldrum gave him his first break and asked him to record The Ferrets at Armstrongs, on the account that there was no one else available in the studio at the time, the Ferrets record was a hit (No.2 on the Aus Kent charts). From there his career as a studio engineer progressed. He came to fame primarilly for his work with The Birthday Party and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds during the 1980's and has been a key figure in the development of Australia's underground, alternative and contemporary music talent working with the likes of The Cruel Sea, Beasts of Bourbon, TISM, Kim Salmon and the Surrealists, Tex Perkins, Dave Graney 'n' the Coral Snakes, Sacred Cowboys, Crime & the City Solution, Tiddas and many others. He has also worked on the albums for many other successful Australian contemporary mainstream music artists such as Paul Kelly, Hunters and Collectors, Models, Powderfinger, The Reels and James Freud.

Tony Cohen passed away in August 2017.



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