The Excellent Iguanas
Tony Romeril and Rick Graham are undoubtedly two of Australia's finest musicians. As the lead singer and bassist for 70's pop band ‘Autumn' , Tony and Rick were the driving force in the band's six “Top Ten” hit records. ("Yellow River", "Looking Thru the Eyes of a Beautiful Girl", "She works in a Woman's Way", "Song to Raymondo", "Miracles" and "Falling" plus the countless TV appearances that followed.
Tony and ‘Autumn' went on to London where Tony left the band to pursue a solo career, recording in Italy under the name of Andy Foxx, and touring Europe with Paul McCartney and Wings. Tony returned to Australia and played opposite Marcia Hines and Jon English as Saint Peter in ‘Jesus Christ Superstar', before starting his own band (Baton Rouge) with Jeremy Paul (Air Supply) and Christine Amphlett. Tony left that band to re-unite with Rick Graham, and begin work with Tony Buggy (piano / keyboards) as the lead singer of the RCA recording band ‘ The Razz' – leaving Chrissy and Jeremy to form ‘The Divinyls'. In 1975, Tony Buggy moved to Sydney as a teacher and recorded his first demo for EMI records. In the same year he became friends with Tony Romeril and Rick Graham and in 1981 they started The Razz' - recording two singles and an album for RCA and eventually releasing another two independent albums. The band became one of Australia's busiest corporate / function bands and over the years accrued an unbelievable client list.
1982 - Variety Club Roast of Stuart Wagstaffe - Sebel
1982 - 50th Birthday Party for Sydney Harbour Bridge - Sydney Town Hall
1982 - Rugby League Grand Final - S C G
1983 - Miss NSW Ball
1983 - Miss Australia Ball
1983 - Presentation of Hardie Ferodo (Bathurst 1000)
1984 - Australian Housing Industry Awards
1984 - Mo Awards
1984 - Reception for Princess Christina of Sweden
1985 - Daily Telegraph Club Awards
1985 - AWGIE Awards (Australian Writers Guild) Sydney Opera House
1986 - Elton John - Tour de Force Party
1987 - Hayman Island - Official Re-opening
1988 - Starlight Express Opening Night Party
1988 - The Prince of Wales Ball - Australia Day - Sydney Opera House (Bi Centennial Celebrations)
1988 - Don Burrows Supper Club - Regent Hotel
1988 - 4th July Ball U.S. Consulate
1988 - Sydney Bi Centennial Ball - Sydney Town Hall
1988 - Hughes' Aircraft Corporation - Powerhouse Museum
1989 - “Anything Goes' Premier - State Theatre
1990 - Reception for Duchess of York - Regent
1991 - Wheels Car of the Year Awards
During the nineties, Tony Buggy's jazz trio (featuring Rick Graham on double bass) played extensively in the corporate market with concerts and performances at hundreds of conferences. They were the resident jazz ensemble at Sydney's Queen Victoria Building. It was during the early nineties that Tony, Tony and Rick got together to form 'The Excellent Iguanas'. The new band quickly found itself in the same corporate marketplace as The Razz. Highlights include performing for the New Years Eve Fireworks at Sydney Opera House, for Greg Norman at The Holden Classic Presentation plus the Millennium Ball at Sydney's Intercontinental Hotel. Their list of corporate clients is now in the thousands.
In 2002 Tony Buggy teamed up with Robert Pearson and George Harvey from The Four Kinsmen and took The Pearson Harvey Show around Australia. In 2005 Tony was asked to become the Musical Director for The Four Kinsmen - since that time he has toured with TFK
2009 - Tony Romeril. Rick Graham and Tony Buggy have again teamed up to reform - 'The Excellent Iguanas'.