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Monday, 29 February 2016

Richard Brunton (guitar)

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY:

Fantastic guitarist, there isn't many info about him, so I just put here what I know. Richard Brunton (sometimes credited as Richie Brunton) is superb, and I can't understand why he hasn't got more recognition; but this happens too often... The only biographical data I know is that he was born in Newcastle.


THE EPIDEMIC


The Epidemic is the first band I´ve been able to trace featuring Richard Brunton in the mid sixties:

THE EPIDEMIC #?
?
+ others unknown to me. Help!


SATTVA


In 1971, Richard Brunton was a member of Sattva:

SATTVA #?
1971
Sappho Korner
vocals
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Sattva (I know up to 2 members)
To be covered (1): Sappho Korner


I DOGOU


I Dogou was a band formed in 1974 by Mongezi Feza and Gary Windo:

I DOGOU #?
1974
Mongezi Feza
trumpet
Gary Windo
sax
+ others unknown to me. Help!

But I don´t know of other players. Can someone help, please?

Other info on members of I Dogou (I know up to 3 members)
To be covered (2): Mongezi Feza, Gary Windo


GARY WINDO BAND


In November 1975, Gary Windo also appeared with a different lineup, featuring Nick Mason (from Pink Floyd) on drums:

GARY WINDO BAND #?
Nov 1975
Gary Windo
sax
Bill McCormick
bass
Pam Windo
keyboards
Nick Mason
drums

They only played one gig, as Windo was busy in other projects.

Other info on members of Gary Windo Band (I know up to 13 members)
Already covered (1): Francis Monkman
Old pages (3): Nick Mason, Alan Rushton, Ray Russell
To be covered (4): Mongezi Feza, Hugh Hopper, Bill McCormick, Gary Windo
Not enough info (4): Knox Chandler, Steve Moses, Jack Robinson, Pam Windo


RAB NOAKES BAND


In 1978, Rab Noakes was asked to be the opening act for his mate Gerry Rafferty:

RAB NOAKES BAND #?
1978
Rab Noakes
vocals, guitar
Steve Whalley
guitar
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Rab Noakes Band (I know up to 10 members)
To be covered (8): Rod Clements, Jerry Donahue, Charlie Harcourt, Robin McKidd, Rab Noakes, Fraser Speirs, Ewen Vernal, Pick Withers
Not enough info (1): Steve Whalley


GERRY RAFFERTY BAND


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

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

Other info on members of Gerry Rafferty Band (I know up to 15 members)
Already covered (3): Tommy Eyre, Gerry Rafferty, Raphael 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


ROYAL PARTY


Royal Party was formed by members of the band Matt Black And The Undercoats, along with several additional musicians, including Ernie Bell and Richard Brunton:

ROYAL PARTY #?
?
Ernie Bell
vocals, guitar
Giles Simmons
guitar
Ben Findlay
guitar
Chris Rogers
keyboards
Bill Burrows
keyboards
Clive Simpson
bass
Frank Swindells
violin, mandolin
Charlie Miller
drums, vocals
Georgina Borrows
backing vocals
Debbie Wicks
backing vocals
Carrina Merrily Bell
backing vocals
Sarah Harrison
backing vocals

They recorded some songs, but they remain unreleased.

Other info on members of Royal Party (I know up to 13 members)
To be covered (1): Ernie Bell
Not enough info (11): Carrina Merrily Bell, Georgina Borrows, Bill Burrows, Ben Findlay, Sarah Harrison, Charlie Miller, Chris Rogers, Giles Simmons, Clive Simpson, Frank Swindells, Debbie Wicks


DR JOHN BAND


This was the Dr John Band that recorded the live album Such a night! Live in London in November 1983:

DR JOHN BAND #?
1983
Dr John
vocals, keyboards, guitar
Pete Scott
bass
Diz Watson
keyboards
Tony Uter
percussion
Kieran O´Connor
drums

The album also features guest appearances by Chas Jankel (keyboards), Digby Fairweather (trumpet), John Altman (sax) and Linda Taylor (backing vocals).

Other info on members of Dr John Band (I know up to 57 members)
Already covered (5): Hugh McCracken, Chris Mercer, David ´Fathead´ Newman, Lew Soloff, Steve York
To be covered (50): Dwight Bailey, David Barard, Eleanor Barooshian, Ronnie Barron, Wilbur Bascomb, Graham Bond, Alonzo Bowens, Randy Brecker, Bobby Broom, James Calhoun, Joe Caro, Richard Crooks, Ronnie Cuber, Dr John, Danny Draher, Herman Ernest, Buzzy Feiten, Bobby Floyd, John Fohl, Richie Fontana, Steve Gadd, Sydney George, Doug Hastings, Karl Himmel, Kim Hutchcroft,... up to 50 musicians.
Not enough info (1): Trazzi


BARBARA DICKSON BAND


Around June 1986, this was the Barbara Dickson Band, with great players, as always:

BARBARA DICKSON BAND #?
1986
Barbara Dickson
vocals
Andy Brown
bass
Ian Lynn
keyboards
Pete Zorn
flute, sax, percussion

This lineup recorded the live album After dark.

Other info on members of Barbara Dickson Band (I know up to 22 members)
Already covered (6): Dave Bronze, Andy Brown, Bob Jenkins, Martin Jenner, Jeff Seopardie, Jerry Stevenson
To be covered (15): Jeff Allen, Barbara Dickson, Troy Donockley, Neil Drinkwater, Russell Field, Isaac Guillory, Nick Holland, Gordon Huntley, Brad Lang, John Lingwood, Ian Lynn, Andy Nye, Julian Stringle, Gary Twigg, Pete Zorn


ERNIE BELL BAND


Ernie Bell and Richard Brunton were old friends. Sometime during the 80s, they teamed as a blues duo under the name B´n´B:

ERNIE BELL BAND #?
?
Ernie Bell
vocals, guitar

Other info on members of Ernie Bell Band (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (2): Ernie Bell, Noel Redding
Not enough info (1): Charlie Miller


FAT SPANNER


Apart from playing as a duo, Ernie Bell and Richard Brunton also played as a band under the name Fat Spanner:

FAT SPANNER #?
?
Ernie Bell
vocals, guitar
Greg Shepherd
bass
Charlie Miller
drums

Other info on members of Fat Spanner (I know up to 4 members)
To be covered (1): Ernie Bell
Not enough info (2): Charlie Miller, Greg Shepherd


IAN HUNT BAND


Richard Brunton was a member of Ian Hunt Band, but again, I haven´t any details:

IAN HUNT BAND #?
?
Ian Hunt
guitar
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Ian Hunt Band (I know up to 13 members)
Old pages (1): Steve Simpson
To be covered (6): Simon Bishop, Richard Hayes, Andy Herbert, Nigel Portman Smith, Jay Stapley, Andy Winfield
Not enough info (5): Robin Bibi, Steve Bruce, Papa George, Ian Hunt, Curly Pow


RICHARD BRUNTON BAND


Around April 2003, guitarists Richard Brunton and Andy Winfield played some gigs together:

RICHARD BRUNTON BAND #?
2003
Andy Winfield
guitar
+ maybe others, unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Richard Brunton Band (I know up to 2 members)
To be covered (1): Andy Winfield


SPIRIT OF 71 HOUSE BAND


The Glastonbury Festival in June 2011 had a stage called Spirit Of 71, and a superb house band was assembled for musicians to jam with them. They also backed Steve Hillage there:

SPIRIT OF 71 HOUSE BAND #1
Jun 11
Julian Littman
guitar
Pete Zorn
bass, sax
Dai Watts
keyboards
Terry Popple
drums

Other info on members of Spirit of 71 House Band (I know up to 5 members)
To be covered (3): Julian Littman, Terry Popple, Pete Zorn
Not enough info (1): Dai Watts


NICK FOX BAND


In September 2013, Nick Fox was backed by guitar greats Richard Brunton and B J Cole:

NICK FOX BAND #?
2013
Nick Fox
vocals, keyboards
B J Cole
pedal steel guitar

And in September 2014, these were the musicians playing with Nick Fox:

NICK FOX BAND #?
2014
Nick Fox
vocals, keyboards
Dave Eastoe
guitar
B J Cole
pedal steel guitar

Other info on members of Nick Fox Band (I know up to 4 members)
Old pages (1): B J Cole
Not enough info (2): Dave Eastoe, Nick Fox


   15 BANDS (WITH 18 SELECTED RECORDINGS):

BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
Ernie Bell Band  3 RECORDINGS:
  • Up to no good - Ernie Bell - Richard Brunton (2003)

    • Members: Ernie Bell
  • Sol fah, so good - Ernie Bell - Richard Brunton (2007)

    • Members: Ernie Bell
  • Terms and conditions - Ernie Bell (2013)

    • Members: Ernie Bell
    Other info on members of Ernie Bell Band (I know up to 4 members)
    To be covered (2):Ernie Bell, Noel Redding
    Not enough info (1):Charlie Miller
    Richard Brunton Band   
    Other info on members of Richard Brunton Band (I know up to 2 members)
    To be covered (1):Andy Winfield
    Barbara Dickson Band  4 RECORDINGS:
  • Heartbeats - Barbara Dickson (1984)

  • Gold - Barbara Dickson (1985)

    • Members: Barbara Dickson + Richard Brunton, Bob Jenkins, Ian Lynn, Pete Zorn (RIP: Andy Brown)
    • Guests: Bias Boshell, Kiki Dee, Martin Ditcham, Mo Foster
    • Producer: Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Pip Williams
    • Technical: Barry Hammond
  • The Right moment - Barbara Dickson (1986)

  • After dark - Barbara Dickson (1987) (LIVE)

    • Members: Barbara Dickson + Richard Brunton, Bob Jenkins, Ian Lynn, Pete Zorn (RIP: Andy Brown)
    • Comments: Live album recorded during two different concerts held in June 1986 and May 1987.
    Other info on members of Barbara Dickson Band (I know up to 22 members)
    Already covered (6):Dave Bronze, Andy Brown, Bob Jenkins, Martin Jenner, Jeff Seopardie, Jerry Stevenson
    To be covered (15):Jeff Allen, Barbara Dickson, Troy Donockley, Neil Drinkwater, Russell Field, Isaac Guillory, Nick Holland, Gordon Huntley, Brad Lang, John Lingwood, Ian Lynn, Andy Nye, Julian Stringle, Gary Twigg, Pete Zorn
    Dr John Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Such a night! Live in London - Dr John (1984) (LIVE)

    • Members: Dr John + Richard Brunton, Pete Scott, Tony Uter, Diz Watson (RIP: Kieran O´Connor)
    • Guests: John Altman + Digby Fairweather, Chaz Jankel
    • Producer: Mo Foster, Peter Van Hooke
    Other info on members of Dr John Band (I know up to 57 members)
    Already covered (5):Hugh McCracken, Chris Mercer, David ´Fathead´ Newman, Lew Soloff, Steve York
    To be covered (50):Dwight Bailey, David Barard, Eleanor Barooshian, Ronnie Barron, Wilbur Bascomb, Graham Bond, Alonzo Bowens, Randy Brecker, Bobby Broom, James Calhoun, Joe Caro, Richard Crooks, Ronnie Cuber, Dr John, Danny Draher, Herman Ernest, Buzzy Feiten, Bobby Floyd, John Fohl, Richie Fontana, Steve Gadd, Sydney George, Doug Hastings, Karl Himmel, Kim Hutchcroft,... up to 50 musicians.
    Not enough info (1):Trazzi
    The Epidemic   
    Fat Spanner   
    Other info on members of Fat Spanner (I know up to 4 members)
    To be covered (1):Ernie Bell
    Not enough info (2):Charlie Miller, Greg Shepherd
    Nick Fox Band   
    Other info on members of Nick Fox Band (I know up to 4 members)
    Old pages (1):B J Cole
    Not enough info (2):Dave Eastoe, Nick Fox
    Ian Hunt Band   
    Other info on members of Ian Hunt Band (I know up to 13 members)
    Old pages (1):Steve Simpson
    To be covered (6):Simon Bishop, Richard Hayes, Andy Herbert, Nigel Portman Smith, Jay Stapley, Andy Winfield
    Not enough info (5):Robin Bibi, Steve Bruce, Papa George, Ian Hunt, Curly Pow
    I Dogou   
    Other info on members of I Dogou (I know up to 3 members)
    To be covered (2):Mongezi Feza, Gary Windo
    Rab Noakes Band  3 RECORDINGS:
  • Restless - Rab Noakes (1978)

    • Members: Rab Noakes
    • Guests: Roger Brown + Jeff Allen, Mel Collins, Barbara Dickson, Ricky Fataar, Suzanne Lynch, John G Perry, Barry St John, Pete Zorn (RIP: Gerry Rafferty + Martin Jenner)
    • Producer: (RIP: Terry Melcher)
  • Rab Noakes - Rab Noakes (1981)

    • Members: Rab Noakes + Rod Clements
    • Guests: 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).
  • Demos and rarities vol 2 - adventures with Gerry Rafferty - Rab Noakes ( - )

    • Members: Rab Noakes
    • Guests: Liam Genockey (RIP: Gerry Rafferty)
    • Technical: Dennis Blackham
    • Comments: The name says it all: these are recordings by Rab and Gerry, from 1971 to 2001.
    Other info on members of Rab Noakes Band (I know up to 10 members)
    To be covered (8):Rod Clements, Jerry Donahue, Charlie Harcourt, Robin McKidd, Rab Noakes, Fraser Speirs, Ewen Vernal, Pick Withers
    Not enough info (1):Steve Whalley
    Gerry Rafferty Band  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Night owl - Gerry Rafferty (1979)

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

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

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

    • Members: Richard Brunton, Mo Foster, Liam Genockey, Gary Taylor (RIP: Gerry Rafferty + Tommy Eyre, Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Guests: Hugh Burns, B J Cole, Nigel Jenkins, Glen LeFleur, Billy Livsey, Alan Parker, Graham Preskett, Frank Ricotti, Henry Spinetti, Pete Wingfield (RIP: Morris Pert)
    • Comments: Clowns to the left, jokers to the right (1970-1982) is a compilation with 21 tracks, comprising songs from The Humblebums, Stealers Wheel and from Gerry Rafferty solo career. Some great musicians featured in the album are Joe Egan (vocals), Rab Noakes (vocals, guitar), Hugh Burns (guitar), Roger Brown (guitar), Alan Parker (guitar), Rod King (steel guitar), Nigel Jenkins (guitar), B.J. Cole (pedal steel guitar), Richard Brunton (guitar), Jerry Donahue (guitar), Gary Taylor (bass), Mo Foster (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Pete Wingfield (keyboards), Ian Lynn (keyboards), Billy Livsey (keyboards), Raf Ravenscroft (sax), Henry Spinetti (drums), Liam Genockey (drums), Glen LeFleur (percussion), Frank Ricotti (percussion), Morris Pert (percussion). Graham Preskett (arrangements, keyboards, fiddle).
    Other info on members of Gerry Rafferty Band (I know up to 15 members)
    Already covered (3):Tommy Eyre, Gerry Rafferty, Raphael 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
    Royal Party   
    Other info on members of Royal Party (I know up to 13 members)
    To be covered (1):Ernie Bell
    Not enough info (11):Carrina Merrily Bell, Georgina Borrows, Bill Burrows, Ben Findlay, Sarah Harrison, Charlie Miller, Chris Rogers, Giles Simmons, Clive Simpson, Frank Swindells, Debbie Wicks
    Sattva   
    Other info on members of Sattva (I know up to 2 members)
    To be covered (1):Sappho Korner
    Spirit of 71 House Band   
    Other info on members of Spirit of 71 House Band (I know up to 5 members)
    To be covered (3):Julian Littman, Terry Popple, Pete Zorn
    Not enough info (1):Dai Watts
    Gary Windo Band  3 RECORDINGS:
  • His master´s bones - Gary Windo (1997)

    • Members: Richard Brunton, Nick Mason (RIP: Gary Windo + Mongezi Feza, Hugh Hopper)
    • Guests: Carla Bley, Marc Charig, Wolfgang Dauner, Nick Evans, Malcolm Griffiths, Pye Hastings, Steve Hillage, Radu Malfatti, Michael Mantler, John Marshall, Harry Miller, Gary Moberley, Louis Moholo, Evan Parker, Aldo Romano, Roswell Rudd, Bob Stewart, Bo Stief, Steve Swallow, Julie Tippett, Peter Van Hooke, Robert Wyatt (RIP: Harry Beckett, Chris McGregor + Lol Coxhill, Albert Mangelsdorff, Dudu Pukwana, Edward Vesala)
    • Comments: It contains unreleased tracks, recorded in the period between 1971 and 1985, with different bands: Symbiosis (January 1971), Hugh Hopper (1972), Brotherhood Of Breath (January 1973), Baden-Baden Workshop Band (November 1976), Gary Windo (1976, 1977, 1978 & 1984), Gary Windo and Carla Bley (February 1978), Gary Windo Quartet, Gary Windo Orchestra (April 1984).
  • Anglo American - Gary Windo (2004)

    • Members: Richard Brunton (RIP: Gary Windo + Mongezi Feza, Hugh Hopper)
    • Guests: Laurie Allan, Roy Babbington, Marc Charig, Nick Evans, Dave MacRae, Ron Matthewson, Harry Miller, Louis Moholo, Frank Roberts, Steve Swallow, Robert Wyatt (RIP: Tom Ardolino, Dudu Pukwana)
    • Comments: Unreleased tracks recorded from 1971 to 1981.
  • Steam radio tapes - Gary Windo (December 2013)

    • Members: Nick Mason, Bill McCormick (RIP: Gary Windo + Hugh Hopper)
    • Guests: Carla Bley + Laurie Allan, Steve Hillage, Mike Hugg, Gary Moberley, Julie Tippett, Nana Tsiboe, Peter Van Hooke, Robert Wyatt (RIP: Harry Beckett)
    • Comments: Recorded from 1976 to 1978.
    Other info on members of Gary Windo Band (I know up to 13 members)
    Already covered (1):Francis Monkman
    Old pages (3):Nick Mason, Alan Rushton, Ray Russell
    To be covered (4):Mongezi Feza, Hugh Hopper, Bill McCormick, Gary Windo
    Not enough info (4):Knox Chandler, Steve Moses, Jack Robinson, Pam Windo

       0 ALBUMS AS PRODUCER:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS

       5 ALBUMS FOR 5 BANDMATES AND FRIENDS:

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Betsy Cook Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • The Girl who ate herself - Betsy Cook (1992)

    • Members: Betsy Cook
    • Guests: Dave DeFries, Andy Duncan, Stuart Elliott, Luis Jardim, Felix Krish, Will Malone, Nico Ramsden, Gavyn Wright (RIP: Mark Smith)
    • Producer: Trevor Horn, Steve Lipson, Hugh Murphy
    • Technical: Aaron Chakraverty, Ren Swan
    Melanie Harrold Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Blue angel - Melanie Harrold (1979)

    • Members: Melanie Harrold
    • Guests: Betsy Cook, Liam Genockey, Gary Taylor + Malcolm Griffiths, Julian Littman, Will Malone, Simon Morton, Graham Smith, 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! :)
    Other info on members of Melanie Harrold Band (I know up to 2 members)
    To be covered (1):Melanie Harrold
    Not enough info (1):Olly Blanchflower
    Ian Lynn Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Celebration - Ian Lynn ( - )

  • Other info on members of Ian Lynn Band (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Ian Lynn
    Ciaran Mac Gowan Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Little Susi / London trip (SINGLE) - Ciaran Mac Gowan (1980)

  • Raphael Ravenscroft Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Her father didn´t like me, anyway - Raphael Ravenscroft (1979)

    • Members: (RIP: Raphael Ravenscroft)
    • Guests: Richard Brunton, Liam Genockey, Stretch, Gary Taylor, Steve York + 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 + Vic Ash, Kenny Baker, Derek Healey, Don Lusher, Steve Waller, Derek Watkins)
    • Producer: Hugh Murphy
    • 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. Produced by Raf and Hugh Murphy.
    Other info on members of Raphael Ravenscroft Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Already covered (1):Raphael Ravenscroft

       19 SESSIONS (FOR 16 ARTISTS):

    BAND / ARTIST.RECORDINGS
    Alain Bashung Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Pizza - Alain Bashung (1981)

    • Members: (RIP: Alain Bashung)
    • Guests: Richard Brunton, Mel Collins, Liam Genockey (RIP: Tommy Eyre)
    • Producer: Ken Burgess
    • Technical: Tony Taverner
    Other info on members of Alain Bashung Band (I know up to 14 members)
    To be covered (1):Vic Emerson
    Not enough info (13):Alain Bashung, Didier Batard, Michel Billiez, Jean Cadic, Francois Causse, Franz Delage, Philippe Drai, Xavier ´Toxy´ Geromini, Olivier Guindon, Richard Mortier, Jean-Pierre Pilot, Christian Taurines, Jean-My Truong
    Boss Brothers  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Stalling for time - Boss Brothers (1980)

  • Keith Christmas Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Brighter day - Keith Christmas (1974)

    • Guests: Richard Brunton, Mel Collins, Martin Drover, Malcolm Griffiths, Neil Hubbard, Skaila Kanga, Pearce Kelly, Henry Lowther, Ian McDonald, Eddie Mordue, Darryl Runswick, Godfrey Salmon, Adrian Shaw, Pete Solley (RIP: Tony Harris, Tommy Reilly, Alan Spenner, Ian Wallace, Ray Warleigh, Dave Wilkinson)
    • Producer: Greg Lake
    • Comments: Recorded during April to August 1974.
    Other info on members of Keith Christmas Band (I know up to 5 members)
    Already covered (1):Nick Judd
    To be covered (2):Jack Mills, Terry Stannard
    Not enough info (2):Keith Christmas, Stanley White
    Mike Heron Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Mike Heron - Mike Heron (1980)

    • Members: Frank Usher
    • Guests: Richard Brunton, Mel Collins, Betsy Cook, Liam Genockey, John Gordon, Richard Harvey, Steve Lipson, Hugh Murphy, Graham Preskett, Frank Ricotti, Don Weller, Pete Wingfield
    Other info on members of Mike Heron Band (I know up to 10 members)
    Old pages (1):Mike Tomich
    To be covered (2):Stuart Smith, Frank Usher
    Not enough info (7):John Gilston, Mike Heron, Dennis Kearsley, Malcolm Le Maistre, Neil Nicholson, Taylor Phillips, Dave Sams
    Hugh Hopper Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Hopper tunity box - Hugh Hopper (1977)

    • Members: (RIP: Hugh Hopper + Elton Dean)
    • Guests: Nigel Morris + Richard Brunton, Marc Charig, Frank Roberts, Dave Stewart (RIP: Gary Windo)
    • Comments: Recorded during May to July 1976.
    Other info on members of Hugh Hopper Band (I know up to 5 members)
    To be covered (2):Elton Dean, Hugh Hopper
    Not enough info (3):Jean-Pierre Carolfi, Mike Travis, Jean-Pierre Weiller
    Neil Innes Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • The Innes book of records - Neil Innes (1979)

    • Members: Neil Innes
    • Guests: John Altman, Richard Brunton, Sharon Campbell, Mitch Dalton, Martin Drover, Stuart Elliott, Digby Fairweather, Keith Gemmell, Brian Holloway, Annie Kavanagh, Brian Lemon, Billy Livsey, Henry Lowther, Bruce Lynch, John Mumford, Paul Nieman, Dave Spence, Richard Studt, Peter Van Hooke, Nigel Warren-Green, Harvey Weston (RIP: Randy Colville, Pete Strange, Tommy Whittle)
    • Producer: Steve James
    Other info on members of Neil Innes Band (I know up to 7 members)
    To be covered (5):Dennis Cowan, Ollie Halsall, John Halsey, Neil Innes, Andy Roberts
    Not enough info (2):Tom Fry, J J Jones
    Jimmy Jewell Band  2 RECORDINGS:
  • I´m amazed - Jimmy Jewell & Ears (1977)

    • Members: Jimmy Jewell
    • Guests: Ray Duffy, John Mumford + Steve Bingham, Richard Brunton, Billy Livsey
  • From the first time I met you - Jimmy Jewell & Ears (1978)

    • Members: Jimmy Jewell
    • Guests: Ray Duffy, Billy Livsey, John Mumford + Steve Bingham, Richard Brunton
    1 COMPILATIONS:
  • First phase - Jimmy Jewell (September 2000)

    • Members: Jimmy Jewell
    • Guests: Ray Duffy, Billy Livsey, John Mumford + Steve Bingham, Richard Brunton
    • Comments: Compilation of tracks taken from the albums I´m amazed (1977) and From the first time I met you (1978).
    Other info on members of Jimmy Jewell Band (I know up to 1 members)
    Old pages (1):Jimmy Jewell
    Steve Jolliffe Band  2 RECORDINGS:
  • Journeys out of the body - Steve Jolliffe (1982)

  • Doorways to the soul - Steve Jolliffe (1986)

  • Other info on members of Steve Jolliffe Band (I know up to 1 members)
    To be covered (1):Steve Jolliffe
    Shona Laing Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Tied to the tracks - Shona Laing (1981)

    • Members: Shona Laing
    • Guests: Jeff Allen, Richard Brunton, John Hobbs, Pete Zorn
    Other info on members of Shona Laing Band (I know up to 2 members)
    To be covered (1):Shona Laing
    Not enough info (1):Dave McArtney
    Greg Lake Band  1 COMPILATIONS:
  • 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)
    Other info on members of Greg Lake Band (I know up to 9 members)
    Already covered (2):Tommy Eyre, Gary Moore
    To be covered (6):Dave Arch, Trevor Barry, Greg Lake, Tristam Margetts, Ted McKenna, Brett Morgan
    Not enough info (1):Florian Opahle
    Pete Sinfield Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Still - Pete Sinfield (1973)

    • Members: Mel Collins, Tim Hinkley (RIP: Boz Burrell, Ian Wallace)
    • Guests: Greg Lake, John Wetton + Greg Bowen, Richard Brunton, B J Cole, Chris Pyne, Stan Roderick, Keith Tippett, Snuffy Walden (RIP: Don Honeywell)
    • Technical: Richard Dodd
    • Comments: Pete Sinfield was the lyricist for early period of King Crimson, also worked with Emerson Lake & Palmer and Italian band Premiata Forneria Marconi. He has also lived in Spain for a while. This solo album was recorded between October 1972 to January 1973, and it shows him backed by some of his friends: Greg Lake (vocals, guitar), Richard Brunton (guitar), Snuffy Walden (guitar), B.J. Cole (pedal steel guitar), Boz Burrell (bass), Steve Dolan (bass), Tim Hinkley (keyboards), Keith Tippett (keyboards), Phil Jump (keyboards), Brian Flowers (keyboards), Mel Collins (sax, flute), Don Honeywell (sax), Greg Bowen (trumpet), Robin Miller (cor anglais), Chris Pyne (trombone), Min (drums). The album was reissued on CD featuring several bonus tracks, with a new title, Stillusion.
    Other info on members of Pete Sinfield Band (I know up to 7 members)
    Old pages (1):Tim Hinkley
    To be covered (4):Boz Burrell, Mel Collins, Neil Hubbard, Ian Wallace
    Not enough info (2):Phil Jump, Pete Sinfield
    Richard Thompson Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Sweet talker - original music from the movie - Richard Thompson (1991)

    • Members: Richard Thompson + Christine Collister, John Kirkpatrick, Dave Mattacks, Simon Nicol, Pete Zorn
    • Guests: Richard Bennett, Richard Brunton, Fran Byrne, Bob Jenkins, Liz Kitchen, Chris Leslie, Ian Lynn, David Paton, Danny Thompson
    • Producer: Peter Filleul
    Other info on members of Richard Thompson Band (I know up to 29 members)
    Old pages (1):Pat Donaldson
    To be covered (28):Kenny Aronoff, Mike Arscott, Christine Collister, Shawn Colvin, Gerry Conway, David Derge, Debra Dobkin, Alan Dunn, Mike Evans, Davey Faragher, Clive Gregson, Sue Harris, Michael Jerome, John Kirkpatrick, Dave Mattacks, Rory McFarlane, Simon Nicol, Judith Owen, Dave Pegg, Roger Powell, Taras Prodaniuk, John Sherman, Pete Thomas, Linda Thompson, Richard Thompson,... up to 28 musicians.
    Marc Uhlrich Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Latitude - Marc Uhlrich (1981)

  • Wales - O´Regan  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Ready to run - Wales - O´Regan (1977)

    • Guests: Jeff Allen, Richard Brunton, Irene Chanter, B J Cole, Jack Emblow, Alan Mair, Dave Markee, Dave Rose, Barry St John, Liza Strike, Stan Sulzmann, Roger Sutton, Geoff Westley, Pete Zorn (RIP: Ron Aspery, Vicki Brown, Barry De Souza)
    Steve Warley  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Steve Warley - Steve Warley (1983)

    • Guests: Maxi Anderson, Dyan Birch, Richard Brunton, Paul Burgess, Frank Collins, Mel Collins, Vic Emerson, Jamie Lane, Jody Linscott, Dave Markee, Paddy McHugh, Phyllis St James, Ian Wilson (RIP: Alan Spenner)
    • Producer: Tony Platt (RIP: Mike Shipley)
    • Technical: Bob Ludwig
    Robert Wyatt Band  1 RECORDINGS:
  • Flotsam jetsam - Robert Wyatt (May 1994)

    • Members: Robert Wyatt + Dave MacRae, Bill McCormick, Phil Miller, Francis Monkman, Annie Whitehead (RIP: Lol Coxhill)
    • Guests: Roy Babbington, Richard Brunton, Dick Cuthell, Roy Dodds, Nick Evans, Fred Frith, Clare Hirst, Dagmar Krause, Mark Lockheart, Nick Mason (RIP: Hugh Hopper + Jeff Clyne, Lindsay Cooper, Mongezi Feza, Jimi Hendrix, Tony Hicks, Archie Legget, Ernest Mothle, Gary Windo)
    • Technical: Simon Heyworth
    • Comments: Rare tracks featuring Robert Wyatt with different bands and musicians.
    Other info on members of Robert Wyatt Band (I know up to 13 members)
    Already covered (2):Harry Beckett, Francis Monkman
    To be covered (10):Lol Coxhill, Liam Genockey, Steve Lamb, Ian Maidman, Phil Manzanera, Janette Mason, Julie Tippett, Annie Whitehead, Neville Whitehead, Robert Wyatt
    Not enough info (1):George Kahn

    QUESTIONS:

    01. Has Richard played with Paul Brady and Dexy´s Midnight Runners?


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    Thanks to:
  • Michael John Mahoney: for info on Richard (2007).
  • Nick Butt: for writing (2008).

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