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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Kevin Powell (bass)

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY:

Great bassist, I haven´t found any biographical info on Kevin Powell, so I just include the bands I know where he has played.


STEVE HARLEY BAND


This was Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel in October 1979 concert in London:

STEVE HARLEY BAND #?
1979
Steve Harley
vocals
Alan Darby
guitar
Rick Driscoll
guitar
Guy Fletcher
keyboards
Lindsay Elliott
percussion
Stuart Elliott
drums

In December 1980, the lineup for Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel gets smaller, losing 2 members:

STEVE HARLEY BAND #?
1980
Steve Harley
vocals
Rick Driscoll
guitar
Guy Fletcher
keyboards
Lindsay Elliott
drums

This is the lineup for Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel around August 1981

STEVE HARLEY BAND #?
1981
Steve Harley
vocals
Rick Driscoll
guitar
Alan Darby
guitar
Guy Fletcher
keyboards
+ drummer unknown to me. Help, please!

This is the lineup for Steve Harley + Cockney Rebel from a video I have (probably circa 1982):

STEVE HARLEY BAND #?
1982
Steve Harley
vocals
Rick Driscoll
guitar, vocals
Ian Nice
keyboards
Barry Wickens
violin, guitar, vocals
Lindsay Elliott
drums

In June 1983, Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel plays a special concert:

STEVE HARLEY BAND #?
1981
Steve Harley
vocals
Alan Darby
guitar
Rick Driscoll
guitar
Ian Nice
keyboards
Barry Wickens
violin
Lindsay Elliott
drums
Martin Jay
backing vocals
Suzanne Murphy
backing vocals


CHRIS REA BAND


This was the Chris Rea Band that played in Ireland in December 1983:

CHRIS REA BAND #?
Dec 83
Chris Rea
vocals, guitar
Kevin Leach
keyboards
Gilson Lavis
drums
+ some female backing vocalist. Help, please!

By they way, their concert in the German TV Beat Club program showed a female vocalist. Who was she?

This was the Chris Rea Band in 1984:

CHRIS REA BAND #?
1984
Chris Rea
vocals, guitar
Kevin Leach
keyboards

But the Chris Rea Band was augmented with 2 additional members for part of the 1984 tour (around July):

CHRIS REA BAND #?
1984
Chris Rea
vocals, guitar
Kevin Leach
keyboards
Graham Watson
keyboards
Martin Ditcham
percussion

Other info on members of Chris Rea Band (I know up to 24 members)
Already covered (3): Jeff Seopardie, Jerry Stevenson, Linda Taylor
Old pages (1): Colin Hodgkinson
To be covered (19): Robert Ahwai, Martin Ditcham, Neil Drinkwater, Dave Dryden, Ed Hession, Tony Hicks, Paul Hirsh, Gilson Lavis, Kevin Leach, Sylvin Marc, Dave Mattacks, Max Middleton, Eoghan O´Neill, Adrian Rea, Chris Rea, Pete Shaw, Graham Watson, Tommy Willis, Mick Wilson


STEVE HARLEY BAND (again)


Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel repeats lineup for the concert in December 1984:

STEVE HARLEY BAND #?
Dec 84
Steve Harley
vocals
Alan Darby
guitar
Rick Driscoll
guitar
Ian Nice
keyboards
Barry Wickens
violin
Lindsay Elliott
drums
Martin Jay
backing vocals
Suzanne Murphy
backing vocals


MIDGE URE BAND


This was the Midge Ure Band around 1985, with the legendary Zal Cleminson on guitar:

MIDGE URE BAND #?
1985
Midge Ure
vocals, guitar
Zal Cleminson
guitar
Danny Mitchell
Craig Armstrong
Kenny Hyslop
drums

Other info on members of Midge Ure Band (I know up to 28 members)
Already covered (1): Mark Brzezicki
To be covered (13): Martin Allcock, Rupert Black, Steve Brzezicki, Zal Cleminson, Troy Donockley, Russell Field, Carol Isaacs, Jerry Meehan, Josh Phillips, Midge Ure, Steve Williams, David Williamson, John Young
Not enough info (13): Craig Armstrong, Jeremy Black, Willie Dowling, J C Grimshaw, Simon Gwilliam, Kenny Hyslop, Danny Mitchell, Christian Pattemore, Sam Pattemore, Jake Rodrigues, Jerry Rosier, Kate Stephenson, Charles Round Turner


ALISON MOYET BAND


Kevin Powell has been a member of Alison Moyet Band, but can´t find info about the other players or the period. Can someone help me, please?

ALISON MOYET BAND #?
?
Alison Moyet
vocals
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Alison Moyet Band (I know up to 9 members)
To be covered (4): Graham Foster, David Levy, Graeme Turner, Annabel Williams
Not enough info (4): David Ballard, Steve Cradock, Christian Marsac, Alison Moyet


STEVE HARLEY BAND (again)


Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel plays the Come back, all is forgiven tour around March 1989:

STEVE HARLEY BAND #?
1989
Steve Harley
vocals
Alan Darby
guitar
Rick Driscoll
guitar
Ian Nice
keyboards
Barry Wickens
violin
Stuart Elliott
drums

Same lineup in their tour in June 1989 for Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel until the end of the year:

STEVE HARLEY BAND #?
1989
Steve Harley
vocals
Alan Darby
guitar
Rick Driscoll
guitar
Ian Nice
keyboards
Barry Wickens
violin
Stuart Elliott
drums

Other info on members of Steve Harley Band (I know up to 50 members)
Already covered (3): Jimmy Horowitz, Francis Monkman, Jo Partridge
Old pages (2): Jim Cregan, James Lascelles
To be covered (44): Lincoln Anderson, Tom Arnold, Paul Ayrie, Victoria Beebee, Phil Beer, Stu Calver, Jean Paul Crocker, Alan Darby, Andy Dowling, Rick Driscoll, Bill Dyer, Lindsay Elliott, Stuart Elliott, Guy Fletcher, George Ford, Paul Francis, John Giblin, Robbie Gladwell, Lilly Gonzales, Steve Harley, Susan Harvey, Gavin Hodgson, Adam Houghton, Martin Jay, Paul Jeffreys,... up to 44 musicians.


MCCALLA


In 1993, Mick Dyche reunites with some of his old mates in Sniff'n'The Tears, in the band McCalla (fronted by great singer Noel McCalla):

MCCALLA #?
?
Noel McCalla
vocals
Mick Dyche
guitar
Alan Fealdman
keyboards
Will Algar
trumpet
Andy Hamilton
sax
Luigi Salvoni
drums

They released two albums, Push & pull (with contributions by Jim Mullen, among others), and Hot from the smoke (with help from Ian Maidman on bass).
Other info on members of McCalla (I know up to 10 members)
Old pages (1): Mick Dyche
To be covered (4): Alan Fealdman, Andy Hamilton, Noel McCalla, Luigi Salvoni
Not enough info (4): Will Algar, Tomasz Bura, Tony Rico, Joe Sam


AND THEN...


And then, I haven´t been able to find more info about Kevin Powell, so any contribution would be very welcomed.

   5 BANDS (WITH 7 SELECTED RECORDINGS):

BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
Steve Harley Band  2 RECORDINGS:
  • The Come back, all is forgiven tour - Steve Harley + Cockney Rebel (1989) (LIVE)

    • Members: Steve Harley + Rick Driscoll, Stuart Elliott, Ian Nice, Kevin Powell, Barry Wickens
    • Comments: VHS tape recorded live in 1989.
  • Yes you can - Steve Harley (September 2000)

    • Members: Steve Harley + Jim Cregan, Alan Darby, Rick Driscoll, Stuart Elliott, Paul Francis, Duncan Mackay, Kevin Powell, Nick Pynn, Barry Wickens
    • Guests: Harvey Hinsley, Adrian Lee, Robin LeMesurier, Dave Mattacks
    • Producer: (RIP: Mickie Most)
    Other info on members of Steve Harley Band (I know up to 50 members)
    Already covered (3):Jimmy Horowitz, Francis Monkman, Jo Partridge
    Old pages (2):Jim Cregan, James Lascelles
    To be covered (44):Lincoln Anderson, Tom Arnold, Paul Ayrie, Victoria Beebee, Phil Beer, Stu Calver, Jean Paul Crocker, Alan Darby, Andy Dowling, Rick Driscoll, Bill Dyer, Lindsay Elliott, Stuart Elliott, Guy Fletcher, George Ford, Paul Francis, John Giblin, Robbie Gladwell, Lilly Gonzales, Steve Harley, Susan Harvey, Gavin Hodgson, Adam Houghton, Martin Jay, Paul Jeffreys,... up to 44 musicians.
    McCalla  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Hot from the smoke - McCalla (1995)

    • Members: Noel McCalla + Mick Dyche, Alan Fealdman, Andy Hamilton, Kevin Powell, Luigi Salvoni
    • Guests: Ian Maidman, Noel Norris, Tony Smith
    Other info on members of McCalla (I know up to 10 members)
    Old pages (1):Mick Dyche
    To be covered (4):Alan Fealdman, Andy Hamilton, Noel McCalla, Luigi Salvoni
    Not enough info (4):Will Algar, Tomasz Bura, Tony Rico, Joe Sam
    Alison Moyet Band   
    Other info on members of Alison Moyet Band (I know up to 9 members)
    To be covered (4):Graham Foster, David Levy, Graeme Turner, Annabel Williams
    Not enough info (4):David Ballard, Steve Cradock, Christian Marsac, Alison Moyet
    Chris Rea Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Wired to the moon - Chris Rea (1984)

  • Other info on members of Chris Rea Band (I know up to 24 members)
    Already covered (3):Jeff Seopardie, Jerry Stevenson, Linda Taylor
    Old pages (1):Colin Hodgkinson
    To be covered (19):Robert Ahwai, Martin Ditcham, Neil Drinkwater, Dave Dryden, Ed Hession, Tony Hicks, Paul Hirsh, Gilson Lavis, Kevin Leach, Sylvin Marc, Dave Mattacks, Max Middleton, Eoghan O´Neill, Adrian Rea, Chris Rea, Pete Shaw, Graham Watson, Tommy Willis, Mick Wilson
    Midge Ure Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • That certain smile (MAXI) - Midge Ure (November 1985)

    • Members: Midge Ure + Kevin Powell
    • Guests: Jackie Chanellor, Lindsay Elliott, Lorenza Johnson, Mae McKenna (RIP: Mick Ronson)
    • Comments: Maxisingle with 3 tracks. The 3rd track was recorded live at rehearsals in September 1985 and it features Mick Ronson (guitar), Kevin Powell (bass), Craig Armstrong (keyboards), Danny Mitchell (keyboards), Kenny Hyslop (drums).
    2 COMPILATIONS:
  • If I was - the very best of Midge Ure & Ultravox - Midge Ure (1997)

    • Members: Midge Ure + Mark Brzezicki, Steve Brzezicki, Josh Phillips, Kevin Powell, Steve Williams (RIP: John McGeoch, Steve Strange)
    • Guests: Chris Ballin, Gary Barnacle, Jackie Chanellor, Lindsay Elliott, Lorenza Johnson, Carol Kenyon, Robbie Kilgore, Sylvia Mason-James, Glen Matlock, Mae McKenna, Jeremy Meehan, Paddy Moloney, Simon Phillips, John Thirkell, Pete Thoms (RIP: Ian McLagan, Steve New, Derek Watkins)
    • Producer: Trevor Horn (RIP: Mick Karn, Phil Lynott, George Martin, Conny Plank)
    • Technical: Geoff Emerick
    • Comments: Compilation with Midge Ure & Ultravox songs.
  • No regrets - Midge Ure (December 2000)

    • Members: Mark Brzezicki, Steve Brzezicki, Zal Cleminson, Kevin Powell
    • Guests: Lindsay Elliott, Lorenza Johnson, Mae McKenna (RIP: Mick Karn, Mick Ronson)
    • Comments: Compilation consisting of 9 studio tracks and 8 live tracks.
    Other info on members of Midge Ure Band (I know up to 28 members)
    Already covered (1):Mark Brzezicki
    To be covered (13):Martin Allcock, Rupert Black, Steve Brzezicki, Zal Cleminson, Troy Donockley, Russell Field, Carol Isaacs, Jerry Meehan, Josh Phillips, Midge Ure, Steve Williams, David Williamson, John Young
    Not enough info (13):Craig Armstrong, Jeremy Black, Willie Dowling, J C Grimshaw, Simon Gwilliam, Kenny Hyslop, Danny Mitchell, Christian Pattemore, Sam Pattemore, Jake Rodrigues, Jerry Rosier, Kate Stephenson, Charles Round Turner

       1 ALBUMS FOR 1 BANDMATES AND FRIENDS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Ultravox  1 RECORDINGS:
  • U-VOX - Ultravox (1986)

  • Other info on members of Ultravox (I know up to 7 members)
    To be covered (2):Robin Simon, Midge Ure
    Not enough info (5):Warren Cann, Chris Cross, Billy Currie, John Foxx, Stevie Shears

       2 SOUNDTRACKS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    John Du Prez Orchestra  1 RECORDINGS:
  • A Fish called Wanda OST - John Du Prez (1989)

    • Guests: Luis Jardim, Kevin Powell, Paul Robinson, Ray Russell, John Williams (RIP: Jack Rothstein)
    • Comments: This is a very funny movie starring John Cleese, Kevin Kline and Jamie Lee Curtis. The score composer is John DuPrez. The musicians appearing here are Ray Russell (guitar), John Williams (guitar), Kevin Powell (bass), Paul Robinson (drums), Luis Jardim (percussion).
    Spitting Image  1 RECORDINGS:
  • 20 great golden gobs - Spitting Image (1990)

    • Guests: Chris Ainsworth, John Barclay, Guy Barker, Gary Barnacle, Pete Beachill, Stuart Brooks, Damon Butcher, Jimmy Chambers, Les Davidson, Snake Davis, Stephanie DeSykes, Rick Driscoll, Martin Drover, Lance Ellington, Malcolm Griffiths, Sonia Jones, Carol Kenyon, Stevie Lange, Julian Littman, Martin Loveday, Richard Marcangelo, Gary Martin, Tessa Niles, Kevin Powell, George Robertson, Alan Ross, Maggie Ryder, Jeff Seopardie, Steve Shone, Neil Sidwell, Miriam Stockley, Linda Taylor, John Thirkell, Pete Thoms, Phil Todd, Susie Webb, Chris White, Neal Wilkinson, Gavyn Wright (RIP: Dave Early, Carl Wayne)
    • Comments: Soundtrack from the great humour program Spitting Image. What a list of players appearing here!

       4 SESSIONS (FOR 4 ARTISTS):

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Dyango Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Amante gaviota - Dyango (1992)

    • Guests: Juan Cerro, Mitch Dalton, Nigel Jenkins, Andy Pask, Kevin Powell, Graham Preskett, Ralph Salmins, Gavyn Wright (RIP: Tito Duarte)
    • Technical: Mike Ross
    David Knopfler Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Release - David Knopfler (1983)

    • Members: David Knopfler + Arran Ahmun
    • Guests: John Illsley, Mark Knopfler + Betsy Cook, Mike Paice, Pino Palladino, Kevin Powell, Danny Schogger, Bobby Valentino
    • Comments: Recorded in May & June 1983.
    Other info on members of David Knopfler Band (I know up to 4 members)
    To be covered (4):Arran Ahmun, Geoff Dugmore, David Knopfler, Foss Paterson
    Sal Solo Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Heart & soul - Sal Solo (1985)

    • Guests: Rick Driscoll + Pandit Dinesh, Geoff Driscoll, Kevin Powell, Ian Ritchie, Robin Smith
    • Producer: Mel Simpson
    Other info on members of Sal Solo Band (I know up to 2 members)
    Not enough info (2):Phil Barker, Sal Solo
    Linda Thompson Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • One clear moment - Linda Thompson (1985)

    • Members: Linda Thompson
    • Guests: Betsy Cook, Jerry Donahue, Liam Genockey, Albert Lee, Steve Lipson, Kevin Powell, Gary Twigg
    • Producer: Hugh Murphy
    Other info on members of Linda Thompson Band (I know up to 2 members)
    To be covered (2):Linda Thompson, Teddy Thompson

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    From the always interesting Alex's Picks (by Alex Gitlin), we have:

    RELATED VIDEO LINKS: 1
    Disclaimer: I don´t own or upload any of the videos linked here. I just include links to live videos that are already available, in order to show the work of this musician. Anyway, if someone feels that some link shouldn't be included, please write me at the email address shown below. And if you know of more videos featuring Kevin Powell, please, also write me with the link.
    RELATED MUSICIANS:

    Kevin Powell mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    Rick Driscoll (4)
    Craig Armstrong (3)
    Gary Barnacle (3)
    Mark Brzezicki (3)
    Lindsay Elliott (3)
    Kenny Hyslop (3)
    Lorenza Johnson (3)
    Carol Kenyon (3)
    Mae McKenna (3)
    John Thirkell (3)

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