Tommy Tycho

po_Tycho-TommyThomas (Tommy) Tycho (April 11, 1928 – April 4, 2013) was a multi-talented Hungarian-born Australian pianist, conductor, composer and arranger.

He was associated with musical productions on Australian television for many years from its inception in 1956, including such programs as The Mavis Bramston Show. The recorded version of the National Anthem Advance Australia Fair that is now usually used to accompany singers at major sporting and community events is Tommy Tycho’s arrangement. He wrote a number of film scores, and his activities bridged both popular and classical styles.