This is intended to be a homage to very many musicians I've loved since I started listening to music. My intention is to tell what I know about them, hoping that those people who like them too, will help me fill numerous gaps, which I may have in their careers and discographies. Sorry, but there are no MP3 audio files here at all, just info (and love for the musicians).


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Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Joe Lee Wilson (vocals)


BANDS:
  • Joe Lee Wilson Group
  • Spirit Of Life Ensemble
  • James Mtume Band
  • Kirk Lightsey Group

BIOGRAPHY:

Joe Lee Wilson was born in Bristow, Oklahoma on December 22nd, 1935. A fantastic jazz vocalist, he has some great albums on his own, as well as appearing in albums by Archie Shepp or Mtume, as we´re going to read. He started singing in 1958. Apart from his musical career, he also owned the Ladies Fort jazz club in Manhattan.

He was recently inducted into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall Of Fame. He passed away on July 17th, 2011 in France. He was 75.

I haven´t too much info about his different groups, sometimes called Bond Street or Joe Lee Wilson Plus 5. Some of his members were: Ryo Kawasaki, Danny Mixon, Stafford James, Ronnie Boykins, Nigel Thomas, Rod Kelly, Terry Seabrook and others.
DISCOGRAPHY: (25 albums known to me - Status: Quite advanced)

OWN ALBUMS (12 credits)
  • Mr Joe Lee Wilson in the big city - Joe Lee Wilson (1964)

  • Livin´ high off nickels and dimes - Joe Lee Wilson (1972)

  • What would it be without you - Joe Lee & Bond Street Wilson (1975)

    • Members: Ryo Kawasaki (RIP: Ronnie Boykins, Joe Lee Wilson)
    • Producer: (RIP: Rashied Ali)
  • Shout for Trane - Joe Lee Wilson & The Bond Street +1 (1976)

  • Secrets from the sun - Joe Lee Wilson (1978)

  • Without a song - Joe Lee Wilson (1978)

    • Members: Danny Mixon (RIP: Joe Lee Wilson)
    • Guests: Kenny Barron, Kenny Burrell, Frank Foster, Virgil Jones (RIP: Rashied Ali, Martin Banks)
    • Comments: This album was reissued as Hey look at you in 1976.
  • Come and see - Joe Lee Wilson (1981)

  • The Shadow - Joe Lee Wilson (1988)

    • Members: (RIP: Joe Lee Wilson)
    • Guests: (RIP: Leroy Vinnegar, Harry Whitaker)
  • Acid rain - Joe Lee Wilson (1992)

    • Members: Kirk Lightsey (RIP: Joe Lee Wilson)
    • Guests: Sangoma Everett
  • Feelin´ good - Joe Lee Wilson (06/2000)

  • Hey look at you - Joe Lee Wilson (10/2003)

    • Members: Danny Mixon (RIP: Joe Lee Wilson)
    • Guests: Kenny Barron, Kenny Burrell, Frank Foster, Virgil Jones (RIP: Rashied Ali, Martin Banks)
    • Comments: Reissue of the Without a song album. Recorded in November 1969.
  • Ballads for Trane - Joe Lee Wilson (08/2004)

ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (2 credits)
  • Alkebu-lan - Land of the blacks - Live at the East - Mtume Umoja Ensemble (1972)

    • Members: Gary Bartz, Leon Ndugu Chancler, Stanley Cowell, Carlos Garnett, Billy Hart, James Mtume, Buster Williams (RIP: Leroy Jenkins, Joe Lee Wilson)
    • Comments: 2LP recorded live in August 1971.
  • Live au Duc! - Spirit Of Life Ensemble (2003)

    • Members: Vinnie Cutro (RIP: Joe Lee Wilson)
    • Guests: Frank Elmo
    • Comments: Recorded live in September 2001.
SESSIONS (11 credits)
  • Things have got to change - Archie Shepp (05/1971)

    • Guests: Howard Johnson, James Spaulding, David Spinozza (RIP: Roy Burrowes, Leroy Jenkins, Joe Lee Wilson)
    • Producer: Ed Michel
    • Technical: Rudy Van Gelder
  • Charles III - Charles Earland (1972)

    • Members: Jon Faddis (RIP: Charles Earland)
    • Guests: Garnett Brown, Billy Cobham, Billy Harper, Virgil Jones, Lawrence Killian, Victor Paz, Seldon Powell, Joseph J Shepley (RIP: Lee Morgan, Joe Lee Wilson)
    • Comments: The album was reissued on CD as Funk fantastique, including unreleased bonus tracks.
  • Attica blues - Archie Shepp (1972)

    • Guests: Joshie Armstead, Walter Davis, Jimmy Garrison, Jerry Jemmott, L Shankar (RIP: Marion Brown, Roy Burrowes, Cornell Dupree, Billy Higgins, Leroy Jenkins, Charles McGhee, Joe Lee Wilson)
    • Producer: Ed Michel
  • The Cry of my people - Archie Shepp (06/1973)

    • Guests: Ron Carter, Jimmy Garrison, Harold Mabern, Bernard Purdie, Mark Stephens (RIP: Cornell Dupree, Leroy Jenkins, Charles McGhee, Joe Lee Wilson)
    • Producer: Ed Michel
    • Technical: Bob Irwin
  • When destiny calls - the music of Billy Gault - Billy Gault (1975)

  • I know about the life - the musical genius of Charles Greenlee - Charles Greenlee (1977)

    • Guests: Charles Sullivan, Buster Williams (RIP: Joe Lee Wilson)
    • Comments: Recorded in September 1975.
  • A Touch of the blues - Archie Shepp (1977)

    • Members: Cameron Brown (RIP: Clifford Jarvis)
    • Guests: (RIP: Joe Lee Wilson)
    • Comments: Recorded in October 1977.
  • Inward fire - Clifford Jordan (1978)

    • Guests: Richard Davis, Louis Hayes, Howard Johnson, Pat Patrick (RIP: Joe Lee Wilson)
    • Producer: (RIP: Charles Thomas)
    • Comments: Recorded in April 1977.
  • Funk fantastique - Charles Earland (08/2004)

    • Members: Jon Faddis (RIP: Charles Earland)
    • Guests: Garnett Brown, Billy Cobham, Billy Harper, Virgil Jones, Lawrence Killian, Hubert Laws, Victor Paz, Seldon Powell, Joseph J Shepley (RIP: Lee Morgan, Jimmy Vass, Joe Lee Wilson)
    • Producer: (RIP: Ozzie Cadena)
    • Technical: Rudy Van Gelder
    • Comments: Reissued of the album Charles III from 1972, including unreleased bonus tracks.
  • Music for a green planet - Hayes Greenfield (2008)

    • Guests: Jay Anderson, Charlie Giordano, Bob Stewart (RIP: Joe Lee Wilson)
    • Technical: (RIP: David Baker)
  • Attica blues big band - live at The Palais Des Glaces - Archie Shepp ( - )

    • Members: (RIP: Clifford Jarvis)
    • Guests: Kevin Jones, Steve Turre (RIP: Marion Brown, Charles McGhee, Eddie Preston, Joe Lee Wilson)
    • Comments: 2LP, recorded live in 1979.

RELATED MUSICIANS:

Joe Lee Wilson mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
Archie Shepp (6)
Charles Greenlee (5)
Beaver Harris (4)
Leroy Jenkins (4)
Virgil Jones (4)
Monty Waters (4)
Rashied Ali (3)
Dave Burrell (3)
Dick Griffin (3)
Cal Massey (3)

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Friday, 15 July 2011

Tommy Eyre (keyboards)


BANDS:
BANDPERIODDETAILS
Babylon   
Joe Cocker Band [Apr 68-Jan 69]2 recordings + 5 compilations
Aynsley Dunbar Band [Apr 69-Nov 69]1 recording
Blue Whale [Jan 70-Feb 70]1 recording
Jaklin  1 recording
Juicy Lucy [1970] 
Mark-Almond [1970-1972]3 recordings + 1 compilation
Strabismus   
Riff Raff [1973-1974]3 recordings
Zzebra [1974-1975]4 recordings
Dan McCafferty Band [1975] 
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band [Aug 77-Oct 77]3 recordings
Gerry Rafferty Band [1978]2 recordings + 2 compilations
Alex Harvey Band [Mar 79-?]1 recording
Linx   
John Martyn Band [Feb 81-?]2 recordings + 1 compilation
Greg Lake Band [Jun 81-Apr 82]4 recordings + 1 compilation
Gary Moore Band [May 82-Sep 82]3 recordings
Wham!  4 recordings
Womack & Womack Band [1983-1985] 
Elaine Paige Band [1984-1986] 
Mr Gone [1986-1988] 
Ray Russell Band [1988-1989]2 recordings
Ian Gillan Band [May 90-Oct 90]2 recordings + 1 compilation
Gary Moore Band (again) [Mar 92-Jul 93] 
BBM [May 94-Jul 94]1 recording
Gary Moore Band (again) [Apr 95-Jul 95] 
Charlie Mingus Band   
Ritual [Jun 97]1 recording
Metro [1999] 
Scarlet Rivera Band  8 recordings
Miles Davis Tribute Band [Nov 99] (1 gig) 

BIOGRAPHY:

Very versatile and prolific keyboardist, he played with lots of fantastic bands. His name should be included in any hall of fame for keyboardists, and although his musical contributions are very extensive, he'll always be remembered by two of his most famous works:


  • The playing in Joe Cocker's original version of ´With a little help from my friends´. Tommy's organ arrangements gave the song such classy style.

  • The playing in the famous ´Baker Street´ by singer Gerry Rafferty. Another eternal song.



Tommy Eyre (circa 1970)


Tommy Eyre was born Thomas Frederick Eyre in Sheffield on June 5th, 1949 (he was known as Fred at school by his mates), and lived most of his life in England, but in the last years, he moved to the States, where he lived with his wife, wonderful violin player Scarlet Rivera.

Sadly, around year 2000, he was diagnosed with cancer. After a strong struggle, he finally left us in May 23rd, 2001. Rest in peace, Tommy... I'm very happy that you called me 'friend'. I really miss you a lot.


BABYLON


This was Tommy Eyre´s first known band. With young luminaries:

BABYLON #?
?
Carol Grimes
vocals
John Goodsall
guitar
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
John Pearson
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Babylon (I know up to 11 members)
To be covered (6): Ray Bennett, Phil Crookes, John Goodsall, Carol Grimes, John Pearson, Dave Quincy
Not enough info (4): Matthias Fredericks, Floyd Lawson, Humphrey Okho, Lou Rich


JOE COCKER BAND


This was the Joe Cocker Band in April 1968:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
Apr 68-Sep 68
Joe Cocker
vocals
Mickey Gee
guitar
Chris Stainton
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Tommy Reilly
drums

But Gee and Reilly left the band very soon, in September 1968.

Joe Cocker & The Grease Band: from left to right: Chris Stainton, Tommy Eyre, Joe Cocker, Kenny Slade, Henry McCullough


New members in October 1968, including the superb Henry McCullough:

JOE COCKER BAND #?
Oct 68-
Joe Cocker
vocals
Henry McCullough
guitar
Chris Stainton
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Kenny Slade
drums

This was the lineup that recorded Joe Cocker's first album, the worldwide famous With a little help from my friends, although many other musicians were used in it. The complete lineup only appears in 1 song, a very beautiful rendition of ´Don't let me be misunderstood´. Some other great musicians in the album: Jimmy Page, Albert Lee, David Cohen (guitar), Carol Kaye (bass), Artie Butler, the great Matthew Fisher, Steve Winwood (keyboards), Paul Humpries, the much-missed B J Wilson, Clem Cattini, Mike Kellie (drums), Merry Clayton, Brenda Holloway, Patrice Holloway, Madeline Bell, Sunny Weetman, Rosetta Hightower (backing vocals). Tommy plays in ´Just like a woman´, ´Don't let me be misunderstood´ (playing a fantastic organ solo) and the eternal ´With a little help from my friends´. A classical album.

Finally, in 1999, the remastered version appeared (it was about time!). It includes two bonus tracks: ´The new age of Lily´ (B-side of ´Marjorine´ single) and ´Something's coming on´ (B-side of ´With a little help from my friends´ single).

But by the time this album was released, Kenny Slade and Tommy had left the band (in January 69).

Recently, it has been released a live album, taken from BBC recordings. It's called On air. It contains superb (and wild!) performances. It's a pity the sound quality is not perfect, but believe me, the performances are great. Listening to the work they perform in ´With a little help from my friends´ (especially Tommy Eyre and the fantastic Henry McCullough), I can't help wondering why Joe Cocker needed to use Jimmy Page for the studio track! Henry McCullough rocks!! (listen to him, for example, in ´Can't be so bad´, where Tommy's organ is also wild).

Joe Cocker & The Grease Band live in December 1968: from left to right: Chris Stainton, Henry McCullough, Joe Cocker, Kenny Slade, Tommy Eyre


Kenny Slade & Tommy Eyre live in December 1968 with Joe Cocker & The Grease Band


Other info on members of Joe Cocker Band (I know up to 144 members)
Already covered (9): Doreen Chanter, Cornell Dupree, Mickey Gee, Phil Grande, Dan Hickey, Conrad Isidore, Andrew Love, Donna Washburn, Viola Wills
Old pages (5): Mike Finnigan, Colin Gibson, Chris Stainton, Mick Wayne, Mick Weaver
To be covered (129): Mark Alexander, Rick Alfonso, Beth Anderson, Kenny Aronoff, Virginia Ayers, Nicole Barclay, David Beal, Dyan Birch, Gene Black, Chuck Blackwell, Beverly Bloomfield, Sue Bogas, Greg Brown, Jack Bruno, Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell, Stacy Campbell, Mitch Chakour, Kacee Clanton, Joe Cocker, Frank Collins, Mel Collins, Rita Coolidge, Phil Crookes, Ric Cunningham, Cydney Davis,... up to 129 musicians.


AYNSLEY DUNBAR RETALIATION


Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation, with Tommy Eyre on the left


For their third album, To Mum from Aynsley and the boys, Tommy Eyre is added to the band (replacing Mick Weaver), around April 1969:

AYNSLEY DUNBAR BAND #3
Apr 69-Nov 69
Victor Brox
vocals, guitar, keyboards
John Morshead
guitar, vocals
Alex Dmochowski
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Aynsley Dunbar
drums
Ring Of Truthê
Blue Whaleê
Blue Whaleê

This album was produced by Aynsley's former boss, John Mayall.

They shared bill with Frank Zappa band in Belgium, in the Amougies Festival, in October 1969, and in Paris, where Zappa puts his eyes on Dunbar. Some months later Aynsley would break his next band (Blue Whale) to join him. Tommy was also offered the job in Mothers of Invention, but at the last minute Ian Underwood decided to stay, so Tommy didn't join.

After Dunbar and Eyre left to form Blue Whale, Victor Brox still finished a fourth album for the record label, with some tracks as a quartet (Dunbar / Brox / Morshead / Dmochowski) as well as new tracks written by Brox, featuring other musicians such as Victor´s wife Annette Brox. The album Remains to be heard was released in 1970. But, by the time, the band had completely vanished.

Other info on members of Aynsley Dunbar Band (I know up to 7 members)
Old pages (2): Aynsley Dunbar, Mick Weaver
To be covered (4): Victor Brox, Alex Dmochowski, John Morshead, Keith Tillman


BLUE WHALE


Blue Whale was a new band formed by Aynsley Dunbar in January 1970, only keeping Tommy Eyre from his former band (Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation):

BLUE WHALE #1
Jan 70
êBogomas
êAynsley Dunbar Retaliation
Paul Williams
vocals
Roger Sutton
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Pat Hicks
trumpet
Norman Leppard
sax
êAynsley Dunbar Retaliation
Edward Reay-Smith
trombone
Aynsley Dunbar
drums

Robert Fripp (cerebrum in King Crimson) almost joined the group. Tommy Eyre suggested Paul Williams for the vocalist role. They played a short tour in Scandinavia on January 1970, as well as playing in London that same month. But the horn section changed very soon.

In February 1970, the horn section in Blue Whale changed, and Roger Sutton changed bass for additional lead guitar:

BLUE WHALE #2
Feb 70
Paul Williams
vocals
Roger Sutton
guitar
Peter Friedberg
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Charles Greetham
sax
Edward Reay-Smith
trombone
Aynsley Dunbar
drums
Frank Zappa Bandê

This lineup released an album, Blue whale, in a progressive style, with long jamming songs. Produced and engineered by Aynsley Dunbar and Colin Caldwell. After many years, this album has been finally released on CD, although it's really hard to find.

But Aynsley dissolved the band in February 1970, when he got a call from Frank Zappa to join forces. Coincidentally, the album contains a long version of Zappa's ´Willie the pimp´.
Other info on members of Blue Whale (I know up to 10 members)
Already covered (1): Ivan Zagni
Old pages (1): Aynsley Dunbar
To be covered (3): Norman Leppard, Roger Sutton, Paul Williams
Not enough info (4): Peter Friedberg, Charles Greetham, Pat Hicks, Edward Reay-Smith


JAKLIN


Sorry, don´t know info about this band:

JAKLIN #
Jaklin
guitar
Andy Rae
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
John Pearson
drums

They only released an album, Jaklin, before splitting.

Other info on members of Jaklin (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (2): John Pearson, Andy Rae
Not enough info (1): Jaklin


JUICY LUCY


Changes would continue in the band. Pete Dobson and the great Neil Hubbard also left them, and for a short period, he's replaced by Tommy Eyre (playing guitar, not keyboards!) and a fantastic drummer, Rod Coombes.

JUICY LUCY #3
? (probably around 1970)
Paul Williams
vocals
Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell
steel guitar
Tommy Eyre
guitar
Keith Ellis
bass
Chris Mercer
sax, piano

Juicy Lucy - from left to right: Keith Ellis, Chris Mercer, Paul Williams, Tommy Eyre, Rod Coombes and Glenn 'Ross' Campbell (on the floor)


Other info on members of Juicy Lucy (I know up to 29 members)
Already covered (2): Rod Coombes, Chris Mercer
Old pages (4): Ron Berg, Bernie Marsden, Andy Pyle, Henry Spinetti
To be covered (22): Spencer Blackledge, Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell, Mike Deacon, Pete Dobson, Andy Doughty, Keith Ellis, Fletch, Fudge, Bobby Harrison, Neil Hubbard, Mike Jarvis, Jim Leverton, Frankie Miller, Micky Moody, Mr Fish, Ray Owen, Jean Roussel, Bodo Schopf, Terry Stannard, Chrissie Stewart, Dave Tedstone, Paul Williams


STRABISMUS (aka CRIKEY)


Tommy and Roger Sutton reunite here, starting their own project, called Strabismus. The band project was called Crikey originally. But the project was put on hold, when they got a call from Mark-Almond:

STRABISMUS #1
? (probably around 1972)
Alan Marshall
vocals
Martin Ball
guitar
Roger Sutton
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Ritchie Dalton
sax

Rod Coombes wrote and arranged half the songs for that project. It remained unreleased until 1999, when 7 tracks, recorded in 1972, appeared in the album Outside looking in credited to Riff Raff.

This was the last lineup of Crikey, as far as I know:

STRABISMUS #?
?
Alan Marshall
vocals
Martin Sack
guitar
Geoff Young
Roger Sutton
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Jo Czarnecki
drums

It seems they recorded a complete album, but I haven´t more info. Can someone help, please?

Other info on members of Strabismus (I know up to 11 members)
Already covered (1): Rod Coombes
To be covered (4): Martin Ball, Jo Czarnecki, Alan Marshall, Roger Sutton
Not enough info (5): Jeff Conelly, Ritchie Dalton, Joe Peters, Martin Sack, Geoff Young


MARK-ALMOND


Jon Mark (guitar) and Johnny Almond (sax, flute) were the members of this duo. Both played together in John Mayall band, recording the superb live album Turning point with Mayall and bassist Steven Thompson. In 1970, they started his career as a band, with Tommy Eyre and Roger Sutton:

MARK-ALMOND #1
1970-1971
Jon Mark
guitar, bass
Johnny Almond
sax, flute
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Roger Sutton
bass, guitar

They decided not to take a drummer, as it happened in the John Mayall bands where they played. This lineup released their first, selft-titled album, Mark-Almond, produced by Hugh Murphy.

In 1971, Mark-Almond were playing for a month on Ronnie Scott's jazz club, along with Charlie Mingus Band. Mingus' drummer, the veteran Danny Richmond was excited to join Mark-Almond on stage some nights, and due to fantastic crowd acceptance, he used some periods where Mingus band was inactive to join Mark-Almond:

MARK-ALMOND #2
1971-1972
Jon Mark
guitar, bass
Johnny Almond
sax, flute
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Roger Sutton
bass, guitar
Danny Richmond
drums

New album released: Mark-Almond II. But Roger Sutton leaves the band in the summer of 1972. And Tommy Eyre was to follow Roger very soon...

Other info on members of Mark-Almond (I know up to 18 members)
Old pages (1): Colin Gibson
To be covered (16): Johnny Almond, Gary Barone, Jeff Condon, Kenny Craddock, Alun Davies, Bob Glaub, Jon Mark, Dave Marotta, Wolfgang Melz, Roberto Pattacia, Danny Richmond, Carlos Rios, Mark Ross, Kelly Shanahan, Roger Sutton, Bobby Torres


RIFF RAFF


Tommy Eyre while in Riff Raff


Tommy Eyre and Roger Sutton decided resuming their own project, but under a new name, Riff Raff. This was 1973:

RIFF RAFF #1
1973
Alan Marshall
vocals
Pete Kirtley
guitar
Roger Sutton
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Kenny Slade
drums

But, after some rehearsals, Alan Marshall quickly quits.

Riff Raff were now a quartet, with Kirtley and Sutton taking the vocal role:

RIFF RAFF #2
1973
Pete Kirtley
guitar, vocals
Roger Sutton
bass, vocals
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Kenny Slade
drums

This time, the next to leave was Kenny Slade.

Riff Raff´s new member was a Brazilian drummer, Aureo de Souza. This was the first stable lineup for Riff Raff:

RIFF RAFF #3
1973
Pete Kirtley
guitar, vocals
Roger Sutton
bass, vocals
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Aureo De Souza
drums

They released a self-titled album, Riff Raff, recorded in September 1973, with help from sax player Bud Beadle (who would become a member a bit later). A very good album.

By the time of their 2nd album, Riff Raff had increased the lineup, with two members from Gonzalez:

RIFF RAFF #4
1974
Pete Kirtley
guitar, vocals
Roger Sutton
bass, vocals
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Bud Beadle
sax
Steve Gregory
sax
Aureo De Souza
drums

They released a superb album, Original man. Recorded in April-May 1974, it includes collaborations from Jo Newman (vocals) and Joe O'Donnell (viola). I love it!

Sadly, Riff Raff was to disappear soon. Aureo De Souza wasn't allowed to stay on England, so he was forced to return to Brazil, and the band finally split.

But that's not the only material from them. Happily, 1999 has seen how a 'new' album has been released. It's Outside looking in. It was recorded in 1972, after Tommy Eyre and Roger Sutton finished recording 1st Mark-Almond album. They had some free studio time, and they recorded the songs now appearing on this album. It's really a recording by Strabismus, but it has been released under Riff Raff name. This was the lineup:

Alan Marshall (vocals)
Martin Ball (guitar)
Roger Sutton (bass)
Tommy Eyre (keyboards)
Ritchie Dalton (sax)
Rod Coombes (drums)

It also features Joe Peters on drums. 7 tracks were recorded with that lineup, but the album also includes 4 tracks with later lineups, either with Kenny Slade or Aureo de Souza on drums.
Other info on members of Riff Raff (I know up to 8 members)
To be covered (7): Bud Beadle, Aureo De Souza, Steve Gregory, Pete Kirtley, Alan Marshall, Kenny Slade, Roger Sutton


ZZEBRA


Their second lineup, with Tommy Eyre, still in 1974:

ZZEBRA #2
1974-Nov 74
Terry Smith
guitar
John McCoy
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Dave Quincy
sax
Loughty Amao
percussion
Liam Genockey
drums

They started recording a new album soon after Tommy joined, but Terry Smith left in the middle of the recording.

Zzebra. From left to right: Alan Marshall, Steve Byrd, Loughty Amao (below), John McCoy (below), Tommy Eyre, Liam Genockey, Dave Quincey


Terry's replacement was Steve Byrd, in November 1974. And Tommy also brought an old friend for the vocals, Alan Marshall:

ZZEBRA #3
Nov 74-?
Alan Marshall
vocals
John McCoy
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Dave Quincy
sax
Loughty Amao
percussion
Liam Genockey
drums

The 2nd album, Panic, was recorded along 1975. By the way, a little secret (kept until the album was reissued on CD). The album features an uncredited appearance by Jeff Beck playing a guitar solo on the song ´Put a light on me´, co-written by great drummer Liam Genockey.

They started recording their 3rd album in Wales, but for some reason it was never released ... until now! Again, the great Disconforme label has released this 3rd album, called Take it or leave it. It includes guest appearances by 4 members of Osibisa.

They played at Reading Festival, as well as a European tour.

It's interesting noticing that this jazz-rock outfit later was used by Ian Gillan to complete his hard-rock bands (McCoy, Byrd and Genockey were members of the band; also Tommy, many years later, as we'll read).

In 2001, another album appears from the archives of John McCoy. It's called Lost world, featuring unreleased tracks as well as some live songs.

Other info on members of Zzebra (I know up to 9 members)
Already covered (1): Steve Byrd
To be covered (7): Loughty Amao, Liam Genockey, Alan Marshall, John McCoy, Dave Quincy, Terry Smith, Gus Yeadon


DAN MCCAFFERTY BAND


This is a bit messy to explain... Dan McCafferty is the singer in Nazareth. He released his first, self-titled solo album, Dan McCafferty in 1975. The keyboardist in the album was Hugh McKenna. When Nazareth toured that same year, it was agreed that Dan would make a solo spot, backed by ... Nazareth, but with the addition of a keyboardist. By the time of the tour, Hugh McKenna got quite ill, so Tommy Eyre was called to play in Dan McCafferty songs. So, the shows were: Nazareth songs, then a small break, they rolled the keyboards on stage, and Dan did his solo stuff with Nazareth plus Tommy. Another break, the keyboards were off again, and Nazareth did the rest of the setlist:

DAN MCCAFFERTY BAND #1
1975
Dan McCafferty
vocals, guitar
Manny Charlton
guitar
Pete Agnew
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Darrell Sweet
drums

Rumour had it about Tommy joining Nazareth full time, but this didn't happen. Anyway, it was a useful collaboration, as Tommy got to know Alex Harvey.

Other info on members of Dan McCafferty Band (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (4): Pete Agnew, Manny Charlton, Dan McCafferty, Darrell Sweet


THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND


Hugh McKenna was replaced by the great Tommy Eyre:

THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND #4
Aug 77-Oct 77
Alex Harvey
vocals, guitar
Zal Cleminson
guitar
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Ted McKenna
drums
Alex Harvey Bandê
Zalê
Zalê
Alex Harvey Bandê
Zalê

After a new album, Rock drill, in October 1977, Alex leaves again. But the main core of the band stayed together, while Alex formed a new band, taking Tommy Eyre with him.

Other info on members of The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (I know up to 9 members)
Already covered (1): Chris Glen
To be covered (5): Zal Cleminson, Alex Harvey, Hugh McKenna, Ted McKenna, Billy Rankin
Not enough info (2): Stevie Doherty, Max Maxwell


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
Raf Ravenscroft
sax
Liam Genockey
drums

Other info on members of Gerry Rafferty Band (I know up to 15 members)
Already covered (1): Gerry Rafferty
Old pages (2): Richard Brunton, Raf Ravenscroft
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


ALEX HARVEY - THE NEW BAND


After parting ways with his mates in The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Alex formed what he called Alex Harvey - The New Band in March 1979, thus resuming his solo career:

ALEX HARVEY BAND #?
Mar 79-?
Alex Harvey
vocals, guitar
Matthew Cang
guitar
Gordon Sellar
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Don Weller
sax, flute
Simon Chatterton
drums

They released an album, The Mafia stole my guitar. But I don't know how much time Tommy spent with Alex in this band. Help, please!

Other info on members of Alex Harvey Band (I know up to 15 members)
Already covered (2): Billy Law, Joe Moretti
Old pages (1): Ian Ellis
To be covered (6): Matthew Cang, Simon Chatterton, Dave Dufort, Alex Harvey, Gordon Sellar, Don Weller
Not enough info (5): Peter Curran, George Gallacher, Jimmy Grimes, Bill Patrick, Wally Stewart


LINX


This was a band formed by David Grant, Burt Salvari and Sketch. They were augmented for live gigs with experienced musicians:

LINX #?
?
David Grant
vocals
Burt Salvari
guitar
Sketch
bass
+
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Danny Cummings
percussion
Mel Gaynor
drums

They recorded 4 titles with a horn section consisting of Martin Drover (trumpet) Phil Todd (tenor sax), Pete Thoms (trombone) and a 2nd trumpet player. This lineup rehearsed and did showcase gigs (minus the brass) but Linx soon changed.

Other info on members of Linx (I know up to 6 members)
To be covered (2): Danny Cummings, Mel Gaynor
Not enough info (3): David Grant, Burt Salvari, Sketch


JOHN MARTYN BAND


In February 1981, Tommy Eyre joins John Martyn. He had recorded an album with him, Grace and danger, and this was a tour to promote it:

JOHN MARTYN BAND #?
Feb 81-?
John Martyn
vocals, guitar
Alan Thomson
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Danny Cummings
percussion
Jeff Allen
drums

This lineup appears in the official video compilation by John Martyn, In vision 1973-1981. Tommy Eyre appears in 5 tracks.

Other info on members of John Martyn Band (I know up to 32 members)
Already covered (1): Speedy Acquaye
To be covered (30): Arran Ahmun, Jeff Allen, Dave Ball, Miles Bould, Dave Cantwell, Gerry Conway, Spencer Cozens, Danny Cummings, Scott Firth, John Giblin, John Henderson, Paul Kossoff, Jim Lampi, Gaspar Lawal, Ronnie Leahy, Dave Lewis, John Martyn, Ted McKenna, Harold McNair, Max Middleton, Foss Paterson, Andy Sheppard, John Stevens, Danny Thompson, Alan Thomson,... up to 30 musicians.


GREG LAKE BAND


After the (first) split of Emerson, Lake & Palmer in 1979, Greg Lake called Gary Moore to help him to assemble a powerful live band, what Gary did in what a way! This was June 1981:

GREG LAKE BAND #1
Jun 81-Apr 82
Greg Lake
vocals, guitar
Gary Moore
guitar
Tristam Margetts
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Ted McKenna
drums
Gary Moore Bandê
Gary Moore Bandê
Michael Schenker Groupê

They released a first album, Greg Lake, although it includes many sessionmen also there. One of my favourite ever songs is the beautiful ´It hurts´, but it also has some killer tracks, such as ´Nuclear attack´. Tommy co-writes a song called ´The lie´. Guests: Steve Lukather, Dean Parks, Snuffy Walden (guitar), Bill Cuomo, Greg Mathieson (keyboards), David Hungate (bass), Jody Leigh, Michael Giles (drums), and the late ones Jeff Porcaro and Clarence Clemmons.

They played at Reading Festival in August 1981, where the band amazed the audience, especially due to Gary Moore´s playing. Fortunately, after years of looking for some recording of their performances, we are able to hear them, thanks to a King Biscuit release, Greg Lake in concert. The two King Crimson songs that they played show Gary Moore at his best. It was recorded on November 5th, 1981. There's also a limited special edition with one bonus track, ´C'est la vie´.

The last concerts by the band were played in December 1981. They started a second album, Manoeuvres, recorded with the same band, although I guess there must be session musicians too. It was recorded in February 1982, and released next year. It's uncertain if Tommy is featured there.

The band dispersed in April 1982, when Ted McKenna joined Michael Schenker Group.

Greg Lake has released a 2CD compilation called Greg Lake: from the beginning, featuring tracks by King Crimson, Emerson Lake & Palmer, from Pete Sinfield solo album, Greg Lake own solo albums, and Emerson Lake & Powell (with Cozy Powell). Tommy Eyre is featured in some of the Greg Lake solo tracks (no unreleased material featuring Tommy). Other great musicians appearing here: from King Crimson (Robert Fripp, Mike Giles, Ian McDonald, Mel Collins, Pete Giles and guest Keith Tippett), from ELP (Keith Emerson, Carl Palmer, Cozy Powell), and from Lake's solo material (Geoff Downes, Mike Giles again).

Greg Lake started selling an album directly from his official website. It's called From the underground: the official bootleg. It contains unreleased material (studio and live). It contains tracks with The Shame (1967), Shy Limbs (1968), King Crimson (1969), Greg Lake solo (1973), Greg Lake Band (1981), Asia (1983), Emerson Lake & Powell (1986, with Cozy Powell), Greg Lake solo (1986), Emerson Lake & Palmer (1992 & 1993), Greg Lake Band (1994). Regarding Tommy Eyre, he appears in the two tracks with Greg Lake Band (´Retribution drive´ and ´21st century schizoid man´), both recorded live in 1981 at The Palladium, New York City.

After 20 years, both studio albums, Greg Lake and Manoeuvres were released on CD in the year 2000.

Other info on members of Greg Lake Band (I know up to 9 members)
Already covered (1): Gary Moore
To be covered (6): Dave Arch, Trevor Barry, Greg Lake, Tristam Margetts, Ted McKenna, Brett Morgan
Not enough info (1): Florian Opahle


GARY MOORE BAND


Around May 1982, Gary Moore leads his own band, keeping Tommy Eyre with him. They play in Corridors of power. A fantastic album, from start to finish. With a superb lineup: Gary Moore (vocals, guitar), Neil Murray (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Ian Paice (drums), plus help from Jack Bruce (vocals in 1 song), the late Bobby Chouinard (drums, 1 song), Mo Foster (bass, 1 song). It's hard to me choosing some favourites here; maybe ´End of the world´, ´I can't wait until tomorrow´ and the rendition of Free's ´Wishing well´. Love it!!

This was the live band lineup:

GARY MOORE BAND #?
May 82-Sep 82
êGreg Lake Band
êGreg Lake Band
Charlie Huhn
vocals
Gary Moore
guitar, vocals
Neil Murray
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Ian Paice
drums

By the way, the first edition of Corridors of power came with a free EP, recorded live at the Marquee on August 26th, 1982. The tracks are: ´Rockin' every night´, ´Back on the streets´ and ´Parisienne Walkways´.

But soon after last concert at Reading Festival in August 1982, Tommy leaves (being replaced by another great player, Don Airey).


WHAM!


This was the band where George Michael started his successful career, as a duo with Andrew Ridgeley.

Fantastic! was their first album. With Robert Ahwai (guitar), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Anne Dudley (keyboards), Jess Bailey (keyboards), Deon Estus (bass), Geoff Daly (horns), Martin Drover (horns), Ian Ritchie (horns), Luis Jardim (percussion), Graham Broad (drums), Trevor Murell (drums), Katie Kissoon (backing vocals), Stevie Lange (backing vocals).

After their first album, Tommy was asked to be musical director for them (as well as their keyboardist, of course). That lasted for about three and a half years.

Make it big is their second album. Some songs here were great hits, such as ´Careless whisper´. It also includes an Isley Brothers cover. Musicians list include: Hugh Burns (guitar, from Jack Bruce Band, later with Mike Oldfield), Deon Estus (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Andy Richards (keyboards), Steve Gregory (sax, from Gonzalez), Dave Baptiste (sax), Paul Spong (trumpet), Colin Graham (trumpet), Trevor Murrell (drums).

They were the first rock band ever to be allowed to perform in China (Jean-Michel Jarre had played with a symphony orchestra before them). This was April 1985:

WHAM! #?
?
George Michael
vocals
Andrew Ridgeley
vocals
Hugh Burns
guitar
Deon Estus
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Raul D´Oliveira
trumpet
Paul Spong
trumpet
Dave Baptiste
sax
Danny Cummings
percussion
Trevor Murrell
drums
Janet Mooney
backing vocals
Leroy Osbourne
backing vocals
Janey Hallett
backing vocals

There's a live video from those concerts: Wham! in China: Foreign skies.

Music from the edge of heaven was their third album, with the hit ´I´m your man´. A great guest: Elton John on piano. Plus more great musicians: Hugh Burns (guitar), Robert Ahwai (guitar), Deon Estus (bass), John McKenzie (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Richard Cottle (keyboards), Andy Hamilton (sax), Dave Baptiste (sax), Paul Spong (trumpet), Danny Cummings (percussion), Charlie Morgan (drums), Trevor Murrell (drums).

There are lots of Wham compilations, so Tommy Eyre will probably be featured in all of them.

Other info on members of Wham! (I know up to 17 members)
To be covered (16): Dave Baptiste, Hugh Burns, Danny Cummings, Raul D´Oliveira, Pepsi Demacque, Deon Estus, Janey Hallett, Andy Hamilton, Shirlie Holliman, D C Lee, George Michael, Janet Mooney, Trevor Murrell, Leroy Osbourne, Andrew Ridgeley, Paul Spong


AND THEN...


Tommy Eyre (in 1992)


After Wham!, Tommy worked mainly as a studio musician for records, TV and movies. He also started writing for TV himself, as well as library albums. Many of these recordings were made with his brother Simon Eyre on guitar.


WOMACK & WOMACK BAND


During 1983 to 1985, brothers Tommy and Simon Eyre toured with Womack & Womack, with different players:

WOMACK & WOMACK BAND #?
1983-1985
Cecil Womack
vocals
Linda Womack
vocals
Simon Eyre
guitar
Randy Hope-Taylor
bass
OR
Guy Pratt
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Trevor Murrell
drums
OR
Weston Foster
drums

Other info on members of Womack & Womack Band (I know up to 15 members)
Old pages (1): Tim Hinkley
To be covered (7): Simon Eyre, Randy Hope-Taylor, Ted McKenna, Jerod Minnies, Trevor Murrell, Guy Pratt, Gary Sanctuary
Not enough info (6): Tody Baker, Weston Foster, Lynn Gerald, Dashiell Rae, Cecil Womack, Linda Womack


ELAINE PAIGE BAND


This was the great live band that backed Elaine Paige from 1984 to 1986:

ELAINE PAIGE BAND #?
1984-1986
Elaine Paige
vocals
Simon Eyre
guitar
Martin Cohen
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Dave Rose
keyboards
Marc Fox
percussion
Graham Ward
drums

Other info on members of Elaine Paige Band (I know up to 13 members)
Already covered (1): Andy Brown
To be covered (8): Paul Bliss, Simon Eyre, Marc Fox, Pete May, Andy Pask, Dave Rose, Ian Wherry, Pete Zorn
Not enough info (3): Martin Cohen, Elaine Paige, Graham Ward


ROLAND CLINIC TOUR


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


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

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

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

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

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


MR GONE


This jazz-rock band was formed in early 1986:

MR GONE #2
1986-1988
John Etheridge
guitar
Dill Katz
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Ted McKenna
drums

Unfortunately, they split around 1988, without having recorded any material.

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


ANDY SUMMERS BAND


From July to August 1987, Andy Summers toured the States under the name 1987 XYZ Tour:

ANDY SUMMERS BAND #?
Jul 87-Aug 87
Andy Summers
guitar, vocals
Nan Vernon
vocals
Alan Thomson
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Arran Ahmun
drums

Other info on members of Andy Summers Band (I know up to 10 members)
To be covered (7): Arran Ahmun, Dennis Chambers, Darryl Jones, Doug Lunn, Andy Summers, Alan Thomson, Chad Wackerman
Not enough info (2): Atlee Bakkin, Nan Vernon


RAY RUSSELL BAND



Tommy Eyre at Montreux Jazz Festival with Ray Russell Band in 1988


Ray Russell was invited to play at the Montreux Jazz Festival in July 1988. He played with a slightly different lineup from the band that recorded his then-current album A table near the band, with Jeff Daly instead of Iain Ballamy and Tony Roberts, plus the addition of Greg Knowles:

RAY RUSSELL BAND #?
1988
Ray Russell
guitar
Mo Foster
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Tony Hymas
keyboards
Stuart Brooks
trumpet
Jeff Daly
sax, flute
Greg Knowles
percussion
Simon Phillips
drums

This concert was recorded, and sometime later, it appeared a collective live album, appropiately called Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival (Ray Russell is featured in 3 tracks). I'm happy of having got it, as it seems it's a hard to find item, as it was released by B&W (the loudspeakers brand) own label.

But Tommy surprises us, as he not only plays in the tracks by Ray Russell. He appears in all the tracks in the album, by two different artists. Other artists appearing were fine Spanish guitarist Joan Bibiloni, and wonderful violin player Scarlet Rivera. Tommy managed to play with them all. These are the one-off lineups for that festival:

Joan Bibiloni Band:
Joan Bibiloni (guitar)
Nando Gonzalez (guitar)
Mo Foster (bass)
Tommy Eyre (keyboards)
Nico Looser (drums)

Scarlet Rivera Band:
Scarlet Rivera (violin)
Dill Katz (bass)
Tommy Eyre (keyboards)
Jeff Daly (sax, flute)
Nico Looser (drums)

From this concert, it started a very fruitful contact, as we're going to read below... :)

In July 1989, Ray plays again at Montreux Festival, with a combo named This Side Up. Great players and friends:

RAY RUSSELL BAND #
Ray Russell
guitar
Dill Katz
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Tony Hymas
keyboards
Scarlet Rivera
violin
Iain Ballamy
sax
Tony Roberts
clarinet, sax
Neal Wilkinson
drums

A lengthy live track appear in the collective live album Live at the B&W Montreux Music Festival 1989, vol. 1. Other bands featured are The Festa Group and The Hungarian Bop-Art Orchestra.

Other info on members of Ray Russell Band (I know up to 24 members)
Already covered (2): Harry Beckett, Royston Fry
Old pages (2): Alan Rushton, Ray Russell
To be covered (19): Iain Ballamy, Stuart Brooks, Jeff Daly, Martin Drover, Mo Foster, Tony Hymas, Mark Isham, Anthony Jackson, Dill Katz, Greg Knowles, Pete Lemer, Ron Matthewson, Brian Miller, Simon Phillips, Scarlet Rivera, Tony Roberts, Darryl Runswick, Neal Wilkinson, Gary Windo


IAN GILLAN BAND


Ian Gillan Band; Tommy Eyre is the one on the left, followed by Chris Glen and Ian Gillan


This was the brand new band assembled by Ian Gillan to promote his solo album Naked thunder (released on July 1990).

The tour lasted from May 1990 to October 1990:

IAN GILLAN BAND #?
May 90-Oct 90
Ian Gillan
vocals
Steve Morris
guitar
Mick O´Donoghue
guitar
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Ted McKenna
drums
Dave Lloyd
backing vocals, guitar

They released a live video, Ian Gillan live.

As Ian Gillan said in an interview, ´Chris and Ted are virtually the same person, after so many years working together´. They made their first tour, in Russia, and later, they played in Spain in October.

Other info on members of Ian Gillan Band (I know up to 20 members)
Already covered (2): Steve Byrd, Chris Glen
Old pages (1): John Gustafson
To be covered (16): Pete Barnacle, Richard Brampton, Liam Genockey, Jannick Gers, Ian Gillan, Dave Lloyd, John McCoy, Ted McKenna, Mike Moran, Steve Morris, Mark Nauseef, Mick O´Donoghue, Mickey Lee Soule, Bernie Torme, Colin Towns, Mick Underwood


GARY MOORE BAND (again)


Tommy Eyre and Gary Moore live in 1992


Next Gary Moore album was called After hours. The album doesn't have a definite lineup (3 bassists, 2 drummers), but Tommy Eyre is the only keyboardist in the album. Other musicians: Will Lee (bass), Bob Daisley (bass), John B. Gaydon (bass), Graham Walker (drums), Anton Fig (drums), a big horn section: Martin Drover, Frank Mead, Nick Pentelow, Nick Payn and The Memphis Horns (Andrew Lowe and Wayne Jackson). With two very special guests: B.B. King and Albert Collins. A very fine album. My favourite tracks are the fantastic ´Story of the blues´, plus ´Key to love´, ´Jumpin' at shadows´ and the lovely ballad ´Nothing´s the same´.

The album includes some musicians from my Olympus in the thanks section, so maybe they played in the demos and rehearsals: Andy Pyle, Mo Foster, Kuma Harada, and Charlie Morgan.

There´s a song not present in the album, but available on a limited CD-single of ´Since I met you baby´. The song is ´Once in a blue mood´, featuring Gary Moore (guitar), Albert Collins (guitar), Will Lee (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Anton Fig (drums).

After his change into blues, Gary started calling his live band as Gary Moore and The Midnight Blues Band. It's almost the lineup of After hours, with Andy Pyle back into the band. This was March 1992:

GARY MOORE BAND #?
Mar 92-?
Gary Moore
guitar, vocals
Andy Pyle
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Frank Mead
sax, harmonica
Nick Payn
sax
Nick Pentelow
sax
Martin Drover
trumpet
Graham Walker
drums
Candy McKenzie
backing vocals
Carol Thompson
backing vocals

This lineup released a live album, Blues alive, recorded in 1992. Includes a guest appearance from Albert Collins in one song. All the material is blues, except a beautiful rendition of Gary's own ´Parisienne walkways´. Listen to Tommy's solo on ´Further on up the road´, and how he replies there to Gary's guitar. Great!!

In July 1993, there's a new tour with a smaller lineup (no horn section or backing vocalists):

GARY MOORE BAND #?
Jul 93
Gary Moore
guitar, vocals
Andy Pyle
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Graham Walker
drums
Jack Bruce Bandê

They played two concerts (one of them in Spain), that same month. After the Spanish gig, the whole tour was cancelled, and Gary Moore went to play for some one-off gigs with Jack Bruce.


BBM


The album was followed by a tour (they played 3 concerts in Spain!), and they got Tommy Eyre as a keyboardist there.

BBM #1
May 94-Jul 94
Gary Moore
guitar, vocals
Jack Bruce
bass, vocals
Ginger Baker
drums
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Gary Moore Bandê
Jack Bruce Bandê
Gary Moore Bandê

After that tour (May to July 1994), everybody came back to their solo careers, and Tommy went on with Gary again.

Other info on members of BBM (I know up to 4 members)
Already covered (1): Gary Moore
To be covered (2): Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce


GARY MOORE BAND


from left to right: Andy Pyle, Tommy Eyre and Gary Moore


In April 1995, Gary Moore resurrects his Midnight Blues Band, with his friends:

GARY MOORE BAND #?
Apr 95-Jul 95
Gary Moore
guitar, vocals
Andy Pyle
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Nick Payn
sax
Nick Pentelow
sax
Graham Walker
drums

Gary's next album is a full tribute to Peter Green, including Peter Green´s original songs as well as a version that Peter played with Fleetwood Mac, the beautiful ´Need your love so bad´. Its title is Blues for Greeny.

There was also released a live video from the subsequent tour. Called Blues for Greeny live (1996, Warner), it was recorded on April 27, 1995. After playing at Montreux Festival in July 1995, they cancel all the other gigs.

Gary Moore's next step was another great change. He leaves the blues direction, turning into a more poppy style, and Tommy doesn't stay in his band.

There are several Gary Moore compilations, and it's easy that Tommy will be featured there. He appears in Ballads and blues 1982-1994. This compilation features 3 unreleased tracks, as well as some alternate takes. Other musicians featured are: John Sloman, Neil Murray, Andy Pyle, Jack Bruce, Bob Daisley, Neil Carter, Ginger Baker, Gary Husband, Ian Paice, Graham Walker.

Other info on members of Gary Moore Band (I know up to 45 members)
Already covered (2): Dave Bronze, Gary Moore
Old pages (5): Don Airey, Neil Murray, Nick Pentelow, Cozy Powell, Andy Pyle
To be covered (37): Tommy Aldridge, Frank Boylan, Neil Carter, Bobby Chouinard, John Curtis, Bob Daisley, Steve Dixon, Philip Donnelly, Brian Downey, Kenny Driscoll, Martin Drover, Gary Ferguson, Magnus Fiennes, Scott Gorham, Craig Gruber, Glenn Hughes, Charlie Huhn, Gary Husband, Pearce Kelly, Cass Lewis, Phil Lynott, Vic Martin, Candy McKenzie, Frank Mead, Darrin Mooney,... up to 37 musicians.


THE MINGUS DINASTY BAND


When he moved to New York, Tommy Eyre started playing with Mingus Big Band. But, sadly, I don't have any other info about that.

THE MINGUS DINASTY BAND #?
?
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Can someone help here, please?
Other info on members of The Mingus Dinasty Band (I know up to 33 members)
Already covered (1): Mike Zwerin
To be covered (19): George Adams, Randy Brecker, Jaki Byard, Jon Faddis, Joe Farrell, Eddie Gomez, Craig Handy, Roland Hanna, Tom Harrell, Billy Hart, Conrad Herwig, John Hicks, Reggie Johnson, Clifford Jordan, David Kikoski, Jimmy Knepper, Danny Richmond, Mike Richmond, Alex Sipiagin
Not enough info (12): Nick Brignola, Ted Curson, Donald Edwards, Wayne Escoffery, John Handy, Boris Kozlov, Hugh Lawson, David Murray, James Newton, Aladar Pege, Don Pullen, Isaac Smith


RITUAL


Ritual is a band formed by three veteran musicians from Uruguay. They released an album in 1994, and in June 1997 they played a special concert in Montevideo along with Tommy Eyre:

RITUAL #?
Jun 97
Federico Ramos
guitar
Eduardo M Del Signore
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Jose Luis Perez
drums

Maybe soon we'll have some news about this collaboration, so watch this space... :)

Other info on members of Ritual (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (3): Eduardo M Del Signore, Jose Luis Perez, Federico Ramos
Not enough info (1): Pato Olivera


METRO


Metro is a band with a changing lineup, fronted by the great vocalist Alex Ligertwood. Tommy Eyre played with them from time to time, when he's available (another usual keyboardist for the band is Vince DiCola). In April 1999, they played some gig with this personnel:

METRO #?
Apr 99
Alex Ligertwood
vocals
Chuck Kavooras
guitar
Mark Noreyko
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Julio Ledezma
percussion
Xavier Marshall
drums

And another different lineup for Metro also in April 1999:

METRO #?
Apr 99
Alex Ligertwood
vocals
Chuck Kavooras
guitar
Ralph Carter
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Xavier Marshall
drums

There is a CD by the band, but I think Tommy is not featured there.

Other info on members of Metro (I know up to 8 members)
To be covered (5): Ralph Carter, Chuck Kavooras, Julio Ledezma, Alex Ligertwood, Mark Noreyko
Not enough info (2): Vince DiCola, Xavier Marshall


MILES DAVIS TRIBUTE BAND


In November 1999, Miles Davis receives posthumously an ´Angel Award´. Tommy Eyre assembles a special lineup for a Miles Davis tribute:

MILES DAVIS TRIBUTE BAND #1
Nov 99
Brian Swartz
trumpet
Reggie McBride
bass
Tommy Eyre
keyboards
Jane Getz
keyboards
Earl Lon Price
sax
Tony Braunagel
drums

I wish the performance had been recorded!! I'm sure it was fantastic!

Other info on members of Miles Davis Tribute Band (I know up to 6 members)
To be covered (3): Tony Braunagel, Reggie McBride, Earl Lon Price
Not enough info (2): Jane Getz, Brian Swartz


SCARLET RIVERA AND TOMMY EYRE


As I've said, wonderful Scarlet Rivera and Tommy met first time at Montreux Festival in 1988. Several years later, they married. So, Tommy used to appear in Scarlet gigs whenever he was off the road. They have recorded together many albums together along the years, although they're usually credited to Scarlet. Tommy Eyre plays keyboards in all of them, as well as acting as producer and composer (with Scarlet).

Magical Christmas is credited to Scarlet, although Tommy acts as producer. It was released in 1997, and it contains 16 Christmas tunes.

Behind the crimson veil, released in 1998, is credited both to Scarlet & Tommy , and it counts with collaboration from great percussionist Bobbye Hall:

Scarlet Rivera (violin)
Tommy Eyre (keyboards)
Bobbye Hall (percussion)

It's difficult to explain the album. The adjective most accurate would be new-age music, but I think this term has been devaluated along the years. Well, I use it in the best of meanings here. It's a very beautiful album.

Celtic myst features this lineup:

Lesa MacEwan (vocals)
Scarlet Rivera (violin)
Tommy Eyre (keyboards)

The album was released in 1998. This album deals with many mythologic themes and legends (like in 'Tir Na N'Og'). It's very beautiful album, with moving vocals.

Celtic dreams was also released in 1998 (hey, they were prolific!!). The lineup is:

Richard Cook (uilean pipes)
Scarlet Rivera (violin)
Tommy Eyre (keyboards)

As everyone can guess, the music is reminiscent of ancient Ireland music, very accentuated by special 'texture' of uilean pipes sound.

A classical baroque Christmas features Christmas songs, plus renditions of classical works from Corelli or Bach.

They have released a new album with cellist Peggy Baldwin. It's called Contemporary piano & cello Christmas classics. It's what you can expect, a Christmas collection including beautiful instrumental Christmas favourites again.


SOLO ALBUMS


Tommy Eyre


Tommy has released lots of albums for Brentwood Communications. I guess they must be 'library albums'. I've only managed to find 4 of them.

There are three volumes of Moonlight piano. It's basically all the standard songs he knew from his childhood (his father was a pianist too). Beautiful tunes such as 'Misty', 'Autumn leaves', 'Smoke gets in your eyes', 'Stardust', 'Pennies from heaven', 'As time goes by', 'Yesterday', 'Your song' or 'When I fall in love'.

Ivory Christmas was released in 1995, and as the album states, they're "piano classics for the holidays performed by Tommy Eyre". Beautiful renditions of all-time classics, such as 'Ave Maria', 'We three kings', 'Have yourself a Merry little Christmas'. My favourite tune is a moving rendition of 'Away in a manger'.

A highland Christmas was released in 1997, with:

Eric Rigler (pipes)
Tommy Eyre (keyboards)

It's mostly traditional music from Scotland.

Have yourself a jazzy little Christmas was recorded with Tommy's brother, great guitarist Simon Eyre, and old mate Mel Collins:

Simon Eyre (guitar)
Mel Collins (sax)
Tommy Eyre (keyboards)
Steve Williams (percussion)


MORE PROJECTS


Small photo / drawing of Tommy Eyre


I need to include his playing in a Procol Harum album.

Tommy Eyre also did various sessions for the late Alan Blakely (ex-Tremeloes) turned very good pop producer. Gwyn Mathias was the engineer, and Martin Hayles MD. I haven´t more info about the artists or tracks...

There was a great rock track called ´A Lovin' Like Yours´ with a band called Workhouse, with Tommy guest-playing Hammond, and Gwyn Mathias engineering. This was around 1995, but as far as I know, it is still unreleased.


TRIBUTES TO TOMMY EYRE


Tommy Eyre (in December 1968)



  • From Ian Gillan (sent to me on May 23rd, 2001 - big thanks to Steve, Gillan´s webmaster):


  • Rest in peace Tommy, you're a fabulous musician and the world is a poorer place without you. I'll never forget you.

    My next drink will be a Jack Daniels in your honour.

    Ian Gillan.

  • From Jack Bruce (sent to me on May 28th, 2001 - big thanks to Derek Araujo, Bruce´s webmaster):


  • I was extremely saddened to learn of the untimely death of my friend and colleague, Tommy Eyre.

    Although I knew and worked with Tommy but briefly (we played together with Gary Moore and Ginger Baker in BBM) I numbered him among my friends. He was a constant joy to play with especially in a live situation and his kindness, good humour and consideration always made him a pleasure to be with. What a tragedy to know I won't again play with him; at least not on this planet.

    So long Tommy. You were great. I will miss you.

    Jack Bruce

  • From Neil Murray (sent to me on May 23rd, 2001):


  • I only worked with Tommy for a short period in 1982, during the recording of Gary Moore´s Corridors Of Power album, and a few dates later that summer, but Tommy left a great impression on me with his enthusiasm and love of life.

    He was a great keyboard player, but I'll remember his sense of humour even more. May he rest in peace.

    Neil Murray

  • From Paul Williams (sent to me on November 25th, 2001 - big thanks to Nick Rossi for the contact):


  • A few lines about Tommy Eyre... I spoke to Tommy a fairly short time before his passing. We were going to meet up after years of not being in contact. He was living in LA and so was I. But on the day we were supposed to meet we were both busy and it didn't happen. Now unfortunately it is too late. Tommy was a fantastic musician also very down to earth. We had a lot of laughs together. I will always have fond memories of him. He was and is still is one of the best!

    Paul Williams

DISCOGRAPHY: (170 albums known to me - Status: Quite advanced)

OWN ALBUMS (5 credits)
  • Ivory Christmas - piano classics for the holidays - Tommy Eyre (1995)

  • A Highland Christmas - Eric Rigler - Tommy Eyre (1997)

  • Behind the crimson veil - Scarlet Rivera & Tommy Eyre (1998)

    • Members: Scarlet Rivera (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Guests: Bobbye Hall
  • Contemporary piano & cello Christmas classics - Scarlet Rivera & Peggy Baldwin & Tommy Eyre (2001)

    • Members: Peggy Baldwin, Scarlet Rivera (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
  • Celestial harp - Tommy Eyre (October 2001)

OWN COMPILATIONS (1 credit)
  • Moonlight piano - Tommy Eyre ( - )

ALBUMS AS PRODUCER (7 credits)
  • Alexis - Alexis Peña (1997)

    • Guests: Tony Braunagel, Alex Ligertwood, Mark Noreyko + Alex Acuna, Dan Ferguson, Alphonso Johnson, Tim Pierce
    • Producer: Federico Ramos (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Comments: Alexis Peña was lead singer in the group Tempano from Venezuela (currently in Santos Viejos, as far as I know). This is his first solo album, where he's supported by Tommy Eyre and Freddy Ramos (from Jon Anderson band). The album contains covers of Nilsson and Air Supply (sung in Spanish). Tommy Eyre co-writes a song with Alexis (´Mentira´).
  • Celtic carols - Eric Rigler (1997)

    • Guests: Scarlet Rivera
    • Producer: (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
  • Magical Christmas - Scarlet Rivera (1997)

    • Members: Scarlet Rivera
    • Producer: (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
  • Celtic Aire Christmas - Eric Rigler & Scarlet Rivera (2001)

    • Members: Scarlet Rivera
    • Producer: (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
  • Keep on lovin´ - William Hart Strecker (2001)

  • The Unexpected alliance - Marino (June 2001)

    • Guests: Bill Champlin, Tamara Champlin, Vinnie Colaiuta, Mike Finnigan, Jim Gilstrap, Lani Groves, Paul Jackson, Maxayn Lewis, Alex Ligertwood, Bobby Lyle, Greg Phillinganes, John Robinson, Julia Tillman Waters, Oren Waters, Maxine Willard Waters
    • Producer: (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Comments: Marino is a gifted guitarist who has played in albums by Santana (he also composed the theme for Spanish Olympic Games in 1992). Around year 2000, Tommy was producing (also playing keyboards) tracks for a forthcoming album, featuring Scarlet Rivera and great singer Alex Ligertwood. I guess this is the album from those sessions.
  • Christmas magic - Scarlet Rivera (October 2001)

    • Members: Scarlet Rivera
    • Producer: (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (44 credits)
  • To Mum, from Aynsley and the boys - The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation (1969)

    • Members: Victor Brox, Alex Dmochowski, Aynsley Dunbar, John Morshead (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: John Mayall
  • Jaklin - Jaklin (1969)

    • Members: John Pearson, Andy Rae (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
  • With a little help from my friends - Joe Cocker (May 1969)

    • Members: Joe Cocker + Albert Lee, Henry McCullough, Kenny Slade, Chris Stainton (RIP: Tommy Eyre, B J Wilson)
    • Guests: Madeline Bell, Artie Butler, Clem Cattini, Merry Clayton, David Cohen, Laudir De Oliveira, Matthew Fisher, Sue Glover, Rosetta Hightower, Carol Kaye, Mike Kellie, Sunny Leslie, Jimmy Page, Steve Winwood (RIP: Patrice Holloway)
    • Producer: (RIP: Denny Cordell)
    • Technical: Tony Visconti
  • Blue whale - Aynsley Dunbar (1970)

    • Members: Aynsley Dunbar, Roger Sutton, Paul Williams, Ivan Zagni (RIP: Tommy Eyre, Charles Greetham)
    • Comments: Recorded during March and April 1970.
  • Mark-Almond - Mark-Almond (1971)

    • Members: Jon Mark, Roger Sutton (RIP: Johnny Almond, Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: Hugh Murphy
  • Mark-Almond 2 - Mark-Almond (1972)

    • Members: Jon Mark, Roger Sutton (RIP: Johnny Almond, Tommy Eyre, Danny Richmond)
  • Riff Raff - Riff Raff (1973)

    • Members: Bud Beadle, Aureo De Souza, Pete Kirtley, Roger Sutton (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Technical: Tom Newman, Eddie Offord
  • Original man - Riff Raff (1974)

    • Members: Bud Beadle, Aureo De Souza, Steve Gregory, Pete Kirtley, Roger Sutton (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Guests: Joe O´Donnell
  • Zzebra - Zzebra (1974)

    • Members: Liam Genockey, John McCoy, Dave Quincy, Terry Smith (RIP: Loughty Amao, Tommy Eyre, Gus Yeadon)
    • Producer: Ken Burgess
    • Technical: Tony Taverner
  • Panic - Zzebra (1975)

    • Members: Steve Byrd, Liam Genockey, Alan Marshall, John McCoy, Dave Quincy (RIP: Loughty Amao, Tommy Eyre)
    • Guests: Jeff Beck (RIP: Lesley Duncan)
    • Producer: Ken Burgess
    • Technical: Tony Taverner (RIP: Martin Rushent)
  • To the heart - Mark-Almond (1976)

    • Members: Gary Barone, Jon Mark, Wolfgang Melz (RIP: Johnny Almond, Tommy Eyre)
    • Guests: Billy Cobham, Jock Ellis, Jim Gordon (RIP: Greg Bloch, Milt Holland)
    • Producer: Roy Halee
    • Comments: Jon Mark and Johnny Almond reunited in 1975, and Tommy Eyre guests with his former band in this album, along with: Wolfgang Melz (bass), Greg Bloch (violin), Gary Barone (trumpet), Jock Ellis (trombone), Billy Cobham (drums), Jim Gordon (drums), Milt Holland (percussion).
  • Rock drill - Sensational Alex Harvey Band (March 1978)

  • City to city - Gerry Rafferty (1979)

    • Members: Roger Brown, Raf Ravenscroft, Gary Taylor (RIP: Gerry Rafferty + Tommy Eyre)
    • 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, Raf Ravenscroft, Gary Taylor (RIP: Gerry Rafferty + Tommy Eyre)
    • 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).
  • The Mafia stole my guitar - Alex Harvey - The New Band (November 1979)

    • Members: Matthew Cang, Simon Chatterton, Gordon Sellar, Don Weller (RIP: Alex Harvey + Tommy Eyre)
  • Greg Lake - Greg Lake (1981)

    • Members: Greg Lake + Tristam Margetts, Ted McKenna (RIP: Tommy Eyre, Gary Moore)
    • Guests: Bill Cuomo, Mike Giles, David Hungate, Steve Lukather, Greg Mathieson, Dean Parks, Snuffy Walden (RIP: Clarence Clemons, Jeff Porcaro)
    • Technical: Haydn Bendall
  • Grace & danger - John Martyn (1981)

    • Members: John Giblin (RIP: John Martyn + Tommy Eyre)
    • Guests: Phil Collins, Dave Lawson
    • Technical: Paschal Byrne
    • Comments: Grace & danger was released after a three year hiatus, and it's a very good album. With John Giblin (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Dave Lawson (keyboards) and Phil Collins (drums, also producer).
      There´s a DeLuxe Edition as a 2CD, with 5 live bonus tracks on the 1st CD and a complete 2nd Cd with outtakes.
  • Corridors of power - Gary Moore (1982)

    • Members: Neil Murray, Ian Paice (RIP: Gary Moore + Bobby Chouinard, Tommy Eyre)
    • Guests: Jack Bruce + Mo Foster
    • Technical: Ian Cooper, Nigel Walker
  • Manoeuvres - Greg Lake (1983)

  • Fantastic! - Wham! (1983)

    • Members: Raul D´Oliveira, Deon Estus, D C Lee, George Michael, Trevor Murrell, Andrew Ridgeley (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Guests: Robert Ahwai, Dino Baptiste, Guy Barker, Graham Broad, Jimmy Chambers, George Chandler, Paul Cox, Jeff Daly, Martin Drover, Anne Dudley, Andy Duncan, Colin Graham, Chris Hunter, Tony Jackson, Josie James, Luis Jardim, Katie Kissoon, Brad Lang, Stevie Lange, Roddy Lorimer, Andrew MackIntosh, Sylvia Mason-James, John McKenzie, Ian Ritchie
    • Technical: Tony Taverner
    • Comments: Fantastic! was their first album. With Robert Ahwai (guitar), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Anne Dudley (keyboards), Jess Bailey (keyboards), Deon Estus (bass), Geoff Daly (horns), Martin Drover (horns), Ian Ritchie (horns), Luis Jardim (percussion), Graham Broad (drums), Trevor Murell (drums), Katie Kissoon (backing vocals), Stevie Lange (backing vocals). Some CD reissue contains bonus tracks.
  • Make it big - Wham! (1984)

    • Members: Dave Baptiste, Hugh Burns, Deon Estus, George Michael, Trevor Murrell, Andrew Ridgeley, Paul Spong (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Guests: Colin Graham, Steve Gregory, Andy Richards
  • Music from the edge of heaven - Wham! (1986)

    • Members: Dave Baptiste, Hugh Burns, Danny Cummings, Deon Estus, Andy Hamilton, George Michael, Trevor Murrell, Andrew Ridgeley, Paul Spong (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Guests: Robert Ahwai, Richard Cottle, Elton John, John McKenzie, Charlie Morgan
  • Wham! in China: foreign skies - Wham! (1986) (LIVE)

    • Members: Dave Baptiste, Hugh Burns, Danny Cummings, Raul D´Oliveira, Deon Estus, Janey Hallett, George Michael, Janet Mooney, Trevor Murrell, Leroy Osbourne, Andrew Ridgeley, Paul Spong (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
  • Why not now - Ray Russell (1988)

    • Members: Ray Russell + Stuart Brooks, Mo Foster, Tony Hymas, Mark Isham, Simon Phillips (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Guests: Frank Ricotti, Ray Warleigh (RIP: Gil Evans)
    • Comments: Reissue of the album Childscape. Later CD reissue s contain 4 additional bonus tracks.
  • Ian Gillan live - Gillan (1990) (LIVE)

    • Members: Ian Gillan + Chris Glen, Dave Lloyd, Ted McKenna, Steve Morris, Mick O´Donoghue (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Comments: Live video recorded live in the Naked Thunder tour (and later reissued in DVD, under a new title, Classic rock legends, but missing two songs, ´Puget Sound´ and ´Sweet Lolita´, so beware).
  • A Table near the band - Ray Russell (1990)

    • Members: Ray Russell + Iain Ballamy, Stuart Brooks, Mo Foster, Tony Hymas, Simon Phillips, Tony Roberts (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Comments: For his album A table near the band, Ray Russell assembled a superb lineup: Ray Russell (guitar), Mo Foster (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Tony Hymas (keyboards), Iain Ballamy (sax), Stuart Brooks (trumpet), Tony Roberts (clarinet, sax), Simon Phillips (drums).
  • Naked thunder - Ian Gillan (July 1990)

    • Members: Ian Gillan + John Gustafson, Steve Morris (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Guests: Roger Glover, Simon Phillips, Peter Robinson
    • Comments: Naked thunder was recorded with great guitarist Steve Morris, friend Roger Glover, Tommy Eyre (keyboards) and Simon Phillips (drums). It also features John Gustafson on backing vocals and Peter Robinson on keyboards. After the album was recorded, Tommy Eyre joined Ian Gillan's band.
  • After hours - Gary Moore (1992)

    • Members: Bob Daisley, Martin Drover, Frank Mead, Nick Payn, Nick Pentelow, Graham Walker (RIP: Gary Moore + Tommy Eyre)
    • Guests: B B King + Anton Fig, Wayne Jackson, Carol Kenyon, Will Lee, Linda Taylor, Mick Weaver, Gavyn Wright (RIP: Albert Collins, Andrew Love)
  • Blues alive - Gary Moore (1993) (LIVE)

    • Members: Martin Drover, Candy McKenzie, Frank Mead, Nick Payn, Nick Pentelow, Andy Pyle, Carol Thompson, Graham Walker (RIP: Gary Moore + Tommy Eyre)
    • Guests: Juliet Roberts (RIP: Albert Collins)
  • Around the next dream - BBM (1994)

    • Members: Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce (RIP: Tommy Eyre, Gary Moore)
    • Guests: Arran Ahmun
    • My opinion: A magnificent album. Ginger Baker´s drumming is so powerful, Jack Bruce´s voice is supreme, and Gary Moore´s guitar is so... Creamish! All punctuated by Tommy Eyre´s fine keyboards. I absolutely love it.
  • In concert - Greg Lake (1995) (LIVE)

  • Bach for the holidays - Scarlet Rivera with the Newport Chamber Orchestra (1996)

  • Baroque at Christmas - Scarlet Rivera (1996)

  • On air - Joe Cocker and The Grease Band (1998) (LIVE)

    • Members: Joe Cocker + Henry McCullough, Bruce Rowland, Kenny Slade, Chris Stainton (RIP: Tommy Eyre, Alan Spenner)
    • Guests: Sue Glover
    • Producer: (RIP: John Walters)
  • Celtic myst - Scarlet Rivera (September 1998)

  • Celtic dreams - Scarlet Rivera (September 1998)

  • From the underground: the official bootleg - Greg Lake (1999) (LIVE)

    • Members: Greg Lake + Keith Emerson, Robert Fripp, Tristam Margetts, Ted McKenna, Carl Palmer (RIP: Tommy Eyre, Gary Moore, Cozy Powell)
    • Comments: It includes rare, unreleased or live tracks from different periods in Greg Lake´s career.
  • Outside looking in - Riff Raff (1999)

    • Members: Martin Ball, Rod Coombes, Aureo De Souza, Pete Kirtley, Alan Marshall, Kenny Slade, Roger Sutton (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
  • Take it or leave it - Zzebra (1999)

    • Members: Steve Byrd, Liam Genockey, Alan Marshall, John McCoy, Dave Quincy (RIP: Loughty Amao, Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: Ken Burgess
  • Lost world - Zzebra (June 2001)

    • Members: Steve Byrd, Liam Genockey, Alan Marshall, John McCoy, Dave Quincy (RIP: Loughty Amao, Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: Ken Burgess
    • Technical: Tony Taverner
    • Comments: The studio tracks on this album were recorded in 1975, but remained unreleased. It also adds 4 tracks recorded live in 1975.
  • A New map of the world - Ritual (July 2004)

    • Members: Eduardo M Del Signore, Jose Luis Perez, Federico Ramos (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Guests: Scarlet Rivera (RIP: Steve Fowler)
  • British tour ´76 - The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (November 2004) (LIVE)

    • Members: Zal Cleminson, Chris Glen, Ted McKenna (RIP: Tommy Eyre, Alex Harvey)
    • Comments: Recorded live in May 1976.
  • In vision 1973-1981 - John Martyn ( - ) (LIVE)

    • Members: Jeff Allen, Phil Collins, Danny Cummings, Gaspar Lawal, Foss Paterson, Danny Thompson, Alan Thomson (RIP: John Martyn + Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: Jeff Griffin
    • Comments: Video compiling song performances for the BBC in the period between 1973 to 1981, obviously with different band lineups.
  • Live on the Test - Sensational Alex Harvey Band ( - ) (LIVE)

COMPILATIONS AS A BAND MEMBER (11 credits)
  • Greatest hits - Joe Cocker (1978)

    • Members: Joe Cocker + Rick Alfonso, Virginia Ayers, Nicole Barclay, Chuck Blackwell, Rita Coolidge, Beverley Gardner, Jim Gordon, Neil Hubbard, Bobby Jones, Gloria Jones, Jim Keltner, Bobby Keys, Sandy Konikoff, Claudia Lennear, Henry McCullough, Daniel Moore, Matthew Moore, Pamela Polland, Don Preston, Jim Price, Bruce Rowland, Leon Russell, Fred Scerbo, Chris Stainton, Bobby Torres, Donna Washburn, Donna Weiss, Alan White (RIP: Cornell Dupree, Tommy Eyre, Felix Flaco Falcon, Nicky Hopkins, Carl Radle, Alan Spenner, Viola Wills, B J Wilson)
    • Guests: Madeline Bell, Bonnie Bramlett, Merry Clayton, Joe Correro, Sunny Leslie, Shirley Matthews, Dave McDaniel, Jimmy Page, Sid Sharp (RIP: Ben Benay, Milt Holland, Patrice Holloway, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Sam Rivers, Clarence White)
    • Producer: Rob Fraboni
  • Best of - Mark-Almond (1980)

    • Members: Jon Mark, Dave Marotta, Roberto Pattacia, Carlos Rios, Mark Ross, Roger Sutton (RIP: Johnny Almond, Tommy Eyre, Danny Richmond)
  • Right down the line: the best of Gerry Rafferty - Gerry Rafferty (1989)

    • Members: Arran Ahmun, Richard Brunton, Mo Foster, Liam Genockey, Ian Lynn, Raf Ravenscroft, Gary Taylor (RIP: Gerry Rafferty + Kenny Craddock, Tommy Eyre)
    • 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).
  • Sweet little mysteries - the Island anthology - John Martyn (1995)

    • Members: Arran Ahmun, Dave Ball, Phil Collins, Danny Cummings, John Giblin, Foss Paterson, Danny Thompson, Alan Thomson, Colin Tully (RIP: John Martyn + Speedy Acquaye, Tommy Eyre)
    • Guests: John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Geoff Castle, Tony Coe, Smiley De Jones, Jon Field, Tristan Fry, James Hooker, Remi Kabaka, Bobby Keys, Dave Lawson, Dave Mattacks, Andy Newmark, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Tony Reeves, Barry Reynolds, Rico Rodrigues, Bruce Rowland, Richard Thompson, Ian Whiteman, Steve Winwood (RIP: Morris Pert, Chris Wood)
    • Producer: Chris Blackwell, Rob Fraboni, Bill Levenson
    • Technical: Joseph M Palmaccio
    • Comments: Sweet little mysteries: the Island anthology is, obviously, a compilation. A 2CD with lots of great musicians. I'll only mention a few ones: Richard Thompson (guitar), Barry Reynolds (guitar), Dave Pegg (bass), John Giblin (bass), Tony Reeves (bass), Steve Winwood (keyboards), John 'Rabbit' Bundrick (keyboards), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Dave Lawson (keyboards), Geoff Castle (keyboards), Ian Whiteman (keyboards), Jon Field (flute), Neeomi Acquaye (percussion), Danny Cummings (percussion), Tristan Fry (percussion), Remi Kabaka, Morris Pert (percussion), Phil Collins (drums), Dave Mattacks (drums), Andy Newmark (drums), Bruce Rowland (drums),
  • From the beginning - the Greg Lake retrospective - Greg Lake (April 1997)

    • Members: Greg Lake + Keith Emerson, Robert Fripp, Mike Giles, Tristam Margetts, Ian McDonald, Ted McKenna, Carl Palmer (RIP: Tommy Eyre, Gary Moore, Cozy Powell)
    • Guests: Geoff Downes + Richard Brunton, Mel Collins, Bill Cuomo, Pete Giles, David Hungate, Steve Lukather, Greg Mathieson, Dean Parks, Godfrey Salmon, Keith Tippett, Snuffy Walden (RIP: Clarence Clemons, Tony Harris, Jeff Porcaro)
    • Producer: Jimmy Douglass, Keith Olsen, Tony Taverner
    • Technical: Haydn Bendall, Chris Kimsey, Eddie Offord, John Timperley, Nigel Walker (RIP: David Richards)
  • The Anthology - Joe Cocker (August 1999)

    • Members: Virginia Ayers, Nicole Barclay, Chuck Blackwell, Mitch Chakour, Rita Coolidge, Gordon Edwards, Steve Gadd, Beverley Gardner, Cliff Goodwin, Jim Gordon, Howie Hersh, Jim Horn, Neil Hubbard, Jim Keltner, Bobby Keys, Sandy Konikoff, Ann Lang, Albert Lee, Claudia Lennear, Henry McCullough, Daniel Moore, Matthew Moore, Pamela Polland, Don Preston, Jim Price, John Riley, Bruce Rowland, Leon Russell, Kenny Slade, Chris Stainton, Bobby Torres, Donna Washburn, Donna Weiss (RIP: Cornell Dupree, Tommy Eyre, Felix Flaco Falcon, Eric Gale, Nicky Hopkins, Carl Radle, Alan Spenner, Richard Tee, Viola Wills, B J Wilson)
    • Guests: Bonnie Bramlett, Steve Winwood + Wally Badarou, Adrian Belew, Marcus Belgrave, Madeline Bell, Stu Blumberg, Gary Brown, Ollie E Brown, Artie Butler, Clem Cattini, Mikey Chung, Merry Clayton, David Cohen, Joe Correro, Sly Dunbar, Wilton Felder, Venetta Fields, Matthew Fisher, Jay Graydon, Phil Guilbeau, Ralph Hammer, Rosetta Hightower, Stix Hooper, Carol Kaye, Mike Kellie, Clydie King, Trevor Lawrence, Sunny Leslie, Steve Madaio, Shirley Matthews, Dave McDaniel, Jimmy Page, David Paich, Bernard Purdie, Chuck Rainey, Barry Reynolds, Joe Sample, Robbie Shakespeare, Sid Sharp, Jennifer Warnes, Mona Lisa Young (RIP: Barry Beckett, Ben Benay, Leroy Cooper, Hank Crawford, Milt Holland, Patrice Holloway, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, David ´Fathead´ Newman, Jeff Porcaro, Sam Rivers, Big Jim Sullivan, Clarence White)
    • Producer: Chris Blackwell, Rob Fraboni, Bill Levenson, Stewart Levine, Allen Toussaint (RIP: Denny Cordell, Mike Leander, Alex Sadkin)
    • Technical: Suha Gur, Glyn Johns, Eddie Kramer, Tony Visconti (RIP: Henry Lewy)
  • Greatest love songs - Joe Cocker (January 2003)

    • Members: Joe Cocker + Kenny Aronoff, Jack Bruno, Rita Coolidge, Deric Dyer, Gordon Edwards, Bob Feit, Steve Gadd, Phil Grande, Steve Holley, Jim Keltner, Henry McCullough, John Miles, Daniel Moore, Dean Parks, Jim Price, Bruce Rowland, Leon Russell, Chris Stainton, T M Stevens, Jeffery C J Vanston (RIP: Cornell Dupree, Tommy Eyre, Eric Gale, Nicky Hopkins, Alan Spenner, Richard Tee, B J Wilson)
    • Guests: Jimmy Page + Wally Badarou, Bonnie Bramlett, Alexandra Brown, Ollie E Brown, Lenny Castro, Mikey Chung, Merry Clayton, Joey Diggs, Sly Dunbar, Venetta Fields, Matthew Fisher, Jay Graydon, Mortonette Jenkins, Marlena Jeter, Darryl Jones, Clydie King, Michael Landau, Greg Mathieson, Shirley Matthews, Dave McDaniel, Jamie Muhoberac, Rafael Padilla, Tim Pierce, Bernard Purdie, Chuck Rainey, Barry Reynolds, John Robinson, Robbie Shakespeare, Neil Stubenhaus, Lamont Van Hook (RIP: Milt Holland, Patrice Holloway, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Billy Preston, Sam Rivers, Clarence White)
    • Producer: Rob Fraboni, Bill Levenson, Stewart Levine, David Tickle, Don Was (RIP: Denny Cordell, Alex Sadkin)
  • Ultimate collection - Joe Cocker (January 2004)

    • Members: Joe Cocker + Kenny Aronoff, Nicole Barclay, David Beal, Chuck Blackwell, Jack Bruno, Crispin Cioe, Mel Collins, Rita Coolidge, Bob Feit, Cliff Goodwin, Jim Gordon, Phil Grande, Maxine Green, Hutch Hutchinson, Bobby Jones, Jim Keltner, Bobby Keys, Sandy Konikoff, Claudia Lennear, Jeff Levine, Henry McCullough, John Miles, Daniel Moore, Eric Parker, Dean Parks, Pamela Polland, Don Preston, Jim Price, Bruce Rowland, Leon Russell, Vito San Filippo, Chris Stainton, T M Stevens, Bobby Torres, Jeffery C J Vanston, Donna Washburn, Donna Weiss (RIP: Tommy Eyre, Nicky Hopkins, Larry Marshall, Carl Radle, Alan Spenner, B J Wilson)
    • Guests: Jimmy Page + Bryan Adams, Tawatha Agee, Wally Badarou, Mike Baird, Rick Baptist, Arthur Barrow, Adrian Belew, Madeline Bell, Wayne Bergeron, Bonnie Bramlett, Alexandra Brown, Robbie Buchanan, Artie Butler, David Campbell, Lenny Castro, Mikey Chung, Merry Clayton, David Cohen, Paulinho Da Costa, Laudir De Oliveira, Melvyn Duffy, Sly Dunbar, Andy Duncan, Spike Edney, Wilton Felder, Bob Funk, Helen Hampton, Arno Hecht, Rosetta Hightower, Stix Hooper, Dick ´Slyde´ Hyde, Mortonette Jenkins, Marlena Jeter, Suzie Katayama, Carol Kaye, Peter Kent, Curtis King, Katie Kissoon, Abraham Laboriel, Sunny Leslie, Paul Litteral, Bobby Lyle, Steve Madaio, Shirley Matthews, Dave McDaniel, Jamie Muhoberac, Sid Page, Joel Peskin, Tim Pierce, Barry Reynolds, Joe Sample, Johnny Lee Schell, Robbie Shakespeare, Louie Shelton, Don Snow, Jeremy Stacey, Neil Stubenhaus, Vaneese Thomas, Julia Tillman Waters, Carmen Twillie, Jennifer Warnes, Maxine Willard Waters, Evan Wilson, Richie Zito (RIP: Clarence Clemons, Milt Holland, Patrice Holloway, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Billy Preston, Clarence White)
    • Producer: Chris Blackwell, Bill Levenson, Stewart Levine, Chris Lord-Alge, Steve Power, Don Was (RIP: Denny Cordell, Alex Sadkin)
    • Technical: Rob Fraboni, Glyn Johns, Eddie Kramer, Rik Pekkonen, Brian Reeves, Tony Visconti (RIP: Henry Lewy)
  • Mercury high the story of Ian Gillan - Ian Gillan (September 2004)

    • Members: Ian Gillan + Ray Fenwick, John Gustafson, Dave Lloyd, Mike Moran, Steve Morris, Mark Nauseef, Colin Towns (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Guests: Roger Glover, Steve Morse, Ian Paice + Randy Brecker, Simon Clarke, Albie Donnelly, Christine Faith, Malcolm Griffiths, Bernie Holland, John Huckridge, Carol Kenyon, Phil Kenzie, Roddy Lorimer, Andy Newmark, Simon Phillips, Peter Robinson, Tim Sanders, Ira Siegel, Paul Spong, Vaneese Thomas, Leslie West, Dave Wintour (RIP: Jon Lord + Derek Healey, Andrew Steele)
  • Gold - Joe Cocker (March 2006)

    • Members: Joe Cocker + Kenny Aronoff, Virginia Ayers, Nicole Barclay, David Beal, Chuck Blackwell, Jack Bruno, Mitch Chakour, Mel Collins, Rita Coolidge, Deric Dyer, Gordon Edwards, Bob Feit, Steve Gadd, Cliff Goodwin, Jim Gordon, Phil Grande, Maxine Green, Howie Hersh, Steve Holley, Jim Horn, Neil Hubbard, Hutch Hutchinson, Bobby Jones, Gloria Jones, Jim Keltner, Bobby Keys, Ann Lang, Claudia Lennear, Jeff Levine, Henry McCullough, John Miles, Daniel Moore, Matthew Moore, Eric Parker, Dean Parks, Pamela Polland, Don Preston, Jim Price, John Riley, Bruce Rowland, Leon Russell, Vito San Filippo, Maxine Sharp, Chris Stainton, T M Stevens, Bobby Torres, Jeffery C J Vanston, Donna Washburn, Donna Weiss (RIP: Cornell Dupree, Tommy Eyre, Eric Gale, Nicky Hopkins, Larry Marshall, Carl Radle, Alan Spenner, Richard Tee, Viola Wills, B J Wilson)
    • Guests: Jimmy Page + Bryan Adams, Tawatha Agee, Wally Badarou, Mike Baird, Rick Baptist, Arthur Barrow, Adrian Belew, Marcus Belgrave, Madeline Bell, Wayne Bergeron, Stu Blumberg, Bonnie Bramlett, Alexandra Brown, Gary Brown, Ollie E Brown, Paul Bushnell, Artie Butler, David Campbell, Mike Campbell, Lenny Castro, Leon Ndugu Chancler, Mikey Chung, Bill Churchville, Crispin Cioe, Merry Clayton, David Cohen, Joe Correro, Paulinho Da Costa, Joey Diggs, Sly Dunbar, Andy Duncan, Nathan East, Spike Edney, Wilton Felder, Venetta Fields, Bob Funk, Jerry Goodman, Jay Graydon, Phil Guilbeau, Ralph Hammer, Helen Hampton, Arno Hecht, Rosetta Hightower, Stix Hooper, Cissy Houston, Dick ´Slyde´ Hyde, Mortonette Jenkins, Marlena Jeter, Carol Kaye, Peter Kent, Clydie King, Curtis King, Katie Kissoon, Abraham Laboriel, Michael Landau, Nick Lane, Trevor Lawrence, Sunny Leslie, Paul Litteral, Steve Lukather, Jeff Lynne, Steve Madaio, Shirley Matthews, Dave McDaniel, Jamie Muhoberac, Rafael Padilla, Sid Page, David Paich, Ray Parker, Joel Peskin, Greg Phillinganes, Tim Pierce, Barry Reynolds, John Robinson, Joe Sample, Johnny Lee Schell, Robbie Shakespeare, John Shanks, Sid Sharp, Don Snow, Jeremy Stacey, Neil Stubenhaus, Chris Tedesco, Michael Thompson, Julia Tillman Waters, Carmen Twillie, Lamont Van Hook, Jennifer Warnes, Patrick Warren, Fred White, Maxine Willard Waters, Evan Wilson, Richie Zito (RIP: Ben Benay, Clarence Clemons, Leroy Cooper, Hank Crawford, Milt Holland, Patrice Holloway, David ´Fathead´ Newman, Jeff Porcaro, Billy Preston, Sam Rivers, Clarence White)
    • Producer: Chris Blackwell, Rob Fraboni, Suzie Katayama, Gary Katz, Bill Levenson, Stewart Levine, Chris Lord-Alge, Ray Neapolitan, Steve Power, David Tickle, Allen Toussaint, Don Was (RIP: Denny Cordell, Alex Sadkin)
    • Technical: Bob Clearmountain, Richard Dodd, Glyn Johns, Eddie Kramer, Rik Pekkonen, Brian Reeves, Tony Visconti (RIP: Greg Ladanyi, Henry Lewy)
  • Clowns to the left, jokers to the right (1970-1982) - Gerry Rafferty ( - )

    • Members: Richard Brunton, Mo Foster, Liam Genockey, Raf Ravenscroft, Gary Taylor (RIP: Gerry Rafferty + Tommy Eyre)
    • 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).
ALBUMS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (30 credits)
  • Warm blood - Carol Grimes (1974)

    • Members: Carol Grimes
    • Guests: Roger Ball, John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Ron Cornelius, Malcolm ´Molly´ Duncan, Mac Gayden, Karl Himmel, Henry Lowther, Jess Roden (RIP: Tommy Eyre, Sam Mitchell + Graham Bell, Kenny Buttrey, Tommy Cogbill, Archie Legget)
    • Comments: Apart from playing with Tommy in Babylon band, she once was the singer in Delivery, a band whose members later joined famous Canterbury bands, such as Caravan, Soft Machine or Matching Mole. In this album, we can find Jess Roden (vocals), Archie Legget (vocals), Graham Bell (vocals, harmonica, from Bell & Arc), Sam Mitchell (guitar), Ron Cornelius (guitar), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), John 'Rabbit' Bundrick (keyboards), Henry Lowther (trumpet), Roger Ball and Malcolm Duncan (sax, from Average White Band), and session musicians from the Nashville scene: Mac Gayden (guitar), Tommy Cogbill (bass), Bob Wilson (keyboards), Kenny Buttrey (drums), Karl Himmel (drums).
  • Livin´s just a state of mind - David McWilliams (1974)

    • Members: (RIP: David McWilliams)
    • Guests: (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
  • Songs for a friend - Jon Mark (1975)

    • Members: Jon Mark
    • Guests: Hal Blaine, Ron Carter, Victor Feldman, Patrick Gleason, Gayle Levant, Andy Narell (RIP: Tommy Eyre + Larry Knechtel)
    • Producer: Roy Halee
    • Comments: Guitarist Jon Mark was the member of Mark-Almond, as I've already explained here. This was his first solo album, after Mark-Almond split. With Tommy Eyre (keyboards), and some unexpected guests: Ron Carter (contrabass, a great, veteran jazz musician), the late Larry Knechtel (keyboards, he once was in Bread, he's the piano player in Simon & Garfunkel's ´Bridge over troubled waters´), Victor Feldman (percussion), Hal Blaine (drums, he used to play with Elvis Presley), Andy Narell (steel drums, now performing as a new age artist).
  • Nomadness - Strawbs (1976)

    • Members: Rod Coombes, Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk, Dave Lambert, John Mealing, Rick Wakeman
    • Guests: Tony Carr, Jack Emblow (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: Tom Allom
    • Comments: They had just lost their keyboardist John Hawken, so that's why so many keyboardists are guesting in the album: Rick Wakeman (keyboards, former member), Tommy Eyre (keyboards) and John Mealing (keyboards, from superb band If). Also featuring Jack Emblow (accordion), Tony Carr (percussion). The CD reissue from 2008 contains 2 bonus tracks.
  • Fancy that - Joanna Carlin (1978)

    • Members: Melanie Harrold
    • Guests: Jerry Donahue, Pat Donaldson, Martin Jay, Glen LeFleur, Dave Mattacks, Micky Moody, Keith Nelson, Pete Solley, Henry Spinetti, Gary Taylor, Pete Zorn (RIP: Tommy Eyre + Johnny Van Derrick)
    • Producer: Hugh Murphy
    • Comments: Joanna's real name is Melanie Harrod. In her Fancy that album, we can find many top musicians: Micky Moody (guitar), Jerry Donahue (guitar), Pat Donaldson (bass), Gary Taylor (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Pete Solley (keyboards), Pete Zorn (sax, flute), Henry Spinetti (drums), Glenn Le Fleur (drums), Dave Mattacks (drums), etc. Tommy Eyre plays in two songs, 'Valentino' and 'The first time'.
  • Woman of ice (SINGLE) - Classical Mechanics (1979)

  • Blue angel - Melanie Harrold (1979)

    • Members: Melanie Harrold
    • Guests: Richard Brunton, Betsy Cook, Liam Genockey, Malcolm Griffiths, Julian Littman, Will Malone, Simon Morton, Graham Smith, Gary Taylor, Albert Wing (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: Hugh Murphy
    • Comments: After working together for Melanie in her Fancy that album (credited as Joanna Carlin), producer Hugh Murphy called Tommy Eyre to act as musical director for Melanie's next project, Blue angel. A wonderful album, happily now available on CD. The musicians featured are: the amazing Richard Brunton (guitar), Julian Littman (guitar), Gary Taylor (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Liam Genockey (drums). Plus contributions by Simon Morton (percussion), Bill Skeet (flute, clavinet), Graham Smith (violin), Malcolm Griffiths (trombone), Albert Wing (sax), and backing vocals by Betsy Cooke, Paul Da Vinci. As well as musical director, Tommy co-writes a song (the beautiful 'Rudy'), as well as doing backing vocals, and even writing a trombone solo! :)
  • Her father didn´t like me anyway - Raphael Ravenscroft (1979)

    • Members: Raf Ravenscroft
    • Guests: Richard Brunton, Liam Genockey, Stretch, Gary Taylor, Steve York + Vic Ash, Jeff Bannister, Keith Bird, Eddie Blair, Geoff Britton, Jim Brown, Betsy Cook, Kuma Harada, Preston Heyman, Brian Holloway, John Huckridge, Nigel Jenkins, Bob Lamb, Julian Littman, Frank Ricotti, Maggie Ryder, Pete Solley, Albert Wing, Pete Zorn (RIP: Tommy Eyre + Kenny Baker, Derek Healey, Don Lusher, Steve Waller, Derek Watkins)
    • Comments: This was his 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: Maggie Ryder (vocals, later in Brian May Band with Neil Murray and Cozy Powell), Dennis O'Brien (vocals), Nigel Jenkins (guitar), Gary Taylor (bass), Steve York (bass), Kuma Harada (bass), Pete Zorn (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Pete Solley (keyboards), Stretch (drums), Geoff Britton (drums, ex-Wings and Rough Diamond), Liam Genockey (drums), Preston Heyman (drums, later with Brand X, Randy California, he even played with Atomic Rooster), Frank Ricotti (percussion), and many others.
  • Assault attack - The Michael Schenker Group (October 1982)

    • Members: Michael Schenker + Graham Bonnet, Chris Glen, Ted McKenna
    • Guests: (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: Martin Birch
    • Comments: Around April 1982, great axeman Michael Schenker had The SAHB rhythm section together in his band (Chris Glen and Ted McKenna): Graham Bonnet (vocals) Michael Schenker (guitar) Chris Glen (bass) Ted McKenna (drums) So when they started recording a new album, Assault attack, former colleague Tommy Eyre was called to play keyboards.
  • Instinctive behaviour - Melanie Harrold - Olly Blanchflower (1993)

    • Members: Melanie Harrold
    • Guests: Scarlet Rivera + Roy Dodds, Philip Donnelly, Chris While (RIP: Tommy Eyre + Oliver Schroer)
    • Comments: In Instinctive behaviour, Tommy Eyre plays again. With his wife, wonderful violin player Scarlet Rivera.
  • Don´t tear me up (SINGLE) - Mick Jagger (April 1993)

    • Members: Mick Jagger
    • Guests: (RIP: Tommy Eyre, Gary Moore)
    • Comments: CD single including a live track, ´Everybody knows about my good thing´ recorded live in June 1992, backed by Gary Moore & The Midnight Blues Band (featuring Tommy Eyre).
  • Keb´ Mo´ - Keb´ Mo´ (June 1994)

    • Guests: Tony Braunagel + Hutch Hutchinson (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: John Porter
    • Comments: Fantastic blues artist, his real name is Kevin Moore. Keb' Mo' was his first album, featuring Tommy Eyre (keyboards), James 'Hutch' Hutchinson (bass), Laval Belle (drums), Quentin Dennard (drums), Tony Braunagel (percussion).
  • Head like a rock - Ian McNabb (July 1994)

    • Guests: Tony Braunagel, Scarlet Rivera + Maxi Anderson, Mike Hamilton, Hutch Hutchinson, Greg Leisz, Ziggy Modeliste, Ralph Molina, John Porter, Billy Talbot, Mona Lisa Young, Terry Young (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Comments: He was the singer in British band The Icicle Works. This was his 2nd album, and it was produced by John Porter. The backing musicians include the band Crazy Horse, plus James 'Hutch' Hutchinson (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Scarlet Rivera (violin), and Ziggy Modeliste (drums), plus backing vocals by Mona Lisa Young, Maxi Anderson, Terry Young.
  • Meet me at midnite - Maria Muldaur (August 1994)

    • Members: Maria Muldaur + Mike Finnigan
    • Guests: Tony Braunagel, Larry Fulcher, Darrell Leonard, Johnny Lee Schell, Joe Sublett + Donny Gerrard, Marty Grebb, Hutch Hutchinson, Shaun Murphy, Tracy Nelson, Bill Payne, Rick Vito, John Woodhead (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: John Porter
    • Comments: This great singer has lots of albums, some of them as a Christian artist. She also sang in lots of albums by her friends: Doobie Brothers, Hot Tuna, Country Joe McDonald, Jerry Garcia, Linda Ronstadt, etc. Here, we can find her backed by lots of musicians. With Rick Vito (guitar), Tommy Eyre (keyboards on 3 tracks), Billy Payne (keyboards, from Little Feat), James 'Hutch' Hutchinson (bass), Shaun Murphy, Mike Finnigan & Ann Peebles (backing vocals), and from Taj Mahal band: Johnny Lee Schell (guitar, now with John Fogerty), Larry Fulcher (bass), Joe Sublett (sax), Darrell Leonard (trumpet), Tony Braunagel (drums). Produced by famed John Porter.
  • Go into the light (MAXI) - Ian McNabb (September 1994)

    • Guests: Tony Braunagel + Maxi Anderson, Marty Grebb, Hutch Hutchinson, Nick Lane, Ziggy Modeliste, Joe Sublett, Mona Lisa Young, Terry Young (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: John Porter
  • Just like you - Keb´ Mo´ (June 1996)

    • Guests: Darrell Leonard + Jackson Browne, Ricky Fataar, Hutch Hutchinson, Bonnie Raitt (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: John Porter
    • Comments: Just like you was his second album, produced by John Porter, who brings some of his usual collaborators. Great names, such as Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne guesting on lead vocals, plus Tommy Eyre (keyboards and 11-string guitar!!), James 'Hutch' Hutchinson (bass), Darrell Leonard (trumpet, currently in Taj Mahal band), Ricky Fataar (drums). The album includes a rendition of a Robert Johnson blues, 'Last fair deal gone down'. The album was Grammy Award winner in 1997 as best blues contemporary album.
  • Beautiful side of madness - Terrell (August 1996)

    • Guests: (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: John Porter
    • Technical: Robert Vosgien
    • Comments: Sorry, I haven't found too much info on Charlie Terrell. This is his 2nd album where he's backed by his band The Vib Assasins. Tommy Eyre plays in 3 tracks, and Joan Osborne guests on vocals in the self-titled track. John Porter is the producer.
    • My opinion: Beautiful album, full of good guitars and nice songs.
  • Blues for the lost days - John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers (1997)

    • Members: John Mayall + John Paulus, Buddy Whittington, Joe Yuele (RIP: Red Holloway, Clifford Solomon)
    • Guests: George Bohanon, Tony Braunagel, Debra Dobkin, Darrell Leonard (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: John Porter
    • Technical: Bill Cooper, Stephen Marcussen
    • Comments: This album from 1997 tries to be a sort of biography. It includes a Freddie King rendition, ´Sen-say-shun´. The musicians list includes some Mayall bandmates from the past (Red Holloway on sax), some from the present days (Joe Yuele on drums), and some great musicians who usually play in current blues productions: Tommy Eyre (keyboards); plus Darrell Leonard (trumpet) and Tony Braunagel (drums), both from Taj Mahal's live band.
  • Deuces wild - B B King (November 1997)

    • Members: B B King
    • Guests: Eric Clapton + Kenny Aronoff, Robert Becker, Harry Bowens, Tony Braunagel, Paul Carrack, Lenny Castro, Jon Cleary, Joe Cocker, Larry Corbett, Paulinho Da Costa, Dr John, Bruce Dukov, Armen Garabedian, Berj Garabedian, David Gilmour, Jools Holland, Neil Hubbard, Mick Hucknall, Hutch Hutchinson, Mick Jagger, Darryl Jones, Steve Jordan, Jim Keltner, Michael Landau, Darrell Leonard, Reggie McBride, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Andy Newmark, Sid Page, Pino Palladino, Dean Parks, Bill Payne, Leon Pendarvis, Bonnie Raitt, Mickey Raphael, Keith Richards, Johnny Lee Schell, Greg Smith, Chris Stainton, Marty Stuart, Joe Sublett, Jeffery C J Vanston, Charlie Watts, Ron Wood, Ken Yerke, Zucchero (RIP: Tommy Eyre + Hugh McCracken, Wardell Quezergue)
    • Producer: Chris Lord-Alge, John Porter
    • Technical: Bernie Grundman
    • Comments: B.B. King recorded Deuces wild with duets along with some of his disciples or fans. People such as The Rolling Stones (with Darryl Jones on bass), Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, Van Morrison, Tracy Chapman, or Paul Carrack, to name a few. Lots of great backing musicians here: Neil Hubbard (guitar), Michael Landau (guitar), Johnny Lee Schell (guitar), Hugh McCracken (guitar), Marty Stuart (guitar), Dean Parks (guitar), Randy Jacobs (guitar), Reggie McBride (bass), Pino Palladino (bass), Reggie McBride (bass), James 'Hutch' Hutchinson (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards on 6 songs), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Billy Payne (keyboards), Jools Holland (keyboards), Jon Cleary (keyboards), Leon Pendarvis (keyboards), Paulinho DaCosta (percussion), Lenny Castro (percussion), Darrell Leonard (trumpet), Joe Sublett (sax), Mickey Raphael (harmonica), Jim Keltner (drums), Tony Braunagel (drums), Andy Newmark (drums), Kenny Aronoff (drums), Steve Jordan (drums). Album produced by John Porter.
  • Celtic spirit - Eric Rigler - Scarlet Rivera (August 1998)

    • Members: Scarlet Rivera
    • Guests: (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
  • Time to burn - Jake Andrews (May 1999)

    • Guests: Jon Cleary, Joe Sublett + Darrell Leonard (RIP: Tommy Eyre + Doug Sahm)
    • Producer: John Porter
    • Comments: This young Texan guitarist (he was 19 when this album was released) is produced here by John Porter, so we can find some of usual people working with Porter: Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Jon Cleary (piano), and the superb Texacali horns (Darrell Leonard and Joe Sublett), plus veteran Doug Sahm.
  • Two bulb twilight - Cal Hollow (May 1999)

    • Guests: Tony Braunagel (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: John Porter
    • Technical: Billy Kinsley, Stephen Marcussen
    • Comments: Cal Hollow is a band formed by:
      Travis Dow (vocals, guitar)
      Jeffrey Hemmelgarn (guitar, vocals)
      Seth Berenberg (bass)
      Mark Cameron (drums)
      This is their debut album, produced by John Porter, and featuring Tommy Eyre (keyboards) and Tony Braunagel (percussion).
  • Telling stories - Tracy Chapman (2000)

    • Members: Rock Deadrick, Denny Fongheiser, Steve Hunter, Patrick Warren
    • Guests: Scarlet Rivera + Alex Acuna, Mike Finnigan, Emmylou Harris, Howie Hersh, Larry Klein, Jay Dee Maness, John Pierce, Tim Pierce (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: David Kershenbaum
    • Comments: This is the 5th album by this great singer and songwriter. The album features Tim Pierce (guitar), Steve Hunter (guitar), JayDee Maness (steel guitar), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Mike Finnigan (keyboards), Scarlet Rivera (violin), Howie Wersh (bass), Larry Klein (bass), John Pierce (bass), Denny Fongheiser (drums), Alex Acuna (percussion), plus a special guest appearance by Emmylou Harris on vocals. A very beautiful album.
      By the way, the first edition of the album comes with a 2nd bonus disk, with 5 songs, some of them live. But there aren't credits for musicians on these additional tracks.
  • Classical Mechanics - Classical Mechanics (2000)

    • Members: Ken Burgess, Danny Cummings, Alan Marshall
    • Guests: Liam Genockey, Melanie Harrold (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Technical: Tony Taverner
    • Comments: This album was recorded in 1979, but it remained unreleased until year 2000.
  • Makin´ love is good for you - B B King (April 2000)

    • Members: B B King + Stanley Abernathy, James Bolden, Michael Doster, Calep Emphrey Jr, Melvin Jackson, Walter King, James Toney, Leon Warren
    • Guests: Tony Braunagel, Darrell Leonard, Joe Sublett + John Porter (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Technical: Stephen Marcussen
    • Comments: Tommy Eyre also plays in Makin' love is good for you, along with Joe Sublett (sax), Darrell Leonard (trumpet), Tony Braunagel (percussion) as well as B B King usual musicians from his band. John Porter also appears, this time playing guitar, and acting as album mixer.
  • The End of bliss - Wonderland (April 2000)

    • Guests: Jon Brion, Denny Fongheiser (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: John Porter
    • Technical: Billy Kinsley, Stephen Marcussen, Keith Olsen
    • Comments: This album is another John Porter production, featuring Tommy Eyre (keyboards) and Denny Fongheiser (drums).
  • Wish I was in heaven sitting down - R L Burnside (October 2000)

    • Members: (RIP: R L Burnside)
    • Guests: Paul Jones (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: John Porter, Bruce Watson
    • Technical: Stephen Marcussen, Doug Messenger
    • Comments: The album includes 3 tracks from other albums by the same label (featuring Paul Jones, Robert Belfour and Kenny Brown).
  • Caution swinging doors - West Coast Pinups (August 2001)

    • Guests: Scarlet Rivera + Greg Leisz, John Porter (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Technical: Charlie Watts
  • Christmas in Ireland - Eric Rigler (October 2001)

  • El Tiempo - Huayucaltia (October 2006)

    • Members: Julio Ledezma
    • Guests: Justo Almario (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Technical: Bruce Botnick, Joe Gastwirt
COMPILATIONS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (6 credits)
  • Halcyon days - the very best of Strawbs - Strawbs (February 1997)

    • Members: Rod Coombes, Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk, Claire Deniz, John Ford, John Hawken, Tony Hooper, Rick Hudson, Dave Lambert, John Mealing, Rick Wakeman, Blue Weaver (RIP: Ron Chesterman)
    • Guests: Miller Anderson + Ray Cooper, Roger Glover, Alan Hawkshaw, Jon Hiseman, John Paul Jones, Tom Newman, Alan Parker, Alan Weighall (RIP: Tommy Eyre + Nicky Hopkins, Trevor Lucas, Ronnie Verrell)
    • Producer: Tom Allom, Bill Levenson, Tony Visconti (RIP: Gus Dudgeon)
    • Technical: Mick Glossop, Bill Price, John Punter, Roger Quested, Roger Wake (RIP: Mike Stone)
    • Comments: Halcyon days is a 2CD compilation, and it includes some obscure tracks, as well as their more famous songs (plus some songs from Dave Cousins solo album and songs from Hudson-Ford). The list of musicians is amazing. I'll only mention a few ones: Miller Anderson (guitar), Nicky Hopkins (keyboards), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), John Hawken (keyboards), Blue Weaver (keyboards), Jon Hiseman (drums). Oh, beware, there are two different editions (the American vs. the British edition), with many differences.
  • Silver tones: the best of John Mayall - John Mayall (November 1998)

    • Members: John Mayall + Tom Canning, Rick Cortes, Coco Montoya, John Paulus, Mick Taylor, Buddy Whittington, Joe Yuele (RIP: Red Holloway, Clifford Solomon)
    • Guests: Darrell Leonard, Joe Sublett + George Bohanon, David Grissom, Buddy Guy (RIP: Tommy Eyre + Juke Logan)
    • Producer: John Porter
    • Technical: Bill Cooper
    • Comments: Silver tones: the best of John Mayall is a compilation from Mayall latest 3 albums (including Blues for the lost days), also including two unreleased tracks. Other great musicians appearing here: Coco Montoya (guitar), Mick Taylor (guitar), John Porter (guitar, also producer), Red Holloway (sax), Joe Sublett (sax), Darrell Leonard (trumpet), etc.
  • Into the arena 1972-1995 - Michael Schenker Group (December 2000)

    • Members: Michael Schenker + Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, Francis Buchholz, Chris Glen, Steve Mann, Robin McAuley, Ted McKenna, Phil Mogg, Rocky Newton, Andy Nye, Andy Parker, Mitch Perry, Herman Rarebell, Paul Raymond, Bodo Schopf, Pete Way (RIP: Cozy Powell)
    • Guests: James Kottak + Don Airey, Chick Churchill, Mo Foster, Simon Phillips, Jeff Pilson (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: Martin Birch, Dieter Dierks, Frank Filipetti, Roger Glover, Leo Lyons, Ron Nevison (RIP: Andy Johns, Conny Plank)
  • Collection - Tracy Chapman (October 2001)

    • Members: Rock Deadrick, Denny Fongheiser, Steve Hunter, Steve Thornton, Patrick Warren
    • Guests: Alex Acuna, Charlie Bisharat, Roy Bittan, Mike Campbell, Mino Cinelu, Paulinho Da Costa, Mike Finnigan, Michael Fisher, Bobbye Hall, Lili Haydn, Randy Jackson, Charles Judge, Manu Katche, Larry Klein, Russ Kunkel, David LaFlamme, Jay Dee Maness, Bob Marlette, Tim Pierce, Vernon Reid, John Philip Shenale, G E Smith, Waddy Wachtel, Larry Williams, Bobby Womack, Neil Young (RIP: Tommy Eyre + Ed Black, Frank Marocco)
    • Producer: Jimmy Iovine, David Kershenbaum
  • Compadres - an anthology of duets - Marty Stuart (2007)

    • Members: Marty Stuart + Harry Stinson (RIP: Gary Hogue)
    • Guests: Kenny Aronoff, Eddie Bayers, Mike Brignardello, Larry Byrom, Chad Cromwell, Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan, Hutch Hutchinson, Jim Keltner, B B King, Mac McAnally, Steve Nathan, Michael Rhodes, Hargus Pig Robbins, Matt Rollings, Ricky Skaggs, Stuart Smith, Biff Watson, Willie Weeks, Glenn Worf (RIP: Tommy Eyre + Barry Beckett, Richard Rodney Bennett, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs)
    • Producer: Brian Ahern, Tony Brown, John Porter, Don Was (RIP: Bob Ferguson)
    • Technical: Chuck Ainlay, Bob Clearmountain, Bernie Grundman, Justin Niebank, Doug Sax, Brian Scheuble (RIP: Denny Purcell)
    • Comments: Compilation with 2 unreleased tracks.
  • Essential Michael Schenker Group - Michael Schenker Group ( - )

    • Members: Michael Schenker + Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, Chris Glen, Ted McKenna, Andy Nye, Paul Raymond, Derek St Holmes (RIP: Cozy Powell)
    • Guests: Don Airey, Mo Foster, Billy Nicholls, Simon Phillips, Stephen Stills (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: Martin Birch, Jeff Daniel, Roger Glover, Ron Nevison
COLLECTIVE ALBUMS (10 credits)
  • 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, Raf Ravenscroft, Ray Russell, Pete Solley, Henry Spinetti, Ringo Starr, Gary Taylor, Pete Zorn (RIP: Tommy Eyre, Adam Faith, Maurice Gibb)
    • 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.
  • Live-in world - VVAA (October 1986)

    • Guests: Gary Barnacle, Tony Beard, Elkie Brooks, Mel Collins, Jim Diamond, Fish, Steve Harley, Roy Harper, Chas Hodges, Julian Littman, John McCoy, Dave Peacock, Shelley Preston, Cliff Richard, Don Snow, Zak Starkey, Dave Stewart, Bobby Tench, John Thirkell, Pete Thoms, Bobby Whitlock (RIP: Tommy Eyre, Robin Gibb, Darryl Pandy, Edwin Starr, Poly Styrene)
    • Comments: This double album was made in benefit of The Anti-Heroin Project. The royalties from this record were dedicated to recovery centres in UK. A long list of musicians: vocals by Bobby Tench, Steve Harley, Elkie Brooks, Robin Gibb, Jim Diamond, Julian Littman, Gillian Mason, Lizzy Welch, Lauren Field, Vince Edwards, Holly Johnson, Fish, Nik Kershaw, Cliff Richard, Hazel O'Connor, Hazell Dean, Precious Wilson, Sinitta, Kim Wilde, Sheila Ferguson, Edwin Starr, Darryl Pandy, Phil Fearon, John Parr, The Alarm, Bonnie Tyler, Suggs (from Madness), Aswad, Bucks Fizz (featuring Shelley Preston), Roy Harper, Helena, Nick Heyward, The Icicle Works (featuring Ian McNabb), John McCoy, Chas & Dave (Chas Hodges and Dave Peacock), Hayley Mills, Bill Oddie, Psychic TV, Kate Robbins, Christopher Ryan, Barbara Gaskin, Poly Styrene, Thompson Twins, Tom Watt, Heavy Pettin', Jimmy Pursey, General Public, with Jeremy Alsop (bass), Mel Collins (sax), Gary Barnacle (sax), Luke Tunney (trumpet), John Thirkell (trumpet), Pete Thoms (trombone), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Dave Stewart (keyboards), Don Snow (keyboards), Bobby Whitlock (from Derek & The Dominos), Zak Starkey (drums), Tony Beard (drums).
  • Save the children - VVAA (1988)

    • Guests: Mitch Dalton, David Essex, Mo Foster, Trevor Murrell (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Comments: This album was originally released as a 2LP, but it has been reissued as 1CD in 1996, deleting some tracks, and re-recording some others. In this new reissue, there is a song called ´Christmas´, performed by David Essex, where he's backed by Mitch Dalton (guitar), Mo Foster (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Trevor Murrell (drums). The album was recorded to raise money for the Save The Children Fund.
  • Organ-ized - VVAA (1999)

    • Guests: Stanley Banks, Peter Bernstein, Dave Cook, Joey DeFrancesco, Mike Finnigan, Larry Goldings, Jerry McPherson, John Medeski, Art Neville, Ivan Neville, Michael Omartian, Ricky Peterson, Bernard Purdie, Kenny Rampton, Bill Stewart, Brian Stoltz, Phil Upchurch, Mick Weaver, Frank Wilson (RIP: Don Alias, Tommy Eyre, Eddie Marshall, Jack McDuff, Jimmy Smith, Melvin Sparks)
    • Producer: John Porter
    • Technical: (RIP: David Baker, Eric Kolb)
    • Comments: A great idea! This album presents hot performances on organ (hence the title Organ-ized). All the tracks on the album are new tracks, recorded on purpose for here. Featuring Mick Weaver (song ´Mercy, mercy, mercy´), Joey De Francesco, John Medeski, Art Neville (from Neville Brothers), Michael Omartian, Jimmy Smith, the great Mike Finnigan, Ricky Peterson, Larry Goldings, Reuben Wilson, and Jack McDuff, the band Galactic, and Tommy Eyre. Tommy performs a rendition of a Chuck Berry tune, ´I've got to find my baby´. It's a fantastic album, as I love the Hammond sound.
  • Fish tree water blues - VVAA (April 1999)

    • Guests: John Andrews, Bob Arthur, Christine Collister, Peter Filleul, Earl Gardner, Barry Goldberg, Robert Hurst, Hutch Hutchinson, Keith Johnson, Branford Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, Bobby Martin, Dave Mattacks, Maria Muldaur, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Naftalin, Tracy Nelson, Jim Pugh, Bernard Purdie, George Rains, Brian Ray, Linda Taylor, Danny Thompson, Rob Wasserman, Bob Weir (RIP: Mike Bloomfield, Ruth Brown, J J Cale, Bob Enos, Tommy Eyre, Bobby Forrester, John Hammond Sr, John lee Hooker, Etta James, Kenny Kirkland)
    • Producer: Dan Healy, John Porter, Richard Thompson (RIP: George Butler, Roy Rogers)
    • Technical: Stephen Marcussen, Nick Robbins
  • The Loner - a tribute to Jeff Beck - VVAA (July 2005)

    • Guests: Dennis Chambers, Vinnie Colaiuta, Kirk Covington, Virgil Donati, David Fiuczynski, Tony Franklin, Richie Garcia, Brett Garsed, T J Helmerich, Scott Henderson, Greg Howe, Scott Kinsey, Gene Lake, Steve Lukather, Mark Mondesir, Keith More, Simon Phillips, Jeff Richman, Ray Russell, Daniel Sadownick, Billy Sheehan, Derek Sherinian, Gary Willis (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Comments: Tribute to Jeff Beck featuring tracks by Garsed & Helmerich, Alex Gunia, Richie Kotzen & Greg Howe, Ray Russell (with Tommy Eyre), Fernando Pareta Trio, Tribal Tech, Rick Peckham, Derek Sherinian, David Fiuczynski, Niacin, Trinity, Keith More and Jeff Richman.
  • A Jazzy little Christmas - VVAA (October 2005)

    • Guests: Mel Collins (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Comments: Pack of CD with DVD.
  • Have yourself a jazzy little Christmas - VVAA ( - )

    • Guests: Mel Collins, Simon Eyre, Steve Williams (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
  • Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival - VVAA ( - ) (LIVE)

    • Guests: Joan Bibiloni, Stuart Brooks, Jeff Daly, Mo Foster, Nando Gonzalez, Tony Hymas, Dill Katz, Greg Knowles, Nico Looser, Simon Phillips, Scarlet Rivera, Ray Russell (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Technical: (RIP: John Dunkerley)
  • Live at the B&W Montreux Music Festival 1989, vol. 1 - VVAA ( - ) (LIVE)

    • Guests: Iain Ballamy, Tony Hymas, Dill Katz, Scarlet Rivera, Tony Roberts, Ray Russell, Neal Wilkinson (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
SESSIONS (53 credits)
  • Nice to meet Miss Christine - Chris Harwood (1970)

    • Guests: Dave Lambert, Ian McDonald, Roger Sutton, Pete York (RIP: Peter Banks, Tommy Eyre, Johnny Van Derrick)
    • Comments: In this album, we can find very good musicians: Dave Lambert (guitar), Peter Banks (guitar), Geoff Matthews (guitar), Roger Sutton (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Mike Maran, Ian McDonald (flute, sax), Pete York (drums), etc.
      CD release contains 4 unreleased tracks.
  • Poets and painters and performers of blues - Gillie McPherson (1971)

    • Guests: Roy Babbington, Tony Carr, Dave Cousins, Spike Heatley, Jon Mark (RIP: Johnny Almond, Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: Danny Thompson
    • Comments: This was the debut album for this Irish folksinger. Album produced by exquisite bassist Danny Thompson, who got a great array of musicians to back her: Jon Mark (guitar), Johnny Almond (sax, flute), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Spike Heatley, Roy Babbington (bass), Dave Cousins (), Tony Carr (percussion).
  • First album - Roger Morris (1972)

    • Guests: Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell, Rod Coombes, Delisle Harper, Chris Mercer, Bruce Rowland, Terry Stannard, John Tuck, John Weider (RIP: Johnny Almond, Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: Ken Burgess, Keith West
    • Comments: Its name indicates it was Roger Morris' first album. With several members of Juicy Lucy: Rod Coombes (drums, later in Strawbs), Glenn 'Ross' Campbell (steel guitar), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), and Chris Mercer (sax). Plus some other great musicians: Keith West (guitar, from In Crowd and Tomorrow), John Weider (guitar, from Eric Burdon & The Animals, Family and Stud), Johnny Almond (sax, from Mark-Almond), DeLisle Harper (bass, from Gonzalez) and Bruce Rowland (drums).
      CD reissue contains 4 unreleased bonus tracks recorded in 1973.
  • The Colorado kid - Laurie Styvers (March 1973)

    • Guests: Dyan Birch, Frank Collins, Mick Cox, Jerry Donahue, Jon Field, Tristan Fry, Paddy McHugh, Tom Parker, Henry Spinetti, Chrissie Stewart, Gary Taylor, Pete Willsher (RIP: Tommy Eyre, Andrew Steele)
    • Comments: Female singer and keyboardist, this album includes a superb list of players: Mick Cox (guitar), Jerry Donahue (guitar, from Fotheringay and Fairport Convention), Pete Willsher (steel guitar), Alan Parker (guitar), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Chrissie Stewart (bass), Gary Taylor (bass, from The Herd), Tristan Fry (percussion, later in Sky with Francis Monkman and Herbie Flowers), Henry Spinetti (drums), Andrew Steele (drums, from The Herd), and the backing vocals from Kokomo: Dyan Birch, Frankie Collins and Paddy McHugh. The album was produced by Hugh Murphy.
  • Jack The Lad - Jack The Lad (1974)

    • Members: Rod Clements, Simon Cowe, Ray Laidlaw, Billy Mitchell
    • Guests: Maddy Prior (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Comments: Jack The Lad was a spinoff band from Lindisfarne. In 1973, three members of Lindisfarne (Rod Clements, Ray Laidlaw and Simon Cowe) leave the band to form Jack The Lad along with Bill Mitchell:
      Simon Cowe (vocals, guitar)
      Billy Mitchell (vocals, guitar)
      Rod Clements (vocals, bass)
      Ray Laidlaw (drums)
      This was their first album, and it contains collaborations by fine singer Maddy Prior (from Steeleye Span) and Tommy Eyre (keyboards on three tracks, 'Plain dealing', 'Fast lane driver' and 'Song without a band'). The album was produced by Hugh Murphy. Ah, for those interested in knowing... The three members rejoined Lindisfarne again in 1978, after four albums as Jack The Lad.
      CD reissue contains 2 bonus tracks.
  • Tim Rose - Tim Rose (1974)

    • Members: Andy Summers (RIP: Tim Rose)
    • Guests: Dave Charles, B J Cole, Ken Freeman, Lee Jackson, Mick Jones, Ray Martinez, Roger Sutton, John Verity (RIP: Tommy Eyre, Bryson Graham, Archie Legget)
    • Producer: Gary Wright
  • Dingo - Gary Shearston (1974)

    • Members: (RIP: Gary Shearston)
    • Guests: Jon Field, Graham Smith, Gary Taylor, John Turnbull (RIP: Tommy Eyre, Andrew Steele)
    • Producer: Hugh Murphy
    • Comments: Welsh (although he lived in Australia for several years - hence the album title) folkie singer and guitarist. He has several albums, but this is the one with more famous credits for backing musicians. Appearing here, John Turnbull (guitar), Rod King (pedal steel guitar), Gary Taylor (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Graham Smith (violin), Andrew Steele (drums), Jon Field (percussion).
  • Spellbinder - Gabor Szabo with Charles Lloyd (1974) (LIVE)

    • Members: Charles Lloyd + Mailto Correa, John Dentz, Wolfgang Melz, Tony Ortega (RIP: Gabor Szabo)
    • Guests: (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: Tommy LiPuma
    • Comments: Gabor Szabo is a superb jazz guitarist. This is a live album recorded at The Troubadour in Hollywood, California, and for some reason unknown to me, Tommy is featured as a guest in a track (the bassist Wolfgang Melz played with Mark-Almond, but not in the same period as Tommy). This was the live lineup:
      Gabor Szabo (guitar)
      Wolfgang Melz (bass)
      John Dentz (drums)
      Mailto Correa (percussion)
      Guests are (one track each): Charles Lloyd (flute), Tony Ortega (flute), and Tommy Eyre (keyboards).
  • Wherever my love goes - Keith West (1974)

    • Members: Keith West
    • Guests: John ´Twink´ Adler, John Weider + Ken Burgess, Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell, Rod Coombes, Delisle Harper, Ann Odell, Roger Sutton, Roy Young (RIP: Johnny Almond, Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: Andrew Loog Oldham
  • The Fish - Barry Melton (1975)

    • Members: Barry Melton + Dave Charles, Ray Martinez (RIP: Ken Whaley)
    • Guests: (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Comments: Barry Melton was the guitarist in Country Joe & The Fish. In this album, he's accompanied by Ray Martinez (guitar), Tommy Eyre (keyboards) , and the rhythm section from Help Yourself: Ken Whaley (bass, later in Man) and Dave Charles (drums, later also in Hawkwind).
  • The Musician - Tim Rose (1975)

    • Members: Andy Summers (RIP: Tim Rose)
    • Guests: Dave Charles, B J Cole, Ray Martinez (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Comments: This British singer and songwriter is most remembered by writing the classic ´Morning dew´, The list of musicians includes: Andy Summers (guitar, later in The Police), Ray Martinez (guitar), B.J. Cole (steel guitar), Paul Cobbald (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Dave Charles (drums), Tina Charles (backing vocals).
      The CD reissue contains two bonus tracks, ´Hey Joe´ and ´Morning dew´.
  • Madame la chanson - Serge Llado (1976)

    • Guests: Rod Coombes, John McCoy, Garth Watt-Roy (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Comments: French singer, this was his first album, recorded in England in July 1976 with this great team of musicians.
  • Silver eagle - Limey (1977)

    • Members: Ian Kewley
    • Guests: Bob Henrit, Paul Keogh, John Knightsbridge, Jim Rodford, Garth Watt-Roy, Tommy Willis (RIP: Tommy Eyre, Alan Spenner)
    • Comments: Not much info about this band. Great musicians included: John Knightsbridge (guitar), Garth Watt-Roy (guitar), Paul Keogh (guitar), Alan Spenner (bass), Ian Kewley (keyboards), Tommy Eyre (flute, keyboards), and the rhythm section from Argent: Jim Rodford (bass, later in The Kinks) and Bob Henrit (drums).
  • Pezband - Pezband (1977)

    • Guests: Randy Brecker, Mel Collins, Larry Fast (RIP: Clarence Clemons, Tommy Eyre, Alan Rubin)
    • Comments: This American power-pop band released some very fine albums since 1977, and they split in the mid 80s. Pezband was their first album. With Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Larry Fast (keyboards, later in Synergy and Peter Gabriel Band), Clarence Clemmons (sax, from Bruce Springsteeen band), Mel Collins (sax), Alan Rubin (trumpet, later with the Blues Brothers), the great Randy Brecker (trumpet).
  • Laughing in the dark - Pezband (1978)

    • Guests: Mel Collins (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Comments: Laughing in the dark is their 2nd (and best) album, again with help from Tommy Eyre (keyboards) and Mel Collins (sax).
  • Viva L´Italia - Francesco De Gregori (1979)

    • Guests: Jerry Shirley (RIP: Lucio Dalla, Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: Andrew Loog Oldham
    • Comments: Italian artist. This album was produced by Andrew Loog Oldham, and it features British musicians: Phil Chapman, Mike Neville (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Jerry Shirley (drums, from Humble Pie), as well as fantastic Italian singer and composer Lucio Dalla.
  • Monterey shoes - Andrew Mattheson (1979)

    • Guests: Eunon Brady, Howie Casey, Nigel Jenkins, Pete Kircher, Andy Pask, Raf Ravenscroft (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • 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).
  • Any other face - Dennis O´Brien (1979)

    • Guests: Aliki Ashman, Jim Gannon, Gary Griffiths, Dave Mattacks, Phil Palmer, Raf Ravenscroft, Ray Russell, Pete Solley, Gary Taylor, John Turnbull, Pete Willsher (RIP: Tommy Eyre, Vivienne McAuliffe, 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.
  • Can´t stop now / Jump out the window (SINGLE) - Billy Rankin (1979)

    • Members: Billy Rankin
    • Guests: Chris Glen + Pete Phipps (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Comments: Guitarist, he was a member of Nazareth and Zal Band. He released these two singles in 1979, with this lineup:
      Billy Rankin (vocals, guitar)
      Chris Glen (bass)
      Tommy Eyre (keyboards)
      Pete Phips (drums)
  • I wanna spend my life with you / Jump out the window (SINGLE) - Billy Rankin (1979)

    • Members: Billy Rankin
    • Guests: Chris Glen + Pete Phipps (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Comments: Guitarist, he was a member of Nazareth and Zal Band. He released these two singles in 1979, with this lineup:
      Billy Rankin (vocals, guitar)
      Chris Glen (bass)
      Tommy Eyre (keyboards)
      Pete Phips (drums)
  • Day in the lights - Speed O Meters (1979)

    • Guests: Chris Gent (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Comments: Sorry, I don't have info about them. This album features Tommy Eyre on keyboards.
  • Strawberry letter 23 (SINGLE) - Bunny Brown (1980)

    • Guests: Mel Gaynor (RIP: Tommy Eyre, Dick Morrissey)
    • Producer: Martin Hayles, Gwyn Mathias
    • Comments: The A-side was recorded by Bunny Brown (lead vocals), Burt Salvari (guitar), Sketch (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards, including a killer moog solo), Mel Gaynor (drums), with backing Vocals by David Grant and producers Gwyn Mathias and Martin Hayles. The B-side is an instrumental version featuring Dick Morrissey on tenor sax.
  • The Long good Friday OST - Francis Monkman (1980)

    • Members: Francis Monkman
    • Guests: Herbie Flowers, Tristan Fry + Stan Sulzmann (RIP: Kevin Peek + Ron Aspery, Tommy Eyre, Ian Hamer)
    • Producer: Graham Walker
    • Technical: Haydn Bendall (RIP: Tony Clarke)
    • Comments: In 1979, long before he quit Sky, Francis Monkman composed and played the music for the British movie The long good Friday, directed by John MacKenzie. Starring Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren, you can also find Pierce Brosnan (later to become Bond ... James Bond). The musicians who play here are: Francis Monkman (keyboards), plus his then bandmates in Sky: Kevin Peek (guitar), Herbie Flowers (bass), Tristan Fry (drums). Also with Tommy Eyre (piano), Ron Aspery (sax).
  • Exiled - Exiled (August 1980)

    • Guests: Colin Blunstone, Mitch Dalton, Stuart Elliott, Bernie Frost, John Giblin, DeLisle Harper, Joe Jammer, Luis Jardim, Laurence Juber, Paul Keogh, Dave Lawson, Robin Lumley, Dan McCafferty, Chris Parren, Andy Pask, Craig Pruess, Ray Russell, Paul Thompson (RIP: Lesley Duncan, John ´Irish´ Earle, Tommy Eyre)
    • Comments: A project led by Bob Mitchell and Steve Coe, with many famous guests: people from Status Quo, Nazareth, Zombies, and great players such as Tommy Eyre or Ray Russell, among others. The lineup is amazing: Colin Blunstone (vocals), Dan McCafferty (vocals, from Nazareth), Francis Rossi (vocals, from Status Quo), Lesley Duncan (vocals), Terry Cassidy (vocals), Joe Jammer (guitar), Laurence Juber (guitar, from Wings), Paul Keogh (guitar), Ray Russell (guitar), Mitch Dalton (guitar), John Giblin (bass), Delisle Harper (bass), Andy Pask (bass), Sonny LeMaire (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Dave Lawson (keyboards, from Greenslade), Robin Lumley (keyboards), Chris Parren (keyboards), Steve Coe (keyboards), Marlon Hargis (keyboards), Craig Pruess (keyboards), John Earle (sax), Lee Greenwood (sax), the great Ricky Skaggs (mandolin, violin), Louis Jardim (percussion), Terry McMillan (percussion), Stuart Elliott (drums), Paul Thompson (drums), Steve Goetzman (drums), Nigel Martinez (drums).
  • Pizza - Alain Bashung (1981)

    • Members: (RIP: Alain Bashung)
    • Guests: Richard Brunton, Mel Collins, Liam Genockey (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: Ken Burgess
    • Technical: Tony Taverner
  • Rab Noakes - Rab Noakes (1981)

    • Members: Rab Noakes + Rod Clements
    • Guests: Richard Brunton, Mel Collins, Danny Cummings, Liam Genockey, Paul Jones (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Comments: Scottish singer and guitarist, he used to collaborate with Gerry Rafferty. There's a bit of confusion about his discography, as he has released two different self-titled albums! Tommy appears in one of them (the one from 1980). This was his 6th album. With: Paul Jones (harmonica), Richard Brunton (guitar), Rod Clements (bass), Mel Collins (sax), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Liam Genockey (drums, later in Zzebra with Tommy Eyre), Danny Cummings (percussion).
  • Cover to cover - Pezband (1981)

    • Guests: Mel Collins (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Comments: Cover to cover also has Tommy Eyre (keyboards) and Mel Collins (sax). But I don't know if it's a compilation. Does anybody know? (I don't have it)
  • Freedom of speech - Phantom Band (1981)

  • Wall Street Crash - Wall Street Crash (1982)

    • Guests: Ray Cooper, Martin Dobson, John Giblin, Cliff Hall, Duncan Mackay, Alan Parker, Simon Phillips, Paul Westwood, Geoff Whitehorn (RIP: Ron Aspery, Tommy Eyre)
    • Comments: Sorry, I don't know who they are. The list of musicians involved in this project is long: Geoff Whitehorn (guitar), Alan Parker (guitar), Paul Westwood (bass), John Giblin (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Duncan Mackay (keyboards), Cliff Hall (keyboards), Ron Aspery (sax), Martin Dobson (sax), Simon Phillips (drums), Ray Cooper (percussion).
  • Kiss and tell (SINGLE) - The David Austin Band (1985)

    • Guests: Tony Beard, Hugh Burns, Danny Cummings, Deon Estus, Andy Richards (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
  • On the beam - Space Monkey (1985)

    • Guests: Dave Baptiste, Graham Broad, Deon Estus, Colin Graham, Luis Jardim, John McKenzie, Trevor Murrell, Ian Ritchie, Pete Thoms (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: Adrian Lee
    • Technical: Greg Fulginiti
    • Comments: Sorry, I don't know who they are. Some famous guests in this album: Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Ian Ritchie (sax), Graham Broad (drums, later with Roger Waters), and a couple of members from Bow Wow Wow: Leroy 'Lee' Gorman (bass) and Dave 'Barbe' Barbarossa (drums). Produced by Adrian Lee, who also plays keyboards.
  • Here in the light - Jimmy Jimmy (1986)

    • Guests: Danny Cummings, Trevor Murrell (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: Martin Hayles
    • Technical: Gwyn Mathias
  • Pastiche - Hidemi Ishikawa (August 1986)

    • Guests: Steve Byrd, Deon Estus, Ted McKenna, Neil Murray, David Palmer, Nico Ramsden, Jamie Talbot (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
  • Free (style) (SINGLE) - Curiosity Killed The Cat (1987)

    • Guests: Dave Bitelli (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare
    • Technical: Jeff Young
  • For the country - Dumptruck (1987)

    • Guests: B J Cole (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Comments: The band was originally a duo by Kirk Swan and Seth Tiven, being famous in the early 80s. By the time of this album, the band was just Seth Tiven, with other musicians. This was the lineup for the band:
      Seth Tiven (vocals, guitar)
      Kevin Salem (guitar)
      Tom Shad (bass)
      Shawn King Devlin (drums)
      The album includes contributions by B.J. Cole (steel guitar) and Tommy Eyre (keyboards).
  • Fire next time - North To South (1988)

    • Guests: Paul Burgess (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: Kenny Jones
  • Rarities (1970-1975) - Toad (1992)

    • Guests: Mel Gaynor, John Giblin (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
  • Rio Grande - Eddy Mitchell (June 1993)

    • Guests: Steve Donnelly, Michel Gaucher, Chris Glen, Roger Hawkins, David Hood, Wayne Jackson, Bill Liesegang, Graham Walker, Snowy White, Reggie Young (RIP: Tommy Eyre, Andrew Love)
    • Comments: Eddy Mitchell is a French singer quite famous in his country. He has a long discography, but this is a special album. Part of the sessions were held in London, and the rest of the album was recorded in Alabama. The British sessions (5 songs) feature great names: Snowy White (guitar), Billy Liesegang (guitar), Steve Donnelly (guitar), Chris Glen (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Wayne Jackson (trumpet, trombone), Andrew Love (sax), Graham Walker (drums).
      The American sessions were held at legendary Muscle Shoals Studios, with the usual personnel there: the fantastic Reggie Young (guitar), Will McFarland (guitar), David Hood (bass), Roger Hawkins (drums), and again: Wayne Jackson (trumpet, trombone) and Andrew Love (sax).
  • Soul alone - Daryl Hall (September 1993)

    • Members: Daryl Hall + Charlie DeChant, Alan Gorrie (RIP: Tom T-Bone Wolk)
    • Guests: Larry Tagg + Miles Bould, Nick Ingman, Joe Mardin, Trevor Murrell, Frank Ricotti, Peter Schwartz, Phil Todd, Gavyn Wright (RIP: Tommy Eyre, Arif Mardin)
    • Technical: Martin Hayles, Vlado Meller
    • Comments: Half of the duo Hall & Oates, this great vocalist has also been recording his own solo albums, alone or with Robert Fripp. This solo album from 1993 includes some of Hall's usual musicians (Charlie De Chant on sax and Tom "T-Bone" Wolk on guitars), plus Alan Gorrie (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Frank Ricotti (percussion), Phil Todd (sax), Trevor Murrell (drums).
  • American hardcore - LA Guns (October 1996)

    • Members: Tracii Guns, Steve Riley
    • Guests: Scarlet Rivera (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Comments: This band evolved from Guns n' Roses, formed by Tracii Guns. They changed personnel several times, including fine singer Phil Lewis (ex-Girl). Hey, I still remember how surprised I was when I saw them appearing as actors in an episode on TV-series "Melrose Place". No joke!
      Here, their lineup had changed from their initial times: Chris Van Dahl (vocals), Tracii Guns (guitar), Johnny Crypt (bass) and Steve Riley (drums). This album includes some (surprising) guests: Scarlet Rivera (violin) and Tommy Eyre (keyboards and string arrangements).
  • Earthbound - Billy Mann (1998)

    • Guests: Dave Boruff, Carole King, Jay Dee Maness, Phil Parlapiano, Bill Reichenbach, Scarlet Rivera (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Comments: This was the 2nd solo album for this prolific songwriter. Recorded with a band of friends, plus some special guests: Carole King (vocals, keyboards), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), George Lax (keyboards).
  • ´Unreleased album´ - Dan Frechette (1999)

    • Guests: Scarlet Rivera (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: Shel Talmy
    • Comments: Young Canadian singer and songwriter, he recorded an album in 1999 with Tommy Eyre and Scarlet Rivera, produced by mythical Shel Talmy. But the songs still remain unreleased for some reason. :(
  • ´Unreleased album´ - Chuck Kirkpatrick (1999)

    • Members: Chuck Kirkpatrick
    • Guests: Tony Braunagel, Bob Glaub (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Comments: Chuck Kirkpatrick recorded some tracks in 1999 with Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Bob Glaub (bass) and Tony Braunagel (drums), but I don´t know if they were finally released.
  • Padlock on the blues - John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers (1999)

    • Members: John Mayall + John Paulus, Buddy Whittington, Joe Yuele
    • Guests: (RIP: Tommy Eyre, John Lee Hooker)
    • Comments: Padlock on the blues was also features Tommy Eyre playing keyboards in 6 songs. The lineup for Mayall's band was:
      John Mayall (vocals, keyboards, guitar)
      Buddy Whittington (guitar)
      John Paulus (bass)
      Joe Yuele (drums)
      Also guesting, John Lee Hooker (guitar in a couple of songs). The album was recorded in October 1998.
  • Suspicion - Coco Montoya (January 2000)

    • Members: Coco Montoya
    • Guests: Tony Braunagel, Bob Glaub, Steve Howard, Chuck Kirkpatrick, Scott Kirkpatrick, Willie Ornelas, Jon Smith (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: Jim Gaines
    • Comments: A solo album by this great guitarist who used to play with Albert Collins and John Mayall. He started his solo career in 1995. This album features Chuck Kirkpatrick (guitar), Bob Glaub (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards in 3 songs), Tony Braunagel (drums), and others.
  • As I am - Suzy K (August 2000)

    • Guests: Gregg Bissonette, Kim Bullard, Luis Conte, George Doering, Steve Farris, Tommy Funderburk, Dave Koz, Mark Lennon, Jeff Lorber, Marco Mendoza, Richard Page, John Pierce, Tim Pierce, Paul Ramsey (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Technical: Bob Ludwig, Brian Reeves
    • Comments: This is the 2nd album by this succesful artist. This album featured great musicians: Tim Pierce (guitar), Steve Farris (guitar), George Doering (guitar), Marco Mendoza (bass), John Pierce (bass), Eric Pressly (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Kim Bullard (keyboards, also producer), Jeff Lorber (keyboards), Greg Scott (sax), Gregg Bissonette (drums), Luis Conte (percussion), Paul Ramsey (percussion), Olle Romo (percussion), and backing vocals by Kit Hain, Tommy Funderbunk, Beth Anderson, Deborah Holland, Mark Lennon, Richard Page.
  • The Door - Keb´ Mo´ (October 2000)

    • Members: Reggie McBride
    • Guests: Dennis Collins, Michael Davis, Lawrence Feldman, Marva Hicks, Steve Jordan, Jim Keltner, Greg Leisz, David Mann, Rob Mounsey, Greg Phillinganes, Scarlet Rivera, Lew Soloff, Freddie Washington (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: Russ Titelman
    • Technical: Ted Jensen
  • Living on bread & circus - Cara Tower (September 2001)

    • Guests: Eduardo M Del Signore, Phil Parlapiano, Federico Ramos, Scarlet Rivera (RIP: Tommy Eyre, Ethan James)
  • Can´t look back - Coco Montoya (June 2002)

    • Members: Coco Montoya
    • Guests: Tony Braunagel, Steve Evans, Bob Glaub, Chuck Kirkpatrick, Scott Kirkpatrick, Darrell Leonard, Joe Sublett (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: Jim Gaines
  • Behind the wheels - Toad (November 2004)

    • Guests: Tom Croucier, Mel Gaynor, John Giblin (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Technical: Gwyn Mathias
  • En cavale - Isabelle Antena (2005)

    • Guests: Trevor Murrell (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: Martin Hayles
  • Jane´s Renaissance - the complete Jane Relf recordings 1969-1995 - Jane Relf (November 2008)

    • Members: Jane Relf + Louis Cennamo, Terry Crowe, John Hawken, John Knightsbridge, Neil Korner, Jim McCarty, Eddie McNeil, Terry Slade, John Tout (RIP: Michael Dunford, Keith Relf)
    • Guests: Paul Samwell-Smith, Don Shinn, Chris Spedding, Jeff Wayne (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Comments: Compilation including mostly tracks by Renaissance, Illusion and Stairway.
  • I can understand it (SINGLE) - Maggie Reilly ( - )

    • Members: Maggie Reilly
    • Guests: Norman Watt-Roy (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Technical: Gwyn Mathias
    • Comments: This song was recorded by Maggie Reilly (lead vocals), Vic Vergatt (guitar), Norman Watt-Roy (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), and The Flirtations (backing vocals), engineered by Gwyn Matthias, but it sadly remains unreleased.
COMPILATIONS (SESSIONS) (3 credits)
  • King of the blues - B B King (1992)

    • Members: B B King + Phil Blackman, James Bolden, John Browning, Joseph Burton, John Willie Cook, Calep Emphrey Jr, Sonny Freeman, Wilbert Freeman, Milton Hopkins, Louis Hubert, Russell Jackson, Jerry Jemmott, Lonny LaLanne, Ron Levy, Steve Sherard, Edgar Synigal, James Toney (RIP: Leonard Gill, Calvin Owens, Earl Turbinton, Pat Williams)
    • Guests: Albert Aarons, Arthur Adams, Joshie Armstead, Kenny Aronoff, Wilbur Bascomb, George Bohanon, Oscar Brashear, Garnett Brown, Bobby Bryant, Sonny Burke, Billy Butler, Will Calhoun, Lenny Castro, Merry Clayton, George Coleman, Ronnie Cuber, Paulinho Da Costa, Bob Daisley, Bert De Coteaux, Quitman Dennis, Gene Dinwiddie, Debra Dobkin, Dr John, Martin Drover, Wilton Felder, Victor Feldman, Venetta Fields, Anton Fig, Chuck Findley, Lisa Fischer, James Gadson, Bryan Garofalo, Jim Gordon, Gary Grant, William Green, Ed Greene, Carl Hall, Paul Harris, Jimmie Haskell, Gary Herbig, Jerry Hey, John Hobbs, Major Quincey Holley, Stix Hooper, Bunny Hull, Kim Hutchcroft, Hutch Hutchinson, Fred Jackson, Wayne Jackson, Jim Keltner, Carol Kenyon, Randy Kerber, Bobby Keys, Carole King, Clydie King, Al Kooper, Russ Kunkel, Michael Landau, Neil Larsen, Trevor Lawrence, Will Lee, Steve Madaio, Tom Malone, Shirley Matthews, Kurt McGettrick, Frank Mead, Cindy Mizelle, Bob Morin, Ira Newborn, Frank Owens, Ray Parker, Dean Parks, Nick Payn, Nick Pentelow, Valerie Pinkston-Mayo, Robert ´Pops´ Popwell, Jim Price, Bernard Purdie, Bonnie Raitt, Waymon Reed, Lee Ritenour, Leon Russell, Joe Sample, David Sanborn, David Spinozza, Ringo Starr, Neil Stubenhaus, Linda Taylor, Julia Tillman Waters, Nana Vasconcelos, Klaus Voormann, Graham Walker, Joe Walsh, Freddie Washington, Luther Waters, Oren Waters, Ernie Watts, Maxine Willard Waters, Larry Williams, Stevie Wonder, Gary Wright (RIP: Bobby ´Blue´ Bland + Johnny Ace, Irving Ashby, Ron Baker, Ronnie Barron, Roland Bautista, Johnny Board, Ben Branch, Eddie ´Bongo´ Brown, Paulette Brown, Red Callender, Conte Candoli, Roland Chambers, Mahlon Clark, Hank Crawford, Jesse Ed Davis, Maxwell Davis, Hobart Dotson, Cornell Dupree, Tommy Eyre, Fred Ford, Earl Forest, Jimmy Forrest, Lloyd Glenn, Paul Griffin, Norman Harris, Al Hendrickson, Red Holloway, Oliver Jackson, Johnny Jones, Ron Kersey, Andrew Love, Herb Lovell, Hugh McCracken, Gary Moore, David ´Fathead´ Newman, Al Porcino, Benny Powell, Jerome Richardson, Jimmy Rowles, Ernie Royal, Louis Satterfield, Woody Shaw, Willie Smith, Tasha Thomas, Juan Tizol, Big Joe Turner, Lloyd Ulyate, Cato Walker, Larry Washington, Ben Webster, Don Wilkerson, Snooky Young)
    • Producer: Esmond Edwards, Jimmy Iovine, Quincy Jones, Stewart Levine, Ed Michel, Vernon Reid, Bill Szymczyk, Don Was (RIP: Sid Feller, Bob Thiele)
    • Technical: Bill Inglot, Erick Labson, Shelly Yakus
    • Comments: King of the blues is a 4CD boxset, comprising tracks from his very long career. So, the list of musicians featured is just endless. Tommy Eyre appears here because of the inclusion of the track ´Since I met you baby´ recorded by Gary Moore with B.B. King guesting. Other musicians who'll be covered in my site someday are: Kenny Aaronoff (drums), Wilbur Bascomb (bass), Merry Clayton (vocals), Bob Daisley (bass), Martin Drover (trumpet), Cornell Dupree (guitar), Venetta Fields (vocals), Anton Fig (drums), Jim Gordon (drums), Wayne Jackson (sax), Jim Keltner (drums), Carol Kenyon (vocals), Clydie King (vocals), Al Kooper (keyboards), Russ Kunkel (drums), Michael Landau (guitar), Will Lee (bass), Andrew Love (horns), Hugh McCracken (guitar), Frank Mead (horns), Gary Moore (guitar), Dean Parks (guitar), Nick Payne (horns), Nick Pentelow (sax), Bernard Purdie (drums), Neil Stubenhaus (bass), Klaus Voormann (bass), Ernie Watts (sax). This will take me my whole life! :)
  • L´ Alphabet du plaisir - best of (1982-2005) - Isabelle Antena (October 2005)

    • Guests: Danny Cummings, Patrick Deltenre, Nicolas Fiszman, Michel Hatzigeorgiou, Trevor Murrell, Frank Ricotti (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: Martin Hayles
  • Here & there now & then - an anthology of Gary Shearston - Gary Shearston (2007)

    • Members: (RIP: Gary Shearston)
    • Guests: Jon Astley, B J Cole, Mark Collins, Sunil De Silva, Ricky Fataar, Jon Field, Leon Gaer, John James, Mark Punch, Chris Rae, Graham Smith, Gary Taylor, John Turnbull (RIP: Richard Brooks, Tommy Eyre, Robert Kirby, Andrew Steele)
    • Producer: Hugh Murphy
    • Comments: 2CD compilation with a few unreleased tracks.

QUESTIONS:

01. I still need to confirm if Tommy also played in some session for Hall & Oates, as well as with George Harrison, or Allison Moyet.

02. Does anybody know if the albums that Tommy recorded with Chuck Kirkpatrick and Dan Frechette were finally released?

03. Does Tommy play in the album by the band Metro?

04. Did Jim King (ex-Family) play with Blue Whale?


RELATED WEBSITE LINKS: 39


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:

Assorted links:

RELATED VIDEO LINKS: 45
Disclaimer: I don´t own or upload any of the videos linked here. I just include links to live videos that are already available, in order to show the work of this musician. Anyway, if someone feels that some link shouldn't be included, please write me at the email address shown below. And if you know of more videos featuring Tommy Eyre, please, also write me with the link.
  • Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends (1968)
  • Joe Cocker live on TV in 1968. Superb! (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: Joe Cocker, Tommy Eyre, Henry McCullough, Kenny Slade, Chris Stainton.

  • Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends
  • Joe Cocker live at French TV, October 1968. (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: Joe Cocker, Tommy Eyre, Henry McCullough, Kenny Slade, Chris Stainton.

  • Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends
  • Joe Cocker live at French TV, December 1968. (Resolution: 1080) (HQ)
    Featuring: Joe Cocker, Tommy Eyre, Henry McCullough, Kenny Slade, Chris Stainton.

  • Joe Cocker - I Shall Be Released
  • Joe Cocker live at French TV, December 1968. (Resolution: 1080) (HQ)
    Featuring: Joe Cocker, Tommy Eyre, Henry McCullough, Kenny Slade, Chris Stainton.

  • Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends
  • Joe Cocker live at The Marquee in 1968. (Resolution: 1080) (HQ)
    Featuring: Joe Cocker, Tommy Eyre, Henry McCullough, Kenny Slade, Chris Stainton.

  • Juicy Lucy - Who Do You Love
  • Juicy Lucy on TV in June 1970. Great to look, but the sound is not from the performance. (Resolution: 1080) (HQ)
    Featuring: Glenn ´Ross´ Campbell, Rod Coombes, Keith Ellis, Tommy Eyre, Chris Mercer, Paul Williams.

  • Wham! - Love Machine (1985)
  • Wham! live in China in 1985. (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: Dave Baptiste, Hugh Burns, Danny Cummings, Raul D´Oliveira, Deon Estus, Tommy Eyre, Janey Hallett, George Michael, Janet Mooney, Trevor Murrell, Leroy Osbourne, Andrew Ridgeley, Paul Spong.

  • Wham! - Everything She Wants (1985)
  • Wham! live in China in 1985. (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Dave Baptiste, Hugh Burns, Danny Cummings, Raul D´Oliveira, Deon Estus, Tommy Eyre, Janey Hallett, George Michael, Janet Mooney, Trevor Murrell, Leroy Osbourne, Andrew Ridgeley, Paul Spong.

  • Wham! - Blue (1985)
  • Wham! live in China in 1985. (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Dave Baptiste, Hugh Burns, Danny Cummings, Raul D´Oliveira, Deon Estus, Tommy Eyre, Janey Hallett, George Michael, Janet Mooney, Trevor Murrell, Leroy Osbourne, Andrew Ridgeley, Paul Spong.

  • Ian Gillan - When A Blind Man Cries
  • Ian Gillan live in 1990. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Tommy Eyre, Ian Gillan, Chris Glen, Dave Lloyd, Ted McKenna, Steve Morris, Mick O´Donoghue.

  • Ian Gillan - Demon´s Eye
  • Ian Gillan live in 1990. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Tommy Eyre, Ian Gillan, Chris Glen, Dave Lloyd, Ted McKenna, Steve Morris, Mick O´Donoghue.

  • Ian Gillan - Puget Sound
  • Ian Gillan live in 1990. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Tommy Eyre, Ian Gillan, Chris Glen, Dave Lloyd, Ted McKenna, Steve Morris, Mick O´Donoghue.

  • Ian Gillan - Gut Reaction
  • Ian Gillan live, probably 1990. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Tommy Eyre, Ian Gillan, Chris Glen, Dave Lloyd, Ted McKenna, Steve Morris, Mick O´Donoghue.

  • Ian Gillan - Smoke On The Water
  • Ian Gillan live, probably 1990. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Tommy Eyre, Ian Gillan, Chris Glen, Dave Lloyd, Ted McKenna, Steve Morris, Mick O´Donoghue.

  • Ian Gillan - Living For The City
  • Ian Gillan live, probably 1990. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Tommy Eyre, Ian Gillan, Chris Glen, Dave Lloyd, Ted McKenna, Steve Morris, Mick O´Donoghue.

  • Ian Gillan - Puget Sound
  • Ian Gillan live, probably 1990. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Tommy Eyre, Ian Gillan, Chris Glen, Dave Lloyd, Ted McKenna, Steve Morris, Mick O´Donoghue.

  • Gary Moore - King Of The Blues
  • Gary Moore live, probably 1992 (not 1993). (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: Martin Drover, Tommy Eyre, Candy McKenzie, Frank Mead, Gary Moore, Nick Payn, Nick Pentelow, Andy Pyle, Carol Thompson, Graham Walker.

  • Gary Moore - The Thrill Is Gone
  • Gary Moore live in 1992 with B B King. (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Martin Drover, Tommy Eyre, B B King, Candy McKenzie, Frank Mead, Gary Moore, Nick Payn, Nick Pentelow, Andy Pyle, Carol Thompson, Graham Walker.

  • Gary Moore - Stop Messin´ Around
  • Gary Moore live, probably 1992 (not 1993). (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: Martin Drover, Tommy Eyre, Candy McKenzie, Frank Mead, Gary Moore, Nick Payn, Nick Pentelow, Andy Pyle, Carol Thompson, Graham Walker.

  • Gary Moore - Further Up On The Road
  • Gary Moore live in 1992. Awesome. (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: Martin Drover, Tommy Eyre, Candy McKenzie, Frank Mead, Gary Moore, Nick Payn, Nick Pentelow, Andy Pyle, Carol Thompson, Graham Walker.

  • BBM - City Of Gold & I Feel Free
  • BBM live in May 1994. (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, Tommy Eyre, Gary Moore.

  • Gary Moore - Jumpin´ At Shadows
  • Gary Moore live, probably 1995. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Tommy Eyre, Gary Moore, Nick Payn, Nick Pentelow, Andy Pyle, Graham Walker.

  • Gary Moore - If You Be My Baby
  • Gary Moore live in July 1995. (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Tommy Eyre, Gary Moore, Nick Payn, Nick Pentelow, Andy Pyle, Graham Walker.

  • Gary Moore - The Same Way
  • Gary Moore live, probably 1995. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Tommy Eyre, Gary Moore, Nick Payn, Nick Pentelow, Andy Pyle, Graham Walker.

  • Gary Moore - The Sky Is Crying
  • Gary Moore live in July 1995. (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Tommy Eyre, Gary Moore, Nick Payn, Nick Pentelow, Andy Pyle, Graham Walker.

  • Gary Moore - I Loved Another Woman
  • Gary Moore live, probably 1995. (Resolution: 480)
    Featuring: Tommy Eyre, Gary Moore, Nick Payn, Nick Pentelow, Andy Pyle, Graham Walker.

  • Gary Moore - Stop Messin´ Around
  • Gary Moore live, probably 1995. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Tommy Eyre, Gary Moore, Nick Payn, Nick Pentelow, Andy Pyle, Graham Walker.

  • Gary Moore - Love That Burns
  • Gary Moore live, probably 1995. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Tommy Eyre, Gary Moore, Nick Payn, Nick Pentelow, Andy Pyle, Graham Walker.

  • Gary Moore - All Your Love
  • Gary Moore live in July 1995. (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Tommy Eyre, Gary Moore, Nick Payn, Nick Pentelow, Andy Pyle, Graham Walker.

  • Gary Moore - Since I Met You Baby
  • Gary Moore live in July 1995. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Tommy Eyre, Gary Moore, Nick Payn, Nick Pentelow, Andy Pyle, Graham Walker.

  • Gary Moore - Long Grey Mare
  • Gary Moore live in July 1995. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Tommy Eyre, Gary Moore, Nick Payn, Nick Pentelow, Andy Pyle, Graham Walker.

  • Gary Moore - Key To Love
  • Gary Moore live in July 1995. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Tommy Eyre, Gary Moore, Nick Payn, Nick Pentelow, Andy Pyle, Graham Walker.

  • Gary Moore - Showbiz Blues
  • Gary Moore live, probably 1995. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Tommy Eyre, Gary Moore, Nick Payn, Nick Pentelow, Andy Pyle, Graham Walker.

  • Gary Moore - Still Got The Blues
  • Gary Moore live in July 1995. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Tommy Eyre, Gary Moore, Nick Payn, Nick Pentelow, Andy Pyle, Graham Walker.

  • Gary Moore - You Don´t Love Me
  • Gary Moore live in July 1995. (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Tommy Eyre, Gary Moore, Nick Payn, Nick Pentelow, Andy Pyle, Graham Walker.

  • Gary Moore - You Don´t Love Me
  • Gary Moore live, probably 1995. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Tommy Eyre, Gary Moore, Nick Payn, Nick Pentelow, Andy Pyle, Graham Walker.

  • Gary Moore - Need Your Love So Bad
  • Gary Moore live, probably 1995. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Tommy Eyre, Gary Moore, Nick Payn, Nick Pentelow, Andy Pyle, Graham Walker.

  • Gary Moore - The Stumble
  • Gary Moore live in July 1995. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Tommy Eyre, Gary Moore, Nick Payn, Nick Pentelow, Andy Pyle, Graham Walker.

  • Gary Moore - Long Grey Mare
  • Gary Moore live, probably 1995. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Tommy Eyre, Gary Moore, Nick Payn, Nick Pentelow, Andy Pyle, Graham Walker.

  • Gary Moore - Driftin´
  • Gary Moore live, probably 1995. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Tommy Eyre, Gary Moore, Nick Payn, Nick Pentelow, Andy Pyle, Graham Walker.

  • Ritual - Unknown Title
  • Ritual live in June 1997. (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Lea Bensason, Eduardo M Del Signore, Tommy Eyre, Urbano Moraes, Jose Luis Perez, Federico Ramos.

  • Ritual - Yulele
  • Ritual live in June 1997. (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Lea Bensason, Eduardo M Del Signore, Tommy Eyre, Urbano Moraes, Jose Luis Perez, Federico Ramos.

  • Ritual - Nombre De Bienes
  • Ritual live in June 1997. (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Eduardo M Del Signore, Tommy Eyre, Jose Luis Perez, Federico Ramos.

  • Ritual - Babylon Sister
  • Ritual live in June 1997. (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Lea Bensason, Eduardo M Del Signore, Tommy Eyre, Urbano Moraes, Jose Luis Perez, Federico Ramos.

  • Ritual - La Casa Grande
  • Ritual live. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Eduardo M Del Signore, Tommy Eyre, Jose Luis Perez, Federico Ramos.


THANKS:

Very Special Thanks to:
  • Tommy Eyre & Scarlet Rivera: for being so kind and warm. I miss you, Tommy! (2000).
  • Simon Eyre: for help with the contact and info with live lineups (2000 & 2011).
  • Jack Bruce: for writing me a tribute text for Tommy (2001).
  • Neil Murray: for writing me a tribute text for Tommy (2001).
  • Ray Russell: for many things, but especially for his messages about Tommy and his superb presents (2001).
  • Chris Mercer: for telling me about Tommy Eyre in Juicy Lucy (1998).
  • Gwyn Mathias: for his superb message about Tommy (2001).
  • Paul Williams: for his messages about Tommy (2001).
  • Hermann Braunschmidt: for his incredible, wonderful presents (1999).
  • Geoff Britton: for his messages, also mentioning Tommy (2003).
  • Rod Coombes: for info on Strabismus and his latest projects (2004).
  • Eduardo M Del Signore: for info about Ritual and Tommy (2000).
  • Thomas Zvoncheck: for info on Scarlet Rivera and Tommy Eyre (1999).
  • John Pearson: for very interesting facts about Tommy early days (2000).
  • Brian Chatton: for his comments on Tommy and Scarlet (2011).
  • Rob Burns: for info on his tour with Tommy Eyre (2014).

  • Special Thanks to:
  • Osamu Sakamoto: for so much info on Mr Gone and other projects with Tommy (1999).
  • Alex Gitlin: for so much info, scans, albums, as for invaluable help on locating so many obscure albums.
  • Javier Olaizola: for info on Tommy playing with Ritual (2002).
  • Derek Araujo (webmaster for Jack Bruce): for forwarding my message to Jack Bruce (2001).
  • Graham (webmaster for Gary Moore): for his message about Tommy (2001).
  • Knut Morten Johansen: for his messages (2001).
  • Laurent Biehly: for many things; also for his message about Tommy (2000).
  • Steve (webmaster for Ian Gillan): for forwarding my message to Ian Gillan (2001).
  • Nick Rossi: for help with contacting Paul Williams (2001).

  • Thanks to:
  • Ole-Johan Backman: for info about Gary Moore.
  • Michael de Waal: for info on Blue Whale album (1999).
  • Jennifer Flora: for info on the Christmas album, and for being so kind (1999).
  • Sven Gusevik: for extensive info on Gus Yeadon and Love Affair (check his site on my links page!) (2000).
  • Fernando Pelaez: for writing me about Ritual (2005).
  • Søren Madsen: for info on Tommy with Wham! (2000).
  • Wade McDaniel: for sending info to the Alex Harvey web ring (1998).
  • Stuart Troutman: for his info on a Mark-Almond gig with Tommy (2001).
  • Nigel Morris-Cotterill: for his message (2001).
  • Chris M Elliott: for his message about Tommy (2000).
  • ørnulf Akselsen: for info on the Tim Rose album with Tommy (2000).
  • Don Kennedy: for his comments on Tommy playing with Mark-Almond (2004).
  • Bev: for info on early days of Tommy in Sheffield (2004).
  • Andrew Hinkler: for his message about Tommy (2003).
  • Nico Zentgraf: for info on the Mick Jagger EP featuring Gary Moore and Tommy Eyre (2002).

  • Also thanks for writing to:
  • Maurici Ribera (2007).

  • WHAT'S NEW:

    15/July/2011 - Page added to the blog.
    10/November/1998 - Original page written by me (in the old site).

    RELATED MUSICIANS:

    Tommy Eyre mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    Scarlet Rivera (24)
    John Porter (18)
    Joe McGrath (13)
    Ted McKenna (13)
    Tony Braunagel (12)
    Mel Collins (12)
    Liam Genockey (12)
    Gary Taylor (12)
    Hutch Hutchinson (11)
    Gary Moore (11)

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