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Tony Chad supported Sam Hunt in several Upper Hutt shows on Montana Poetry Day; provided original music during a Hone Tuwhare performance. Shared book-launch with Andrew Fagan.

Feedback 25 Sep 08 "Great trade. Reliable, swift, well packaged, excellent communication. Highly recommend this trader. Great book worth the purchase."

SELF-TITLED is Tony Chads 3rd collection of poetry. Well-known in Wellington pubs as the singer/songwriter for Irish band Finn McCool and as an active supporter of the Upper Hutt poetry community, Tony presents strong, witty and direct poems which have the same bite as an album of catchy, well-crafted songs.
"This collection marks the best of Chads work from the past 8 years. During that time his style has developed and matured, to the point where the release of this collection is timely."
- Roger Steele, Steele Roberts Publishers

Tony Chad is a poet and musician living in Whitemans Valley, Upper Hutt, where he endeavours to find the best balance of paid employment, the arts and a subsistence lifestyle. He is editor / publisher of monthly poetry magazine Valley Micropress, former managing editor of SPIN magazine, organises poetry & other Arts events in Upper Hutt and hosted a show on Access Radio. The most recent of his 3 volumes of poetry Self-Titled was published 2006 by HeadworX. He has edited and published an anthology of NZ poets. His work has appeared in several editions of JAAM and Poetry NZ as well as many anthologies and magazines in New Zealand and overseas. One of his haiku is inscribed on a boulder on the Katikati Haiku Pathway in New Zealand. Recently his haiku were featured on the NZ Poetry Society website in their Spotlight feature.

His CD of original songs Sun Over Kapiti, "a haunting blend of Celtic and New Zealand influences", has sold over 900 copies. Finn McCool has appeared at Summer City, Toast Martinborough, Orientation, Irish pubs & venues.
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