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Rarities 1975-77 Ray Fenwick and Ian Gillan Band (September 2021)

  A must for Deep Purple fans, this set draws together demos and rare tracks from the first three albums released by 70’s super group, The Ian Gillan Band. The album includes tracks from 1976’s ‘Child in Time’ and the following year’s ‘Scarabus’ release along with alternative takes of both “Country Lights” and the title […]

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Ray Fenwick releases The Rockfield Mixes…Plus with Ian Gillan Band (June 2021)

‘The Rockfield Mixes … Plus’ is, in essence, the original mix of the second – and most acclaimed Ian Gillan Band album –  ’Clear Air Turbulence’. Mixed at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales, for some this is the definitive release but Gillan himself was unhappy with the results and the album underwent a major […]

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Ray Fenwick releases 3-CD retrospective on 30 April 2021 via Cherry Red Records

This hour special was first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  Ray discusses various aspects of his career illustrated with selected tracks PLAYING THROUGH THE CHANGES is the most comprehensive anthology of  Ray Fenwick’s multi-faceted musical output to date. Compiled by Ray himself, this 3-CD set boasts many of his best solo recordings from […]

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Ray Fenwick releases five track EP – Going Large – on 15 January 2021

Ray releases a new five track EP via Singsong Music on 15 January 2021. A specially commissioned mini-album of instrumental music, it brings out the best values in funk and rock while also exploring more expansive and symphonic soundscapes. The title track has a funk/rock groove that’s very edgy: “it does what it says on […]

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New boxed set featuring seventies pop rockers Fancy for January 2021 release

Cherry Red Records release a triple-CD clamshell box set on 29 January 2021 – “Fancy: The Complete Recordings” With input from original band members this collection features all of Fancy’s studio recordings – both albums plus non-LP tracks – plus a previously unheard live recording from legendary jazz club Ronnie Scott’s. As a bonus, Disc […]

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Ray Fenwick plays on The Amorphous Androgynous album (November 2020)

Ray Fenwick has contributed to the new album ‘We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal’ by The Amorphous Androgynous.  Described as a symphonic mini album it features Peter Hammill (Van Der Graaf Generator) on vocals alongside a host of musicians including: Paul Weller (piano and guitar), Ray Fenwick (Spencer Davis Group/Ian Gillan) on lead guitar, Brian […]

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Albums

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Singles

[If using a smartphone, please re-orientate to landscape] Singles G=Guitar BV=Backing vocals LV=Lead vocals P=Producer M=Mandolin K=Keyboards B=Banjo (A)-side (B)-side Year Artist Title Label Catalogue no. Comments 1965 1965 THE SYNDICATS On The Horizon/Crawdaddy Simone Columbia DB7686 (A) BV (B) BV, G 1967 1967 TEE SET Now’s The Time/Bring A Little Sunshine Tee Set Records […]

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The Nineties: More sessions and reissues

  Following the Minute By Minute album, released in 1991, Ray continued with session work including projects masterminded by one-time Spencer Davis Group keyboards player Eddie Hardin. “Wind And The Willows” was originally released in 1985 followed by “Wizards Convention 2” in 1995.  The latter featured a star-studded guest line-up including Tony Ashton, Debbie Bonham, […]

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The Eighties: Forcefield

In the 1980s Ray was sessioning again with artists such as Finardi, Dick Rivers and Johnny Mars.  He was her initial producer and also contributed songs to Samantha Fox‘s debut album ‘Touch Me’ (1986). In 1987 he formed a musical collective called Forcefield with legendary drummer Cozy Powell.  The idea was to invite guest singers […]