GEOFF WHITEHORN | ROTOSOUND

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GEOFF WHITEHORN

Born in 1951, took up the guitar aged 11.

Joined British jazz-rock band IF in 1973. Band split at the end of 1974.

Joined ex-Stone The Crows singer Maggie Bell’s band for a year in 1975, notably opening for Bad Company on their US “Straight Shooter” tour.

In 1976, joined Back Street Crawler after the sad demise of ex-Free guitarist Paul Kossoff, touring extensively and recording two albums. Band split in 1979.

In 1978, played on Roger Chapman’s (ex-Family, Streetwalkers) first solo album, “Chappo”, and subsequently joined his band, The Shortlist, in 1979. Still playing together to this day. Also a member of the newly reformed Family.

In 1991, joined the newly reformed Procol Harum. Still touring and recording……

In 1994, joined Roger Daltrey’s band for a lengthy US orchestral tour playing the music of Pete Townshend, and thereafter in 1996 did a run of gigs with The Who performing “Quadrophenia” in its entirety, notably at Hyde Park and six nights at Madison Square Garden in NYC.

In 1995, joined Paul Rodgers’ band (ex-Free, Bad Co) touring and recording for three years.

Around 1986 became the main demo artist for Marshall Amplification, and subsequently moved to Hughes & Kettner in 2006.

Is a PRS guitars endorsee, and has a signature guitar with Trev Wilkinson’s Fret-King brand, and also a signature pickup with Bare Knuckle Pickups, the “Crawler” model.

Has released three solo albums, “Whitehorn” in 1974, “Geoff Who” in 1990, and “Big In Gravesend” in 1992.

Other artists he has recorded and/or toured with include Paul McCartney, Jimmy Nail, Paul Young, Chas & Dave, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Elkie Brooks (for whom he was MD from 1981 – 1983), John Parr, Peter Noone and Dame Edna Everage (!!), among many others.

Official Website
www.geoffwhitehorn.webs.com

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