Colin started out in a band called Odin, alongside John Culley (BLACK WIDOW, CRESSIDA), and they gigged around London for 3 years in the 80s. In 1985, three of them formed BunChakeze, found a singer from LA and recorded one album in 1985vand would not see daylight till its release 25 years later in 2010.
Fast forward twenty-five years to 2010 – Colin Tench met up with John Culley again. John Culley encouraged Colin to release the 1985 recordings of “Whose Dream?” by BunChakeze.
In late 2010 Andres Guazzelli asked Colin if he wanted to work on what would later become Wish You Could Hear. He was hesitant as he hadn’t played in 25 years but ultimately agreed. He wasn’t even fully equipped: he recorded his acoustic guitar with a $5 desktop microphone and the electric guitars through a distortion pedal.
They released the 4-minutes-long rough material in July 2011 to exciting reviews and decided to complete it in full-style: a 12 and a half minutes symphonic rock piece for orchestra and band.
After all these years with a bit of encouragement, Colin reignited his career. He was playing guitar again and met many professional musicians via social media and AIIRadio, Soon he would assemble the group “Corvus Stone” with Pasi Koivu, Petri Lindstrom (Progeland, Petri Lindström Project) and Robert Wolff. In early 2012, the band released their eponymous debut album. Special guest featured Blake Carpenter of the Minstrels Ghost sang some songs.
According to Tench
“I love music. I hate music by numbers. If there is one album I consider to be a template of how to do things, The Beatles White album would be it. Something I realized recently, is that I am not a fan of the genre we call “Prog”. If I list every piece of music I love, all of it falls into that genre tho’! There is a reason. Almost none of my favorite music was aimed at a prog market. It didn’t exist! Did GENESIS, ZAPPA, STEVEN WILSON, BEETHOVEN, PINK FLOYD design prog albums? Nope! Neither will I ever want to.
Colin Tench passed away of natural causes on December 27, 2017.
What He Does
Composer, Production, Guitars, Funny Noises, and he has even been known to sing
Musicians He’s Worked With
Gordo Bennett, Blake Carpenter, Marco Chiappini, Troy James Martin, Zoltan Csörsz Jr, Victor Tassone, Petri Lindström, Robert Wolff, Gary Derrick, Andres Guazzelli, Lorelei McBroom, Stef Flaming, Andy John Bradford, Oliver Rüsing, Phil Naro, Joe Vitale, Peter Jones and Christo Pellani, Cliff Deighton, Joey Lugassy, Pasi Koivu, Sean Filkins, German Vergara, Timo Rautiainen, Eddie Young, Joey Lugassy, Ian Beabout
Jack Potter – ride Before the Fall -June 1, 2018, (Self Released CD & Digital Download
Colin Tench Project – minor Masterpiece (Waters Records) December 24, 2017, CD & Digital Download
Murky Red – No Pocus Without Hocus (Special CD Edition) (Melodic Revolution Records) (December 21, 2016) CD & Digital Download
Coalition – Bridge Across Time (October 7, 2016) Digital Download
Karibow – Holophinium – Progressive Promotion Records (March 26th, 2016) CD & Digital Download
Marco Ragni – Land Of Blue Echoes (Melodic Revolution Records) (March 21, 2016) CD & Digital Download
Murky Red – No Pocus Without Hocus (Melodic Revolution Records) (December 26, 2015) Digital Download Only
Corvus Stone – Corvus Stone Unscrewed July 28th, 2015 (Self Released) Digital Download Only
Corvus Stone – Corvus Stone II (Melodic Revolution Records) (September 30, 2014) CD & Digital Download
Andy John Bradford’s Oceans 5 – Return to Mingulay (Melodic Revolution Records) (October 7, 2013) CD & Digital Download
The Minstrel’s Ghost – The Road To Avalon (Melodic Revolution Records) (December 12, 2012) CD & Digital Download
Murky Red – Time Doesn’t Matter (Melodic Revolution Records) (November 27, 2016) CD & Digital Download
Corvus Stone – Corvus Stone (Melodic Revolution Records) (November 26, 2012) CD & Digital Download
Odin of London -The London Tapes (Self Released) 2011 CD & Digital Download
BunChakeze – Whose Dream? (Self Released) December 12, 2010 CD & Digital Download
Murky Red – Collateral Damage (Melodic Revolution Records) (December 21, 2016) Digital Download
Colin Tench with the Christmas Chili Allstars – Natal (Melodic Revolution Records) November 23, 2016, Digital Download
Colin Tench Project – Hair in a G-String (Waters Records) September 30, 2016, CD & Digital Download
Colin Tench Project – Dnieper Summer Day (September 30, 2016)
Colin Tench Project – When I’m Dreaming Of You (Melodic Revolution Records) September 7, 2015, Digital Download
Transmission Rails – Books (Melodic Revolution Records) (February 9, 2014) Digital Download
Transmission Rails – Citizen’s Lament (Melodic Revolution Records) (December 2, 2014) Digital Download
Colin Tench Project – La Palo Desperado (Melodic Revolution Records) December 12th, 2014, Digital Download
Colin Tench Project – Can’t See It Any Other Way (Melodic Revolution Records) March 25th, 2014, Digital Download
Colin Tench Project – Shining Lights (Melodic Revolution Records) September 16th, 2012) Digital Download
Andres Guazzelli – Wish You Could Hear (Melodic Revolution Records) (November 2, 2012) Digital download
Colin Tench Project – The Mad Yeti – (Melodic Revolution Records) May 21st, 2012, Digital Download
Colin Tench Project – Something Old Something New Something Borrowed Something Screwed – (Melodic Revolution Records) March 7, 2012, Digital Download
The Music of Colin Tench is Available on Bandcamp
Melodic Revolution Records Samplers
Alchemy 2011 A Year In The Revolution (January 2, 2012)
2012 Passage To Music Festival Sampler (April 4, 2012)
The Singles ( September 11, 2012)
A Year In The Revolution, Alchemy 2012 (December 31, (2012)
Passage to Music II (May 3, 2013)
A Year In The Revolution, Alchemy 2013 (December 21 (2013)
Passage to Music III (May 3, 2014)
A Year In The Revolution, Alchemy 2014 (January 1, 2015)
Passage to Music IIII (August 26, 2015)
Upload Me (May 7, 2016)
A Music Revolution The First Decade 2006 / 2016 (October 2, 2016)
Stardust (November 23, 2016)
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