Tony Wakeford

Tony Wakeford

Real Name:
Anthony Charles Wakeford
Anthony Charles Wakeford started his music career as bassist in '77 British punk band Crisis (2). In 1980 Crisis disbanded and Wakeford formed Death In June together with guitar player Douglas Pearce. In 1984, after being asked to leave, he formed his own personal project, called Above The Ruins. The music continued in the vein of early Death In June and Joy Division, with a nervous and dramatic post-punk sound. The new band disbanded quite soon. He came back in 1987 with Sol Invictus, involving Ian Read and shortly later Karl Blake of Lemon Kittens and Shock Headed Peters. The music of Sol Invictus on the first recordings was a mixture of acoustic and electronic sounds, creating some epic and dramatic songs which stand against the decadence of the West and of modern society. This sound characterizes the first three albums, "Against The Modern World" (1988), "In The Jaws Of The Serpent" (1989) and "Lex Talionis" (1990). In 1991 Ian Read left the band to form Fire + Ice, and Wakeford took the sound of Sol Invictus progressively more towards a dark folk approach, hiring new musicians, such as violinist Matt Howden and singer and instrumentist Sally Doherty. He's also active with the project L'Orchestre Noir, HaWthorn, and a series of collaborations with different artists. Sol Invictus' own self-produced label was S.V.L. Records, then called Cerne and finally Tursa.
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Tony Wakeford Discography Tracks


Wakeford* - Stapleton* Wakeford* - Stapleton* - Revenge Of The Selfish Shellfish (Album) Tursa UK 1992 Sell This Version
Tony Wakeford La Croix (Album) Tursa, Adiaphora Europe 1993 Sell This Version
TURSA 011 CD Tony Wakeford Cupid & Death(CD, Album) Tursa TURSA 011 CD UK 1996 Sell This Version
Cyn 002 CD Tony Wakeford Believe Me(CDr, Ltd) Cynfeirdd Cyn 002 CD France 1998 Sell This Version
TURSA 017 CD Tor Lundvall & Tony Wakeford Tor Lundvall & Tony Wakeford - Autumn Calls(CD, Album) Tursa TURSA 017 CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
TURSA 025 CD Matt Howden / Tony Wakeford Matt Howden / Tony Wakeford - Three Nine(CD) Tursa TURSA 025 CD UK 2000 Sell This Version
TURSA ARCHIVE 002 Tony Wakeford Paris(CD, Album, Ltd) Tursa TURSA ARCHIVE 002 UK 2002 Sell This Version
Howden*Wakeford* Howden*Wakeford* - Wormwood (Album) Tursa, redroom UK 2003 Sell This Version
TE 03 Tony Wakeford Into The Woods(CD, Album) Tursa, Dark Vinyl Records TE 03 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
FRONT 023 Tony Wakeford Not All Of Me Will Die(CD, Album) The Eastern Front FRONT 023 Israel 2009 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

002 Tony Wakeford Summer Ends(7", Ltd, Num) Adiaphora 002 France 1994 Sell This Version
TURSA 009 BKCD Tony Wakeford Above Us The Sun(CD, Maxi, Ltd) Tursa TURSA 009 BKCD UK 1994 Sell This Version
PO28W-1 Albireon / Tony Wakeford Albireon / Tony Wakeford - Snowflake / Hell Is Within(7", Ltd, Pur) Palace Of Worms PO28W-1 Italy 2014 Sell This Version


Tony Wakeford Oddities (Comp) Tursa UK 2011 Sell This Version


none Sol Invictus / Tony Wakeford / The Triple Tree Sol Invictus / Tony Wakeford / The Triple Tree - These Cold Hands(File, MP3) Woven Wheat Whispers, Tursa none UK 2005
none Tony Wakeford And Steven Stapleton Tony Wakeford And Steven Stapleton - The Frightened City (New Moon Over Manhattan Mix)(File, MP3, 320) Not On Label (Andrew Liles Self-released) none UK Unknown