Miki Anthony's career in the
music industry lasted approximately from 1970 to1985 . During that
time he had several hit records, as a singer, writer, and record
producer, both in United Kingdom and abroad. As a singer he had a
top 20 hit "If it wasn't for the reason" and a follow-up top 50
"Another without you day" both Greenaway/Cook songs and record
productions. He wrote, produced, and sang several other minor hits
both here and abroad including "Jack-a-dandy" which was a number
one in South Africa and Australia. His only LP was "City of the
Angels" recorded in LA for EMI in 1976, which is a collection of
all his best songs, many of which were covered by other artists. He
also won the Castlebar (Irish) song contest in 1980 and came second
both in the South American (Chile) and the Greek
As a writer, his songs have been recorded by MWD, 5th Dimension, Vince Hill, Pat McGlynn (Bay City rollers), Nolans, Congregation -(million seller in US), Bob Monkhouse, The Goodies, Russ Abbott, Demmis Roussos, Hot Gossip (Sarah Brightman) and Mary Mason. His disco library music was strongly featured in all the Benny Hill TV series and the Avengers TV
series. He wrote the Dentyne chewing gum
jingle that was featured in UK cinemas for 10 years. To date over
400 different songs have been recorded.
His hit records were mainly record productions and included 7 with the Goodies - "Funky Gibbon" no.2 in the UK – number 70 in the U.S. (million-seller) "The Inbetweenies" – number 4 in the UK – (silver disc - the other five all being top 20. Two platinum selling LP's in Japan with Pat McGlynn (Bay City rollers) both went to No.1 - 16 songs were written by Miki.
Other credits include:
"Angel of the morning" for Mary Mason ( A U.K. top 30 hit) and one other top 50 " Love Crusader" by Hot Gossip which featured Sarah Brightman as lead singer.
"I remember Natalie" top 20 in Germany for Vince Hill.
After leaving the music industry he had a very successful career as a property developer converting NHS hospitals into apartments and houses until he retired in 2001 to work from home in Windsor and spend more time with his family. He continues to write songs and in 2010 "If you never have the chance" got to the final of the UK songwriting contest.
Miki Antony with Mud
I remember Natalie a hit for Bob Monkhouse and Vince Hill