Friends, Musicians, Bands and People I Have worked with on my musical ‘Journey’

BILLY jO SPIERS. GREAT VOICE AND A REALLY NICE lADY.
Marty Robbins. A true ‘Country Music Star!

 

 

 

Jimmy Lawton, We did a UK tour with Jimmy. As well as having a great voice, Jimmy could really pick guitar! Great guy and we had a lot of fun!
Marvin Rainwater We toured the UK and Europe with Marvin and loved every minute of it!

 

                                                                                                                                                            

ON STAGE WITH ‘THE LINCOLN COUNTY BOYS’ LATER RENAMED AS THE NASHVILLE KATZ BAND.
THE MAVERICKS.BRILLIANT BAND! ABOUT 20 YEARSAFTER THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN, MICK COLLEY JOINED MY BAND IN CORNWALL.
JOHNNY BOND. FILM STAR, SINGER/ SONGWRITER/MUSICIAN. LOVELY MANAND A GREAT ENTERTAINER. R.I.P. JOHHNY.
Charlie Pride

 

GEORGE HAMILTON IV. WE SHARED QUITE A FEW STAGES. LOVELY MAN.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                

Rusty Douch & The Wild Bunch
SARAH JORY. UK SUPER STAR STEEL PLAYER! WE FIRST MET WHEN SARAH WAS 7. SHE SORT OF ‘ADOPTED’ ME AS UNCLE TEL. SINGER/SONGWRITER/PEDAL STEEL MAESTRO/ IF IT’S GOT STRINGS, THEN SARAH CAN PLAY IT!
LITTLE GINNY, ONE OF THE FIRST COUNTRY SINGERS I WORKED WITH WHEN I CAME INTO COUNTRY MUSIC  AROUND THE LATE 60’S.

 

 

STU STEVENS. ‘THE VOICE’. I LOVED WORKING WITH STU. ONE OF THE FIRST UK COUNTRY MUSIC STARS’.

                                                                                                                                                

                                                            

Bob Howard & Southern Roots
Tammy Wynette
Stewart Brothers & First Chapter.

                                                                                            

 

                                 

 

           Frisco                                                               Lynn Anderson                                      Albert Lee                                           Mike Mills                             Slim Pickins

 

                                                         

     Frank Yonco & The Everglades                              Chas & Val Ryder                                  Simon, Gary & Paul.                                                                               Frank Ifield

 

                     

                   PJ Proby                                              Bernard Manning                                      Keith Manifold                                   The Duffy Brothers

 

               

                  Marti Caine                                            Tex Withers                                    The Hillsiders                                    The Barron Knights

 

 

                                           

      Acker Bilk                                                               Frank Jennings.                                                     Barbary Coast.                                            Adge Cutler & The Wurtzels.

 

                         

Steve Mitchell & Shilo                                                               High Plains Drifters.                   On Stage with Patsy Powell & The Playboy.            Murray (Mo) Clarke.

 

 

 

                   

Paddy O’Connors Nashville Katz Band.                   Terry Lightfoots Jazz Band                      Billy Armstrong                                Royston Jones.

 

                                             

The Muskrats.   One of the Top UK                          Tompall Glaser.                                                        Aubrey Lovejoy                                                    Jeannie Denver

  Country Bands for years!

We became great mates & I am still

in touch with Jeff & Vic.

 

Tompall & Glaser Brothers. We were booked at one of the major USAF bases in the UK for a special Country Music Show, but didn’t realise who was on the bill with us. When I saw Tompall Glaser and his brothers Jim & Chuck at the Band call, I couldn’t believe my luck! To share the same stage and to even duet with Tompall, was one of the      highlights  of my career!                  

 

 

 

 

My old mate Jethro.  We first met when I moved to Cornwall in the late 70’s, We worked together many times became firm friends, recorded a single  together , ‘The Floral Dance’ & one of El Imber and  my original’s, ‘Take me back across the Tamar’ We kept in touch until sadly, we lost Geoff in 2021. R.I.P my dear friend .

 

     

 

 

We did a UK & European Tour with Jo Ann. A superb singer and Star’. Jo Ann was in several Hollywood movies and worked along side Waylon Jennies, Johhny Cash and Willie Nelson.                  

 

George Jones The Legend!

                 

Freddy Fender. Wow! 

                

 

 

Twiggy. We did a TV show with this lovely Lady. 

 

 

We did a UK & European Tour with this American ‘Country Music Star’  Apart from being and great singer and guitar player, Jimmy was a great guy. I loved every minute of our tour. R.I.P my friend.

 

  Lonnie Donegan. Another ‘Legend’ taken too soon. We shared a few stages back in the late 60’s/ early 70’s. A lovely, down to earth genuine guy.

 

               

              Paddy O;Connor                             Jed Ford                                     Loretta Lynn                                         The Nashville Katz Band                          Marti Caine.

 

                                                       

   Jon Derek     & ‘Deano’                                                           Jean (Mills) Caldicote. My agent                                           Dave Berry

                                                                                              and very dear friend, for over 40 years. RIP.

 

                                                 

       Long John Baldry                       PJ Proby                                                   Val Doonican                                      Bert Weedon                                               Les Dawson

                                                                                                                                         

Mr ‘British Country Music’. Tony Goodacre. Always a pleasure to work with Tony.A true proffesional.                      ‘MR COOL’ OF COUNTRY MUSIC. THE AWESOME DON WILLIAMS. 

                                                                       

 Freddie Starr, as nutty as a box of frogs!                                           The Barron Knights                       Frank Jennings & The Syndicate

but a great guy and a great entertainer.                                                                                                      One of the UK ‘s top country Bands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Legendary Jon Derek  and ‘Country Fever’ We shared many, many stages at Country Venues across the whole of the UK for many years. A really nice guy and a fabulous voice. R.I.P. my friend.

                       

     On stage with Jon Derek & Country Fever.

Frank Jennings. Another British Country Music ‘Legend’. Franks Band, ‘ Country Syndicate’ were at the top of Country music for years! Superb act!

 

 

Kelvin Henderson. Where do I start with this British Country Music ‘Star! Singer/musician/songwriter/record producer/ compere/Radio Presenter and he got time to tour extensively in the UK and Europe! Brilliant singer and another good friend I made on my journey.

 

 

My very dear friend, band member, multi talented musician and a lovely, lovely man. Mr ‘Spike’ Hooper. Spike sat in with my band many times, sometimes on the Saxophone, sometimes on lead guitar, sometimes on Bass, always did a few ‘rock’n’roll numbers and loved by all. Another friend taken far to early. Spike was one of the well known Band ‘The Flying Tigers’ absolutely brilliant Band!

 

 

The incredible Sarah Jory! I first met this young lady when she was brought along to a gig by her Dad, Arthur. Even at the tender age of around 10, Sarah was eager to have a go on Brian ( King ) Ramsey-Goudie’s Pedal Steel! I have watched this Multi talented musician grow in to the International phenomenon she now is, with a certain sense of pride that we have been friends for around 20 years and am pleased I am called ‘Uncle Tel’  A Superstar’ of British Country Music!

 

 

‘Little Ginny’ Ginny was one of the very first Ladies I shared a stage with at a British Country Music Festival. Super talented Country Singer!