Anthony Ward was born in Tiger Bay to a musical Caribbean family. His father, a talented trumpet player, raised him on a diet of jazz, calypso and salsa.
In 1981, Anthony found himself following his father's footsteps playing music in the local community. He soon found himself touring with big artists from the Caribbean, Africa and the US including Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Jocelyn Brown, Horace Andy, Dennis Brown and Freddie McGregor grooving on drums and trombone.
He currently works as a session musician, composer, bandleader and most lately an actor-musician with National Theatre Wales.