Colin Tench (born May 30, 1954 in London , England ; † December 27, 2017 in London) was a British guitarist who was best known as a member of the progressive rock bands "CTP - The Colin Tench Project" and "Corvus Stone" . Other music projects he has worked on are Karibow and "Murky Red".
Colin Tench grew up in London. As a young man, he emigrated to Sydney , Australia for 3 years in 1977 . During this time he learned to play the guitar and was a member of 'The Pommie Gentlemen', a band made up of English members and members with English parents. He also toured Asia and Afghanistan .
Colin then moved back to London and in 1981 became a member of 'Odin Of London', in which he and John Culley ( Black Widow , Cressida ) were in the final selection. After years of performing live, the band couldn't find a record label and broke up. In 1985 Colin Tench and the former colleagues of Odin, Gary Derrick and Cliff Deighton recorded an album as the band "BunChakeze" with Joey Lugassy (California) as the singer, but this did not find favor with any record label. The recordings were financed by working on a new recording studio, in which the band members helped out and received studio time in return. Colin gave up playing the guitar.
25 years later - in 2010 - Colin Tench met John Culley again. John Culley encouraged Colin to release the old recordings from 1985 and in fact after 25 years the BunChakeze album "Whose Dream?" released.
Colin's career was now taking off. He played the guitar again, got to know many professional musicians and founded the group "Corvus Stone" with Pasi Koivu, Petri Lindstrom and Robert Wolff. In 2012 the band released their debut album of the same name. As a guest musician on this album, Blake Carpenter sang a few songs. Colin became an integral part of Blake Carpenter's 'Oceans 5' and composed and played on their album 'Return to Mingulay'. Colin also reformed the band BunChakeze. On the side he started working for his band "The Colin Tench Project". He was also responsible as a sound engineer for the sound of the Murky Red album "Time Doesn't Matter".
From that time on, Colin Tench was very busy. He released the Corvus Stone albums "Corvus Stone II" and "Unscrewed" and worked for the bands "Coalition" and "Transmission Rails". He also played guitar in Andres Guazzelli's symphonic rock piece "Wish You Could Hear". He also mixed the Murky Red album "No Pocus Without Hocus". He also became a member of the United Progressive Fraternity project, which includes Jon Anderson and Steve Hackett as members.
In 2016 he released the critically acclaimed "Colin Tench Project" album "Hair in G-String (Unfinished But Sweet)", which encompassed many different styles and can not only be assigned to progressive rock. Guest musicians such as Peter Jones ( Camel , Tiger Moth Tales ), Oliver Rüsing ( Karibow ) and Phil Naro ( Tallas , Peter Criss ) played on this album .
In 2017 Colin Tench and his bandmates recorded the Colin Tench Project album "minor Masterpiece" with guest musicians such as Joe Vitale (Eagles), Peter Jones and Christo Pellani ( Air Supply ), which was released on December 23, 2017 as a download version. Colin Tench never experienced the CD release of this album on January 30th, 2018.
Colin Tench died of natural causes on December 27, 2017.
Colin was a very versatile guitarist who included staccato notes, flamenco, folk and many other styles. This is amazing since he didn't play the guitar for 25 years and had actually graduated from the music business.
- 2018 - Colin Tench Project, minor masterpiece
- 2016 - Colin Tench Project, Hair in a G-String
- 2016 - Karibow, Holophinium
- 2016 - Coalition, Bridge Across Time
- 2015 - Corvus Stone, Corcus Stone Unscrewed
- 2014 - Corvus Stone, Corvus Stone II
- 2013 - Andres Guazzelli, Wish You Could Hear
- 2013 - Andy John Bradford's Oceans 5, Return To Mingulay
- 2012 - The Ministrel's Ghost, The Road To Avalon
- 2012 - Corvus Stone, Corvus Stone
- 2010 - BunChakeze, Whose Dream?
- Archived copy ( memento of the original from August 29, 2018 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Corvus Stone homepage
- Colin Tench Biography ( January 9, 2018 memento on the Internet Archive ), mrrmusic.com
- Colin Tench career with corrections by Colin in the comment ( Memento from January 3, 2018 in the Internet Archive ), metalnprog.wordpress.com
-  "Hair in G-String (Unfinished But Sweet)" review on metalnexus.net
-  "Hair in G-String (Unfinished But Sweet)" reviews on progarchives.com
-  "Hair in G-String (Unfinished But Sweet)" reviews on progplanet.com
- Archived copy ( memento of the original from January 3, 2018 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. minor Masterpiece Album on Bandcamp
- Message from Melodic Rock Records on the death of Colin Tench ( memento from January 3, 2018 in the Internet Archive ), mrrmusic.com
-  Oceans 5 at Melodic Revolution Records
- Archived copy ( memento of the original from August 28, 2018 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. BunChakeze website
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||British guitarist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||May 30, 1954|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||London , England|
|DATE OF DEATH||December 27, 2017|
|Place of death||London , England|