Tony became a regular at Melbourne dances and discos throughout 1965 and 1966, usually in conjunction with the Breakaways. He was also a consistent performer on TV's Go!! show. Under the guidance of manager John Kamezi, he obtained a recording deal with W & G and in February 1966 he entered the charts briefly with a revival of Buddy Holly's "Heartbeat reaching #39. Tony released 3 singles backed by the Breakaways and 3 under his own name.