Tony Kishman

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Tony Kishman
Birth name Anthony Kishman
Born Tucson, Arizona, United States
Genres Rock, hard rock
Occupation(s) Musician, actor, producer, recording artist
Instruments Vocals, bass guitar, guitar, piano
Years active 1970s–present
Associated acts Wishbone Ash, Beatlemania
Notable instruments
Hofner Beatlebass

Tony Kishman is an American vocalist, bassist, pianist & guitarist, most noted for his work with Wishbone Ash and the musical Beatlemania.[1][2]

Early career[edit]

Kishman began his musical career playing in cover bands in the Tucson, Arizona area. While playing lead guitar in a band in South California, his booking agent – Fred Cisneros – suggested he audition for the US Beatlemania show. He passed the audition, and played Paul McCartney in the show between 1977 and 1983.[2]

Wishbone Ash[edit]

Following the end of the show, Kishman moved to England where he was introduced to Andy Powell. In 1994 he was asked to join the band as bassist and vocalist, and subsequently appeared on the band's Illuminations and Live in Geneva albums.[3]

Post-Wishbone Ash[edit]

In 1997, Kishman left Wishbone Ash to pursue different musical projects. He has returned to performing as Paul McCartney in Twist and Shout, an American Beatles tribute band.[4]

Kishman is now a current band member with the critically acclaimed Classical Mystery Tour.


  1. ^ "Tony Kishman profile". Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash. 2008. Archived from the original on February 12, 2008. Retrieved November 8, 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "Cast Member: Tony Kishman". Beatlemania Alumni. 2008. Retrieved November 8, 2008. . Tony is currently working with various Beatles tributes & the symphonic Paul McCartney tribute "Live and Let Die".
  3. ^ "Tony Kishman (biography)". Tony Kishman. 2005. Archived from the original on August 27, 2009. Retrieved November 8, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Band biographies". Twist and Shout. 2006. Retrieved November 8, 2008. [dead link]

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