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Bobby Tench

Bobby Tench
Birth name Robert Tench
Also known as Bob Tench, Bobby Gass
Born (1944-09-21)21 September 1944
Origin United Kingdom
Genres Rock, electric blues, blues-rock
Occupation(s) Guitarist, singer
Instruments Vocals, electric guitar, bass guitar, keyboards
Years active 1965–present
Labels A&M, Parlophone, Polydor, Atco, RSO, Sanctuary, RCA, Vertigo, Epic, Stiff, Indigo
Associated acts Catch My Soul, Gass, The Jeff Beck Group, BBA, Ginger Baker, Junior Marvin's Hanson, Freddie King, Boxer, Hummingbird, Bernard Purdie, Streetwalkers, Widowmaker, Axis Point, Eric Burdon, Van Morrison, Humble Pie, Topper Headon, Roger Chapman, Alan Price & The Electric Blues Company, Peter Green, Ruby Turner, Max Middleton, Gonzalez, Linda Lewis
Notable instruments
Fender Stratocaster, Gibson Les Paul, Vintage Icon series V100MRPGM, Vintage Icon series V6MRBK[1]

Robert Tench (born 21 September 1944), also known as Bob Tench, Bobby Tench and Bobby Gass is a British vocalist and guitarist. He is best known for working with Freddie King,[2] Jeff Beck, and Van Morrison and as a member of Gass, Hummingbird, Humble Pie and Streetwalkers.[3]

At the start of his career he performed and recorded with Gass and also appeared with Gonzalez, before joining The Jeff Beck Group. He recorded with Ginger Baker before touring with Beck, Bogert & Appice as vocalist and recording sessions with Linda Lewis. Associations with Junior Marvin and the blues, rock guitarist Freddie King followed.

He signed to A&M Records and formed Hummingbird, later joining Roger Chapman and Charlie Whitney in Streetwalkers. During this period he had brief associations with Boxer and Widowmaker, recording album tracks with each before working with Van Morrison. When his commitments with Morrison came to an end he moved on to work and record with Eric Burdon, also Axis Point, before Steve Marriott included him as an official band member in a new lineup of Humble Pie.

More collaborations and associations followed with musicians such as Brian Robertson, Topper Headon, Roger Chapman, Ruby Turner and Alan Price. Tench was re-united with Humble Pie in the new millennium, when the band was re-formed by their drummer Jerry Shirley. The lineup he joined also featured Humble Pie's original bassist Greg Ridley. In the same year he appeared at the Steve Marriott Memorial Concert, which was for one night only at the Astoria Theatre, London. Since 2005 he has been involved with studio collaboration and production.[2]


  • Career 1
    • 1965-1972 1.1
      • Gass and Peter Green 1.1.1
      • Jeff Beck Group 1.1.2
      • Ginger Baker, BBA 1.1.3
    • 1973 1.2
      • Freddie King 1.2.1
      • Linda Lewis and Junior Marvin's Hanson 1.2.2
    • 1974-1977 1.3
      • A&M records, Hummingbird, Chapman/Whitney and Streetwalkers 1.3.1
      • Widowmaker (UK), Boxer, Streetwalkers first album 1.3.2
      • Streetwalkers breakup and Hummingbird's final album 1.3.3
    • 1978 1.4
      • Van Morrison and Eric Burdon 1.4.1
    • 1980-1993 1.5
      • Humble Pie 1.5.1
      • Solo recordings and Topper Headon 1.5.2
    • 1993-1998 1.6
      • Appearance with former members of Thin Lizzy 1.6.1
      • Alan Price and The Electric Blues Company 1.6.2
    • 2001-present 1.7
  • Following and legacy 2
  • Discography 3
    • Singles 3.1
    • Albums 3.2
    • DVD and video 3.3
  • Notes 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6



Gass and Peter Green

Bobby Tench formed Gass with Godfrey and Errol McLean in May 1965, credited as Robert Tench and featured as vocalist, guitarist and bass player.[4] The band played the London Club circuit and were often accompanied on stage by guest musicians, such as Jimi Hendrix and Eric Burdon.[2] They recorded two singles for Parlophone and another for CBS with their original lineup,[4] before taking a more progressive musical direction.[5] Tench moved on with drummer Godfrey McLean forming a new lineup and were signed by Polydor Records in 1969. At this time Gass were already playing as the house band for Catch My Soul, a stage musical produced by Jack Good.[6] Tench sang some parts for Othello and he featured with the band on the original UK cast recording of Catch My Soul-Rock Othello, released a year later.[4]Gass recorded Juju (1970),[7] which was removed from retail outlets and re-released as Gass.[8] Juju featured the Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green[9] on the tracks "Juju" and "Black Velvet". Tench also formed the original line up of Gonzalez with Godfrey McLean, this line up also included Gass band mates, bassist Delisle Harper and percussionist Lennox Langton.[10]

Jeff Beck Group

Tench moved on at the end of May 1971, leaving Gass and Gonzalez to became a full-time member of The Jeff Beck Group. Jeff Beck had signed a record deal with CBS in June 1971, having reformed The Jeff Beck Group. Vocals by Alex Ligertwood had been unexpectedly rejected by record company bosses, forcing Beck to find a replacement singer. Having heard Tench perform with Gass, "Upstairs" at Ronnie Scott's club in Soho London, he employed him as replacement vocalist. In their book about Beck Chris Hjort and Doug Hinman, mention this association and state: "Tench is also a proficient guitar player".[11] He was given only a short time to add his vocals to Rough and Ready (1971), before mixing resumed on tracks previously recorded in London by Beck and the other band members including, drummer Cozy Powell, bassist Clive Chaman and keyboard player Max Middleton.[12] When the album was released in Europe they toured Finland, Holland, Switzerland and Germany.[11] Rough and Ready[13] was released in USA eight months later and a sixteen date promotional tour followed. The album eventually reached #46 on the US album charts.[14]

In January 1972 The Jeff Beck Group travelled to USA to join Beck at TMI studios in Memphis, Tennessee, where they recorded the album Jeff Beck Group (1972)[15] with Steve Cropper as producer. The promotional tour which followed included an appearance on the BBC In Concert series, which was recorded on 29 June 1972 at the Paris Theatre, London. During this session Tench's guitar playing was featured on "Definitely Maybe",[16] a rare occasion whilst he was associated with Beck. On 24 July 1972 The second Jeff Beck Group was officially disbanded and Beck's management released this statement: "The fusion of the musical styles of the various members has been successful within the terms of individual musicians, but they didn't feel it had led to the creation of a new musical style with the strength they had originally sought".[11]

Ginger Baker, BBA

In July 1972 Tench played guitar on Stratavarious (1972)[17] with Cream drummer Ginger Baker.[18] He was credited under the pseudonym Bobby Gass and appeared with Afro beat Pioneer Fela Ransome-Kuti, also appearing at live dates with Baker during this period.[19] Tracks from Stravarious were later re-issued, along with others on Do What You Like.[20]

He was re-united with Jeff Beck during the summer of 1972. Beck was collaborating with bassist Tim Bogert and drummer Carmine Appice and they began touring USA as Jeff Beck Group, on 1 August 1972. Tench was flown in from England to replace vocalist Kim Milford,[12] in time for the Arie Crown concert in Chicago, on 8 August.[21] The tour concluded at the Paramount North West Theatre in Washington, on 19 August 1972 and Tench ended his association with Jeff Beck further to the formation of the power trio Beck, Bogert & Appice.[11]


Freddie King

Tench recorded with the blues rock guitarist Freddie King [22] and record producer Mike Vernon.[23] He is credited on two albums by King, Burglar (1974) and Larger than life (1975)[24] King died of a heart attack on 29 December 1976 aged 42[25] and the compilation album Freddie King 1934-1976 was released several months later, featuring tracks Tench had contributed to on Burglar.[3]

Linda Lewis and Junior Marvin's Hanson

He featured as guitarist on Fathoms Deep (1973), an album by Linda Lewis which followed her top twenty success with "Rock a Doodle Do" in the UK singles charts. He appeared alongside former Jeff Beck Group keyboardist Max Middleton, bassist Phil Chen and guitarist Jim Cregan, who also produced the album.[26] In her review of Fathoms Deep for Allmusic, Amy Hanson wrote: "Helmed by a virtual supergroup featuring the likes of R&B masters Bobby Tench, Max Middleton, Danny Thompson and rocker Philip Chen, alongside Jim Cregan, Fathoms Deep is a true singer songwriter's album, tasteful and tight".[27]

During February 1973 he went into the studio with Junior Marvin, who had appeared with Tench on the Gass album Juju three years previously credited as Junior Kerr,[4][28] who had formed Hanson[29] also known as Junior Marvin's Hanson[30] and they recorded Now Hear This (1973).[31] The lineup on this album included, drummer Conrad Isidore, bassist Clive Chaman who later joined Tench in Hummingbird and DeLisle Harper who also played bass and had been a member of Gass with Tench. The album fused rock with funk and was produced by Mario Medious also known as Big "M".[32]


A&M records, Hummingbird, Chapman/Whitney and Streetwalkers

Tench signed to A&M in 1973 and formed the rock and soul fusion band Hummingbird,[33] whose lineup included members of the second Jeff Beck Group also second guitarist Bernie Holland and drummer Conrad Isidore.[34] The band's recordings were produced by Ian Samwell[35] for A&M Records and they recorded the first of three albums, Hummingbird (1974)[36] When writing about the band Hummingbird, respected music magazine Gramophone commented that: "The members of Hummingbird are the cream of British session musicians, more acclimatised than most to playing rock at all intellectual levels".[37]

In April 1975 he became a member of Streetwalkers.[38] He had already already been part of a fluid line-up with Chapman and Whitney, performing as a member of Chapman Whitney Streetwalkers[39] and had appeared with their touring band at concerts, such as at Hyde Park in London, the previous year[40] and in television appearances, including Rockpalast in March 1975.[41]

Tench recorded a second album with Hummingbird, We Can't Go On Meeting Like This, which was released in 1975 and was the first of two albums to feature drummer Bernard "Pretty" Purdie.

Widowmaker (UK), Boxer, Streetwalkers first album

Tench recorded with former Mott the Hoople and Spooky Tooth guitarist Luther Grosvenor's band Widowmaker (UK), which was considered as a potential supergroup,[42] and was formed during 1975. Tench contributed guitar and vocals to the band's first album Widowmaker (1976),[43] which was recorded in 1975[44]

During 1976 Tench contributed vocals to Bloodletting with Boxer, a band which had been formed by Mike Patto and Ollie Halsall the year before.[45] Bloodletting was recorded at The Manor Studios in Oxfordshire and would eventually be released as the band's third album three years later.[46] Tench also appeared on stage with members of Boxer at the Crystal Palace Bowl on 7 August the same year, at a concert promoted by Harvey Goldsmith. This high pedigree concert also featured others such as Eric Clapton and Freddie King, who appeared with guests Larry Coryell and Ronnie Wood on the same bill.[47]

Tench and Streetwalkers recorded their first album Downtown Flyers early in 1975, which was released during October the same year in Europe and the U.S.A.[39] they then recorded a second album, the groove heavy Red Card (1976), which became their most respected album.[48] On 8 June 1976 he appeared on the BBC Radio 1 Peel Sessions[49] with Streetwalkers[50] and they performed again for John Peel's show, on 14 March 1977.[51]

Streetwalkers breakup and Hummingbird's final album

On 19 April 1977, Streetwalkers appeared on Rockpalast for a final time[52] and their set for this performance included Tench playing guitar and singing on songs such as "Run for Cover".[53] Streetwalkers recorded their third and last studio album Vicious but fair (1977) with Tench and he also appeared on their final release Live Streetwalkers (1977), before the band broke up.[54] Tench and Hummingbird's final album Diamond Nights was released the same year.


Van Morrison and Eric Burdon

Van Morrison included Tench in a new band lineup as the lead guitarist and a vocalist,[55] in March 1978 to record the Wavelength album. Tench was recommended to Morrison by drummer Peter Van Hooke, after Hooke had seen him perform in Streetwalkers.[56] In an interview with Johnny Rogan Tench stated: "I quite liked the songs "Natalia" and "Wavelength" because I had a lot to do with them. They came together quickly. He's a very quick worker and once it's there he doesn't see why you can't record it. He let us get on with it, really. It was a good band".[56] He was credited with production assistance, guitar, and backing vocals on this album, which became Morrison's best selling album at that time.[57] He also contributed lead guitar and vocals to the promotional Wavelength tour which followed. The tour started in Santa Clara, California on 30 September 1978 and ended on 1 March 1979 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. By the end of the tour he had appeared in Morrison's lineup sixty two times, before leaving.[56][58]

One of these appearances with Morrison was recorded and broadcast by WNEW-FM radio on 1 November 1978 at the Bottom Line. In his book "Van Morrison: The Mystic Music", Howard A. DeWitt described this concert as the "best live Van Morrison concert broadcast over radio".[59] Later that year, on 26 November 1978 Morrison appeared with the same band at the Roxy. This performance was recorded and released as the promotional album Live at the Roxy (1979).[60]

Tench also appeared in the video Van Morrison in Ireland, which was filmed in February 1979, when he was performing with Morrison on The Wavelength Tour and was released in 1981. Of the bands performance on the video, Tony Stewart commented in NME, that: "The band display a range of textures reminiscent of The Caledonia Soul Orchestra, first with the dark resonance of Toni Marcus' violin, then Pat Kyle's bright sharp tenor sax and finally Bobby Tench's prickly electric guitar".[57] In a review of the same video in January 2013, Rovi Eleanor Mannikka mentions "the quality of the music" in her review for The New York Times.[61]

During May 1978 Tench joined Eric Burdon to record the album Darkness Darkness,[62][63] at Roundwood House in County Leix Ireland. The album was released nearly two years later. The album was recorded using Ronnie Lane's Mobile Studio and with a lineup also including guitarists Brian Robertson from Thin Lizzy and Henry McCullough recently departed from Wings, also Mick Weaver from Traffic. He performed with Burdon at concerts during this time,[64] before joining Streetwalkers guitarist Charlie Whitney's band Axis Point[65] as a guitarist and vocalist to record Axis Point (1979).[66]


Humble Pie

He joined Humble Pie in 1980,[67] further to a previously aborted attempt to enlist him.[68] The lineup included founder member, guitarist and vocalist Steve Marriott, their original drummer Jerry Shirley and American bassist Anthony "Sooty" Jones. They recorded and submitted "Fool For a Pretty Face" which Marriott had written with Shirley earlier, to record companies. The song secured a recording contract with Atlantic subsidiary Atco in USA and Don Arden's Jet Records in UK.[69] Tench remained with them and they recorded On To Victory (1980), which reached #60 in the Billboard 200 album charts and the single "Fool For a Pretty Face" reached #52 in the US singles charts. Tench toured with Humble Pie in USA, as part of the Rock 'N' Roll Marathon Bill with Ted Nugent and Aerosmith and recorded Go for the Throat (1980). The band toured this album after its release[68] During the tour, earlier scheduled appearances by the band were delayed and later Marriott became ill, forcing the cancellation of all further tour dates. Soon afterwards Humble Pie disbanded.[69] after Go For The Throat was dropped by Warner Bros Records due to contractual differences.[68]

Solo recordings and Topper Headon

Tench recorded "Chain Gang" (1982) as a tribute to Sam Cooke, which was released as a single by the German label Line Records. "Looking For A Good Time" was featured on the B side, a song co-written by Tench and Peter Bardens. He later recorded with Topper Headon[70] the drummer from The Clash, credited on Headon's album Waking Up (1984).[71] Tracks from these sessions and others such were used for promotional and commercial releases. The lineup included Headon, vocalist and guitarist Tench, vocalist Jimmy Helms, former Clash keyboard player Mick Gallagher and bassist Jerome Rimson.[72]

In 1986 he recorded a cover of "Still in Love with You", as a tribute to Phil Lynott who died on 4 January the same year. The song was released as a single by the Stiff label, later the same year.[73] Tench featured alongside Brian Robertson.[74] The B side "Heart Out Of Love" was co-written by Jeremy Bird and Tench.[73]


Appearance with former members of Thin Lizzy

In 1993 Tench sang lead vocals for An Evening With The Thin Lizzy Band, which featured former Thin Lizzy drummer Brian Downey, later member and guitarist Brian Robertson, guitarist Doish Nagle and bassist Dough Brookie. The band was formed to play a short tour of Ireland.[75]

Alan Price and The Electric Blues Company

Tench played guitar and sang vocals with former Animals keyboardist Alan Price and The Electric Blues Company[76] on Covers (1994).[77] Later that year he recorded A Gigster's Life for Me[78] with the same lineup. The album was recorded between July and August 1995 at Olympic Studios, London and released the next year as part of Sanctuary's Blues Masters Series.[78] In his review for AllmusicThom Jurek hints at Tench's influence on the album, : "...the Peter Bardens and Bobby Tench original "Good Times, Bad Woman" which, with its slippery guitars and keyboards, feels more like Peter Green's mid-period work and a killer read of Boz Scagg's "Some Change", which is more driven and funky than the original.Then there's the reggae-blues of the title trick, which swings out of a jazzy backbeat into a rootsier inner circle type groove".[79]

During 1995 he contributed guitar and vocals to "Rattlesnake Guitar". A tribute to Peter Green (1995).[80] He joined Paul Jones and Max Middleton on "Whatcha Gonna Do" and Zoot Money on "Albatross", the album was released in October of the same year.[81]

In 1998 he played guitar and sang vocals on Ruby Turner's Call Me by My Name, appearing alongside Boz Burrell, Stan Webb and Zoot Money.[82]


Humble Pie drummer Jerry Shirley reformed Humble Pie in UK during 2001 with a lineup including former member Tench, their original bassist Greg Ridley[83] and a new rhythm guitarist Dave "Bucket" Colwell. They recorded Back on Track (2002), before a brief tour of UK and Europe with Company of Snakes followed, but was curtailed due to Greg Ridley becoming ill.[84] On 14 April 2001 Tench appeared at the Steve Marriott Tribute Concert, in a band which included Zak Starkey, Rabbit Bundrick and Rick Wills.[85][86] Performances from this concert were released on various CDs[87] and a DVD The Steve Marriott Astoria Memorial Concert 2001 was eventually released on October 5, 2004.[88]

He has since been involved with studio collaborations and production,[2] occasionally making appearances at live shows, such as with Roger Chapman, Arthur Louis and Jim Cregan.[2] In 2009 Tench was a featured artist in the Maximum Rhythm and Blues Tour of thirty two UK theatres.[89]

Following and legacy

His proficency as a guitarist and vocalist[11] has attracted an international following.[90] In his biog of Tench for Allmusic Mark Deming states, that he is: "a talented singer and guitarist who has worked with some of the biggest and best-respected names in British rock"[91]

In an interview with Tom Jennings from Backstage Axxess in 2012, Joe Bonamassa mentioned Tench as a vocal influence.[92]

The Canadian rock band Danko Jones mention his vocals in their song "Sugar High"[93] with the lyric " Got the radio on to Bob Tench singing 'Sugar Cane'",[94] from their album This is Danko Jones (2009).[95]



As Bobby Tench
Date of issue A-side B-side Label Country Single
1982 "Chain Gang" (S.Cooke/C.Cooke) "Looking For A Good Time" (Tench/Bardens) Line Germany Tribute to Sam Cooke
(Sam Cooke died on 11 December 1964)
1986 "Still in Love with You" (Lynott/Moore) "Heart out of Love" (Tench/Jeremy Bird) Stiff UK/Europe Tribute to Phil Lynott
(Phil Lynott died January 4, 1986)
1986 "Still in Love with You" (Lynott/Moore) "Heart out of Love" (Tench/Jeremy Bird) Stiff UK/Europe Tribute to Phil Lynott
(extended version)
With Gass
Date of issue A-side B-side Label Country Album
1965 "One Of These Days" "I Don't Know Why" Parlophone UK N/A 7"
1966 "The New Breed" "In The City" Parlophone UK N/A 7"
1967 "Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)" "Jitterbug Sid" CBS UK N/A 7"
1971 "Something's Got to Change Your Ways" "Mr. Banana" Polydor UK/Europe N/A 7"
With The Jeff Beck Group
Date of issue A-side B-side Label Country Album
1971 "Got the Feeling" "Situation" Epic US/Europe Rough and Ready 7"
With Hanson (Junior Marvin)
Date of issue A-side B-side Label Country Album
1973 "Love Knows Everything" "Take You Into My Home" Manticore US/Europe Now Hear this 7"
With Streetwalkers
Date of issue A-side B-side Label Country Album
1975 "Raingame" "Miller" Vertigo US/Europe Downtown Flyers 7"
1976 "Daddy Rolling Stone" "Hole In Your Pocket" Vertigo Europe Red Card 7"
1977 "Chilli Con Carne" "But You're Beautiful" Vertigo Europe Vicious but Fair 7"
With Hummingbird
Date of issue A-side B-side Label Country Album
1975 "For the Children's Sake" "You Can Keep Your Money" A&M US/Europe Hummingbird 7"
1976 "Troublemaker" "Gypsy Skies" A&M US/Europe We Can't Go On Meeting Like This 7"
1977 "Madatcha" "Anna's Song" A&M US/Europe Diamond Nights 7"
With Boxer
A side only
Date of issue A-side B-side Label Country Album
1976 "Hey Bulldog" "Loony Ali" Virgin UK/US/Europe A)Bloodletting
B)Below the Belt
With Widowmaker (UK)
Date of issue A-side B-side Label Country Album
1976 "On The Road" "Pin a Rose on Me" Jet US/UK/Europe Widowmaker 7"
1976 "When I met you" "Pin a Rose On Me" Jet US/UK/Europe Widowmaker 7"
1976 "Pin a Rose on Me" "On the Road" Jet US/UK/Europe Widowmaker 7"
With Van Morrison
Date of issue A-side B-side Label Country Album
1978 "Wavelength" "Checkin' It Out" Mercury US/Europe Wavelength 7"
1979 "Kingdom Hall" "Checkin' It Out" Mercury US/Europe Wavelength 7"
1979 "Natalia" "Lifetimes" Mercury US/Europe Wavelength 7"
With Humble Pie
Date of issue A-side B-side Label Country Album
1980 "Fool For a Pretty Face" "You Soppy Pratt" Atco/Jet US/Europe On to Victory 7"
With Topper Headon
Date of issue A-side B-side Label Country Album
1986 "Leave it to Luck" "Casablanca" Mercury UK/Europe Waking Up 7"
1986 "I'll Give You Everything" "You're So Cheeky" Mercury UK/Europe Side A Waking Up 7"
1986 "Leave It to Luck"
"East Versus West"
"Got to Get Out of This Heat"
Mercury UK/Europe Extd version
Waking Up
With Jeff Beck
"New Ways/Train Train" only
Date of issue 1 2 3 Label Country Album
1991 "People Get Ready" "New Ways/Train Train" "The Train Kept A-Rollin" Mercury UK/Europe Beckology CD


With other artists
Year Artist Album Label
1970 Gass Juju[4] Polydor
Gass Gass (re-packaging of Juju) Polydor
Gass Supergroups Vol 2 (track 1 "Black Velvet")[4] Polydor
1971 Gass Catch My Soul[4] Polydor
The Jeff Beck Group Rough and Ready Epic
1972 The Jeff Beck Group Jeff Beck Group Epic
Ginger Baker Stratavarious Atco
1973 Hanson Now Hear This Manticore
Linda Lewis Fathoms Deep Reprise
1974 Freddie King Burglar RSO
Linda Lewis Heart Strings Reprise
1975 Freddie King Larger than life RSO
Hummingbird Hummingbird A&M
Streetwalkers Downtown Flyers Mercury/Vertigo
Streetwalkers Live at the BBC BBC
1976 Streetwalkers Red Card Mercury/Vertigo
Hummingbird We Can't Go On Meeting Like This A&M
Widowmaker (UK) Widowmaker United Artists
1977 Streetwalkers Vicious but Fair Mercury/Vertigo
Hummingbird Diamond Nights A&M
Streetwalkers Live Streetwalkers Mercury/Vertigo
1978 Van Morrison Wavelength Mercury
1979 Axis Point Axis Point RCA
Boxer Bloodletting Virgin
Van Morrison Van Morrison Live at the Roxy (promotional release) Warner Bros
Gass Juju Polydor
1980 Humble Pie On to Victory Atco
Eric Burdon Darkness Darkness Polydor
1981 Humble Pie Go for the Throat Atco
1986 Topper Headon Waking Up Mercury
Various artists Live in World EMI
1989 Roger Chapman Walking the Cat Castle
1990 Roger Chapman Hybrid and Lowdown Polydor
1991 Jeff Beck Beckology Epic/Legacy
Streetwalkers Best of Streetwalkers Vertigo
1992 Freddie King Stayin' Home With The Blues Universal/Spectrum
1994 Electric Blues Company & Alan Price Covers AP
Chapman Whitney Streetwalkers BBC Radio 1 in Concert Swansong
1995 Various artists Rattlesnake Guitar Tribute to Peter Green EMI
1996 The Electric Blues Company & Alan Price A Gigster's Life For Me Sanctuary
1998 Ruby Turner Call Me by My Name Indigo
Ginger Baker Do What You Like Polygram
2002 Humble Pie Back on Track Sanctuary
2003 Al Slavik The Secret One Slavik
2005 Tim Hinkley Hinkley's Heroes Akarma
Humble Pie On to Victory/Go for the Throat Collectables
2006 Streetwalkers Red Card/Viscious But Fair BGO
Tribute Darlings of Wapping Wharf
Gass Juju Synton
Steve Marriott One More Time For The Ol' Tosser United States of Dist
2007 Junior Marvin Now Hear This Ork
2008 Van Morrison Wavelengthre-mastered + bonus tracks from promo album Live at the Roxy (1979) Universal
2010 Various Artists This is The Blues. Vol2 Eagle
Freddie King Texas Flyer: 1974-1976 Eagle

DVD and video


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External links

  • Bobby Tench discography at Discogs
  • Bobby Tench at the Internet Movie Database
  • Bobby Tench at AllMusic Incomplete discography with reviews of albums (some inaccuracies)
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