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Tony Mills Festival - Docker's Guild Live 

Docker's Guild live is a rare event, last time we played was in 2013! That said, the Tony Mills Festival was an amazing night, the band played to a packed club inside and outside the premises. It was very moving to see 200 italians smiling, clapping and singing to Tony Mills' songs that they had never heard before. Here are a few shots of the evening.


Tony Mills Loses His Battle Against Cancer 

Today is a dark day in the world of '80s rock and well beyond. A shining star in the true sense of the word has left us forever, and the world of AOR is suffering a deafening silence. Tony Mills went to a better place today and his suffering is over. One of the best classic rock singers in history has left us and his voice and his music will shine forever in the hearts and ears of rock fans, friends, family and colleagues. His legacy is artistically astonishing. But what made the difference for me is the man. I worked with countless "bigs" in my life. Tony was one of a kind. Humble, elegant, generous, funny, musically extremely focused, supportive, and most of all POSITIVE. I never met someone like him who faced the shadow with such bravery, courage and serenity. Tony obviously made peace with the world a long time ago, and for me he will be a life teacher forever. I know I'll never be like him, but to try to bring some peace and harmony into this world is what he inspired me to do. And I am most certainly not good at it, but I will try.

Black Swan Productions, myself, the entire Docker's Guild lineup, all the organizers, labels, sponsors as well as the other bands unite in sending our deepest condolences to Tony's wife Linda Mills for her loss. Nobody has been braver and more loyal in taking care of him than her. You're a hero Linda.

Now, sadly, on to business... as good Freddie famously said, the show must go on, and it will. The Tony Mills Festival will go on as planned, with extra strenth and purpose after this sad day. And we'll make it a party to celebrate Tony's life and music that will echo from here to heaven and south. We will make him proud. Godspeed Tony, now you found the peace you tried so hard to spread down here. I love you my friend, and will miss you forever. ❤️❤️❤️

Tony Mills Festival - Bands Roster 

And here we are finally with the full roster of bands who will perform at the Tony Mills Festival! With performance times, genres and where they come from, which is all over Italy. A huge thank you to Pawns In Chess, Vain Vipers, Ride On, Elysium, Walls of Babylon, 17 Crash and Docker's Guild. And an extra special thank you to the fantastic labels who made this possible: Volcano Records & Promotion, Lion Music Record Label, Rock Company and Black Swan Records.

Tony Mills Festival - Docker's Guild lineup! 

Dear friends and fans, 

It's time to introduce the new Docker's Guild lineup for the Tony Mills Festival! The core band will feature some of the best musicians in the Pinerolo (TO) area, namely: 

Drums: Carlo Cannarozzo (a new entry!) 
Drums: Stefano Agli (featured on the upcoming Season 2 album) 
Bass and vocals: Douglas R. Docker (yep!) 
Guitars: Tony Urzì (featured on the upcoming Season 2 album) 
Guitars: Gianluca Nardelotto (a new entry!) 
Keyboards: Paolo Gambino (a new entry!) 
Vocals: Anna Petracca (a welcome comeback from the 2013 live lineup) 
Vocals: Jessica Scardina (a new entry!) 
Vocals: Andrea Rampa (a welcome comeback from the 2013 live lineup)

There will also be additional international special guests, but for that you'll have to wait. So prepare your trip, book your hotel and be prepared for an amazing once-in-a-lifetime event! We are waiting for you and your support for Tony :) 

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Tony Mills Festival!!! 

The Tony Mills Festival is a celebration of Tony Mills life and music, organized by Black Swan Productions, that will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Al Luppolo Saloon in Roletto (TO), Italy, from 3:15 to 11:30PM, in the context of a larger 3-day biker fest. There will be six bands, selected by a team of Italian record labels, playing a selection of their original material and Tony Mills songs from his different projects.

The festival will close with a rare headlining performance by Docker's Guild, who will present a special show made exclusively of material featuring the voice of Tony Mills (Docker’s Guild, Shy, TNT and solo works). As many of you already know, Tony Mills was diagnosed with terminal cancer in April 2019, so a huge fundraising effort is underway to collect as much money as possible for the Fondazione Piemontese per la Ricerca sul Cancro. Please show your love for Tony and support the cause! Also, visit the Official Facebook Page and follow all the news and updates. 

DISCLAIMER: the Tony Mills Festival is officially supported by the Mills family, but Tony Mills will NOT appear. 

More news and details soon!