We played the Isle of Wight festival in 1970 and the Krumlin Festival where the cover of 'Split' was photographed, we arrived on a Saturday and one of the organisers told us we were supposed to play the day before one o the reasons Roy Fisher was sacked later on!! Also in that year they toured with the Rolling Stones and Glyn Johns, who was recording the Stones recorded the Groundhogs set, this was first used as a promo for the States rare item as only 100 were produced and released later as 'Live at Leeds'. It looks like they will be seeking a replacement for the Groundhogs on this tour. And thinking of it, we got the blues. Tony and the band played all of the gigs on the blossoming blues circuit and then were fortunate to be asked to back Hooker on the final week of his first British tour. The Great Rock Discography 5th ed. I don't know how much flew up in the air but they saw the funny side of it. Notably 'Hogwash' and 'Who Will Save The World? At around the same time the Hogs also backed Champion Jack Dupree who later said in an interview with Melody Maker that they were 'the best band he'd ever played with'.
The Groundhogs official website does not list Chaz Depaolo as being with them as a member. The 'worst' is easy the stroke I had 16th June, 2009 striking me totally mute when I was going to play at a French Blues Festival alongside Billy Boy, had to cancel! Apart from the Groundhogs, McPhee has played with Herbal Mixture, the , , Tony McPhee's Terraplane, Tony McPhee's Turbo, the Tony McPhee Band and. After that we will have to see how the recovery is progressing. Exclusive interviews, reviews and articles. After releasing the double live album 'Hoggin' the Stage' 1984. Perfect to hear on a misty and cold autumn.
Hopefully it's because we're down-to-earth and no BullShit! What experiences in life make a bluesman? It's a rather rare recording issued by a Polish label under a really ugly cover sleeve, the reason why I did one myself. Apart from the Groundhogs, McPhee has played with Herbal Mixture, the John Dummer Band, Tony McPhee's Terraplane, Tony McPhee's Turbo and the Tony McPhee Band. In an interview of the time he called them the 'number one British blues band'. Got into music firstly because I was crap at school academically rubbish and I totally understood people who had a similar experience, we had to teach Hooker how to write his autograph he asked me write a 'love letter' to a young girl he met at a gig, he dictated, I wrote! We serve an international readership. They go back to slavery, when people used music to communicate, entertain themselves maybe even send messages that wouldn't be understood by their 'masters' through to the 20th century mainly just to entertain and tell stories mainly of unrequited love to the 21st century where what has survived all these years in roughly the same format it's an accessible music, simple but honest. It stands for Tough Shit. Do you believe in the existence of real Blues nowadays? At times in the 1990s, McPhee alternated two line-ups.
All these albums and live shows were performed by the classic of Cruickshank, McPhee and Pustelnik. A place where musicians can express themselves. First time I met Alvin was when he came into our dressing-room after he had slugged us off in the Melody Maker in a feature called ' Blind Date, he was so tall! Despite this ridiculous cock-up the album re-entered the charts, stayed for 6 months, sold 100. The group's album releases May 1970 ; March 1971 ; and March 1972 , recorded as a trio without Rye, all reached the in the. Tony jumped up on the platform and don't know how but got his guitar lead caught up in the kit. What are some of the most memorable gigs you've had? He is often credited as 'Tony McPhee'. So all the links are dead.
McPhee put together a new band in 2007, with long-time Groundhogs bassist Dave Anderson ex- and Marco Anderson on drums. Which is the most interesting period in your life? The follow-up 'Split' went straight in the charts and would have made number one, however the record company had not re-stocked in time! Despite this ridiculous cock-up the album re-entered the charts stayed for 6 months. What do you think is the main characteristic of your personality that made you a Blues musician? Although they have continued to play in various line-ups to the present day, McPhee officially retired from the band in 2015. The Groundhogs lead by Tony McPhee despite some short lay-offs and various line ups have been gigging ever since. How do you describe your philosophy for the music and what characterizes the sound of Tony McPhee? But he still plays guitar with friends under the Groundhogs name. Sad that he's no more able to sing after his stroke. McPhee has also released many solo acoustic blues records, as well as duets with Jo Ann Kelly.
McPhee's definitive biography, written by Paul Freestone was published in 2012. The Groundhogs Archive 1963-2004 The Story of The Groundhogs Welcome to the Groundhogs Archive, this is not going to be a static site but a developing archive of the band through the last 41 years. Apart from the Groundhogs, McPhee has played with Herbal Mixture, the John Dummer Band, Tony McPhee's Terraplane, Tony McPhee's Turbo and the Tony McPhee Band. The album featured one side with a collection of blues and electric solo numbers and side two, an innovative synthesizer based work called 'The Hunt', which expressed his disgust and hatred of blood 'sport'. . If we have forgotten you, and we know there are a couple, remember the face. Life itself, all the kicks in the testicles, the ability to take them and keep smiling! He is often credited as 'Tony T.
Blues : the British connection 1. Tony was now growing in confidence and wrote all of the songs for the third album 'Thank Christ for the Bomb', which entered the charts after John Peel played one of the tracks 'Soldier' on his Sunday afternoon Radio show and it sold 30,000 copies. Two albums, Crosscut Saw and Black Diamond, were released in 1976. A wonderful selection of blues played by the spiritual son of John Lee Hooker. Tony McPhee Tour Dates, Concert Tickets 2018 Tony McPhee is an English blues guitarist, and founder of The Groundhogs. He is doing well in recovery, but has lost the ability to speak. In that year they toured with the Rolling Stones and Glyn John, who was recording the Stones recorded one of the Groundhogs sets and Mick Jagger presented Tony with the tapes.
Despite the album success, The Groundhogs retain a cult status, you are either absolutely passionate about them or have never heard of them. Tony wrote all of the songs for the third album 'Thank Christ for the Bomb' which entered the charts after John Peel played one of the tracks 'Soldier' on his Sunday afternoon Radio show and it sold 30,000 copies. Tony suffered a stroke in 2009, which affected his vocal abilities for a while, but long-time collaborator Joanna Deacon took on most of the vocal duties until Tony recovered. Groundhogs facebook fan page now set up, get information on gigs and the new album as its published. If we haven't got a picture, we would love to fill in the gaps, so please get in contact.