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Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Chris Belshaw (bass)


BANDS:
  • Nigel Bagge Band
  • Robin Bibi Band
  • Sonny Black Band
  • Andy Bown Band
  • Andy Cortes Band
  • Val Cowell Band
  • Paul Cox Band
  • Fluke
  • Fulson Stillwell Band
  • Jamie Marshall Band
  • Steven Dale Petit Band
  • Frankie Reid Band
  • Storyteller

BIOGRAPHY:

Veteran bassist, one of his first bands in the 60s was Fulson Stillwell Band.


STORYTELLER


After the 1st album, Rod Clark leaves Storyteller, being substituted by Chris Belshaw:

STORYTELLER #3
?
Caroline Attard
vocals
Terry Durham
vocals
Roger Moon
guitar, vocals
Mike Rogers
guitar, vocals
Chris Belshaw
bass, vocals

Their 2nd album, More pages, was produced by Andy Bown alone. It contains the contribution of Henry Spinetti on drums who was to join the band, and Harry Beckett on trumpet and flugelhorn.
Now with Henry Spinetti, this is the new lineup in 1971:

STORYTELLER #4
1971
Caroline Attard
vocals
Terry Durham
vocals
Roger Moon
guitar, vocals
Chris Belshaw
bass, vocals
Henry Spinetti
drums
Elton John Bandê

But the band finally parted ways in that same year 1971.


ANDY BOWN BAND


In 1972 Micky Waller joins Andy Bown band:
ANDY BOWN BAND #?
1972
Andy Bown
guitar, keyboards, vocals
Micky Waller
drums

They stayed together only that year. The album Gone to my head includes guest appearances from Peter Frampton (Andy Bown's bandmate in The Herd), Jimmy Horowitz (keyboards) and a superb vocal section: Lesley Duncan, Caroline Attard & Liza Strike.

FRANKIE REID BAND


This was the usual lineup for Frankie Reid And Powerhouse:

FRANKIE REID BAND #?
?
Frankie Reid
vocals
John Gourd
guitar
Craig Collinge
drums

Frankie Reid And Powerhouse changed to a quintet for a brief time:

FRANKIE REID BAND #?
?
Frankie Reid
vocals
John Gourd
guitar
Greg McGregor
sax
Craig Collinge
drums

Along the years, many friends and mates sat with the band, such as John Hawken.

AND THEN


I have a big gap in Chris Belshaw musical activities since then. Help, please!

In the last years, he has been playing with many blues guitarists (Nigel Bagge, Robin Bibi, Andy Cortes, Steve Dale Petit, etc), but I don´t have enough info for listing lineups, years and discography...

He also plays helping some bands, such as Fluke, although I think he´s not a permanent member.


ROBIN BIBI BAND


Robin Bibi, apart from playing in Stealing Dan (and Don), also leads his own Robin Bibi Band. I don´t know about exact lineups, so I just mention some of his usual players. If someone can help me with additional info, it would be very welcomed:

ROBIN BIBI BAND #?
?
Robin Bibi
vocals, guitar
+ some from this list:
Tony Marten
bass
Martin York
Hans Ferrao
drums
Geoff Cooper
drums
Paul Robinson
drums


JAMIE MARSHALL BAND


This is one of the lineups for the Jamie Marshall Band:
JAMIE MARSHALL BAND #?
?
Jamie Marshall
vocals
Grahame White
guitar
Karl Hampson
drums


ROBIN BIBI BAND


Around 2004, he was playing with Robin Bibi along with veteran drummer Ed Spevock, but I don´t know the names of the other musicians. Help, please...


NIGEL BAGGE BAND


Around 2004, he and Ed Spevock were also playing with Nigel Bagge. Again, I don´t know the names of the other musicians.


SONNY BLACK BAND


Sometime during the last years, Sonny Black returned to a more acoustic approach, being backed only by bassist Chris Belshaw. They also played together in November 2008:
SONNY BLACK BAND #?
?
Sonny Black
guitar, vocals



VAL COWELL BAND


In June 2006, Val Cowell acted in a benefit gig with his mate Richard Hayes (they are the leaders of Bad Influence), with a new rhythm section:
VAL COWELL BAND #?
Jun 2006
Val Cowell
vocals
Richard Hayes
guitar
Richard Fletcher
drums


PAUL COX TIM HAIN BAND


In December 2006, Paul Cox and Tim Hain join forces for a charity gig, with a special lineup including musicians of both bands, under the name of The Tim Hain Paul Cox Band:

PAUL COX BAND #?
Dec 2006
Paul Cox
vocals
Tim Hain
guitar, vocals
Mike Summerland
guitar
Prince
drums

DISCOGRAPHY: (4 albums known to me - Status: In progress)

ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (4 credits)
  • Storyteller - Storyteller (1970)

    • Members: Chris Belshaw, Rod Clark, Terry Durham, Roger Moon, Mike Rogers, Henry Spinetti (RIP: Caroline Attard)
    • Guests: (RIP: Harry Beckett)
    • Producer: Andy Bown, Peter Frampton
    • Technical: Jerry Boys
    • Comments: CD reissue contains 6 bonus tracks, taken from their 2nd album, More pages. That´s why in the reissue we can find later members such as Chris Belshaw or Henry Spinetti.
  • More pages - Storyteller (1971)

  • Gone to my head - Andy Bown (1972)

  • Sweet William - Andy Bown (1973)

    • Members: Chris Belshaw, Andy Bown, Glen LeFleur, Nico Ramsden
    • Guests: B J Cole, Sue Glover, Skaila Kanga, David Katz, Sunny Leslie (RIP: Caroline Attard, Barry De Souza, Lesley Duncan, Jack Rothstein)
    • Producer: Jimmy Horowitz
    • Comments: Sweet William features Nico Ramsden (guitar), BJ Cole (pedal steel guitar), Chris Belshaw (bass), Jimmy Horowitz (celeste, arranger and producer), Barry De Souza (drums), Glen LeFleur (drums, percussion), Skaila Kanga (harp), and vocals by Lesley Duncan, Sunny Leslie, Sue Glover and Caroline Attard.

THANKS:

Very Special Thanks to:
  • Chris Belshaw: for info about Frankie Reid & The Powerhouse.

  • RELATED MUSICIANS:

    Chris Belshaw mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    Caroline Attard (4)
    Andy Bown (4)
    Harry Beckett (2)
    Lesley Duncan (2)
    Terry Durham (2)
    Peter Frampton (2)
    Jimmy Horowitz (2)
    Andy Knight (2)
    Roger Moon (2)
    Mike Rogers (2)

    Page created by Miguel Terol on: 05/January/2010 - Last modified on: 27/July/2010. If you want to contribute with info, please write to: molympus1@gmail.com

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