I became aware of the UK band Shy thanks to Headbanger’s Ball, and the video for the song “Tear Down The Walls”. Needless to say I ended up picking the album shortly thereafter and have always thrown this song into my 80s hard rock mixes. I have followed Tony, the band’s singer for some years on Facebook, and I unfortunately came across a post of his where he shares the fact that he has cancer, and does not seem to have a long time to live. You can read his entire post here:
Tony was also the singer on three albums by the band TNT, and had also worked behind the scenes as a songwriter, even after the spotlight turned away from 80s bands. While in TNT he also maintained a solo career.
Here is the video for Sky’s “Break Down The Walls”:
Cancer sucks, we all know this, we’ve all been affected by it one way or another. I don’t know how long Tony has to live, but I do what to thank him for his music, and helping make at least my life easier with his music. I hope he is able to live out his final days as well as possible, and as pain free as he can possibly be.