In 1984 Tony met Kathy Watson and Paul Koszyca, in Adelaide, South Australia,
The band was named Mudmen. Resulting in prolific writing and a few gigs.
Paul left the band a year or so later, while Tony and Kathy kept writing and recording.
1991 Kathy and Tony worked on a country/western swing repertoire, as 'Saltbush and the Timewasters' untill 1994,
recorded "Tony Nirta - Mudmen" for release in 1995.
In 1997 the second release "Love Saltbush"
The album "Path" , was recorded between '98 - '99