About Tabman

Tony Clout with Strat in white studio

Tabman’s professionally transcribed tabs with music and chords are unique and popular around the world.  Tony Clout has been creating accurate, clearly annotated tabs for over twenty years to show you how to play as well as what to play in order to sound like the original.

We have the tabs for the internationally popular Shadows Workout Series by Ian McCutcheon and tabs and music for classic original tracks by

The ShadowsHank MarvinJet HarrisThe VenturesDuane EddyThe HuntersThe Dakotas and The Stringalong’s.

Our tabs are transcribed by ear to a computer via Finale (the world-renowned music composition and transcription software) and combine music and chords in one document, complete with easy to read ‘manner of performance’ symbols written above the music stave. Customers have said the music and tabs have also helped them learn to read music.

About Tony

Tabman was set up in 1998 by guitarist, bass player, and music arranger Tony Clout.

Whilst being Musical Director for the big music venues The Circus Tavern and Caesar’s Palace, Tony has backed and arranged music for stars such as Tommy Cooper, Duane Eddy, and Dame Shirley Bassey.  He broadcast regularly in the 60’s on BBC Radio with “The Transatlantics” and was part of the vocal instrumental group Fresh Aire who have performed at the London Palladium and with stars such as Gene Pitney. He is very proud to have performed for HM Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace with the Ray McVay Band and was arranger and copyist on BBC Radio 2’s “Chas & Dave’s Easter Rabbit”, “Bobby Crush Centre Stage”, “Marti Caine & Friends” and “The Superhero Hall of Fame”.

Fresh Aire at The Palladium
Tommy Cooper
Duane Eddy
Dame Edna
The Transatlantics
Cannon & Ball