INTERVIEW AND PHOTOS BY MARKO SYRJALA
Antony “Tony” Harnell is an American singer, songwriter and producer, best known for his work with the Norwegian hard rock band TNT. Harnell joined bands ranks in 1984 and stayed with the band for next 22 years. During that period the band toured exclusively in Japan, Scandinavia and USA and released such classic and critically acclaimed albums as TELL NO TALES, INTUITION and MY RELIGION. Harnell quit with the band for professional and personal reasons in 2006, after finishing the tour supporting album ALL THE WAY TO THE SUN. Harnell’s other credits include working bands like Westwood, Starbreaker and Mercury Train, with whom Harnell released his latest album in 2010. On June 2, 2012 TNT celebrated its 30th anniversary by playing a concert at the Clarion Hotel in Trondheim. The band performed show together with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and Harnell, who now performed for the first time with his former colleagues since his departure from the band. On following day we had a pleasure to sit down with the man himself and discuss about his thoughts about the show as well as his future plans and of course some blasts from the past as well… Read on!