Genre: Adult Contemporary
Anthony Peter "Tony" Hatch (born 30 June 1939) is an English composer, songwriter, pianist, music arranger and producer.
Hatch was born in Pinner, North London. Encouraged by his musical abilities, his mother – also a pianist – enrolled him in the London Choir School in Wansunt Road, Bexley, Kent when he was 10. Instead of continuing at the Royal Academy of Music, he left school in 1955 and found a job with Robert Mellin Music in London's Tin Pan Alley.
Before long, he was writing songs and making a name for himself within the recording industry, joining The Rank Organisation's new subsidiary Top Rank Records; there he worked for the once and future Decca Records A&R man Dick Rowe. While he served his National Service, he managed to become involved with the band of the Coldstream Guards.