Walking the cat contains help from Steve Simpson (guitar), Micky Moody (guitar), Tim Hinkley (keyboards), Mick Rogers (guitar, from Aviator, Manfred Mann Earth Band and Greenslade), Alvin Lee (guitar, from Ten Years After), Mark Feltham (harmonica, from Nine Below Zero and Box of Frogs), Nick Pentelow (sax).
Bobby Tench also appears in Chapman's next album,
Hybrid and lowdown. Again, full of good musicians: Micky
Moody, Steve Simpson (guitar), Nicky Hopkins, Tim Hinkley, plus Phil Spalding
(bass, from Original Mirrors, Mike Oldfield band and GTR), Peter Stroud
(bass, currently with Peter Green), Nick
Pentelow (sax), and John Lingwood (drums, from Brian Auger band, lately
in Company of Snakes and still with Roger Chapman).
Bob Tench appears as a guest on this album from the band of fellow companion Charlie Whitney. This band also included Rob Townsend (drums, from Family, later in The Blues Band), Charlie McCracken (bass, from Stud) and Eddie Hardin (from Wizzard Convention fame, and ex-member of Spencer Davis Group). There is another guest: Ron Aspery (sax, from Back Door).
Stratavarious was recorded in 1972, This album features African musicians Fela Ransome-Kuti and Alhaji JK Brimar, as well as drummer Guy Warren. Bobby is credited as Bob Gass (taking the name from his first band), and he writes 'Ju ju', also co-writing 'Something nice' with Ginger.
Do what you like was released in
1998. This album comprises material from different albums. Disc 1 was recorded
live at the infront of Royal Albert Hall, January 1970 (originally released
as Ginger Baker's Air Force in February 1970). Disc 2 includes:
a live song from a single, 6 tracks (taken from Ginger Baker's Air
Force 2, released in October 1970), an outtake for the 2nd album
plus 6 tracks from the Stratavarious album featuring Bobby,
and including 'Ju ju' and 'Something nice'.
A very talented singer who collaborated with artists
such as Cat Stevens, Pete Bardens (from Camel), Elton John, David Bowie,
Chris Spedding, Streetwalkers and Hummingbird. On this album, we can find
the late Lowell George (guitar, from Little Feat), Jim Cregan (guitar,
from Family), Danny Thompson (bass, from Pentangle), Phil Chen (bass) and
Poli Palmer (flute, from Family). From Hummingbird: Bobby Tench (guitar),
Robert Ahwai (guitar), Clive Chaman (bass), Max Middleton (keyboards) and
Conrad Isadore (drums). From Gonzalez: Chris Mercer
(sax), Richard Bailey (drums), Ron Carthy (trumpet), Mick Eve (sax), Steve
Gregory (sax, keyboards).
Burglar was recorded in England, with top musicians. It contains collaborations by the core of Gonzalez band, plus some great guests: Bobby Tench (guitar), Pete Wingfield (keyboards), Brian Auger (keyboards), Steve Ferrone (drums). From Gonzalez: DeLisle Harper (bass), Roy Davies (keyboards), Chris Mercer (sax), Bud Beadle (sax), Mick Eve (sax), Steve Gregory (sax), Ron Carthy (trumpet). One track was recorded in Florida with Eric Clapton and his band: George Terry (guitar), Carl Radle (bass), Dick Sims (keyboards), Jamie Oldaker (drums). Produced by Mike Vernon and Tom Dowd (only the Florida track with Eric Clapton). Bobby co-writes a couple of songs, 'Texas flyer' and 'Pulp wood'.
Larger than life also has a great musicians list: Wah Wah Watson (guitar), Bobby Tench (guitar), Pete Wingfield (keyboards), Steve Ferrone (drums), Jerome Jumonville (sax). And from Gonzalez: DeLisle Harper (bass), Roy Davies (keyboards), Chris Mercer (sax), Bud Beadle (sax), Mick Eve (sax), Steve Gregory (sax), Ron Carthy (trumpet).
Freddie King (1934-1976) was Freddie's post-humous album (including unreleased studio and live tracks), released with the help of Eric Clapton. Again, lots of musicians: Eric Clapton and his band: George Terry (guitar), Carl Radle (bass), Dick Sims (keyboards), Sergio Pastora (percussion), Jamie Oldaker (drums) in one side complete. Plus: Kenny Passarelli (bass), Pete Wingfield (keyboards). Two tracks were recorded in July 1974, with Freddie King and the Gonzalez guys: DeLisle Harper (bass), Roy Davies (keyboards), Chris Mercer (sax), Bud Beadle (sax), Mick Eve (sax), Steve Gregory (sax), Ron Carthy (trumpet), plus aid from Bobby Tench (guitar), Mike Vernon (percussion) and Steve Ferrone (drums). Produced by Mike Vernon.
Bobby is credited on all tracks from Burglar
and Larger than life. He is also credited on the majority
of tracks from Freddie King (1934-1976).
This recently released album is the follow up to the highly acclaimed Guilty album. The band for this recent release is:
With special guest appearances by Stan Webb (guitar, from the legendary blues band Chicken Shack) and Andy G. Williams (piano). The album has been produced and mixed by Zoot Money. It was recorded during the summer of '98. There is an outstanding piano/vocal track called 'You were never mine' (Tench/Nicholson/McClinton) arranged by Bobby.Ruby Turner (vocals, backing vocals)
Bobby Tench (guitar, backing vocals)
Boz Burrell (bass)
Zoot Money (keyboards, backing vocals)
Sam Kelly (drums)
This fantastic album pays tribute to Peter Green. It's a double album (29 songs), with lots of veterans from the blues-rock scene. It includes one of the latest appearances of the late Rory Gallagher. With Savoy Brown, and members from Foghat (the late 'Lonesome' Dave Peverett & Rod Price), Spooky Tooth, Jethro Tull (Ian Anderson, and Mick Abrahams), Snowy White (from Thin Lizzy he also played with Peter Green around 1977), Arthur Brown (the one who had a big hit with 'Fire' in the late 60s), John 'Rabbit' Bundrick, Luther Grosvenor with Jess Roden and Mike Kellie, Dick Heckstall-Smith, the great Ken Hensley (from Uriah Heep), jazz-fussion player Ray Gomez, to name a few. From the new generations, great appearances by bass-master Billy Sheehan (from Talas, UFO, David Lee Roth band and Mr. Big), the late Bobby Chouinard (drums, from Billy Squier band and Gary Moore band), Stu Hamm (bass, from Joe Satriani and Steve Vai bands), Jonathan Mover (drums, from GTR, Joe Satriani band, now with his own band Einstein), and Roy Z (from his own band Tribe of Gypsies, also touring for a while with Iron Maiden vocalist, Bruce Dickinson).
On Bobby's first album, Gass, Peter Green appeared as a guest. More than twenty years later, Bobby Tench pays tribute to Peter. Bobby appears in two tracks.
In the song 'Whatcha gonna do':
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