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Friday, 31 October 2014

Raphael Ravenscroft (sax)

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY:

Great sax player, Raphael Ravenscroft (sometimes credited as Raf Ravenscroft) entered into music history for playing the famous sax riff on Gerry Rafferty's ´Baker street´ song.

While a very prolific studio musician (he told me he had played in more than 700 recordings!), it has been hard for me tracing his live bands. So, as I know I'm missing lots of things, any help would be very welcomed!!

He was born in June 4th, 1954.


FAIR WARNING


Fair Warning was a band formed by Sally Oldfield, featuring some members of Legover and others. Can someone give me info about them, please?

FAIR WARNING #?
?
Sally Oldfield
vocals
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Fair Warning (I know up to 7 members)
To be covered (2): Sally Oldfield, Lindsay Scott
Not enough info (4): Steve Brooks, John Cullerton, David Ulm, Brian Wren


SALLY OLDFIELD BAND


Around 1974, this was part of the band backing Sally Oldfield, but don´t know other info:

SALLY OLDFIELD BAND #?
?-1974
Sally Oldfield
vocals
Lindsay Scott
sax
David Ulm
percussion
+ maybe others, unknown to me. Help!
Legoverê
Legoverê
Legoverê

Ravenscroft, Scott and Ulm left Sally Oldfield to form the band Legover in 1974.

Other info on members of Sally Oldfield Band (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (2): Sally Oldfield, Lindsay Scott
Not enough info (1): David Ulm


LEGOVER


Legover was a band formed in 1974 in Royston, Hertfordshire, basically as a vehicle for the songs of Sean Byrne, formerly of Public Foot the Roman.

The nucleus was four people, Byrne, Raf Ravenscroft, David Ulm and Lindsay Scott (the latter three were backing Sally Oldfield at that time):

LEGOVER #?
1974-?
êSally Oldfield Band
êSally Oldfield Band
êSally Oldfield Band
Sean Byrne
guitar
Lindsay Scott
sax
David Ulm
percussion

They liked Byrne’s songs and ended up leaving Oldfield to try and work up his material with the aim of getting a contract.

They recruited a bunch of friends, such as Dave Rose and Theodore Thunder from Leo Sayer Band, from jam and studio sessions around London and recorded on a piecemeal basis, using a variety of studios during the course of 1975.

Unfortunately the album, Wait till nightmare, wasn’t released until three years later, when punk ruled, and it sold dismally.

The band probably folded in 1975, when Lindsay Scott moved to Holland.

Other info on members of Legover (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (1): Lindsay Scott
Not enough info (2): Sean Byrne, David Ulm


GERRY RAFFERTY BAND


This was the great live band that backed Gerry Rafferty on his 1978 tour:

GERRY RAFFERTY BAND #?
1978
Gerry Rafferty
vocals
Roger Brown
guitar
Gary Taylor
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Liam Genockey
drums


ROGER CHAPMAN & THE SHORTLIST


Roger Chapman was assembling a live band for promoting his brand new album Chappo. This was the superb live band, from February 1979 to March 1979, under the name Roger Chapman's Shortlist:

ROGER CHAPMAN & THE SHORTLIST #1
Feb 79-Mar 79
Roger Chapman
vocals
Clem Clempson
guitar
Tim Hinkley
keyboards
Jerome Rimson
bass
Stretch
drums
Helen Hardy
backing vocals
Kathi O´Donoghue
backing vocals

A killer lineup for a great artist!

More than 30 years later, a live album appeared, The loft tapes volume 1.

During March 1979, the lineup is augmented by Roger´s mate, the wonderful Bobby Tench:

ROGER CHAPMAN & THE SHORTLIST #2
Mar 79
Roger Chapman
vocals
Clem Clempson
guitar
Bobby Tench
guitar, vocals
Tim Hinkley
keyboards
Jerome Rimson
bass
Stretch
drums
Helen Hardy
backing vocals
Kathi O´Donoghue
backing vocals

Other info on members of Roger Chapman & The Shortlist (I know up to 46 members)
Already covered (4): Helen Hardy, Chris Parren, Stretch, Geoff Whitehorn
Old pages (12): Miller Anderson, Clem Clempson, Alan Coulter, Jim Cregan, Ian Gibbons, Tim Hinkley, Brian Johnston, Nick Pentelow, Steve Simpson, Henry Spinetti, Tony Stevens, Mick Weaver
To be covered (29): Vic Asquith, Gina Brown, Boz Burrell, Roger Chapman, Mick Clewes, Mel Collins, Dave ´Bucket´ Colwell, Pat Crumly, Geoff Dunn, Dieter Falk, Mark Feltham, Rosko Gee, Anthony Glynne, Andy Hamilton, Paul Hirsh, Sam Kelly, Duncan Kinnell, John Lingwood, Micky Moody, Kathi O´Donoghue, Poli Palmer, Dachael Rae, Jerome Rimson, Debbie Sharp, Peter Stroud,... up to 29 musicians.


GERRY RAFFERTY BAND (again)


And this was the live band that backed Gerry Rafferty around 1980:

GERRY RAFFERTY BAND #?
Gerry Rafferty
vocals
Richard Brunton
guitar
Mo Foster
bass
Ian Lynn
keyboards
Liam Genockey
drums

Other info on members of Gerry Rafferty Band (I know up to 15 members)
Already covered (2): Tommy Eyre, Gerry Rafferty
Old pages (1): Richard Brunton
To be covered (11): Arran Ahmun, Jeff Bannister, Roger Brown, Liane Carroll, Kenny Craddock, Mo Foster, Liam Genockey, Julian Littman, Ian Lynn, Lindsay Scott, Gary Taylor


BRAND X


For a short while, from June to August 1982, Brand X expanded their lineup, probably for touring:

BRAND X #5
Jun 82-Aug 82
John Goodsall
guitar
Percy Jones
bass
John Giblin
bass
Robin Lumley
keyboards
Peter Robinson
keyboards
Phil Collins
drums
Steven Short
drums

Other info on members of Brand X (I know up to 20 members)
Already covered (2): Morris Pert, Jeff Seopardie
To be covered (17): Joe Blocker, Chuck Burgi, Mike Clarke, Phil Collins, Kenwood Dennard, John Giblin, John Goodsall, Preston Heyman, John Holmes, Percy Jones, Frank Katz, Robin Lumley, Mike Miller, Peter Robinson, Steven Short, Kris Sjobring, Mick Stevens


DAVID GILMOUR BAND


When Pink Floyd parted ways for the first time, and after having released his second solo album, About face, David Gilmour assembled a superb live band for touring:

DAVID GILMOUR BAND #?
Mar 84-?
David Gilmour
guitar, vocals
Mick Ralphs
guitar
Mickey Feat
bass
Gregg Dechert
keyboards
Jody Linscott
percussion
Chris Slade
drums

They started the tour on March 1984. Jody Liscott broke her arm on July 1984, and she was replaced for a few gigs by Sid Evans (or was Sue Addams or Sue Evans?).
Other info on members of David Gilmour Band (I know up to 37 members)
Already covered (1): Tim Renwick
Old pages (7): Jon Carin, David Gilmour, Michael Kamen, Durga McBroom, Dick Parry, Gary Wallis, Rick Wright
To be covered (23): Dave Bishop, Stuart Brooks, Sam Brown, Margo Buchanan, John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Gregg Dechert, Steve DiStanislao, Mickey Feat, Nic France, Julie Harrington, Ian Harrison, Andy Jackson, Jody Linscott, Phil Manzanera, Chucho Merchan, Billy Nicholls, Mark Nightingale, Pino Palladino, Simon Phillips, Guy Pratt, Mick Ralphs, Chris Slade, Phil Taylor
Not enough info (5): Chris Burns, Clint Driftwood, Dick Hayes, Barry Knight, Simon Park


WILLIE & THE POORBOYS


Willie & The PoorBoys was a parallel band formed by Rolling Stones then-member, Bill Wyman. Thought as an all-star band, Bill called many of his friends to play with him, both on albums and concerts. In March 1985, it was filmed a video, with a slightly different lineup from the album:

WILLIE & THE POORBOYS #?
1985
Bill Wyman
vocals, bass
Ron Wood
guitar
Andy Fairweather Low
guitar, vocals
Mickey Gee
guitar
Geraint Watkins
keyboards, vocals
Mel Collins
sax
Terry Taylor
percussion
Kenny Jones
percussion, drums
Henry Spinetti
percussion
Charlie Watts
drums
+
Chris Rea
guest on vocals
Ringo Starr
guest
John Entwistle
guest
Chris Jagger
guest

Other info on members of Willie & The PoorBoys (I know up to 22 members)
Already covered (1): Mickey Gee
Old pages (3): Gary Brooker, Nick Pentelow, Henry Spinetti
To be covered (15): Graham Broad, Mel Collins, Andy Fairweather Low, Jimmy Henderson, Kenny Jones, Wayne Lee, Olle Niklasson, Slim Jim Phantom, Jerry Portnoy, Maggie Ryder, Terry Taylor, Geraint Watkins, Charlie Watts, Ron Wood, Bill Wyman
Not enough info (2): Annica, Maria


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

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.

Other info on members of Barry Venn & The Dolphins (I know up to 17 members)
Already covered (3): Rob Burns, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Tim Renwick
Old pages (4): Clem Clempson, David Gilmour, Tim Hinkley, 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


BOBBY TENCH BAND


For some time, Raf Ravenscroft was guesting with Bobby Tench Band (they had played together long ago with Roger Chapman):

BOBBY TENCH BAND #?
?
Bobby Tench
vocals, guitar
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Bobby Tench Band (I know up to 13 members)
Old pages (2): Tim Hinkley, Steve Simpson
To be covered (9): Brian Coulter, Kuma Harada, Gary Husband, Vic Martin, Darrin Mooney, Charlie Morgan, Peter Rees, Bobby Tench, Darby Todd
Not enough info (1): Papa George


RAF´S SOLO ALBUM


Her father didn't like me, anyway was his first solo album. Being a famous sessionman, it was clear that his solo album were to contain many of his companions. The list is amazingly long:

Raf Ravenscroft (sax, flute)
+
Dennis O'Brien (vocals)
Maggie Ryder (vocals, years later in Brian May Band with Neil Murray and Cozy Powell)
Charles Boromeo (vocals)
Paul Da Vinci (vocals)
Richard Brunton (guitar, from Gerry Rafferty Band)
Brian Holloway (guitar)
Nigel Jenkins (guitar, from Gerry Rafferty Band)
Julian Littman (guitar)
Steve Waller (guitar)
Kuma Harada (bass)
Gary Taylor (bass)
Steve York (bass)
Pete Zorn (bass, flute)
Tommy Eyre (keyboards)
Pete Solley (keyboards)
Betsy Cook (keyboards, vocals)
Jeff Bannister (keyboards, from Alan Bown Set)
Vic Ash (sax)
Keith Bird (sax)
Manny Winter (sax)
Kenny Baker (trumpet)
Eddie Blair (trumpet)
Derek Healey (trumpet)
John Huckridge (trumpet)
Derek Watkins (trumpet)
John Wilbraham (trumpet)
Don Lusher (trombone)
Ken Goldie (trombone)
Wally Smith (trombone)
Jim Brown (horns)
John Pignegny (horns)
Bill Skeat (horns)
Albert Wing (horns)
Liam Genockey (drums, from Zzebra and Gerry Rafferty Band)
Stretch (drums)
Geoff Britton (drums, ex-Wings and Rough Diamond, among many others)
Preston Heyman (drums, from Brand X)
Frank Ricotti (percussion)
David Ulm (percussion, from Legover)

Raphael Ravenscroft also released some singles:
´Maxine / Just the two of us´ (1980, Solid) (reissued in 1985)
´Lifeline / Maxine´ (1981, Nems)

Apart from albums, Raf has written several books about sax playing, such as The complete saxophone player in 1990.

Sadly, Raphael Ravenscroft passed away on October 19, 2014.

   10 BANDS (WITH 9 SELECTED RECORDINGS):

BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
Brand X  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Is there anything about? - Brand X (1982)

    • Members: Phil Collins, John Giblin, John Goodsall, Percy Jones, Robin Lumley, Peter Robinson, Steven Short (RIP: Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Comments: A superb band, with fantastic musicians. This was an album including tracks not appearing in previous albums.
    Other info on members of Brand X (I know up to 20 members)
    Already covered (2):Morris Pert, Jeff Seopardie
    To be covered (17):Joe Blocker, Chuck Burgi, Mike Clarke, Phil Collins, Kenwood Dennard, John Giblin, John Goodsall, Preston Heyman, John Holmes, Percy Jones, Frank Katz, Robin Lumley, Mike Miller, Peter Robinson, Steven Short, Kris Sjobring, Mick Stevens
    Roger Chapman & The Shortlist  1 RECORDINGS:
  • The Loft tapes volume 1 - Roger Chapman & The Shortlist (2005) (LIVE)

    • Members: Roger Chapman + Clem Clempson, Helen Hardy, Tim Hinkley, Kathi O´Donoghue, Jerome Rimson, Stretch (RIP: Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Comments: Recorded in Chapman´s first solo tour, at Manchester University in March 1979.
    Other info on members of Roger Chapman & The Shortlist (I know up to 46 members)
    Already covered (4):Helen Hardy, Chris Parren, Stretch, Geoff Whitehorn
    Old pages (12):Miller Anderson, Clem Clempson, Alan Coulter, Jim Cregan, Ian Gibbons, Tim Hinkley, Brian Johnston, Nick Pentelow, Steve Simpson, Henry Spinetti, Tony Stevens, Mick Weaver
    To be covered (29):Vic Asquith, Gina Brown, Boz Burrell, Roger Chapman, Mick Clewes, Mel Collins, Dave ´Bucket´ Colwell, Pat Crumly, Geoff Dunn, Dieter Falk, Mark Feltham, Rosko Gee, Anthony Glynne, Andy Hamilton, Paul Hirsh, Sam Kelly, Duncan Kinnell, John Lingwood, Micky Moody, Kathi O´Donoghue, Poli Palmer, Dachael Rae, Jerome Rimson, Debbie Sharp, Peter Stroud,... up to 29 musicians.
    Fair Warning   
    Other info on members of Fair Warning (I know up to 7 members)
    To be covered (2):Sally Oldfield, Lindsay Scott
    Not enough info (4):Steve Brooks, John Cullerton, David Ulm, Brian Wren
    David Gilmour Band   
    Other info on members of David Gilmour Band (I know up to 37 members)
    Already covered (1):Tim Renwick
    Old pages (7):Jon Carin, David Gilmour, Michael Kamen, Durga McBroom, Dick Parry, Gary Wallis, Rick Wright
    To be covered (23):Dave Bishop, Stuart Brooks, Sam Brown, Margo Buchanan, John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Gregg Dechert, Steve DiStanislao, Mickey Feat, Nic France, Julie Harrington, Ian Harrison, Andy Jackson, Jody Linscott, Phil Manzanera, Chucho Merchan, Billy Nicholls, Mark Nightingale, Pino Palladino, Simon Phillips, Guy Pratt, Mick Ralphs, Chris Slade, Phil Taylor
    Not enough info (5):Chris Burns, Clint Driftwood, Dick Hayes, Barry Knight, Simon Park
    Legover  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Wait til night time - Legover (1978)

    • Members: Lindsay Scott (RIP: Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Guests: Derek Austin, Phil Chen, Mickey Feat, Wilf Gibson, Delisle Harper, Glen LeFleur, Mike Paice, Dave Rose, Theodore Thunder
    • Producer: Rupert Hine
    • Comments: The album was recorded in 1975, but it was finally released in 1978.
    Other info on members of Legover (I know up to 4 members)
    To be covered (1):Lindsay Scott
    Not enough info (2):Sean Byrne, David Ulm
    Sally Oldfield Band   
    Other info on members of Sally Oldfield Band (I know up to 4 members)
    To be covered (2):Sally Oldfield, Lindsay Scott
    Not enough info (1):David Ulm
    Gerry Rafferty Band  3 RECORDINGS:
  • City to city - Gerry Rafferty (1979)

    • Members: Roger Brown, Gary Taylor (RIP: Gerry Rafferty + Tommy Eyre, Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Guests: Rab Noakes + Hugh Burns, B J Cole, Barbara Dickson, Jerry Donahue, Andy Fairweather Low, Melanie Harrold, Nigel Jenkins, Paul Jones, Glen LeFleur, John McBurnie, Micky Moody, Graham Preskett, Henry Spinetti (RIP: Vivienne McAuliffe)
    • Producer: Hugh Murphy
    • Comments: City to city is a superb album, and it contains Gerry's most famous song, ´Baker Street´. A fantastic list of musicians (as always). Micky Moody (guitar), Hugh Burns (guitar), Andy Fairweather-Low (guitar), Jerry Donahue (guitar), Nigel Jenkins (guitar), B.J. Cole (steel guitar, credited as Brian Cole), Gary Taylor (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards, he plays in all the tracks), Raphael Ravenscroft (sax, superb playing!!!), Paul Jones (harmonica), Graham Preskett (violin), Henry Spinetti (drums), Glen LeFleur (drums). And on backing vocals: Barbara Dickson, Rab Noakes and Joanna Carlin.
  • Night owl - Gerry Rafferty (1979)

    • Members: Richard Brunton, Mo Foster, Liam Genockey, Gary Taylor (RIP: Gerry Rafferty + Tommy Eyre, Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Guests: Hugh Burns, Betsy Cook, Barbara Dickson, Richard Harvey, John Kirkpatrick, Graham Preskett, Frank Ricotti, Linda Thompson, Richard Thompson, Pete Wingfield, Gavyn Wright
    • Producer: Hugh Murphy
    • Technical: Barry Hammond
    • Comments: Night owl also includes great contributions: Hugh Burns (guitar), Richard Brunton (guitar), Richard Thompson (guitar), Gary Taylor (bass), Mo Foster (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Pete Wingfield (keyboards), Richard Harvey (keyboards, recorder, from Gryphon), Graham Preskett (keyboards, violin), Raphael Ravenscroft (sax), Liam Genockey (drums), Frank Ricotti (percussion), Barbara Dickson (backing vocals), Linda Thompson (backing vocals).
  • Snakes and ladders - Gerry Rafferty (1980)

    • Members: Richard Brunton, Mo Foster, Liam Genockey, Ian Lynn (RIP: Gerry Rafferty + Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Guests: Mel Collins, Betsy Cook, Jerry Donahue, Richard Harvey, Bryn Haworth, Billy Livsey, Will Malone, Chris Mercer, Frank Ricotti, Pete Wingfield, Gavyn Wright, Pete Zorn
    • Producer: Hugh Murphy
    • Technical: Barry Hammond, Steve Lipson
    • Comments: Snakes and ladders was recorded with: Bryn Haworth (slide guitar), Jerry Donahue (guitar), Richard Brunton (guitar), Mo Foster (bass), Pete Zorn (bass), Ian Lynn (keyboards), Billy Livsey (keyboards), Pete Wingfield (keyboards), Raf Ravenscroft (sax), Chris Mercer (horns), Liam Genockey (drums), Richard Harvey (recorders), Frank Ricotti (percussion), Betsy Cook (backing vocals).
    2 COMPILATIONS:
  • Right down the line: the best of Gerry Rafferty - Gerry Rafferty (1989)

    • Members: Arran Ahmun, Richard Brunton, Mo Foster, Liam Genockey, Ian Lynn, Gary Taylor (RIP: Gerry Rafferty + Kenny Craddock, Tommy Eyre, Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Guests: Hugh Burns, Alan Clark, B J Cole, Mel Collins, Betsy Cook, Barbara Dickson, Jerry Donahue, Melanie Harrold, Richard Harvey, Nigel Jenkins, John Kirkpatrick, Glen LeFleur, Billy Livsey, Ian Maidman, Will Malone, Graham Preskett, Frank Ricotti, Ric Sanders, Henry Spinetti, Linda Thompson, Richard Thompson, Geraint Watkins, Pete Wingfield (RIP: Morris Pert)
    • Producer: Hugh Murphy, Christopher Neil
    • Comments: Right down the line (the best of Gerry Rafferty) is another compilation. Featuring new remixes in three songs (one of them being the famous ´Baker Street´). Some great musicians featured in the album are Hugh Burns (guitar), Nigel Jenkins (guitar), B.J. Cole (pedal steel guitar), Richard Brunton (guitar), Jerry Donahue (guitar), Richard Thompson (guitar), Gary Taylor (bass), Mo Foster (bass), Ian Maidman (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Pete Wingfield (keyboards), Billy Livsey (keyboards), Kenny Craddock (keyboards), Alan Clark (keyboards), Ian Lynn (keyboards), Raf Ravenscroft (sax), Mel Collins (sax), Henry Spinetti (drums), Liam Genockey (drums), Arran Ahmun (drums), Glen LeFleur (percussion), Frank Ricotti (percussion), Morris Pert (percussion). Graham Preskett (arrangements, keyboards, fiddle), Davy Spillane (uilean pipes), Ric Sanders (violin), Geraint Watkins (accordion), John Kirkpatrick (accordion), Richard Harvey (recorders), Barbara Dickson (vocals), Joanna Carlin (vocals), Betsy Cook (vocals), Linda Thompson (vocals), Christopher Neil (vocals).
  • Clowns to the left, jokers to the right (1970-1982) - Gerry Rafferty ( - )

    • Members: Richard Brunton, Mo Foster, Liam Genockey, Gary Taylor (RIP: Gerry Rafferty + Tommy Eyre, Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Guests: Hugh Burns, B J Cole, Nigel Jenkins, Glen LeFleur, Billy Livsey, Alan Parker, Graham Preskett, Frank Ricotti, Henry Spinetti, Pete Wingfield (RIP: Morris Pert)
    • Comments: Clowns to the left, jokers to the right (1970-1982) is a compilation with 21 tracks, comprising songs from The Humblebums, Stealers Wheel and from Gerry Rafferty solo career. Some great musicians featured in the album are Joe Egan (vocals), Rab Noakes (vocals, guitar), Hugh Burns (guitar), Roger Brown (guitar), Alan Parker (guitar), Rod King (steel guitar), Nigel Jenkins (guitar), B.J. Cole (pedal steel guitar), Richard Brunton (guitar), Jerry Donahue (guitar), Gary Taylor (bass), Mo Foster (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Pete Wingfield (keyboards), Ian Lynn (keyboards), Billy Livsey (keyboards), Raf Ravenscroft (sax), Henry Spinetti (drums), Liam Genockey (drums), Glen LeFleur (percussion), Frank Ricotti (percussion), Morris Pert (percussion). Graham Preskett (arrangements, keyboards, fiddle).
    Other info on members of Gerry Rafferty Band (I know up to 15 members)
    Already covered (2):Tommy Eyre, Gerry Rafferty
    Old pages (1):Richard Brunton
    To be covered (11):Arran Ahmun, Jeff Bannister, Roger Brown, Liane Carroll, Kenny Craddock, Mo Foster, Liam Genockey, Julian Littman, Ian Lynn, Lindsay Scott, Gary Taylor
    Bobby Tench Band   
    Other info on members of Bobby Tench Band (I know up to 13 members)
    Old pages (2):Tim Hinkley, Steve Simpson
    To be covered (9):Brian Coulter, Kuma Harada, Gary Husband, Vic Martin, Darrin Mooney, Charlie Morgan, Peter Rees, Bobby Tench, Darby Todd
    Not enough info (1):Papa George
    Barry Venn & The Dolphins   
    Other info on members of Barry Venn & The Dolphins (I know up to 17 members)
    Already covered (3):Rob Burns, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Tim Renwick
    Old pages (4):Clem Clempson, David Gilmour, Tim Hinkley, 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
    Willie & The PoorBoys  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Willie And The Poorboys - Willie And The Poorboys (1985)

    • Members: Mel Collins, Andy Fairweather Low, Kenny Jones, Henry Spinetti, Terry Taylor, Geraint Watkins, Charlie Watts, Ron Wood, Bill Wyman (RIP: Mickey Gee, Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Guests: Ray Cooper, Willie Garnett, Steve Gregory, Jimmy Page, Chris Rea, Paul Rodgers, Ringo Starr, Terry Williams
    • Technical: Stuart Epps
    Other info on members of Willie & The PoorBoys (I know up to 22 members)
    Already covered (1):Mickey Gee
    Old pages (3):Gary Brooker, Nick Pentelow, Henry Spinetti
    To be covered (15):Graham Broad, Mel Collins, Andy Fairweather Low, Jimmy Henderson, Kenny Jones, Wayne Lee, Olle Niklasson, Slim Jim Phantom, Jerry Portnoy, Maggie Ryder, Terry Taylor, Geraint Watkins, Charlie Watts, Ron Wood, Bill Wyman
    Not enough info (2):Annica, Maria

       5 ALBUMS FOR 3 BANDMATES AND FRIENDS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Colina  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Amanecer - Colina (1982)

    • Guests: Richard Bailey, Clive Chaman, Rick Fenn, Kevin Flanagan, Kuma Harada, Sonia Jones, Jamie Lane, Maggie Ryder, Pete Thoms, Godfrey Wang (RIP: Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Comments: Colina (Oscar De Jesus Colina) is an artist from Venezuela.
    Mike Oldfield Band  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Islands - Mike Oldfield (September 1987)

    • Members: Mike Oldfield + Rick Fenn, Benoit Moerlen, Simon Phillips, Mickey Simmonds, Phil Spalding (RIP: Kevin Ayers, Pierre Moerlen)
    • Guests: Andy Mackay, Micky Moody, Mervyn Spence (RIP: Raphael Ravenscroft + Bjorn Jayson Lindh)
    • Producer: Geoff Downes, Tom Newman, Alan Shacklock
    • Technical: Greg Fulginiti, Simon Heyworth
    • Comments: Islands features Max Bacon (vocals), Bonnie Tyler (vocals), Kevin Ayers (vocals), Rick Fenn (guitar), Micky Moody (guitar), Phil Spalding (bass), Raphael Ravenscroft (sax), Andy Mackay (sax), Tony Beard (keyboards), Mickey Simmonds (keyboards), Simon Phillips (drums), Pierre Moerlen (percussion), Benoit Moerlen (percussion). The CD edition has one more track, ´When the night's on fire´.
  • Earth moving - Mike Oldfield (1989)

    • Members: Mike Oldfield + Maggie Reilly, Phil Spalding
    • Guests: Adrian Belew, Simon Clarke, Lance Ellington, Simon Gardner, Sonia Jones, Carol Kenyon, Roddy Lorimer, Keith Murrell, Maggie Ryder, Tim Sanders, Chris Thompson, Bobby Valentino, Mark Williamson (RIP: Raphael Ravenscroft + Carl Wayne)
    • Comments: Earth moving features Adrian Belew (guitar, from King Crimson), Phil Spalding (bass), Raphael Ravenscroft (sax), Roddy Lorimer (horns), Simon Clarke (horns), Simon Gardner (horns), Tim Sanders (horns) plus vocals by Maggie Reilly, Maggie Ryder, Carl Wayne, Lance Ellington, Keith Murrell, Chris Thompson, Mark Williamson, Carol Kenyon, Max Bacon, etc.
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Elements - Mike Oldfield (January 2002)

    • Members: Mike Oldfield + Phil Beer, Steve Broughton, Rick Fenn, Jon Field, Mike Frye, Pete Lemer, Tom Newman, Sally Oldfield, Terry Oldfield, Simon Phillips, Nico Ramsden, Maggie Reilly, Mickey Simmonds, Phil Spalding (RIP: Kevin Ayers, David Bedford, Tim Cross, Pierre Moerlen, Morris Pert, Pekka Pohjola, Viv Stanshall)
    • Guests: Jon Anderson, Guy Barker, Adrian Belew, Graham Broad, Francisco Centeno, Roger Chapman, Simon Clarke, Phil Collins, Raul D´Oliveira, Debi Doss, Geoff Downes, Liz Edwards, Lance Ellington, Martyn Ford, Simon Gardner, Preston Heyman, Neil Jason, Carol Kenyon, David Levy, Roddy Lorimer, Andy Mackay, Sylvia Mason-James, Donald McVay, Paddy Moloney, Micky Moody, Keith Murrell, Paul Nieman, Carl Palmer, Courtney Pine, Jim Price, Maddy Prior, Shirlie Roden, Maggie Ryder, Tim Sanders, Allan Schwartzberg, Bridget St John, Richard Studt, Chris Thompson, Phil Todd, Bobby Valentino, Nigel Warren-Green, Mark Williamson (RIP: Raphael Ravenscroft + Lindsay L Cooper, Lindsay Cooper, Ernest Mothle, William Murray, Carl Wayne)
    • Producer: David Hentschel, Simon Heyworth, Alan Shacklock
    • Technical: Chris Blair
    Other info on members of Mike Oldfield Band (I know up to 55 members)
    Already covered (3):Laurence Cottle, Morris Pert, Tim Renwick
    Old pages (2):Mike Oldfield, Maggie Reilly
    To be covered (50):Kevin Ayers, David Bedford, Phil Beer, Steve Broughton, Hugh Burns, Pete Clarke, Ginny Clee, Richard Cottle, Tim Cross, Rick Fenn, Jon Field, Fred Frith, Mike Frye, Anthony Glynne, John Greaves, Dave Hartley, Steve Hillage, Tim Hodgkinson, Ben Hoffnung, Edie Lehmann, Jeff Leigh, Pete Lemer, Alan Limbrick, Jody Linscott, Alasdair Malloy,... up to 50 musicians.
    Pink Floyd  1 RECORDINGS:
  • The Final cut - Pink Floyd (March 1983)

    • Members: Andy Bown, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters (RIP: Michael Kamen)
    • Guests: Andy Newmark + Ray Cooper (RIP: Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Comments: This was the last album by the band before splitting (for the first ime). They had just lost one of the members, keyboardist Rick Wright, the band remaining a trio with David Gilmour (guitar, vocals), Roger Waters (bass, vocals) and Nick Mason (drums). They used great musicians for these sessions: Michael Kamen (keyboards), Andy Bown (keyboards), Raf Ravenscroft (sax), Ray Cooper (percussion).
    Other info on members of Pink Floyd (I know up to 44 members)
    Already covered (1):Tim Renwick
    Old pages (15):Jon Carin, Claudia Fontaine, David Gilmour, Michael Kamen, Nick Mason, Durga McBroom, Lorelei McBroom, Dick Parry, Mike Rutherford, Margaret Taylor, Gary Wallis, Roger Waters, Peter Wood, Rick Wright, Paul Young
    To be covered (28):Billie Barnum, Syd Barrett, Andy Bown, Sam Brown, Vicki Brown, Joe Chemay, Nawasa Crowder, Candy Dulfer, Stan Farber, Venetta Fields, Roberta Freeman, Rachel Fury, Jim Haas, Jon Joyce, Carol Kenyon, Clydie King, Bob Klose, Mary Ann Lindsey, Phyllis Lindsey, Adrian Milne, Scott Page, Guy Pratt, Andy Roberts, Liza Strike, Claire Torry,... up to 28 musicians.

       1 COLLECTIVE ALBUMS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    VVAA  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Scouse the mouse - VVAA (December 1977)

    • Guests: Roger Brown, Barbara Dickson, Melanie Harrold, Nigel Jenkins, Simon Morton, Keith Nelson, Stevie Nicks, Phil Palmer, Graham Preskett, Ray Russell, Pete Solley, Henry Spinetti, Ringo Starr, Gary Taylor, Pete Zorn (RIP: Tommy Eyre, Adam Faith, Maurice Gibb, Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Comments: This is a project by late actor Donald Pleasence and singer Barbara Dickson, produced by Hugh Murphy, and mostly composed by Roger Brown. The narrator is Donald Pleasence, and the different roles are sung by Barbara Dickson, Ringo Starr, Adam Faith, among others. The musicians featured are superb: Phil Palmer (guitar), Ray Russell (guitar), Nigel Jenkins (guitar), Roger Brown (guitar), Rod King (steel guitar), Keith Nelson (banjo), Gary Taylor (bass, guitar), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Pete Solley (keyboards), Graham Preskett (fiddle, mandolin), Simon Morton (percussion), Henry Spinetti (drums), as well as backing vocals by Gary Taylor, Joanna Carlin, Pete Zorn, Paul Da Vinci and Roger Brown.

       42 SESSIONS (FOR 31 ARTISTS):

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Abba  2 COMPILATIONS:
  • The Complete studio recordings - Abba (September 2005)

    • Members: Benny Andersson, Ulf Andersson, Lars O Carlsson, Anders Eljas, Anneta Falstog, Frida Fredriksson, Rutger Gunnarsson, Tomas Ledin, Per Lindvall, Liza Ohman, Mats Ronander, Janne Schaffer, Finn Sjoberg, Ake Sundqvist, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Mike Watson, Lasse Wellander (RIP: Ola Brunkert, Malando Gassama)
    • Guests: Joe Galdo, Paul Harris, Nils Landgren, George Terry (RIP: Bjorn Jayson Lindh, Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Technical: Jon Astley
    • Comments: Boxset including 9 CDs plus 2 DVDs.
  • Thank you for the music - Abba ( - )

    • Members: Benny Andersson, Anneta Falstog, Frida Fredriksson, Bjorn Ulvaeus
    • Guests: (RIP: Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Comments: Abba recorded several versions of the song ´Just like that´ in 1982. One of them featured Raphael Ravenscroft on a sax solo. But the song was never released. But many years later,some parts of the song have appeared in the Thank you for the music ABBA boxset.
    Other info on members of Abba (I know up to 24 members)
    To be covered (24):Benny Andersson, Lena Andersson, Ulf Andersson, Ola Brunkert, Lars O Carlsson, Anders Eljas, Wojciech Ernest, Anneta Falstog, Frida Fredriksson, Lena-Maria Gardenas, Malando Gassama, Rutger Gunnarsson, Maritza Horn, Tomas Ledin, Per Lindvall, Liza Ohman, Mats Ronander, Janne Schaffer, Finn Sjoberg, Ake Sundqvist, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Mike Watson, Lasse Wellander, Birgitta Wollgard
    America  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Your move - America (June 1983)

    • Members: Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell
    • Guests: Louis Clark (RIP: Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Producer: Russ Ballard
    • Comments: The famous trio turned into a duo (Gerry Beckley & Dewey Bunnell) in the early 80s. This album, produced by Russ Ballard, who also plays most instruments, features contributions by Raphael Ravenscroft (sax), Stephen Bishop (backing vocals on one song). The album includes the beautiful song ´The border´. The album gives thanks to the usual America backing band, although I don't know why they didn't play in the album, as they are great musicians (Willie Leacox, Brad Palmer and the fantastic lead guitarist Michael Woods).
    2 COMPILATIONS:
  • Highway: 30 years of America - America (July 2000)

    • Members: Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, Willie Leacox (RIP: Dan Peek)
    • Guests: Mike Baird, Louis Clark, Ray Cooper, Venetta Fields, Clydie King, Steve Lukather, James Newton Howard, Dean Parks, Timothy B Schmit, Tom Scott, Leland Sklar, Jessie Smith, Waddy Wachtel, Tom Walsh, Jai Winding (RIP: Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Producer: Russ Ballard
    • Technical: Robin Black, Chuck Kirkpatrick, Mark Linett, Bill Schnee, Ken Scott
    • Comments: 3CD boxset.
  • The Definitive America - America (2001)

    • Members: Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, David Dickey, Willie Leacox, Tom Walsh (RIP: Dan Peek)
    • Guests: Mike Baird, Hal Blaine, Louis Clark, Ray Cooper, Venetta Fields, Clydie King, Steve Lukather, Robert Margouleff, James Newton Howard, Joe Osborn, Dean Parks, Timothy B Schmit, Tom Scott, Leland Sklar, Jessie Smith, Waddy Wachtel, Jai Winding (RIP: Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Producer: Russ Ballard, Bill Inglot, George Martin (RIP: Ian Samwell)
    • Technical: Robin Black, Geoff Emerick, Chuck Kirkpatrick, Mark Linett, Bill Schnee, Ken Scott (RIP: Mike Stone)
    Other info on members of America (I know up to 22 members)
    To be covered (22):Gerry Beckley, Dave Beyer, Hal Blaine, Dewey Bunnell, Jimmy Calire, Rich Campbell, Luis Conte, David Dickey, Chas Frichtell, Bryan Garofalo, Andrew Gold, Mark Goldenberg, Ana Guigui, Willie Leacox, Louie Medina, Brad Palmer, Dan Peek, Calvin ´Fuzzy´ Samuels, Trent Stroh, Tom Walsh, Jim Wilson, Mike Woods
    Bijelo Dugme  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Eto! Bas hocu! - Bijelo Dugme (December 1976)

    • Guests: Dave DeFries, Stevie Lange, Val Stokes, Joy Yates (RIP: Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Technical: Chris Blair, Jon Kelly
    • Comments: Album by Yugoslavian band Bijelo Dugme, recorded in November 1976.
    Other info on members of Bijelo Dugme (I know up to 6 members)
    Not enough info (6):Goran Bregovic, Ipe Ivandic, Sanin Karic, Vlado Pravdic, Ljubisa Racic, Zoran Redzic
    The Bliss Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Neon smiles - The Bliss Band (August 1979)

    • Members: Paul Bliss, Nigel Elliot, Phil Palmer, Alan Park (RIP: Andy Brown)
    • Guests: Frank Ricotti (RIP: Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Producer: Geoff Westley
    • Comments: Project commanded by Paul Bliss, a former member of Dog Soldier (with Keef Hartley and Miller Anderson). With: Phil Palmer (guitar), Andy Bown (bass, vocals), Raphael Ravenscroft (sax), Alan Park (keyboards), Geoff Westley (keyboards, flute), Nigel Elliott (drums), Frank Ricotti (percussion).
    Other info on members of The Bliss Band (I know up to 5 members)
    Already covered (1):Andy Brown
    To be covered (4):Paul Bliss, Nigel Elliot, Phil Palmer, Alan Park
    Kim Carnes Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Romance dance - Kim Carnes (1980)

    • Members: Bill Cuomo, Craig Krampf
    • Guests: John Beland, Scott Edwards, David Hungate, Darlene Love, Herb Pedersen, Joel Peskin, Julia Tillman Waters, Maxine Willard Waters (RIP: Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Comments: This beautiful singer hit the lists with the song ´Bette Davis´ eyes´. We can always find great musicians in her albums, mostly American: John Beland (guitar, mandolin, from Flying Burrito Brothers later lineups), David Hungate (bass, from Toto), Eric Nelson (bass), Bill Cuomo (keyboards), Mike Thompson (keyboards), Raphael Ravenscroft (sax), Joel Peskin (sax), Craig Krampf (drums), Darlene Love (vocals), Herb Pedersen (vocals), Julia Tillman Waters (vocals), Maxine Willard Waters (vocals), Edna Wright (vocals).
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • Gypsy honeymoon - the best of Kim Carnes - Kim Carnes (1993)

    • Members: Bill Cuomo, Bryan Garofalo, Steve Goldstein, Craig Hull, Craig Krampf, Josh Leo, Jerry Peterson
    • Guests: John Beland, Bobby Cochran, Ry Cooder, Scott Edwards, Denny Fongheiser, Steve Gibson, Duane Hitchings, James Ingram, John Shane Keister, Danny Kortchmar, Darlene Love, Gary Mallaber, Daniel Moore, Joe Osborn, Tim Pierce, Reinie Press, Andrea Robinson, Erik Scott, Leland Sklar, Steven Soles, Julia Tillman Waters, Waddy Wachtel, Wendy Waldman, Maxine Willard Waters (RIP: Ronnie Barron, Richie Hayward, Larrie Londin, Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Producer: Keith Olsen (RIP: Larry Butler)
    • Technical: Peter Doell
    • Comments: Compilation with 2 new tracks.
    Other info on members of Kim Carnes Band (I know up to 12 members)
    To be covered (8):Bill Cuomo, Bryan Garofalo, Steve Goldstein, Craig Hull, Craig Krampf, Josh Leo, Daniel Moore, Jerry Peterson
    Not enough info (4):M L Benoit, Kim Carnes, Dave Ellingson, Jim Varley
    Patrick Coutin Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • L´ Heure bleue - Patrick Coutin (1983)

    • Guests: Richard Cottle, Deon Estus, Jamie Lane, Danny McIntosh, John McKenzie, Jeremy Meek, Nick Plytas (RIP: Alan Murphy, Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Comments: Recorded in May, June and July 1983.
    Other info on members of Patrick Coutin Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Patrick Coutin
    Alberto Fortis Band  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Fragole infinite - Alberto Fortis (1982)

  • Universo Fortis - Alberto Fortis (2003)

    • Guests: Alex Acuna, Carlos Alomar, Vinnie Colaiuta, Mel Collins, Eric Dover, Gregg Gerson, Mitch Holder, Abraham Laboriel, Jody Linscott, John McCurry, Lele Melotti, Jonathan Moffett, Lenny Pickett, Carmine Rojas (RIP: Raphael Ravenscroft)
    Other info on members of Alberto Fortis Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Alberto Fortis
    Pete French Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Ducks in flight - Peter French (1978)

    • Members: Pete French
    • Guests: Mick Halls + Joe Brown, Tim Hinkley, Kenny Jones, Dave Markee, Micky Moody, Brian Robertson, Henry Spinetti, Pete Wingfield (RIP: Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Comments: Superb singer, in this album, we can find the cream of British musicians: Micky Moody (guitar), Brian Robertson (guitar), Dave Markee (bass), Tim Hinkley (keyboards), Pete Wingfield (keyboards), Raphael Ravenscroft (sax), Henry Spinetti (drums), Kenny Jones (drums).
    Other info on members of Pete French Band (I know up to 2 members)
    Old pages (1):Jimmy McCulloch
    To be covered (1):Pete French
    Marvin Gaye Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • In our lifetime - Marvin Gaye (1981)

    • Members: (RIP: Marvin Gaye)
    • Guests: Robert Ahwai, Sidney Muldrow, Nolan Smith (RIP: Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Technical: Chris Bellman, Gavin Lurssen
    • Comments: This legendary singer recorded many great albums. In this one, we can find: Robert Ahwai (guitar), Gordon Banks (guitar), Raphael Ravenscroft (sax), Nigel Martinez (drums), among others.
    Other info on members of Marvin Gaye Band (I know up to 20 members)
    Already covered (1):Stretch
    To be covered (4):Leslie Drayton, Greg Harewood, David Li, Nolan Shaheed
    Not enough info (15):Sandra Akaka, Gordon Banks, Frankie J Bates, Frank Blair, William Bryant, Reggie Bullen, Rick Gardner, Marvin Gaye, Kush Griffith, Lecester Kentle, Greg Smith, Robert W Stevenson, Checo Tohomaso, Howard Westbrook, Bugsy Wilcox
    Ian Gomm Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • What a blow - Ian Gomm (1980)

    • Members: Ian Gomm + Alan Coulter, Rod Demick, Nick Glennie-Smith, Ray Taff Williams
    • Guests: B J Cole, Herbie Flowers, Malcolm Morley, Chris Parren (RIP: Barry De Souza, Raphael Ravenscroft, Martin Rushent)
    • Comments: He was a member of great band Brinsley Schwarz from 1970 to 1975. He has released several solo albums. On this one, he's backed by Ray Taff Williams (guitar), B.J. Cole (pedal steel guitar), Herbie Flowers (bass), Rod Demick (bass, from Meal Ticket with Steve Simpson), Nick Glennie-Smith (keyboards), Malcolm Morley (keyboards), Chris Parren (keyboards), Raf Ravenscroft (sax), Alan Coulter (drums), Barry De Souza (drums). CD reissue from 2002 contains bonus tracks.
    2 COMPILATIONS:
  • Come on - Ian Gomm (1997)

    • Members: Ian Gomm + Alan Coulter, Rod Demick, Nick Glennie-Smith, Ray Taff Williams
    • Guests: Herbie Flowers, Malcolm Morley, Chris Parren (RIP: Barry De Souza, Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Producer: Bob Andrews (RIP: Martin Rushent)
    • Comments: Compilation comprising songs from Gomm´s first three albums (Summer holiday, What a blow and Village voice).
  • Hold on - the very best of Ian Gomm - Ian Gomm (June 2005)

  • Other info on members of Ian Gomm Band (I know up to 5 members)
    Old pages (1):Alan Coulter
    To be covered (4):Rod Demick, Nick Glennie-Smith, Ian Gomm, Ray Taff Williams
    Hardin & York  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Wind in the willows - rock concert - Hardin & York (1998) (LIVE)

    • Members: Ray Fenwick, Eddie Hardin
    • Guests: Don Airey, Maggie Bell, Graham Bonnet, Joe Fagin, Denny Laine (RIP: Tony Ashton, Jon Lord + Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Comments: In 1991, there was a live performance of Wind in the willows at the Zeitfestival Freiburg in Germany, and seven years later, it was released as Wind in the willows - a rock concert. The great lineup is very similar to the studio version: Ray Fenwick (guitar), Tony Ashton (keyboards, vocals), Don Airey (keyboards), Jon Lord (keyboards), Raphael Ravenscroft (sax), Pete York (drums), and vocals by: Maggie Bell, Graham Bonnet, Donovan, Joe Fagin. This CD release also includes two studio bonus tracks from the original sessions, featuring Denny Laine (song ´The life we left behind´) and Billy Ocean.
  • Wind in the willows - rock concert - Hardin & York (2007) (LIVE)

    • Members: Ray Fenwick, Eddie Hardin
    • Guests: Maggie Bell, Denny Laine + Don Airey, Graham Bonnet, Joe Fagin, Val McKenna, Zak Starkey, Danny Thompson (RIP: Tony Ashton, Jon Lord + Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Comments: Recorded live in June 1991.
    Other info on members of Hardin & York (I know up to 3 members)
    To be covered (3):Ray Fenwick, Eddie Hardin, Pete York
    Eddie Hardin Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Wind in the willows - Eddie Hardin (1985)

    • Members: Eddie Hardin + Ray Fenwick
    • Guests: Bimbo Acock, Don Airey, Maggie Bell, Graham Bonnet, Joe Fagin, Steve Hackett, Val McKenna, Chris Thompson (RIP: Tony Ashton, Jon Lord + John Entwistle, Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Comments: This was a project conceived by the great Eddie Hardin, since 1976. Wind in the willows is based on a musical translation of a novel, Eddie Hardin and Zak Starkey started working on it in 1985. With a great list of musicians: Ray Fenwick (guitar), Steve Hackett (guitar), Chris Thompson (guitar, vocals), John Entwistle (bass), Mike O'Donnell (bass), Steve Richardson (bass), Tony Ashton (keyboards, vocals), Don Airey (keyboards), Jon Lord (keyboards), Raphael Ravenscroft (sax), John 'Bimbo' Acock (sax), Pete York (drums), and vocals by: Maggie Bell, Graham Bonnet, Tony Barton, Donovan, Joe Fagin and Val McKenna.
    Other info on members of Eddie Hardin Band (I know up to 4 members)
    To be covered (3):Ray Fenwick, Eddie Hardin, Gary Twigg
    Not enough info (1):Steff Porzel
    Annie Haslam Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Woman trascending - Annie Haslam (2006)

    • Guests: David Keyes, Raphael Rudd, Rave Tesar + Dave Dowle, Rod Edwards, Larry Fast, Herbie Flowers, Steve Howe, Will Malone, Nick Pentelow, Anthony Phillips (RIP: Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Producer: Tony Visconti
    Other info on members of Annie Haslam Band (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Annie Haslam
    Tomas Ledin Band  2 RECORDINGS:
  • The Human touch - Tomas Ledin (1982)

    • Members: Tomas Ledin
    • Guests: Anneta Falstog + Rutger Gunnarsson, Per Lindvall (RIP: Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Comments: CD release contains 2 bonus tracks, sung in Spanish.
  • Captured - Tomas Ledin (1983)

    • Members: Tomas Ledin
    • Guests: Rutger Gunnarsson, Nils Landgren, Per Lindvall, Ake Sundqvist (RIP: Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Comments: CD reissue contains 6 bonust tracks.
    Other info on members of Tomas Ledin Band (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Tomas Ledin
    Alvin Lee Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Free fall - The Alvin Lee Band (October 1980)

    • Members: Tom Compton, Mickey Feat, Steve Gould, Steve Grant (RIP: Alvin Lee)
    • Guests: Derek Austin, Al Kooper, Pete Thoms (RIP: George Harrison + Jon Lord, Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Comments: This was the lineup for The Alvin Lee Band in Free fall: Alvin Lee (vocals, guitar), Steve Gould (vocals, guitar), Mickey Feat (bass, vocals), Tom Compton (drums). The style of the album is quite different of what you can except from Alvin Lee. The album has great guests: Al Kooper (keyboards), Raphael Ravenscroft (sax on two songs: ´Heartache´ and ´Ridin' truckin´´), Peter Thoms (trombone), Derek Austin (keyboards). CD reissue contains 1 bonus track featuring Jon Lord and George Harrison.
    Other info on members of Alvin Lee Band (I know up to 38 members)
    Already covered (1):Alvin Lee
    Old pages (5):Aynsley Dunbar, Tony Franklin, Bryson Graham, Tim Hinkley, Andy Pyle
    To be covered (30):Dyan Birch, Eric Burdon, Boz Burrell, Jim Capaldi, Frank Collins, Mel Collins, Tom Compton, Mickey Feat, Alan Glen, Steve Gould, Steve Grant, Mick Hawksworth, Neil Hubbard, Mylon Lefevre, Gerry McAvoy, Paddy McHugh, Micky Moody, Richard Newman, Brendan O´Neill, Mike Patto, George Perry, Pete Pritchard, Calvin ´Fuzzy´ Samuels, Alvin Schrempf, Alan Spenner,... up to 30 musicians.
    London Symphony Orchestra  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Symphonic rock - the British invasion volume 2 - The London Symphony Orchestra (February 1998)

    • Guests: Clem Cattini, Louis Clark, Herbie Flowers, Martyn Ford, Tristan Fry, Richard Harvey, Paul Keogh, Gary Kettel, Peter Knight, Jim Lawless, Francis Monkman, Ann Odell, Jo Partridge, Graham Preskett, Ray Russell, Garth Watt-Roy (RIP: Barry De Souza, Andrew Pryce Jackman, Graham Jarvis, Barry Morgan, Kevin Peek, Raphael Ravenscroft, Graham Todd)
    • Technical: John Kurlander
  • Classic Rock 4 - rock classics - The London Symphony Orchestra ( - )

    • Guests: Herbie Flowers, Martyn Ford, Tristan Fry, Richard Harvey, Ricky Hitchcock, Ann Odell, Graham Preskett (RIP: Graham Jarvis, Robert Kirby, Kevin Peek, Morris Pert, Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Technical: John Kurlander
    Other info on members of London Symphony Orchestra (I know up to 35 members)
    Already covered (1):Derek Watkins
    To be covered (3):Robert Clark, David Measham, Richard Studt
    Not enough info (31):Ray Adams, Robert Bourton, William Brown, Brian Clarke, Eric Crees, Douglas Cummings, Colin Davis, Peter Francis, Rod Franks, Dennis Gaines, Clive Gillinson, Kurt-Hans Goedicke, Warwick Hill, John Lawley, Roger Lord, Hugh Maguire, Neville Marriner, Frank Mathison, Rod McGrath, Maurice Murphy, Gerald Newson, Francis Nolan, Peter Norriss, Ray Northcott, Robert Retallick,... up to 31 musicians.
    Andrew Mattheson Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Monterey shoes - Andrew Mattheson (1979)

    • Guests: Eunon Brady, Howie Casey, Nigel Jenkins, Pete Kircher, Andy Pask (RIP: Tommy Eyre, Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Comments: He was the singer in a band called Hollywood Brats. In this album, we can find Nigel Jenkins (guitar), Andy Pask (bass), Raphael Ravenscroft (sax), the mythical Howie Casey (sax), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Pete Kircher (drums, later in Status Quo).
    Other info on members of Andrew Mattheson Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Andrew Mattheson
    Maxine Nightingale Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Right back where we started from - Maxine Nightingale (1976)

  • Other info on members of Maxine Nightingale Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Maxine Nightingale
    Dennis O´Brien Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Any other face - Dennis O´Brien (1979)

    • Guests: Aliki Ashman, Jim Gannon, Gary Griffiths, Dave Mattacks, Phil Palmer, Ray Russell, Pete Solley, Gary Taylor, John Turnbull, Pete Willsher (RIP: Tommy Eyre, Vivienne McAuliffe, Raphael Ravenscroft, Micky Waller)
    • Comments: Vocalist and keyboardist, he's backed here by: Ray Russell (guitar), Jim Gannon (guitar), Phil Palmer (guitar), John Turnbull (guitar), Pete Willsher (steel guitar), Gary Taylor (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Pete Solley (keyboards), Raphael Ravenscroft (sax), Richard Burgess (drums), Dave Mattacks (drums), Micky Waller (drums) and vocals by Aliki Ashman (now Aliki Holland), Viv McAuliffe, Jane Kennaway, Simon Morris.
    Other info on members of Dennis O´Brien Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Dennis O´Brien
    Robert Plant Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Pictures at eleven - Robert Plant (June 1982)

    • Members: Robert Plant + Robbie Blunt, Phil Collins, Paul Martinez, Jezz Woodroffe
    • Guests: (RIP: Cozy Powell, Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Comments: The lead singer in Led Zeppelin started his solo career under his own name with this album. His band was: Robbie Blunt (guitar), Paul Martinez (bass), Jezz Woodroffe (keyboards, from Black Sabbath). As he hadn't a stable drummer, he used two of them for the album: Cozy Powell and Phil Collins. Also guesting here in 1 song, Raf Ravenscroft (sax).
    Other info on members of Robert Plant Band (I know up to 39 members)
    Already covered (1):Robbie Blunt
    Old pages (1):Paul Martinez
    To be covered (37):Justin Adams, John Baggott, Barriemore Barlow, Jay Bellerose, Chris Blackwell, Doug Boyle, T-Bone Burnett, Crispin Cioe, Phil Collins, Ricky Cool, Dennis Crouch, Frogman Curtis, Clive Deamer, Stuart Duncan, Francis Dunnery, Keith Evans, Billy Fuller, Marco Giovino, Patty Griffin, Richie Hayward, Byron House, Phil Johnstone, Charlie Jones, Alison Krauss, Michael Lee,... up to 37 musicians.
    Chris Rea Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Tennis - Chris Rea (1980)

    • Members: Chris Rea + Robert Ahwai, Martin Ditcham, Kevin Leach, Dave Mattacks, Max Middleton, Eoghan O´Neill, Adrian Rea, Graham Watson
    • Guests: Jimmy Chambers, George Chandler, Geoff Driscoll, Stuart Epps, Bruce Lynch, Lee R Thornburg, Pete Wingfield (RIP: Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Comments: This album features Chris Rea´s usual band of musicians: Robert Ahwai (guitar), Max Middleton (keyboards), Kevin Leach (keyboards), Eoghan O'Neill (bass), Martin Ditcham (drums, percussion). Also appearing: Dave Burton (guitar), Mick Hutchinson (bass), Bruce Lynch (bass), Raphael Ravenscroft (sax), Geoff Driscoll (sax), Lee Thornburg (trumpet), Pete Wingfield (keyboards), Graham Watson (keyboards), Dave Mattacks (drums), Norman Nosebait (drums), and a very good vocal section: Jimmy Chambers, George Chandler.
    Other info on members of Chris Rea Band (I know up to 24 members)
    Already covered (2):Jeff Seopardie, Jerry Stevenson
    Old pages (1):Colin Hodgkinson
    To be covered (21):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, Kevin Powell, Adrian Rea, Chris Rea, Pete Shaw, Linda Taylor, Graham Watson, Tommy Willis, Mick Wilson
    Red Rider  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Don´t fight it - Red Rider (1980)

    • Guests: Bobbye Hall, Bill Payne (RIP: Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Technical: Toby Scott (RIP: Greg Ladanyi)
    Ritz  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Puttin´ on the Ritz - Ritz (1979)

    • Members: Tony Jackson, Ruby James
    • Guests: Robert Ahwai, Mike Davis, Isobel Griffiths, Malcolm Griffiths, Cliff Hardie, Les Hurdle, Henry Lowther, Sylvia Mason-James, Simon Morton, Lynton Naiff, Stan Sulzmann, Alan Tarney, Ray Warleigh, Gavyn Wright (RIP: Graham Jarvis, Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Producer: Ken Gold
    • Technical: John Golden, Ashley Howe
    Tim Rose Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • The Gambler - Tim Rose (1991)

    • Members: Andy Summers (RIP: Tim Rose)
    • Guests: B J Cole, Michael D´Albuquerque, Lynton Naiff, Liza Strike, Jacqui Sullivan, Theodore Thunder (RIP: Vicki Brown, Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Comments: This album was recorded in 1977 but it remained unreleased until 1991. With: Andy Summers (guitar, from The Police), B.J. Cole (pedal steel guitar), Raf Ravenscroft (sax), Pierre Tubbs (bass, guitar, vocals, keyboards), Michael D'Alburquerque (bass), Lynton Naiff (keyboards), Philip Love (percussion), Theodore Thunder (drums), and backing vocals by Lisa Strike, Jacqui Sullivan and Vicki Brown.
    Other info on members of Tim Rose Band (I know up to 8 members)
    Old pages (2):Aynsley Dunbar, Ian Ellis
    To be covered (4):John Bonham, Les Marshall, Elliott Randall, Andy Summers
    Not enough info (2):Tim Rose, Mickey Wynne
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Arrested - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Friends (1983)

    • Guests: Don Airey, Keith Airey, Richard Bailey, Graham Bonnet, Chaz Jankel, Robin LeMesurier, John McKenzie, Neil Murray, Ian Paice, Stuart Taylor, Chris Thompson, Roy Wood (RIP: Gary Moore, Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Comments: Along the years, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has been recording some albums with rock and pop covers; usually with famous guest musicians. This one is devoted to The Police, and we can find here: the complete Gary Moore Band lineup (Gary Moore, Neil Murray, Don Airey, Ian Paice), plus Chris Thompson (vocals), Graham Bonnet (vocals), Roy Wood (vocals), brother Keith Airey (guitar), Robin LeMesurier (guitar), Chaz Jankel (keyboards), John McKenzie (bass), Raphael Ravenscroft (sax), Richard Bailey (drums). This album was reissued on CD in 1993 with the new title Classic Police
    Other info on members of Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (I know up to 4 members)
    Already covered (1):Derek Watkins
    To be covered (1):Jim Rattigan
    Not enough info (2):Peter McGowan, Jonathan Snowden
    Steve Tilston Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • In for a penny, in for a pound - Steve Tilston (1983)

    • Members: Steve Tilston
    • Guests: Peter Van Hooke + Maggie Boyle, Andy Davis, Simon Edwards, Andy Mackay, Nigel Portman Smith, Keith Warmington (RIP: Peter Bardens + Raphael Ravenscroft)
    Other info on members of Steve Tilston Band (I know up to 5 members)
    To be covered (3):Peter Bardens, Alun Eden, Steve Tilston
    Not enough info (2):Nick Symons, Al Walker
    Bonnie Tyler Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Goodbye to the island - Bonnie Tyler (1981)

    • Members: Garth Watt-Roy
    • Guests: Robert Ahwai, Jeff Allen, Betsy Cook, Liam Genockey, Felix Krish, Steve Lipson, Gary Taylor (RIP: Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Comments: This album features Robert Ahwai (guitar), Garth Watt Roy (guitar), Steve Lipson (guitar), Gary Taylor (guitar), Felix Krish (bass), Kevin Dunn (bass), Raphael Ravenscroft (sax), Betsy Cook (keyboards), Mike McNaught (keyboards), Liam Genockey (drums), Jeff Allen (drums).
    Other info on members of Bonnie Tyler Band (I know up to 16 members)
    To be covered (8):Keith Attack, Alan Darby, Mike Gibbins, Thomas Lang, John Tonks, Garth Watt-Roy, Ray Taff Williams, John Young
    Not enough info (8):Roger Barm, Kevin Dunne, Ed Poole, Matt Prior, Grahame Rolfe, Alan Ross, Bonnie Tyler, Steve Wolfe
    Roger Waters Band  2 RECORDINGS:
  • The Pros and cons of hitch hiking - Roger Waters (1984)

    • Members: Roger Waters + Doreen Chanter, Eric Clapton, Katie Kissoon, Andy Newmark (RIP: Michael Kamen)
    • Guests: Andy Bown + Madeline Bell, Ray Cooper, Kevin Flanagan, David Sanborn (RIP: Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Comments: The first solo album by Roger Waters after Pink Floyd split. A superb album! With fantastic names: Eric Clapton (guitar), Andy Bown (keyboards), Michael Kamen (keyboards), Raf Ravenscroft (sax), David Sanborn (sax), Kevin Flanagan (sax), Vic Sullivan (sax), Ray Cooper (percussion), Andy Newmark (drums), and backing vocals by a spectacular trio: Katie Kissoon, Doreen Chanter and Madeline Bell.
  • Flickering flame vol 1 - Roger Waters (April 2002)

    • Members: Roger Waters + P P Arnold, Doyle Bramhall II, Graham Broad, Jon Carin, Doreen Chanter, Eric Clapton, Mel Collins, Andy Fairweather Low, Katie Kissoon, Patrick Leonard, Susannah Melvoin, Andy Newmark, Ian Ritchie, Claire Torry, Andy Wallace, Snowy White (RIP: Michael Kamen)
    • Guests: Andy Bown + Madeline Bell, Simon Chamberlain, Clem Clempson, Luis Conte, Ray Cooper, Kevin Flanagan, Matt Irving, John Lingwood, Steve Lukather, Suzanne Rhatigan, David Sanborn, Pete Thomas, Geoff Whitehorn (RIP: Vicki Brown + James P Johnson, Raphael Ravenscroft)
    Other info on members of Roger Waters Band (I know up to 52 members)
    Already covered (3):Doreen Chanter, Levon Helm, Tim Renwick
    Old pages (7):Jon Carin, Paul Carrack, Michael Kamen, Katie Kissoon, Chris Stainton, Roger Waters, Peter Wood
    To be covered (42):P P Arnold, Monk Bordeaux, Doyle Bramhall II, Graham Broad, Joe Chemay, Eric Clapton, Mel Collins, Rick DiFonzo, Andy Fairweather Low, James Farber, Stan Farber, James Galway, Nick Glennie-Smith, Jim Haas, Bruce Hornsby, Garth Hudson, Jon Joyce, Chester Kamen, Carol Kenyon, David Kilminster, Jim Ladd, Kipp Lennon, Mark Lennon, Pat Lennon, Patrick Leonard,... up to 42 musicians.
    Pete Willsher Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Steel seasons - Pete Willsher (1977)

    • Members: Pete Willsher
    • Guests: Stuart Cowell, Tristan Fry, Rob Hendry, Tony Kelly, Luce Langridge, Bob Loveday, Keith Nelson (RIP: Keith Miller, Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Comments: Pete Willsher is a skilled steel guitarist. In this album, he's backed by: Tony Kelly (vocals, guitar), Mandi Wilson (vocals), Stuart Cowell (guitar), Rob Hendry (guitar), Graham Wayne (bass), Keith Miller (keyboards), Raf Ravenscroft (sax), Luce Langridge (drums), Tristan Fry (percussion, later in Sky), Bob Loveday (violin), Keith Nelson (banjo).
    Other info on members of Pete Willsher Band (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Pete Willsher
    Wire Daisies  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Just another day - Wire Daisies ( - )

  • Tim Wright Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Thirst - Tim Wright (April 2004)

  • Other info on members of Tim Wright Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Not enough info (1):Tim Wright

    RELATED WEBSITE LINKS: 27


    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:

    From the comprehensive Rockpalast site (by Michael Marsch), we have:

    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:

    THANKS:

    Very Special Thanks to:
  • Raphael Ravenscroft: for his kind messages along the years.
  • Lindsay Scott: for info on Legover, Sally Oldfield and other projects with Raf (2008).

  • Thanks to:
  • Alex Gitlin: my friend, for invaluable help and support, as always. Also for the Raf´s first solo album.
  • Boris Shnitzer: my friend, for info on Raf sessions with Uriah Heep.
  • Benny Hällström: for info on one of Raphael singles (2006).
  • John Penny: for his message about Raf (2004).
  • Mandi Wilson: for her message about Raf (2003).

  • WHAT'S NEW:

    31/October/2014 - Page added to the blog.
    10/April/2000 - Original page written by me (in the old site).

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    Page created by Miguel Terol on: 10/April/2000 - Last modified on: 31/October/2014. If you want to contribute with info, please write to: molympus1@gmail.com

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