Songwriter, producer, composer
Top UK TV composer
British songwriter/pianist/arranger/producer Tony Hatch wrote Garry Mills’ 1960 UK and US hit “Look For A Star” then went on to write and produce for numerous hit artistes on both sides of the Atlantic including Bobby Rydell (“Forget Him”) and The Searchers (“Sugar And Spice”). Most significant was his songwriter/arranger/producer relationship with Petula Clark which yielded such classic British Invasion pop hits as “Downtown”, “I Know A Place” and “My Love”. Chris Montez had huge success with Tony’s “Call Me” which launched the song as an album ‘must’ with covers by Frank Sinatra, Nancy Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald, George Shearing, Astrud Gilberto and Eliane Elias.
He wrote more songs with his then wife singer Jackie Trent which included her #1 UK hit “Where Are You Now” plus “Don’t Sleep In The Subway”, “I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love”, “Colour My World” and “Sign Of The Times” (all for Petula Clark) and “Joanna” for Scott Walker. He also excelled in composing TV themes, most notably for the Australian soap “Neighbours” and the UK soap favourite “Emmerdale” – now in its 40th year!