A member of the Waterboys from 1982 to 1991, Anthony hails from Lutterworth, near Leicester, England. He plays mandolin, sax, keyboards, and guitars. The Waterboys' album Fisherman's Blues features him on hollowbody, slide, and fuzz mandolin. He has recorded with Nikki Sudden, Psychedelic Furs, Sharon Shannon, Johnny Thunders, Fairground Attraction, Robyn Hitchcock, The Mission, TV Smith, and The Sawdoctors. He also has three solo albums: Aesop Wrote a Fable, Cartwheels, and Crawfish and Caviar.