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Tony McGuinness (Irish musician)

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Tony McGuinness performing with Aslan

Tony McGuinness is the London-born bassist formerly of the Irish rock band Aslan.


He originally started his music career as a drummer in the late 1970s and early 1980s, but switched to bass guitar soon after being influenced by watching his cousin Steve Garvey on bass guitar for UK punk outfit The Buzzcocks.[1] He is one of the co-founders of Aslan, and wrote many of their most popular songs including "She's So Beautiful", "Comfort Me", "Jealous Little Thing", "Sooner Or Later" and "Here Comes The Sun". He also produced some of the band's b-sides.

He is highly regarded by fellow musicians and critics as an outstanding bass player/acoustic & songwriter, with an unorthodox and unique playing style which ultimately gave Aslans music that distinctive sound.

Tony has also worked with Sinéad O'Connor and co-wrote with The Script.

In February 2008, McGuinness announced that he was to move to Australia with his wife Margaret, and daughter Georgia, and would be replaced by Rodney O'Brien as bass player for Aslan.

He moved back to Ireland in 2017.[2]


  1. ^!/permalink.php?story_fbid=253415208017722&id=100002078593240
  2. ^ "Ex Aslan star Tony McGuinness reveals how he was left without furniture after moving back from Australia". The Irish Sun. 18 April 2017. Retrieved 11 July 2017.

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