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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Rob Burns (bass)


BANDS:
BANDPERIODDETAILS
Green Goddess [1977]1 recording
Atomic Rooster [1977-?] 
Tommy (cast) [Feb 79-1979] 
Musicians Union Rock Workshop Unit [1979-1996] 
Cayenne [?-1981] 
Garth Hewitt Band [1980-?]1 recording
Morrissey-Mullen [1981] 
Nucleus [1981-1984] 
Zoot Money Band [?-1982] 
Eric Burdon Band [1982-1983]1 recording
Abbacadabra (cast)   
Eric Burdon Band (again) [1984-Jun 86] 
Roland Clinic Tour   
First Light   
Ready For Action   
The Backroom Boys [1992-1997] 
Graham & The Dolphins   
Ruthless Blues   
Barry Venn & The Dolphins   
The Barracudas   
SETI [2000-2001] 
Oxo Cubans [2007-?] 
John Egenes Band  4 recordings
Subject2change  2 recordings
The Verlaines  2 recordings

BIOGRAPHY:

Virtuoso bassist, Rob Burns has played with many great bands and soloists. He was born Robert George Henry Burns on February 24th, 1953 in Willesden, London, England.

Rob Burns while in Eric Burdon Band.
Copyright of the photo: Zoran Veselinovic (http://www.photozoran.com/)


Since September 1972, when he became a professional musician, Rob Burns toured and recorded with The Stylistics, Sam & Dave, Edwin Starr, Isaac Hayes and Oscar Toney Jr., but I haven´t further details.


GREEN GODDESS


In the winter of 1977, Vincent Crane, moved by the news of a national fire service strike , released under the monicker Green Goddess, a single called ´Fire Fighter´:

GREEN GODDESS #?
1977
êAtomic Rooster
Vincent Crane
keyboards
Eike Erzmoneit
drums
+ maybe others, unknown to me. Help!
Atomic Roosterê
Atomic Roosterê
Atomic Roosterê

After that, the band planned some tour, but then they changed their name to Atomic Rooster.

Other info on members of Green Goddess (I know up to 3 members)
To be covered (2): Vincent Crane, Eike Erzmoneit


ATOMIC ROOSTER


Vincent Crane renamed his project Green Goddess as Atomic Rooster for a tour:

ATOMIC ROOSTER #?
1977-?
êGreen Goddess
êGreen Goddess
êGreen Goddess
Vincent Crane
keyboards
Eike Erzmoneit
drums
+ maybe others, unknown to me. Help!

But the project was soon aborted due to Vincent´s health problems.

Other info on members of Atomic Rooster (I know up to 19 members)
To be covered (18): Ginger Baker, Steve Bolton, Vincent Crane, John DuCann, Barry Eardley, Eike Erzmoneit, Chris Farlowe, Pete French, John Goodsall, Nick Graham, Paul Hammond, Preston Heyman, Brian Juniper, John Mizarolli, Carl Palmer, Rick Parnell, Tony Super-Smooth, Bernie Torme


TOMMY (CAST)


In February 1979, Tommy was announced as a musical at the Queen´s Theatre in London. Pete Townshend chose Rob Burns for playing in the band:

TOMMY (CAST) #?
Feb 79-1979
Allan Love
vocals
Anna Nicholas
vocals
Kevin Williams
vocals
Sue Bond
vocals
Steve Devereaux
vocals
Bob Grant
vocals
Peter Straker
narrator
+
Simon Webb
musical director, keyboards
Jamie Moses
guitar
Kevin Leeman
keyboards
Jim Wilson
trumpet
Pat Crumly
sax
Mike Page
sax
Philip Walker
french horn
John Mitchell
percussion
Peter Woolf
drums

But the stage show managed just a three month run.

Other info on members of Tommy (cast) (I know up to 28 members)
Already covered (2): Graham Bell, Les Davidson
To be covered (10): Elkie Brooks, Roger Chapman, Merry Clayton, Pat Crumly, David Essex, Marsha Hunt, Jamie Moses, Viv Stanshall, Roy Wood, Peter Woolf


MUSICIANS UNION ROCK WORKSHOP UNIT


Rob Burns replaced Colin Hodgkinson in the team in 1979, and ran the band for 17 years. Other musicians in the band included Colin Dudman (keys), Adrian Tilbrook (drums), Ronnie Johnson (guitar), Geoff Dunn (drums), Tim Stone (guitar), Damon Butcher (keys), John Cook (keys), Ted McKenna (drums) and Tony Bourke (drums), but don´t know the exact lineups.

Rob Burns playing a clinic for Musicians´ Union Rock Workshop Unit


This was one of the longest time serving teams playing for the Musicians Union Rock Workshop Unit:

MUSICIANS UNION ROCK WORKSHOP UNIT #?
?
Mick Parker
keyboards
Richard Marcangelo
drums

Other info on members of Musicians Union Rock Workshop Unit (I know up to 23 members)
Already covered (3): Les Davidson, Chris Glen, Adrian Tilbrook
Old pages (2): Colin Hodgkinson, Allan Holdsworth
To be covered (15): Tom Blades, Damon Butcher, Paul Carmichael, Geoff Castle, John Cook, Colin Dudman, Geoff Dunn, Ronnie Johnson, Bill Le Sage, Richard Marcangelo, Richard Morcombe, Mick Parker, Tim Stone, Derek Wadsworth, Don Weller


CAYENNE


Rob Burns was the original bassist in Cayenne, a band formed by Robert Greenfield with many musicians from the band Gonzalez:

CAYENNE #?
?
Robert Greenfield
guitar
Ron Carthy
trumpet
Bud Beadle
sax
Steve Gregory
sax
Chris Fletcher
percussion
Glen LeFleur
drums

It´s almost impossible getting info about complete lineups of Cayenne, so any help with info would be very welcomed!

Other info on members of Cayenne (I know up to 31 members)
To be covered (30): Bud Beadle, Damon Butcher, Tim Cansfield, Steve Carter, Ron Carthy, John Chambers, Eddy Chin, Robin Clayton, Phil Crabbe, Raul D´Oliveira, Roy Davies, Steve Dawson, John Eldridge, Chris Fletcher, Marc Fox, Robert Greenfield, Steve Gregory, Gary Griffiths, Gary Hammond, Glen LeFleur, Jody Linscott, Tony Maronie, Alberta Negroni, Victoria Newton, Paul Nieman, Marc Parnell, Roberto Pla, Paul Redfern, Fayyaz Virji, Steve Waterman


GARTH HEWITT BAND


Rob Burns joined Garth Hewitt Band in 1980 in time for an Australian tour with some of the musicians that appeared in Under the influence (can someone tell me who they were, please?):

GARTH HEWITT BAND #?
1980-1982
Garth Hewitt
vocals
Tom Blades
guitar
Bob Haddrell
keyboards
Steve Bruce
drums

Rob also played in couple of British tours and more album tracks in 1982 (maybe for the Record of the weak album? I don´t know, as I don´t own the album). Tom Blades produced them.

Other info on members of Garth Hewitt Band (I know up to 9 members)
To be covered (6): Tom Blades, Dave Christopher, Dave Green, Bob Haddrell, Cliff Hall, Graeme Murray


MORRISSEY-MULLEN


Rob Burns with Morrissey-Mullen


Rob Burns played bass for Morrissey-Mullen in 1981, replacing Robin Clayton:

MORRISSEY-MULLEN #?
1981
Dick Morrissey
sax
Jim Mullen
guitar
Carol Kenyon
vocals
John Critchinson
keyboards
Neal Wilkinson
drums
Nucleusê

After a while, Rob left to join Nucleus (being replaced by Joe Hubbard).

Other info on members of Morrissey-Mullen (I know up to 30 members)
Already covered (2): Bruce Lynch, Jeff Seopardie
To be covered (27): Chris Ainsworth, Trevor Barry, Tony Beard, Johnny Burch, Damon Butcher, Clive Chaman, Robin Clayton, John Critchinson, Martin Drew, Chris Fletcher, Frank Gibson Jr, Claire Hamill, Joe Hubbard, Gary Husband, Pete Jacobsen, Carol Kenyon, Noel McCalla, John McKenzie, Brian Miller, John Mole, Dick Morrissey, Phil Mulford, Jim Mullen, Tessa Niles, Mark Smith,... up to 27 musicians.


NUCLEUS


Rob Burns joined Nucleus in late 1981. This was new lineup:

NUCLEUS #?
1981-1984
Ian Carr
trumpet, flugelhorn
Mark Wood
guitar
Phil Todd
sax
John Marshall
drums
+
Geoff Castle
keyboards, some gigs
Tim Whitehead
sax, some gigs
Gary Husband
drums, some gigs

They stayed together until early 1984, although there were a few deps: Geoff Castle came back for some gigs here in Spain, Tim Whitehead depped for Phil Todd, and Gary Husband depped for John Marshall.

Other info on members of Nucleus (I know up to 45 members)
Already covered (1): Harry Beckett
Old pages (3): Allan Holdsworth, Billy Kristian, Ray Russell
To be covered (40): Roy Babbington, Gordon Beck, Bob Bertles, Paul Carmichael, Ian Carr, Geoff Castle, Jeff Clyne, Tony Coe, Aureo De Souza, Chris Fletcher, Nic France, Jon Hiseman, Bernie Holland, Joe Hubbard, Gary Husband, Karl Jenkins, Dill Katz, Tony Levin, Dave MacRae, Davide Mantovani, John Marshall, Ron Matthewson, Chucho Merchan, Jim Mullen, Jocelyn Pitchen,... up to 40 musicians.


ZOOT MONEY BAND


This was the superb Zoot Money Band, probably circa 1981:

ZOOT MONEY BAND #?
?
Zoot Money
vocals, keyboards
Pat Crumly
sax
Paul Robinson
drums
Eric Burdon Bandê
Eric Burdon Bandê
Eric Burdon Bandê

Eric Burdon guested with them and invited Zoot, Crumly and Burns to do a European tour in 1982.

Other info on members of Zoot Money Band (I know up to 38 members)
Already covered (2): Les Davidson, Nick Newell
Old pages (2): Miller Anderson, Pat Donaldson
To be covered (33): Colin Allen, Jeff Allen, Johnny Almond, John Beecham, Sam Brown, Bernie Burns, Boz Burrell, Clive Burrows, Gary Bush, David Castle, Jeff Condon, Mike Cotton, Pat Crumly, Barry Dean, John Dean, Gary Foote, Peter Grant, Ronnie Johnson, Steve Laffy, Mornington Lockett, Lem Lubin, Paul MacCallum, Zoot Money, Micky Moody, Phil Mulford,... up to 33 musicians.


ERIC BURDON BAND


Eric Burdon called Zoot Money and part of his band to join him for a European tour in 1982:

ERIC BURDON BAND #?
1982-1983
Eric Burdon
vocals
Colin Pincott
guitar
Steve Grant
guitar
Zoot Money
keyboards, vocals
Terry Stannard
drums
The Animalsê
The Animalsê
The Animalsê

But this lineup was short-lived, as Burdon reunited The Animals in 1983 (taking with him Zoot Money and Steve Grant).


ABBACADABRA (CAST)


In December 1983, Cameron Mackintosh produced an English version of the French TV show Abbacadabra at the Lyric Hammersmith theatre in London, directed by Peter James. These were some of the players:

ABBACADABRA (CAST) #1
Dec 83-Jan 84
Elaine Paige
vocals
Finola Hughes
vocals
B A Robertson
vocals
Jena Russell
vocals
Michael Praed
vocals
Phil Daniels
vocals
Sylvester McCoy
vocals
Nigel Hartman
vocals
Richard Hagon
vocals
Dexter Fletcher
vocals
Claude Paul Henry
vocals
Stewart Avon Arnold
vocals
Linda-Mae Brewer
vocals
Geoff David
vocals
Jayne Leigh Collins
vocals
+
Simon Webb
director, keyboards
Trevor Yorke
keyboards
Bill Worrell
keyboards
Ken Poole
piccolo, flute, sax
Glyn Matthews
percussion
Richard Marcangelo
drums

The show closed doors in January 1984.

Both Elaine Paige and B A Robertson (dueting with Frida) released singles from the musical (produced by Mike Batt), but I wonder if Rob Burns appears in any of those recordings...

Other info on members of Abbacadabra (cast) (I know up to 23 members)
Already covered (1): Les Davidson
To be covered (3): Phil Daniels, Richard Marcangelo, B A Robertson


ERIC BURDON BAND (again)


Eric Burdon Band in March 1984. From left to right: Zoot Money, Mitch Harwood (hidden), Rob Burns, Eric Burdon, Brian Godding.
Copyright of the photo: Zoran Veselinovic (http://www.photozoran.com/)


Eric Burdon Band - Rob Burns and Brian Godding.
Copyright of the photo: Zoran Veselinovic (http://www.photozoran.com/)


At the start of 1984, Eric Burdon resumed his own Eric Burdon Band (The Animals were reunited in 1983, with Zoot Money). Brian Godding joined Eric for most of the year, thus reuniting with old mate Zoot:

ERIC BURDON BAND #?
1984
Eric Burdon
vocals
Zoot Money
keyboards
Pat Crumly
sax
Mitch Harwood
drums
+
Steve Grant
guitar, sometimes

This particular lineup included many songs that Eric had not previously performed (covers of Warren Zevon, Woody Guthrie or Bruce Springsteen´s ´Working life´, to name a few). They played good concerts in Spain. This lineup lasted about 3-4 months, when Zoot and Pat Crumly departed.

The Eric Burdon Band kept on as a trio for a while, playing in Germany and again in Spain:

ERIC BURDON BAND #?
1984
Eric Burdon
vocals
Mitch Harwood
drums

But Eric Burdon soon augmented the band again with Steve Grant (usually playing with Alan Price - he also played with The Animals in 1983):

ERIC BURDON BAND #?
1984
Eric Burdon
vocals
Steve Grant
keyboards, guitar
Mitch Harwood
drums

They made some recordings that remain unreleased, and toured Australia in the winter of 1984. After that, Brian Godding left the band.

This was the Eric Burdon Band that recorded the live album That´s live in March 1985, with Tom Blades replacing Brian Godding:

ERIC BURDON BAND #?
1985
Eric Burdon
vocals
Tom Blades
guitar, keyboards
Mitch Harwood
drums

Late in 1985, John Cook joins Eric Burdon Band:

ERIC BURDON BAND #?
1985
Eric Burdon
vocals
Tom Blades
guitar
John Cook
keyboards
Mitch Harwood
drums

And in June 1986, Rob Burns left the band when he became a clinician for Roland (being replaced by Steve Stroud).

Other info on members of Eric Burdon Band (I know up to 110 members)
Already covered (2): Brian Chatton, Brian Godding
Old pages (3): Derek Austin, Aynsley Dunbar, Mick Weaver
To be covered (104): Robert Ahwai, Brian Auger, Karma Auger, Ronnie Barron, Les Binks, Tom Blades, Tony Braunagel, Greg Brown, John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Eric Burdon, Aalon Butler, Carl Carlton, Mike Carr, Jackie Carter, Paul Christie, Steve Conte, John Cook, Chris Couchois, Pat Couchois, Mark Craney, Paul Crowder, Pat Crumly, Russ Cummings, Frank Diez, Dave Dover,... up to 104 musicians.


ROLAND CLINIC TOUR


From left to right: Tommy Eyre, Ted McKenna, Rob Burns and Tim Stone playing clinics for Roland instruments brand


This was a great lineup of musicians for a Roland Clinic Tour, probably around 1986:

ROLAND CLINIC TOUR #?
?
Tim Stone
guitar
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Ted McKenna
drums

At some time, Micky Moody replaced Tim Stone along the Roland Clinic Tour:

ROLAND CLINIC TOUR #?
?
Micky Moody
guitar
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Ted McKenna
drums

Another great lineup of musicians for a different Roland Clinic series of gigs at Earls Court Olympia around several days:

ROLAND CLINIC TOUR #?
?
Mark Wood
guitar
Nick Graham
keyboards
Mike Giles
drums

Drummer Danny Gottlieb sat with the band in some of the demonstrations.

Other info on members of Roland Clinic Tour (I know up to 8 members)
Already covered (1): Tommy Eyre
To be covered (6): Mike Giles, Nick Graham, Ted McKenna, Micky Moody, Tim Stone, Mark Wood


FIRST LIGHT


First Light was a band formed by guitar great Ronnie Johnson and drummer Geoff Dunn. Rob Burns played bass with the band in the 80s:

FIRST LIGHT #?
?
Ronnie Johnson
guitar
Roy Shipston
keyboards
Geoff Dunn
drums

Other info on members of First Light (I know up to 10 members)
To be covered (9): Earl Appleton, Geoff Dunn, Greg Harewood, Paul Honey, Ronnie Johnson, Phil Mulford, Rob Rawlinson, Roy Shipston, Paul Williams


READY FOR ACTION


Ready for Action was a soul review band, formed by:

READY FOR ACTION #
êThe Kick Horns
Steve Stapley
vocals
Tim Cansfield
guitar
Jim Preen
guitar
Keith Miller
keyboards
Roddy Lorimer
trumpet
êThe Kick Horns
Simon Clarke
sax
Richard Marcangelo
drums

Other info on members of Ready For Action (I know up to 8 members)
To be covered (5): Tim Cansfield, Simon Clarke, Roddy Lorimer, Richard Marcangelo, Keith Miller


THE BACKROOM BOYS


Rob Burns in The Backroom Boys


During 1992 to 1997, Rob Burns was a member of The Backroom Boys, a band formed by guitarists Jerry Donahue and Doug Morter. The drummer was Paul Burgess or Gerry Conway:

THE BACKROOM BOYS #?
?
Jerry Donahue
guitar
Doug Morter
guitar
Paul Burgess
drums
OR
Gerry Conway
drums

They also did a gig with James Burton guesting on guitar when James was presented with his Fender signature Telecaster.

Other info on members of The Backroom Boys (I know up to 12 members)
To be covered (11): Arran Ahmun, Paul Burgess, Matt Clifford, Gerry Conway, Julian Dawson, Jerry Donahue, Rick Kemp, Doug Morter, Foss Paterson, Alan Thomson, Pete Zorn


GRAHAM & THE DOLPHINS


Graham & The Dolphins was a pub band headed by Barry Venn with superb musicians:

GRAHAM & THE DOLPHINS #?
?
Barry Venn
vocals, guitar
Bob Weston
guitar
Robin Lumley
keyboards
John ´Willie´ Wilson
drums

But, after a while, Bob Weston left (to be replaced by Clem Clempson, probably around 1989).

New guitarist for Graham & The Dolphins was the great, veteran Clem Clempson, circa 1989, replacing Bob Weston:

GRAHAM & THE DOLPHINS #?
1989-?
Barry Venn
vocals, guitar
Clem Clempson
guitar
Robin Lumley
keyboards
John ´Willie´ Wilson
drums

When Robin Lumley left the band, they changed their name to Barry Venn & The Dolphins.

Other info on members of Graham & The Dolphins (I know up to 6 members)
Already covered (1): Bob Weston
Old pages (1): Clem Clempson
To be covered (3): Robin Lumley, Barry Venn, John ´Willie´ Wilson


RUTHLESS BLUES


Rob Burns played many gigs with Ruthless Blues when their official bassist, Andy Herbert couldn´t attend the concerts:

RUTHLESS BLUES #?
?
Steve Smith
vocals, harmonica
Tony Fernandez
drums

Other info on members of Ruthless Blues (I know up to 17 members)
Already covered (2): Denny Ball, John Knightsbridge
To be covered (13): Dave Blake, Chas Cronk, Steve Dixon, Tony Fernandez, Andy Herbert, Johnny Mars, Paul McCallum, Jim McCarty, Peter Rees, Steve Smith, Peter Stroud, Martyn Taylor, Jeremy Truelove


BARRY VENN & THE DOLPHINS


Barry Venn changed the band name, as it started to be his own band without a stable lineup, only friends and colleagues that played with him. Clem Clempson appeared several times with them. In September 1993, the lineup was:

BARRY VENN & THE DOLPHINS #?
Sep 93
Barry Venn
vocals, guitar
Clem Clempson
guitar
Tim Hinkley
keyboards
John ´Willie´ Wilson
drums
+ sometimes, some of:
Phil May
vocals
Neil Hubbard
guitar
Jay Stapley
guitar
Snowy White
guitar
Raf Ravenscroft
sax

They used to play lots of blues standards, as well as covers of songs by Fleetwood Mac and Cream.

Barry Venn continued under this name with some other famous musicians (such as Neil Hubbard). Other great guests and friends that used to play with the band were: Phil May (from Pretty Things), David Gilmour (from Pink Floyd fame), Tim Renwick, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Raf Ravenscroft, Tony O'Malley, just to name a few.

This was a different lineup for Barry Venn & The Dolphins in March 1994, now with the great Tony O´Malley on keyboards:

BARRY VENN & THE DOLPHINS #?
1994
Barry Venn
vocals, guitar
Clem Clempson
guitar
Tony O´Malley
keyboards
John ´Willie´ Wilson
drums

One of the great lineups for The Dolphins. From left to right: Top: David Gilmour, John ´Willie´ Wilson and Mick Ralphs. Seated: Robin Lumley, Barry Venn, Steve Simpson, Rob Burns


The Dolphins live at Battersea Arts Centre - same lineup as above


Another stellar lineup for Barry Venn & The Dolphins, circa 1994:

BARRY VENN & THE DOLPHINS #?
1994
Barry Venn
vocals, guitar
Steve Simpson
guitar
David Gilmour
guitar
Mick Ralphs
guitar
Robin Lumley
keyboards
John ´Willie´ Wilson
drums

Other info on members of Barry Venn & The Dolphins (I know up to 17 members)
Already covered (2): Dick Heckstall-Smith, Tim Renwick
Old pages (5): Clem Clempson, David Gilmour, Tim Hinkley, Raf Ravenscroft, Steve Simpson
To be covered (9): Neil Hubbard, Robin Lumley, Phil May, Tony O´Malley, Mick Ralphs, Jay Stapley, Barry Venn, Snowy White, John ´Willie´ Wilson


THE BARRACUDAS


The band Barry Venn & The Dolphins changed its name again, now to The Barracudas, although this time the ´boss´ was Clem. The band also included Clem's son, Joel, a great drummer. This was circa 1995:

THE BARRACUDAS #?
1995
Barry Venn
vocals, guitar
Clem Clempson
guitar
Ronnie Leahy
keyboards
Joel Clempson
drums

Barry Venn went to lead Barry Venn & False Pretences, whose album was produced by ... Clem Clempson and Jon Hiseman. Barry also acts as stage manager for Colosseum. A nice 'family'... :)
Other info on members of The Barracudas (I know up to 6 members)
Old pages (1): Clem Clempson
To be covered (4): Joel Clempson, Ronnie Leahy, Barry Venn, John ´Willie´ Wilson


SETI


SETI was a band formed by Robin Lumley around 2000, trying to blend rock and classical (Rod McGrath was a classical cellist):

SETI #?
2000-2001
Ian Wilson
guitar
Robin Lumley
keyboards
Rod McGrath
cello
Graeme Edge
drums

Rob Burns left the band in 2001 when he moved to New Zealand.

Other info on members of SETI (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (3): Graeme Edge, Robin Lumley, Ian Wilson


AND THEN...


Rob Burns


Rob also wrote articles for the ´Bassist´ magazine (later turned into ´Guitarist´ magazine).

Rob played bass on all four seasons of Not The Nine O'Clock News (including the albums and the live show, Not In Front of The Audience), Alas Smith and Jones, Blackadder series 3, the first episode of Mr. Bean and 2.4 Children, as well as 11 seasons of Red Dwarf.

There are more TV soundtracks, but I still need to elaborate that info...

Rob Burns while in Subject2Change


In 1981, Rob moved to New Zealand to start teaching music at the University of Otago, but he keeps very active in that musical scene, as we´re going to read.


OXO CUBANS


In January 2007, Rob Burns joined the band Oxo Cubans:

OXO CUBANS #?
Jan 07
Craig Reeves
vocals
Doug Wright
keyboards
Marcel Rodeka
drums

The core of the band is Reeves / Wright / Rodeka, and they are backed by other musicians, depending on their availability.



JOHN EGENES BAND


Rob Burns also plays live backing country artist John Egenes:

JOHN EGENES BAND #?
?
John Egenes
guitar, mandolin
+ others unknown to me. Help!



SUBJECT2CHANGE


Subject2Change. From left to right: David Harrison, Rob Burns, Paul McLennan-Kissel, Trevor Coleman, Nick Cornish, Dan Bendrups


Subject2Change: David Harrison, Rob Burns, Paul McLennan-Kissel, Trevor Coleman. Out of the photo: Nick Cornish, Dan Bendrups


Subject2change is a fusion band from Dunedin, New Zealand:

SUBJECT2CHANGE #?
?
David Harrison
guitar
Trevor Coleman
keyboards, trumpet
Nick Cornish
sax
Dan Bendrups
trombone
Paul McLennan-Kissel
drums

This is the current lineup for Subject2change:

SUBJECT2CHANGE #?
?
David Harrison
guitar
Trevor Coleman
keyboards, trumpet
Nick Cornish
sax
Dan Bendrups
trombone
Robbie Craigie
drums



THE VERLAINES


The Verlaines is a band from Dunedin, New Zealand, led by Graeme Downes. Rob Burns sometimes plays with them:

THE VERLAINES #?
?
Graeme Downes
vocals, guitar
Tom Healy
guitar
Stephen Small
keyboards
Darren Stedman
drums


UNRELEASED PROJECTS:

  • Rob Burns auditioned for Paice Ashton & Lord , but they finally chose Paul Martinez. However, they made a film about how the band was formed and Rob Burns got the call to play on some of it.


  • Rob Burns recorded some track for Donna Summer at a studio in Germany in 1973, but don´t know if this has been finally released.



  • DISCOGRAPHY: (23 albums known to me - Status: Quite advanced)

    ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (12 credits)
    • Fire fighter / Crazy bout my baby (SINGLE) - Green Goddess (1977)

      • Members: Rob Burns, Eike Erzmoneit (RIP: Vincent Crane)
    • Under the influence - Garth Hewitt (1981)

      • Members: Tom Blades, Rob Burns, Bob Haddrell
      • Guests: Bryn Haworth, Luis Jardim, Jan Pulsford, Pete Willsher (RIP: Ron Aspery, Vicki Brown)
    • That´s live - Eric Burdon & Band (1985) (LIVE)

      • Members: Eric Burdon + Tom Blades, Rob Burns, Mitch Harwood
    • Neck of the wood - Jerry Donahue (1992)

      • Members: Jerry Donahue + Rob Burns
      • Guests: John Jorgenson + Martin Allcock, Paul Burgess, Gerry Conway, Julian Dawson, Pat Donaldson, Steve Duncan, Jim Goodall, Stu Hamm, Garth Hudson, Robin Lumley, Dave Mattacks, Dave Peacock, Dave Pegg, Alan Thomson
      • Producer: Hugh Murphy
      • Technical: Jerry Boys, Simon Heyworth
    • Crucifixion - John Egenes (February 2006)

    • Fretbuzz - John Egenes (February 2007)

    • #1 - Subject2change (2008) (LIVE)

    • Corporate moronic - The Verlaines (2009)

    • Up for air - John Egenes (February 2009)

    • Soundtracks and inventions - Subject2change (2011)

    • The Stone soup sessions - John Egenes (May 2011)

    • Untimely meditations - The Verlaines (March 2012)

    COMPILATIONS AS A BAND MEMBER (1 credit)
    • Close your eyes - a collection 1965-1986 - Vincent Crane (2008)

      • Members: Arthur Brown, Rob Burns, Ray Dorset, Eike Erzmoneit, Kevin Rowland (RIP: Vincent Crane)
      • Guests: Peter Green (RIP: Rory Gallagher)
      • Comments: 2CD compilation covering many of the bands where Vincent Crane played: Vincent Crane Big Sound, The World Engine, Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Katmandu, Dexys Midnight Runners, Green Goddess, collaborations with Rory Gallagher, and mostly, his own creation Atomic Rooster. It includes demos and live recordings.
    COLLECTIVE ALBUMS (3 credits)
    • Bass-Talk! - VVAA (1989)

      • Guests: Thomas Bauer, Rob Burns, Kim Clarke, Laurence Cottle, Torsten De Winkel, Bruce Ditmas, Kai Eckhardt, Mo Foster, Wolfgang Haffner, Colin Hodgkinson, Wolfgang Schmid, Ian Thomas
      • Producer: Peter Cox
      • Technical: John Timperley
      • Comments: Bassists' paradise! Twelve bassists playing here in tracks recorded from 1985 to 1989. With Mo Foster (his track is ´Waves´), Kai Eckhardt & Torsten De Winkel (Kai was lately with Trilok Gurtu and The Glympse), Laurence Cottle (the track ´Browns´ backed by Ian Thomas), Frank Itt, Wolfhound´s Kick, Hattler/Kraus, Kim Clarke, Benjamin Hûllenkremer, Berliner Bass Ballett, Hellmut Hattler, Norbert Dömling and Rob Burns (track ´Gavotte in D´ - only in the CD edition). Colin Hodgkinson´s track, ´Southpaw rag´ (unfortunately, it's very short, only 1:28) is from 1986.
    • The Last temptation of Elvis - VVAA (1990)

      • Guests: Rob Burns, Mickey Gallagher, Bob Glaub, Daryl Hall, Paul Harris, Lemmy, Richard Marcangelo, Paul McCartney, Ian McLagan, John Oates, Robert Plant, John Sambataro, Steve Shone, Bruce Springsteen, Tim Stone, Tanita Tikaram, Chris Whitten, Pete Willsher (RIP: Mick Green, Jeff Healey, Keith Miller, Jeff Porcaro, Elvis Presley, Viv Stanshall)
      • Producer: Rod Argent, Peter Murray, Chuck Plotkin, Peter Van Hooke
      • Technical: Larry Alexander, Mark Bruce, Ted Bunting, Bob Clearmountain, Roger King, Damian Korner, Toby Scott (RIP: Bernard Edwards)
      • Comments: 2LP featuring versions of songs associated to Elvis Presley, by great artists, such as Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Tanita Tikaram, Jeff Healey, Viv Stanshall (track produced by Rob Burns and Keith Miller who also played bass and keyboards, plus Tim Stone on guitar and Francis Seriau on drums), and many others.
    • Stroke songs for Chris Knox - VVAA (November 2009)

      • Guests: Rob Burns, Robert Scott (RIP: Bill Doss)
      • Comments: 2CD benefit album for musician Chris Knox, who suffered a stroke (thus the album title). It features tracks by many artists, including The Verlaines (with Rob Burns on bass).
    SESSIONS (6 credits)
    • Debut - Strange Fruit (1980)

      • Members: Geoff Castle, Billy Kristian, Richard Morcombe, Roger Sellers, Brian Smith, Ted Speight
      • Guests: Rob Burns, Chris Fletcher, Robbie McIntosh, Tim Whitehead
    • The Doomsday clock - House Of Satire (1997)

      • Guests: Mick Abrahams, Rod Argent, Clive Bunker, Rob Burns, Graeme Edge, Tracy Graham, Robin Lumley, Mick Parker, Nick Payn, Jim Rodford
    • Back from Palookaville - Arthur Louis (1998)

      • Members: Les Davidson, Noel McCalla, John McKenzie, Nick Payn
      • Guests: Michael Bailey, Richard Bailey, Rob Burns, Simon Clarke, Winston Delandro, Andy Hamilton, Sonia Jones, Roddy Lorimer, Robin Lumley, Richard Marcangelo, Tim Sanders, Steve Simpson (RIP: Keith Miller, Don Myrick)
    • Black cat - Arthur Louis (2009)

      • Members: Blair Cunningham, Les Davidson, Noel McCalla, John McKenzie, Nick Payn
      • Guests: Michael Bailey, Richard Bailey, Rob Burns, Simon Clarke, Winston Delandro, Andy Hamilton, Randy Hope-Taylor, Sonia Jones, Roddy Lorimer, Robin Lumley, Tim Sanders, Steve Simpson (RIP: Keith Miller, Don Myrick)
    • Blackadder OST - Howard Goodall ( - )

      • Guests: Tom Blades, Rob Burns, Richard Marcangelo, Gavin Povey, Mark Stephens
      • Comments: These are the musicians that appeared in the music by fantastic, funny TV series Blackadder. Don´t know if this was ever released.
    • Red Dwarf OST - Howard Goodall ( - )

      • Guests: Tom Blades, Rob Burns, Richard Edwards, Richard Marcangelo, Mark Stephens
      • Comments: This is the soundtrack for TV series Red dwarf, but I don´t know if this was ever released.
    COMPILATIONS (SESSIONS) (1 credit)
    • The Best of David Wilcox - David Wilcox (1985)

      • Members: David Wilcox
      • Guests: Rob Burns, Dave Flett, Mitch Harwood, Tim Stone (RIP: Keith Miller)
      • Comments: Compilation with some unreleased track.

    RELATED WEBSITE LINKS: 23


    Official site(s) - tell them you saw the link here:

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

    From the superb site Knights in Blue Denim: The British Blues Scene '68 - '70 (by Christer Fridhammar & Vanja), we have:

    From the great site DME (by Dmitry M. Epstein), we have fantastic interviews:

    Wikipedia doesn´t want to include links to this website, but I won´t do the same with them. So, from the great Wikipedia, we have:

    Assorted links:

    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 Rob Burns, please, also write me with the link.
    • Subject2Change - Subject2Change #3
    • Subject2Change live in December 2007. (Resolution: 480)
      Featuring: Dan Bendrups, Rob Burns, Trevor Coleman, Nick Cornish, David Harrison, Paul McLennan-Kissel.


    THANKS:

    Very Special Thanks to:
  • Rob Burns: for his kindness and patience at giving me lots of info (2014).

  • Special Thanks to:
  • Holden Knight: for all his info on Barry Venn (2000).
  • Mike Tolan: my friend and a great expert in Eric Burdon, who gave me lots of info and support (2002).
  • Sean Kelly: for his info on Barry Venn and fantastic gifts (1999).
  • Zoran Veselinovic: for his kind permission at using his superb photos. Check out lots more at http://www.photozoran.com/ (2014).

  • RELATED MUSICIANS:

    Rob Burns mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    John Egenes (6)
    Dan Bendrups (4)
    Tom Blades (4)
    Gunther Flutney (4)
    Robin Lumley (4)
    Richard Marcangelo (4)
    Keith Miller (4)
    Trevor Coleman (3)
    John Dodd (3)
    Graeme Downes (3)

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