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Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Gary Boyle (guitar)


BANDS:
BANDPERIODDETAILS
Millie Band   
Lulu & The Luvvers [1965] 
The Echoes [1966] 
Dusty Springfield Band [1966] 
Brian Auger Julie Driscoll & The Trinity [Jan 67-Nov 67]2 recordings + 2 compilations
Python Lee Jackson [1968]1 recording
Eclection [Mar 69-Jun 69] 
Brian Auger Trinity [Jul 69-Aug 70] 
Caparius [1971] 
Cirrus [1972] 
Eddie Harris Group   
Mike Westbrook Band [1971-1972]3 recordings
Paul Jones Band [1972]1 recording
She´s French   
Isotope [Jun 72-1977]5 recordings + 1 compilation
Stomu Yamash´ta Band [Jul 73-Feb 74]4 recordings
Gary Boyle Band [1977-?]5 recordings
Jim Mullen Band   
Danny Thompson Band   
Triple Echo [1982-?]1 recording
Mr Gone [1984-1986] 
Zaman   
Eberhard Weber Group   
Gary Boyle Band (again)   
Brigitte Escobar Group [2005]1 recording
Gary Boyle Band (again)   
Maggie Boyle Band [2009]1 recording
Pete Martin Group [2009] 
Roger Higgins Band [2010] 
Gary Boyle Band (again)   

BIOGRAPHY:

Gary Boyle was born Gary Winston Boyle in Patna, Bihar, India on November 24th, 1941. He came to England when he was 8.

He played in Hamburg with some band, but I haven´t any further details.


MILLIE BAND


Millie was a Jamaican singer who had a huge hit when she was 15, ´My boy lollipop´. For a while, Gary Boyle backed her, but don´t know when or with which band:

MILLIE BAND #?
?
Millie
vocals
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Millie Band (I know up to 3 members)
To be covered (1): Roger Earl
Not enough info (1): Millie


LULU & THE LUVVERS


Around 1965, Gary Boyle was a member of Lulu & The Luvvers:

LULU & THE LUVVERS #?
?
Lulu
vocals
+ others unknown to me. Help!

I need more info, please!

Other info on members of Lulu & The Luvvers (I know up to 10 members)
Already covered (1): Jim Dewar
Old pages (1): Dave Wendells
To be covered (6): Alex Bell, David Mullin, Ross Neilson, Jimmy Smith, Tommy Tierney, Henry Wright
Not enough info (1): Lulu


THE ECHOES


This was a expanded lineup for The Echoes in 1966 with a horn section:

THE ECHOES #?
1966
Mike O´Neill
vocals
Douggie Reece
bass
Derek Andrews
trumpet
Ian Harper
trumpet
Derek Wadsworth
trombone
Tony Scott
percussion
Peter Woolf
drums

They also kept on backing Dusty Springfield during that time.

Still in 1966, Mike O´Neill replaced Jimmy O´Brien:

THE ECHOES #?
1966
Mike O´Neill
vocals, keyboards
Douggie Reece
bass
Derek Andrews
trumpet
Ian Harper
trumpet
Derek Wadsworth
trombone
Tony Scott
percussion
Peter Woolf
drums

This is the Dusty Springfield Band (aka The Echoes) as seen in the Record Mirror magazine in April 1966:

THE ECHOES #?
1966
Douggie Reece
bass
Mike O´Neill
keyboards
Derek Andrews
trumpet
Ted Warburton
trumpet
Derek Wadsworth
trombone
Peter Woolf
drums
+
Tony Scott
percussion, sometimes

Mike O´Neill stay in The Echoes was very brief, and he was replaced by Ivan Chandler:

THE ECHOES #?
1966
Douggie Reece
bass
Ivan Chandler
keyboards
Derek Andrews
trumpet
Ian Harper
trumpet
Derek Wadsworth
trombone
Steampacketê
Tony Scott
percussion
Peter Woolf
drums

Still in 1966, Gary Boyle left to join a latter lineup of Steampacket.

Other info on members of The Echoes (I know up to 43 members)
Already covered (2): Big Jim Sullivan, Bob Wackett
To be covered (14): Vic Briggs, Bert Crome, Tommy Frost, Laurie Jay, Carlo Little, Mike O´Neill, Peter Oakman, Tony Oakman, Don Shinn, George Staff, Ringo Starr, Stuart Taylor, Derek Wadsworth, Peter Woolf
Not enough info (26): Derek Andrews, Brian Bennett, Dave Burns, Don Burrell, Ivan Chandler, Pete Clifford, Tony Collins, Johnny Dryden, Perry Ford, Micky Garrett, Martin Gibbs, Ian Harper, Tweed Harris, Ian Hines, Paul Hodgson, Billy Kye, Ray Murray, Jimmy O´Brien, Douggie Reece, Tony Scott, Les Smith, Chris Sparrow, Rod Stone, Ted Warburton, Chris Wayne,... up to 26 musicians.


BRIAN AUGER JULIE DRISCOLL & THE TRINITY


In January 1967, new guitarist in Brian Auger Julie Driscoll & The Trinity is Gary Boyle:

BRIAN AUGER JULIE DRISCOLL & THE TRINITY #2
Jan 67-May 67
Julie Tippett
vocals, as Julie Driscoll
Brian Auger
keyboards
Roger Sutton
bass
Clive Thacker
drums

Roger Sutton left in May 1967.

Brian Auger Julie Driscoll & The Trinity gets Dave Ambrose as new bassist in May 1967:

BRIAN AUGER JULIE DRISCOLL & THE TRINITY #3
May 67-Nov 67
Julie Tippett
vocals, as Julie Driscoll
Brian Auger
keyboards
Dave Ambrose
bass
Clive Thacker
drums

And now, it´s Gary Boyle who leaves the band in November 1967 to go to music college. He would rejoin later.

Other info on members of Brian Auger Julie Driscoll & The Trinity (I know up to 7 members)
To be covered (6): Dave Ambrose, Brian Auger, Vic Briggs, Roger Sutton, Clive Thacker, Julie Tippett


PYTHON LEE JACKSON


This was the lineup for Python Lee Jackson around 1968, with two great guitarists:

PYTHON LEE JACKSON #?
1968
Mick Liber
guitar
Tony Cahill
bass
David Bentley
bass
David Montgomery
drums

Other info on members of Python Lee Jackson (I know up to 18 members)
Already covered (1): Chris Belshaw
To be covered (1): Mick Liber
Not enough info (15): Laurie Arthur, David Bentley, Bob Brady, Jamie Byrne, Tony Cahill, John Helman, Lloyd Hudson, Roy James, Frank Kennington, Dave MacTaggart, Bernie McGann, Malcolm McGee, Duncan McGuire, David Montgomery, Bob Welsh


AND THEN...


Then, Gary attended the Leeds College of Music, and on leaving he joined folk-rock band Eclection.


ECLECTION


In March 1969, this was the new Eclection, with only a couple of original members:

ECLECTION #?
Mar 69-Jun 69
Dorris Henderson
vocals
Trevor Lucas
guitar
George Kajanus
guitar
Poli Palmer
keyboards
Gerry Conway
drums
Brian Auger Trinityê

But in June 1969, Boyle left to rejoin Brian Auger.
Other info on members of Eclection (I know up to 13 members)
Already covered (1): Brian Chatton
To be covered (7): David Bowker, Gerry Conway, Dorris Henderson, Trevor Lucas, Poli Palmer, Michael Rosen, Mike Woods
Not enough info (4): Eric Johns, George Kajanus, Kerrilee Male, Steve Smith


BRIAN AUGER TRINITY


After leaving the music college, Gary Boyle rejoins Brian Auger (now christened Brian Auger Trinity) in July 1969:

BRIAN AUGER TRINITY #4
Jul 69-Aug 70
Brian Auger
keyboards
Dave Ambrose
bass
Clive Thacker
drums

Other info on members of Brian Auger Trinity (I know up to 8 members)
Old pages (2): Rick Brown, Micky Waller
To be covered (5): Dave Ambrose, Brian Auger, Phil Kinorra, Rick Laird, Clive Thacker


CAPARIUS


Around 1971, Gary Boyle join the band Caparius, replacing Peter Martin:

CAPARIUS #2
1971
Neville Whitehead
bass
Clive Stevens
sax
Phil Howard
drums

Still in 1971, Caparius is expanded to a quintet with the addition of Dave MacRae on keyboards:

CAPARIUS #3
1971
Neville Whitehead
bass
Dave MacRae
keyboards
Clive Stevens
sax
Phil Howard
drums

But the band finally split when their promises of being recorded for an album never materialized.

Other info on members of Caparius (I know up to 6 members)
To be covered (4): Phil Howard, Dave MacRae, Clive Stevens, Neville Whitehead
Not enough info (1): Peter Martin


CIRRUS


Cirrus was a band with Nigel Morris and Frank Roberts. Around 1972, Gary Boyle started playing with them:

CIRRUS #?
?
Frank Roberts
keyboards
Nigel Morris
drums

Other info on members of Cirrus (I know up to 3 members)
To be covered (2): Nigel Morris, Frank Roberts


EDDIE HARRIS GROUP


Gary Boyle played a season with Eddie Harris, backing him at Ronnie Scott Jazz Club, but I haven´t any details about musicians or period (probably Brian Miller was there too), so any additional info would be very welcomed:

EDDIE HARRIS GROUP #?
?
Eddie Harris
sax
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Eddie Harris Group (I know up to 9 members)
To be covered (7): Juini Booth, Smith Dobson, Eddie Harris, James Leary, Eddie Marshall, Brian Miller, Willie Pickens
Not enough info (1): Les McCann


MIKE WESTBROOK BAND


This was the Mike Westbrook Brass Band circa 1972:

MIKE WESTBROOK BAND #?
1972
Mike Westbrook
piano, conductor
Roger ´Butch´ Potter
bass
George Khan
sax
Alan Jackson
drums

I think Gary Boyle joined around January 1971, so there must be more lineups with Gary. Can someone help, please?

When Gary left (to be replaced by the great Brian Godding), the bass player in the band was Roger Sutton, so I´m missing info for sure.

Other info on members of Mike Westbrook Band (I know up to 53 members)
Already covered (2): Harry Beckett, Brian Godding
Old pages (1): Bernie Living
To be covered (49): Chris Allan, Kate Barnard, Dave Barry, Gary Bayley, Steve Berry, Chris Biscoe, Georgie Born, Mike Brewer, Stuart Brooks, Dave Chambers, Steve Cooke, Lindsay Cooper, Claudio Danuser, Mike Davis, Peter Fairclough, Andy Grappy, Malcolm Griffiths, Tim Harries, Jon Hiseman, Chris Hunter, Alan Jackson, George Khan, Tony Marsh, Brian Miller, Harry Miller,... up to 49 musicians.


PAUL JONES BAND


In 1972, Paul Jones assembled this magnificent, progressive small band:

PAUL JONES BAND #?
1972
Paul Jones
vocals, harmonica
Roy Babbington
bass
Pip Pyle
drums

Other info on members of Paul Jones Band (I know up to 9 members)
To be covered (8): Joy Askew, Roy Babbington, Paul Jones, George Khan, Dave MacRae, Graham Preskett, Pip Pyle, Dave Wintour


SHE´S FRENCH


This was a fusion group formed by Geoff Downes with his schoolmate (I think they studied together at the Leeds School Of Music), but don´t know other members (probably Sergio Castillo) and the period (1974?):

SHE´S FRENCH #?
?
Geoff Downes
keyboards
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of She´s French (I know up to 11 members)
Already covered (1): Sergio Castillo
To be covered (4): Geoff Downes, Tato Gomez, John Parsons, Jamie West Oram
Not enough info (5): James Birtwistle, Hoagy Davies, Serge Maillard, Paco Saval, Bernie Simmonds


ISOTOPE


Isotope was formed in June 1972 by Gary Boyle. The original concept was having two drummers (being Clive Thacker the other member), but this never materialized:

ISOTOPE #1
Jun 72-1973
Jeff Clyne
bass
Brian Miller
keyboards
Stan Sulzmann
sax, flute
Aureo De Souza
percussion
Nigel Morris
drums

But Sulzmann didn´t stay too much, and De Souza returned to Brazil (he would rejoin later, as we´re going to read).

This was Isotope around 1973, until March 1974:

ISOTOPE #2
1973-Mar 74
Jeff Clyne
bass
Brian Miller
keyboards
Nigel Morris
drums
Stomu Yamash´ta Bandê
Stomu Yamash´ta Bandê

They released their first album, Isotope produced by the band, along with manager Tim Sharman.

The band was ´frozen´ for some time, as Boyle and Morris joined Stomu Yamash´ta East Wind from July 1973 to February 1974.

But, as soon as the band was resurrected, Clyne and Miller left the band in March 1974.


STOMU YAMASH´TA BAND


Around July 1973, Stomu Yamash´ta forms a new band, called East Wind, with this impressive lineup:

STOMU YAMASH´TA BAND #?
Jul 73-Feb 74
êIsotope
Stomu Yamash´ta
keyboards
Sammi Abu
vocals
Hugh Hopper
bass
Brian Gascoigne
keyboards
Hisako Yamash´ta
violin
Isotopeê
êIsotope
Nigel Morris
drums
Isotopeê

They released the album Freedom is frightening, followed by One by one. They played in London in December 1973. After their 1974 tour, Boyle and Nigel Morris went in February 1974 to reform Isotope (where Hopper soon would join).

Other info on members of Stomu Yamash´ta Band (I know up to 31 members)
Already covered (1): Morris Pert
To be covered (17): Al Di Meola, Karen Friedman, Brian Gascoigne, Rosko Gee, Doni Harvey, Bernie Holland, Hugh Hopper, Daniel Humair, Brother James, John Lingwood, Nigel Morris, Jerome Rimson, Ric Sanders, Klaus Schulze, Michael Shrieve, Pat Thrall, Steve Winwood
Not enough info (12): Sammi Abu, Michel Benita, Daito Fujita, Iyushi Kato, Andy Powell, Alyn Ross, Hozumi Tanaka, Frank Tankowski, Robin Thompson, Mike Travis, Hisako Yamash´ta, Stomu Yamash´ta


ISOTOPE (again)


Gary Boyle was voted ´New Star of ´74´ in a Melody Maker jazz poll, also #3 British Guitarist and # World Guitarist, and Isotope was voted 4th in the small group category.

In May 1974, Isotope reforms with the mighty Hugh Hopper and non-professional musician Laurence Scott:

ISOTOPE #3
May 74-Apr 75
êStomu Yamash´ta Band
Hugh Hopper
bass
Laurence Scott
keyboards
Nigel Morris
drums

In May 1975, original member Aureo De Souza rejoins Isotope:

ISOTOPE #4
May 75-Jun 75
Hugh Hopper
bass
Laurence Scott
keyboards
Aureo De Souza
percussion
Nigel Morris
drums

Around June 1975, Jeff Seopardie is asked to join Isotope, in order to augment their live potential. The band had met Seopardie when he was a member of Pete Atkin Band who opened for Isotope for most of their 1974 tour:

ISOTOPE #5
Jun 75-Dec 75
êPete Atkin Band
Hugh Hopper
bass
Laurence Scott
keyboards
Aureo De Souza
percussion
Nigel Morris
drums

In December 1975, Laurence Scott left Isotope, being replaced by Frank Roberts in time for a German tour:

ISOTOPE #6
Dec 75-Mar 76
Hugh Hopper
bass
Frank Roberts
keyboards
Aureo De Souza
percussion, NOT SURE!
Nigel Morris
drums
Jeff Seopardie
drums, NOT SURE!

But the lineup collapsed very soon, when Hugh Hopper left too in March 1976 after they started the sessions for Isotope´s third album, Deep end where Hopper only appears in 1 track. After that, Gary Boyle and Nigel Morris reformed completely the band.

I´m not sure if Seopardie and De Souza were still members of the band when Frank Roberts joined. Can someone confirm me that point, please? They maybe had left in August 1975.

In 1976, this was the personnel for Isotope:

ISOTOPE #7
Mar 76-1977
Dan K Brown
bass
Zoe Kronberger
keyboards
Nigel Morris
drums
Edgeê

They recorded Deep end. After that, the band fell apart, with founding member Nigel Morris leaving.

This was the last incarnation of Isotope circa 1977:

ISOTOPE #8
1977
êTina Charles Band
Steve Shone
bass
Geoff Downes
keyboards
Colin Wilkinson
drums
Gary Boyle Bandê
Gary Boyle Bandê
Gary Boyle Bandê

But after a short period, Gary Boyle disbanded Isotope and started his own Gary Boyle Band with almost the same members.

Other info on members of Isotope (I know up to 15 members)
Already covered (1): Jeff Seopardie
To be covered (13): Dan K Brown, Jeff Clyne, Aureo De Souza, Geoff Downes, Hugh Hopper, Zoe Kronberger, Brian Miller, Nigel Morris, Frank Roberts, Laurence Scott, Steve Shone, Stan Sulzmann, Colin Wilkinson


GARY BOYLE BAND


Circa 1976-77, Gary Boyle had an acoustic guitar duo with Ken Shaw:

GARY BOYLE BAND #?
1976?
Ken Shaw
guitar

This was the Gary Boyle Band around August 1977, with Spanish great drummer Sergio Castillo:

GARY BOYLE BAND #?
1977
êIsotope
êIsotope
êIsotope
Steve Shone
bass
Geoff Downes
keyboards
Zoe Kronberger
keyboards

And this was the new personnel for Gary Boyle Band from December 1977 to June 1979:

GARY BOYLE BAND #?
Dec 77-Jun 79
Nigel Brook
bass
Dave MacRae
keyboards
Chris Whitten
drums

Around Autumn 1979, this was the new Gary Boyle Band:

GARY BOYLE BAND #?
1979
Nigel Brook
bass
Dave Bainbridge
keyboards, not sure?
Gary Husband
drums


JIM MULLEN BAND


Gary Boyle was a member of Jim Mullen Band, but I haven´t any details:

JIM MULLEN BAND #?
?
Jim Mullen
guitar
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Jim Mullen Band (I know up to 17 members)
Already covered (2): Laurence Cottle, Adrian Tilbrook
To be covered (9): Mike Gorman, Dave Green, Gary Husband, Mick Hutton, Mornington Lockett, Henry Lowther, Jim Mullen, Jim Watson, Gareth Williams
Not enough info (5): Stu Butterfield, Andy Champion, Tristan Maillot, Matt Skelton, Emma Smith


DANNY THOMPSON BAND


Gary Boyle was a member of Danny Thompson Band, but I haven´t any details:

DANNY THOMPSON BAND #?
?
Danny Thompson
bass
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Danny Thompson Band (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (4): John Etheridge, John McLaughlin, Tony Roberts, Danny Thompson


AND THEN...


From 1980 to 1981, Gary Boyle lived in Copenhagen (Denmark) where he recorded two albums. Step out! features some Danish guests such as the great Janne Schaffer on guitar or Bjorn Jayson Lindh on flute. The other album is Friday night again.


GARY BOYLE BAND (again)


In 1981, when Gary Boyle came back to England from Denmark, he formed another edition of Gary Boyle Band:

GARY BOYLE BAND #?
1981
Dave Bainbridge
keyboards
Snake Davis
sax
Tim Franks
drums
+ bassist unknown to me. Help!


TRIPLE ECHO


Around 1982, when Gary Boyle returned from Denmark, he formed the trio Triple Echo, but don´t know the other members.

This was the Triple Echo lineup that toured England in October-November 1984:

TRIPLE ECHO #?
1982-?
Steve Williams
bass
Tim Franks
drums

Other info on members of Triple Echo (I know up to 3 members)
To be covered (1): Tim Franks
Not enough info (1): Steve Williams


MR GONE


Mr Gone was formed around 1984:

MR GONE #1
1984-1986
John Etheridge
guitar
Ted McKenna
drums
+ bassist unknown to me. Help!

I think this lineup (who was the bass player, please?) lasted until 1986.

Other info on members of Mr Gone (I know up to 7 members)
Already covered (1): Tommy Eyre
To be covered (4): John Edwards, John Etheridge, Dill Katz, Ted McKenna
Not enough info (1): Steve Franklin


ZAMAN


Zaman was a band playing world music:

ZAMAN #?
?
Nat Birchall
sax
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Can someone give me more info about them, please?
Other info on members of Zaman (I know up to 2 members)
Not enough info (1): Nat Birchall


AND THEN...


Since the mid 80s, Gary Boyle started teaching guitar in the North West of England, at Wigan & Leigh College, Nelson & Colne College, as well as the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. He was teaching until year 2004.


EBERHARD WEBER GROUP


In 1992, Eberhard Weber toured as a duo with Gary Boyle:

EBERHARD WEBER GROUP #?
1992
Eberhard Weber
bass

Other info on members of Eberhard Weber Group (I know up to 13 members)
To be covered (10): Rainer Bruninghaus, Mario Castronari, Bill Frisell, Pete Jacobsen, Charlie Mariano, John Marshall, Lyle Mays, Paul McCandless, Brian Miller, Eberhard Weber
Not enough info (2): Jon Christensen, Michael DiPasqua


AND THEN...


Gary moved to live in France for some years in the 90s, but came back to England in 1997.


GARY BOYLE BAND (again)


In 1999, Gary Boyle co-leds the Gary Boyle/Nat Birchall Quartet:

GARY BOYLE BAND #?
1999
Nat Birchall
sax
Dave Tompkins
bass
Tony Faulkner
drums

This is another project for Gary Boyle, this time called Gary Boyle´s Bruze:

GARY BOYLE BAND #?
?
Ian Rose
keyboards
Steve Tann
drums

In July 2001, Gary Boyle played at the Manchester Jazz Festival as a duo with mate Paul Birchall on organ:

GARY BOYLE BAND #?
2001
Paul Birchall
keyboards


BRIGITTE ESCOBAR GROUP


Gary Boyle also performs as a duo with Brigitte Escobar, having co-produced her album Brigitte:

BRIGITTE ESCOBAR GROUP #?
2005
Brigitte Escobar
vocals, piano

They appeared at Manchester Festival in July 2005. But I think they also work with a full band, but don´t know other musicians.

Other info on members of Brigitte Escobar Group (I know up to 2 members)
Not enough info (1): Brigitte Escobar


GARY BOYLE BAND (again)


Around 2009 Gary Boyle co-leds a quartet with Nat Birchall again:

GARY BOYLE BAND #?
?
Nat Birchall
sax
+ 2 others unknown to me. Help!

Does anybody know the other members (maybe Tony Faulkner on drums)?


MAGGIE BOYLE BAND


Around June 2009, Maggie Boyle played some folk gigs with Gary Boyle and Gordon Tyrrall:

MAGGIE BOYLE BAND #?
2009
Maggie Boyle
vocals, flute
Gordon Tyrrall
guitar, flute, vocals

Other info on members of Maggie Boyle Band (I know up to 3 members)
To be covered (1): Maggie Boyle
Not enough info (1): Gordon Tyrrall


PETE MARTIN GROUP


This was the Pete Martin Group around December 2009:

PETE MARTIN GROUP #?
2009
Pete Martin
trumpet
Brian Jackson
bass
Stuart McDonald
sax
Martin Davies
drums

Other info on members of Pete Martin Group (I know up to 5 members)
Not enough info (4): Martin Davies, Brian Jackson, Pete Martin, Stuart McDonald


ROGER HIGGINS BAND


Around July 2010, Gary Boyle played with Roger Higgins Band:

ROGER HIGGINS BAND #?
2010
Roger Higgins
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Roger Higgins Band (I know up to 2 members)
Not enough info (1): Roger Higgins


GARY BOYLE BAND (again)


As far as I know, this is the current lineup for Gary Boyle Quartet, at least in 2010 and 2011:

GARY BOYLE BAND #?
2010-2011
Bruce Reid
bass
Paul Birchall
keyboards
Jonathan Hartley
drums

Other info on members of Gary Boyle Band (I know up to 24 members)
Already covered (1): Sergio Castillo
To be covered (12): Roy Babbington, Dave Bainbridge, Snake Davis, Geoff Downes, Tim Franks, Gary Husband, Pete Jacobsen, Zoe Kronberger, Dave MacRae, Ken Shaw, Steve Shone, Chris Whitten
Not enough info (10): Nat Birchall, Paul Birchall, Nigel Brook, Tony Faulkner, Jonathan Hartley, Howard Mealor, Bruce Reid, Ian Rose, Steve Tann, Dave Tompkins

DISCOGRAPHY: (51 albums known to me - Status: Quite advanced)

OWN ALBUMS (7 credits)
  • The Dancer - Gary Boyle (1977)

    • Members: Gary Boyle + Zoe Kronberger, Dave MacRae, Steve Shone
    • Guests: Jeff Seopardie + Rod Argent, Doni Harvey, Simon Phillips (RIP: Morris Pert)
    • Producer: Robin Lumley
    • Comments: Recorded in 1977.
  • Electric glide - Gary Boyle (1978)

    • Members: Gary Boyle + Ken Shaw (RIP: Pete Jacobsen)
    • Guests: Robert Ahwai, Richard Bailey, Phil Chen, John Giblin, Simon Morton, Simon Phillips (RIP: Gary Moore)
  • Step out! - Gary Boyle (1980)

    • Members: Gary Boyle
    • Guests: Janne Schaffer (RIP: Bjorn Jayson Lindh)
  • Friday night again - Gary Boyle (1986)

    • Members: Gary Boyle + Dave Bainbridge, Snake Davis, Tim Franks
  • Games - Gary Boyle (2003)

  • Live at the BBC - Isotope and Gary Boyle (February 2004) (LIVE)

    • Members: Gary Boyle + Geoff Downes, Zoe Kronberger, Brian Miller, Nigel Morris, Steve Shone (RIP: Sergio Castillo, Jeff Clyne)
    • Comments: Recorded at 3 different sessions: Isotope (October 1973), Isotope (March 1974) and Gary Boyle (August 1977).
  • Sketch - Maggie Boyle - Gary Boyle - Dave Bowie (2008)

ALBUMS AS PRODUCER (1 credit)
  • Brigitte - Brigitte Escobar ( - )

ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (20 credits)
  • Open - Brian Auger & Julie Driscoll (1967)

    • Members: Brian Auger + Dave Ambrose, Gary Boyle, Roger Sutton, Clive Thacker, Julie Tippett
    • Producer: Giorgio Gomelsky
    • Technical: Karma Auger
  • Befour - Brian Auger & The Trinity (1970)

    • Members: Brian Auger + Dave Ambrose, Gary Boyle, Roger Sutton, Clive Thacker (RIP: Micky Waller)
    • Guests: Colin Allen (RIP: Barry Reeves)
    • Comments: Recorded in July and December 1969. Some CD reissue contains 2 bonus tracks.
  • Crucifix in a horseshoe - Paul Jones (1971)

    • Members: Paul Jones + Joy Askew, Roy Babbington, Gary Boyle, George Khan, Dave MacRae, Graham Preskett
    • Guests: Garnett Brown, Richard Crooks (RIP: Bobby Bloom, Charlie Brown, Thomas Jefferson Kaye, Gene McDaniels, Roy O´Temro, Vicki Sue Robinson)
    • Technical: Paschal Byrne
    • Comments: CD reissue contains bonus tracks.
  • Dedicated to you, but you weren´t listening - The Keith Tippett Group (1971)

    • Members: Keith Tippett + Roy Babbington, Gary Boyle, Marc Charig, Nick Evans, Phil Howard, Bryan Spring, Neville Whitehead (RIP: Elton Dean)
    • Guests: Tony Uter, Robert Wyatt
    • Producer: (RIP: Pete King)
    • Comments: Recorded in September 1970.
  • Metropolis - Mike Westbrook Orchestra (1971)

    • Members: Mike Westbrook + Gary Boyle, Malcolm Griffiths, Alan Jackson, George Khan, Harry Miller, Alan Skidmore (RIP: Harry Beckett, Mike Osborne, Paul Rutherford)
    • Guests: Nigel Carter, Dave Holdsworth, Chris Laurence, Henry Lowther, John Marshall, Paul Nieman, Geoff Perkins, John Taylor, Ray Warleigh, John Warren, Kenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone (RIP: Derek Wadsworth)
    • Producer: Fiachra Trench
    • Comments: Recorded in August 1971.
  • Tyger - Mike Westbrook (1971)

    • Members: Mike Westbrook + Gary Boyle, Malcolm Griffiths, Alan Jackson, George Khan
    • Guests: Dave Holdsworth, Fiachra Trench, Dave Wintour
  • In a broken dream - Python Lee Jackson (1972)

    • Members: Gary Boyle, Mick Liber
    • Guests: Sue Glover, Sunny Leslie, Tom Parker, Rod Stewart
  • Live - Mike Westbrook (1973) (LIVE)

    • Members: Mike Westbrook + Gary Boyle, Alan Jackson, George Khan, Roger ´Butch´ Potter
    • Comments: Recorded live in 2 different concerts, in January and February 1972.
  • Freedom is frightening - Stomu Yamash´ta´s East Wind (1973)

    • Members: Gary Boyle, Brian Gascoigne, Nigel Morris (RIP: Hugh Hopper)
    • Technical: Gary Martin
    • Comments: Recorded in August 1973.
  • The Man from the East - Stomu Yamash´ta´s Red Buddha Theatre (1973)

    • Members: Gary Boyle (RIP: Morris Pert)
    • Guests: Peter Robinson
    • Technical: Gary Martin
    • Comments: Soundtrack credited to Yamash´ta, recorded in October and November 1972.
  • Illusion - Isotope (1974)

    • Members: Gary Boyle, Nigel Morris, Laurence Scott (RIP: Hugh Hopper)
    • Producer: Poli Palmer
    • Technical: Paschal Byrne, Gary Martin
    • Comments: Recorded in September 1974.
  • Isotope - Isotope (1974)

    • Members: Gary Boyle, Brian Miller, Nigel Morris (RIP: Jeff Clyne)
    • Technical: Paschal Byrne, Gary Martin
    • Comments: Recorded in October 1973. The album says thanks to Poli Palmer, but don´t know if he appears here.
  • One by one - Stomu Yamash´ta´s East Wind (1974)

    • Members: Gary Boyle, Brian Gascoigne, Bernie Holland, Nigel Morris (RIP: Hugh Hopper)
    • Comments: Soundtrack from the movie of the same title.
  • Genesis - Brian Auger Trinity (1975)

    • Members: Brian Auger + Dave Ambrose, Gary Boyle, Clive Thacker, Julie Tippett
  • Raindog - Stomu Yamash´ta (1975)

    • Members: Gary Boyle, Brian Gascoigne
    • Technical: Paschal Byrne
  • Deep end - Isotope (1976)

    • Members: Gary Boyle, Dan K Brown, Zoe Kronberger, Nigel Morris, Frank Roberts, Laurence Scott (RIP: Hugh Hopper)
    • Guests: Neville Whitehead (RIP: Morris Pert)
    • Producer: Robin Lumley
    • Technical: Paschal Byrne, Stephen W Tayler
    • Comments: This was Isotope´s 3rd (and last) album with their new lineup containing Gary Boyle, Nigel Morris with newcomers Frank Roberts, Dan K Brown and Zoe Kronberger (although there´s an older track still featuring Hugh Hopper and Laurence Scott). Recorded in March 1976. CD reissue contains 4 bonus tracks.
  • Triple Echo - Triple Echo (1994)

  • The Mod years - 1965-1969 - Brian Auger (1999)

    • Members: Brian Auger + Dave Ambrose, Gary Boyle, Vic Briggs, Rick Brown, Roger Sutton, Clive Thacker, Julie Tippett
    • Guests: Rod Stewart + Clem Cattini (RIP: Long John Baldry, Micky Waller)
    • Producer: Giorgio Gomelsky
    • Technical: Eddie Offord, John Timperley
  • Golden section - Isotope (September 2008) (LIVE)

    • Members: Gary Boyle, Aureo De Souza, Nigel Morris, Laurence Scott (RIP: Hugh Hopper)
    • Comments: It includes live performances from 1974 and 1975. Six tracks from May 1975 (with Aureo De Souza), 2 tracks from March 1975, and 5 tracks from July 1974.
  • Attention! - Brian Auger ( - )

    • Members: Brian Auger, Gary Boyle, Vic Briggs, Rick Brown, Roger Sutton, Clive Thacker, Julie Tippett
    • Guests: Rod Stewart + Clem Cattini (RIP: Long John Baldry, Micky Waller)
    • Comments: Recorded in 1965.
COMPILATIONS AS A BAND MEMBER (6 credits)
  • The Story of Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger - Brian Auger Julie Driscoll & The Trinity (1969)

    • Members: Dave Ambrose, Brian Auger, Gary Boyle, Clive Thacker, Julie Tippett
  • Brian Auger - Brian Auger (1971)

    • Members: Brian Auger + Gary Boyle, Vic Briggs, Rick Brown, Roger Sutton, Clive Thacker (RIP: Micky Waller)
    • Guests: Clem Cattini
    • Producer: Giorgio Gomelsky
    • Comments: Reissued on CD as This is Brian Auger.
  • The Best of Isotope - Isotope (1979)

  • The Best of Brian Auger - Brian Auger (March 1997)

    • Members: Brian Auger + Dave Ambrose, Gary Boyle, Clive Chaman, Barry Dean, Dave Dowle, Steve Ferrone, Lennox Laington, Alex Ligertwood, Godfrey McLean, Jack Mills, Roger Sutton, Clive Thacker (RIP: Robbie McIntosh, Micky Waller)
    • Guests: Colin Allen, Andre Ceccarelli, Steve Evans, Jim Mullen (RIP: Dick Morrissey, Barry Reeves)
  • Auger rhythms - Brian Auger´s musical history - Brian Auger (September 2003)

    • Members: Brian Auger + Dave Ambrose, Gary Boyle, Vic Briggs, Barry Dean, Dave Dowle, Steve Ferrone, Phil Kinorra, Lennox Laington, Rick Laird, Alex Ligertwood, Godfrey McLean, Jack Mills, Roger Sutton, Clive Thacker, Julie Tippett (RIP: Robbie McIntosh, Micky Waller)
    • Guests: Karma Auger + Colin Allen, Andre Ceccarelli, Jim Mullen, Alan Skidmore (RIP: Barry Reeves, Derek Wadsworth, Tommy Whittle, Marion Williams)
    • Comments: 2CD compilation with 12 unreleased tracks. It features tracks by: Brian Auger (7 tracks, all unreleased), Brian Auger Trinity with Julie Driscoll (9 tracks; 2 unreleased), Brian Auger´s Oblivion Express (10 tracks; 1 unreleased), Karma Auger (1 unreleased track) and Ali Auger (1 unreleased track).
  • Once upon a time - Julie Driscoll & Brian Auger ( - )

    • Members: Dave Ambrose, Brian Auger, Gary Boyle, Barry Dean, Alex Ligertwood, Jim Mullen, Clive Thacker, Julie Tippett (RIP: Robbie McIntosh)
    • Producer: Giorgio Gomelsky
    • Comments: This double vinyl compilation was only released in Germany.
ALBUMS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (1 credit)
  • NDR Jazz Workshop 1973 - Hamburg Germany - May 17 1973 - Soft Machine (2010)

    • Members: Roy Babbington, Karl Jenkins, John Marshall, Mike Ratledge (RIP: Hugh Hopper)
    • Guests: Gary Boyle + Art Themen
    • Comments: Live CD + DVD featuring Soft Machine in May 1973, with guests Gary Boyle (guitar) and Art Themen (sax)
COMPILATIONS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (1 credit)
  • Reaching back - the life and music of Steve Tilston - Steve Tilston (July 2007)

    • Members: Steve Tilston
    • Guests: Gary Boyle, Maggie Boyle, John Renbourn + Martin Allcock, Phil Chesterton, Roy Dodds, Mike Giles, Stuart Gordon, Rupert Hine, Rick Kemp, Dave Pegg, Nigel Portman Smith, Martin Simpson, Keith Warmington, Pete Zorn
    • Producer: (RIP: Peter Bardens)
    • Comments: 5CD boxset also including unreleased material.
COLLECTIVE ALBUMS (1 credit)
  • Impressed 2 with Gilles Peterson - VVAA (2004)

    • Guests: Gary Boyle, Alan Branscombe, Jack Bruce, Tony Carr, Nigel Carter, Tony Coe, Jackie Dougan, Dave Gelly, Mike Gibbs, Dave Green, Malcolm Griffiths, Dick Hart, Spike Heatley, Jon Hiseman, Dave Holdsworth, Alan Jackson, George Khan, Chris Laurence, Pete Lemer, Henry Lowther, John Marshall, Ron Matthewson, Harry Miller, John Mumford, Kenny Napper, Paul Nieman, Geoff Perkins, Don Rendell, Frank Ricotti, Ronnie Scott, Terry Shannon, Alan Skidmore, John Taylor, Barbara Thompson, Trevor Tomkins, Ray Warleigh, John Warren, Bobby Wellins, Mike Westbrook, Kenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone (RIP: Neil Ardley, Harry Beckett, Ian Carr, Jeff Clyne, Michael Garrick, Paul Gonsalves, Tubby Hayes, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Bill Le Sage, Harold McNair, Ray Nance, Mike Osborne, Ray Premru, Paul Rutherford, Ronnie Stephenson, Stan Tracey, Derek Wadsworth, Derek Watkins)
    • Producer: Sandy Roberton, Fiachra Trench
    • Comments: Double sampler album with tracks by Michael Garrick Septet, Stan Tracey Quartet, Paul Gonsalves Quartet, Harold McNair, The New Jazz Orchestra, Tubby Hayes & Paul Gonsalves All Stars, Neil Ardley, Mike Westbrook, as well as 2 unreleased tracks by Mike Taylor Remembered and Amancio D´Silva.
SESSIONS (11 credits)
  • Too late now - Mike Cooper (1971)

    • Guests: Gary Boyle, Mike Gibbs, Alan Jackson, Harry Miller, Stan Sulzmann, John Warren (RIP: Mongezi Feza, Mike Osborne, Dudu Pukwana)
  • Edge of time - Norma Winstone (1971)

    • Members: Norma Winstone + Chris Laurence
    • Guests: John Taylor + Gary Boyle, Malcolm Griffiths, Henry Lowther, Chris Pyne, Frank Ricotti, Alan Skidmore, Art Themen, Kenny Wheeler (RIP: Tony Levin, Mike Osborne, Paul Rutherford)
    • Technical: John Surman, John Warren (RIP: Neil Ardley)
  • Surprise - Lynsey De Paul (1973)

    • Guests: Mike Bailey, Gary Boyle, Ray Cooper, Terry Cox, Jeff Daly, John Gustafson, Henry Lowther, Ralph McTell, Francis Monkman, Chris Rae, Frank Ricotti, Peter Robinson, Alan Skidmore, Danny Thompson, Geoff Wright (RIP: Barry De Souza, Dick Katz, Robert Kirby, Morris Pert, Johnny Van Derrick)
    • Comments: CD reissue contains 7 tracks.
  • Sing songs from The Goodies - The Goodies (1973)

    • Members: Dave MacRae
    • Guests: Gary Boyle, Tony Carr, B J Cole, Mike Gibbs, Les Hurdle, John Marshall, Mike Morgan, Chris Spedding, Pete Zorn (RIP: Eric Ford, Andrew Pryce Jackman)
  • A Little taste - Ann Odell (1973)

    • Members: Ann Odell
    • Guests: Madeline Bell + Gary Boyle, Ray Cooper, Ray Fenwick, John Gustafson, Caleb Quaye, Peter Robinson, Bruce Rowland, Liza Strike (RIP: Barry De Souza, Doris Troy)
    • Comments: Great keyboardist, she was a member of band comprising session musicians called Blue Mink. She was later in Bryan Ferry Band along with Chris Mercer. This was her only solo album. With Gary Boyle (guitar, later in Isotope), Caleb Quaye, Ray Fenwick, John Gustafson and Peter Robinson (from Quatermass), Ray Cooper, Barry De Souza (drums) and Bruce Rowland (drums).
  • Moonshine - Bert Jansch (February 1973)

    • Members: (RIP: Bert Jansch)
    • Guests: Ralph McTell + Laurie Allan, Gary Boyle, Skaila Kanga, Dave Mattacks, Tony Visconti (RIP: Danny Richmond)
    • Producer: Danny Thompson
    • Technical: John Wood
    • Comments: Recorded in May 1972 and produced by Bert´s mate Danny Thompson who also plays bass.
  • Silver faces - Doggerel Bank (October 1973)

    • Members: (RIP: Andrew Steele)
    • Guests: Gary Boyle, Toni Campo, Ray Cooper, Tom Parker
  • The World of The Goodies - The Goodies (1975)

    • Members: Dave MacRae
    • Guests: Gary Boyle, Tony Carr, Clem Cattini, B J Cole, Mike Gibbs, Les Hurdle, John Marshall, Mike Morgan, Chris Spedding, Pete Zorn (RIP: Eric Ford, Andrew Pryce Jackman)
  • Mister Skillcorn dances - Doggerel Bank (April 1975)

    • Guests: Gary Boyle, Martin Jay, Tom Parker, Claire Torry
  • Fairport unconventional - Fairport Convention (2002)

    • Members: Martin Allcock, Bob Brady, Roger Burridge, Gerry Conway, Jerry Donahue, Judy Dyble, Roger Hill, Ashley Hutchings, Chris Leslie, Dave Mattacks, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Bruce Rowland, Ric Sanders, Dave Swarbrick, Richard Thompson (RIP: Sandy Denny, Martin Lamble, Trevor Lucas, David Rea)
    • Guests: Don Airey, Ian Anderson, Barriemore Barlow, Martin Barre, Phil Beer, Gary Boyle, Dave Bristow, Victor Brox, Paul Burgess, Mike Burney, Ian Campbell, Martin Carthy, Clem Clempson, Joe Cocker, Shirley Collins, Christine Collister, Steve Cooke, Spencer Cozens, Pat Donaldson, Alan Dunn, John Etheridge, John Evan, Hughie Flint, Robert Fripp, Steve Gibbons, Mike Giles, Pete Giles, Steve Goldstein, Alan Greed, Clive Gregson, Mark Griffiths, Sue Harris, Tony Hooper, Karl Jenkins, Eddie Jobson, Bob Johnson, Rick Kemp, John Kirkpatrick, Peter Knight, Cathy Lesurf, Neil Marshall, Julie Matthews, Jackie McAuley, Ian McDonald, Rory McFarlane, Binky McKenzie, Jacqui McShee, Doug Morter, Poli Palmer, Doane Perry, Maddy Prior, Michael Rosen, Jean Roussel, Larry Steele, Cat Stevens, Liza Strike, Roger Swallow, John Tams, Graeme Taylor, Danny Thompson, Linda Thompson, Peter John Vettesse, Peter Watkins, Chris While, Gay Woods, Terry Woods, P J Wright, Pete Zorn (RIP: John Bonham, Ron Chesterman, Mark Craney, John Dunkerley, Graham Gallery, Michael Garrick, Tim Hart, Dorris Henderson, Gordon Huntley, Martin Jenkins, Alexis Korner, Ronnie Lane, Steve Miller, William Murray, Cozy Powell, Alan Spenner, Drachen Theaker, Jerry Underwood, Royston Wood)
    • Comments: 4CD boxset full of unreleased tracks.
  • Nostalgia 77 sessions - Nostalgia 77 featuring Keith & Julie Tippett (February 2009)

    • Guests: Gary Boyle, Julie Tippett, Keith Tippett
    • Comments: Recorded in 2008.
COMPILATIONS (SESSIONS) (3 credits)
  • Best of - Lynsey De Paul (October 1996)

  • 1964-1969 - Rod Stewart (June 2000)

    • Members: Rod Stewart + Dave Ambrose, P P Arnold, Brian Auger, Jeff Beck, Geoff Bradford, Vic Briggs, Rick Brown, Victor Brox, Aynsley Dunbar, Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, Beryl Marsden, Ian McLagan, Art Themen, Julie Tippett, Ron Wood (RIP: Ian Armit, Long John Baldry, Peter Bardens, Cliff Barton, Nicky Hopkins, Johnny Parker, Micky Waller)
    • Guests: Kenny Jones + Gary Boyle, Mike D´Abo, Keith Emerson, Reg Guest, John Paul Jones, Mick Liber, Keith Richards (RIP: Kim Gardner, Bobby Graham, Art Wood)
    • Producer: Giorgio Gomelsky, Mick Jagger, Geoff Wright (RIP: Frank Zappa)
    • Comments: Collection of early recordings by Rod, featured with Long John Baldry & Hoochie Coochie Men, The Steampacket, Shotgun Express, Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation and several solo singles and demos.
  • Dazzling stranger - the Bert Jansch anthology - Bert Jansch (September 2000)

    • Members: Terry Cox, Pete Kirtley, Jacqui McShee, Nigel Portman Smith, John Renbourn, Danny Thompson (RIP: Bert Jansch)
    • Guests: Maggie Boyle, Duffy Power + Laurie Allan, Gary Boyle, Geoff Bradford, Charlie Francis, Skaila Kanga, Johnny Marr, Dave Mattacks, Richard Newman, Tony Visconti, Ray Warleigh
    • Producer: Shel Talmy (RIP: Cliff Aungier)
    • Comments: 2CD compilation, it also includes 3 tracks by Pentangle as well as 2 collaborations of Bert with Loren Auerbach.

QUESTIONS:

01. I think Gary was also a member of Steampacket. Can someone confirm me that, please?

02. Has Gary played with Terry Gibbs?

03. Was drummer Barry De Souza a member of any of Gary Boyle bands?

04. Can someone tell me the bassist in Mr Gone at the time Gary Boyle was in the band?

05. Can someone help me with more live lineups of Gary Boyle Band, please?

06. What is Kinkade? Is it a project by Art Themen, Gary Boyle, Henry Lowther, Pete Lemer and others?

07. Has Gary played live with Lulu? He wasn´t a member of The Luvvers.

08. I think Pete Jacobsen, Roy Babbington and Howard Mealor were members of Gary Boyle´s live bands, but can´t find more info. Can someone help, please?

09. Does Gary play in any recorded material by Dusty Springfield?

10. I can´t find any info about the band Doggerel Bank. Gary Boyle played in 2 albums. Was he a sort of member?

11. Is it true that Gary Boyle was intended to be in the Soft Machine original lineup?

12. Was Gary a real member of She´s French?


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THANKS:

Very Special Thanks to:
  • Gary Boyle: for sending me his tribute on Bert Jansch (2011).
  • Maggie Boyle: for the contact (2011).
  • Tim Sharman: for telling me about Isotope (2001).

  • Special Thanks to:
  • Osamu Sakamoto: for so much info on Mr Gone (1999).
  • Alex Gitlin: my friend, for keeping asking about Gary Boyle and Isotope.
  • Rob Adams: for lots of info regarding Gary Boyle bands (2012).

  • Thanks to:
  • Kevin Murphy: for his message about Isotope and Every Which Way (2004).

  • RELATED MUSICIANS:

    Gary Boyle mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    Brian Auger (11)
    Clive Thacker (10)
    Dave Ambrose (9)
    Julie Tippett (9)
    Nigel Morris (7)
    Roger Sutton (7)
    Micky Waller (7)
    Hugh Hopper (6)
    Vic Briggs (5)
    Paschal Byrne (5)

    Page created by Miguel Terol on: 19/October/2011 - Last modified on: 02/February/2014. If you want to contribute with info, please write to: molympus1@gmail.com

    Please, note than you can check the indexes (musicians, bands, obituaries) at the top of this page.

    3 comments:

    1. Hi, Al here. I can help fill in a gap re Gary's tenure with Jim Mullen. Keyboard player was Bradford guy called Howard Mealor, don't know if he ever recorded with them but he certainly gigged with Jim while Gary was part of it.

      I know this from many conversations with Howard whilst I played bass in his band 'The Prize' in the early nineties. Howard himself is a fabulous musician and composer and apparently now living in Scandanavia somewhere. I know he has a website so maybe there is more info there but not sure. Hope this has been some help and it's been a really interesting read.

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      1. Thanks for your comment. Everything helps, believe me. I'm glad you enjoyed the site.

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    2. You mentioned something about the Gary Boyle Band around 2009 and asked for other members.

      Please see below:

      http://www.jazzyorkshire.org/calendar/show_gig1.php?gig_id=2520&city=Sheffield&gig_tags=modern

      I thought I had been to a gig with a sax player and a drummer called Tony Faulkner and started questioning myself because I was sure it had been in 2008. Was I wrong? Seems not! I eventually managed to find the listing for the gig I attended:

      Scroll down to Wednesday 10th September 2008

      http://www.jazzyorkshire.org/calendar/jy_cal_sep08.html#2502

      I can't remember who played bass or keyboards at that gig but Tony Faulkner was DEFINITELY on drums.

      I remember the gig very well because I was blown away by this amazing guitarist and I was sitting only a few feet away from the end of his guitar. It was over another year before I realised Gary Boyle was the guitarist in Isotope - when I found a "Live at the BBC" CD in Vinyl Exchange, Manchester - a band someone had mentioned to me years before and recommended because he thought I would like them. I could never find anything about them throughout the mid-2000s, unfortunately. As for liking them, I have all their albums now, plus The Dancer and Electric Glide, his two post-Isotope solo records. I usually include an Isotope or Boyle track on Jazz Train every other Sunday (on ALL FM - www.allfm.org - from 1pm to 3pm BST). I have seen Gary Boyle live several times now, most recently on my birthday.

      Keep up the excellent work on your site.

      Cheers,
      Stew

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