About Tony Oreshko
Tony began playing the guitar at the age of ten, inspired by players such as Ralph McTell, John Renbourn and Stefan Grossman. In his teens he turned to electric guitar and played in pop and rock bands. He also studied classical guitar, and his first BBC TV appearances were as a classical guitarist.
After taking a break from serious playing for a number of years while he was a student, Tony then formed various jazz bands that toured extensively and met with popular success in a number of countries.
Eager to return to his fingerstyle guitar roots, Tony started playing solo guitar concerts in 2010. He was particularly inspired by some of the musicians he'd performed alongside at folk festivals, and started to add arrangements of traditional Celtic tunes to his repertoire.
A typical solo concert by Tony will include folk tunes, jazz standards, some original compositions and one or two blues, classical, Latin American or bluegrass pieces.
Tony's main guitar for fingerstyle work at present is a Stonebridge G23-CR with a Headway HE4 piezo fitted. An Alesis Midiverb is used for effects and then plugged into into a Yamaha EMX88S PA, 400w per channel.
For very small venues Tony uses an AER compact 60 instead of a PA.