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RED FOX
Red Fox

Early Days

Henry Parker’s early days band was put together as the ‘Magical World’ concept with a flexible line up allowing the creative nature and thinking behind his musical ideas to be expressed. The following have contributed on recordings and live events so far. It gives a taster to anyone thinking of coming to see Henry Parker of the standard any of his band musicians must attain. To date the likes of Ray Fenwick Clem Cattini , Neil Murray, Colin Farley ,Terry Pack, Mark Stanway and Mike Hurst have all added a little magic to the music as guest players. Together their musical spirit has weaved some of the greatest moments in rock and pop history in such groups as The Spencer Davis Group, Whitesnake, Ian Gillan Band , The Tornados , Cutting Crew , The Enid and Magnum, Mike’s history also spans discovering and/or producing the likes of Cat Stevens, Mark Bolan, Shakin’ Stevens and Manfred Man.

 

Who knows how Henry’s music will evolve in the future but those who have been involved to date have placed a marker in the sand as to the quality and expectation.

 

Read on below for more detail of the present and early band line ups and guests

 

Clem Cattini

Clem played as a guest on the How Long Can you Hide and is a legend in his own right. First starring with Johnny Kid and the Pirates and then The Tornados in the early 60′s, he has appeared on 45 number one hit singles.

 

Neil Murray

Neil Murray is an icon in the bass guitar world playing through the early days of Babe Ruth and achieving rock stardom with the mega band Whitesnake. He played bass on Red Fox single

 

Ray Fenwick

Ray is one of Britain’s foremost guitarists and has lent his talents to many bands and musicians over the years, including Spencer Davis ,Fancy and Ian Gillan. He has also been involved in many innovative projects, including “The Guitar Orchestra” and “Wind In The Willows” (both now available on CD). He was Samantha Fox’s first producer.

 

Due to his association with Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Gillan in the seventies, he has now become part of the ”Purple” family. More recently, Ray has been composing and arranging with a view to a new instrumental album. This will bring together some of his musician friends including Steve Howe (whom he replaced in The Syndicats in 1965) and Snowy White. Ray produced Samantha Fox’ first album and is a brilliant all-rounder, with an enviable rock pedigree.

 

Mark Stanway

Mark is a keyboardist extraordinaire. He is famous for his work with British rock band Magnum, and also with Phil Lynott’s Grand Slam. He also plays with M3 Classic Whitesnake, featuring ex-Whitesnake members Bernie Marsden, Neil Murray and Mick Moody.
www.markstanway.com

 

Colin Farley

Colin Farley is a well known and respected bass player on the UK professional circuit and achieved fame through his days with the highly successful 80-90,s band Cutting Crew, co-writing the hit Died in your arms tonight. Colin has worked with many professional bands and musicians, most recently with Leona Lewis.

 

Terry Pack
Terry pack has been a bass player since the age of 15, making his first recording with the 70’s pop band Hollywood Killers, before joining the highly acclaimed progressive rock band The Enid and going on to play in the 80,s and 90,s with Forcefield and the South Carolina Blues man Jonny Mars to name but a few.
www.terrypackbass.co.uk

 

Gwyn Ashton

Gwyn Ashton is no stranger to the world stage as he has spent more than 15 years touring the globe, opening for artists as diverse as BB King, Buddy Guy, Mick Taylor, Peter Green, Rory Gallagher, Robin Trower, Vanilla Fudge, Wishbone Ash, Van Morrison, Jeff Healey, Tony Joe White, Johnny Winter, Ray Charles, Pat Travers and John Hammond. He has also been invited onstage with Mick Fleetwood, Hubert Sumlin, Marc Ford, Jon Paris, Canned Heat, Robbie Blunt and Mark Stanway. Ashton has been praised by such luminaries as Robert Plant, Johnny Winter and Eric Johnson .