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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, Mike […]

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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 […]

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The Seventies: Ian Gillan Band

As Ray Fenwick recalls, he first came into contact with Ian Gillan during the “Butterfly Ball” sessions for Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover. Ian Gillan had ideas for a solo album (subsequently released on CD as “Cher Kazoo & Other Stories”) and then invited Ray, together with John Gustafson (bass), Mike Moran (keyboards) and Mark […]

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The Seventies: Fancy

The band Fancy developed from session work.  After Ray Fenwick’s stint in the Spencer Davis Group he worked with a number of musicians including bassist Mo Foster. Ray had also worked with the producer Mike Hurst, on the Hardin-York sessions amongst others, and it was Hurst who invited Ray to cut a new version of […]

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The Sixties

Ray Fenwick’s first professional band was Rupert and The Red Devils, based in West London.  They played bluebeat and ska which was unusual for the time. It was 1962. One of the Red Devils, Nathaniel Fredericks, was to join Jimmy James and the Vagabonds who enjoyed minor chart success in the 1970’s. The Red Devils did […]