Fifty years after the release of their eponymous debut album in 1967, Ten Years After are back with a brand new studio album containing twelve newly written tracks. As well as original members Ric Lee (Drums) and Chick Churchill (Keys), the band now features Bass Icon Colin Hodgkinson (Peter Green, Spencer Davis, Chris Rea) and multi-award winning Guitarist/Vocalist Marcus Bonfanti (Van Morrison, Ginger Baker, Ronnie Wood).
of their meteoric rise to fame can be pinpointed to their performance at
The Woodstock Music and Arts Festival in August 1969. The band broke up
in 1974, but re-united a couple of times the decades after. Initially
this included the enigmatic frontman Alvin Lee, later they
toured with various different guitarists and singers. In 2013, to the
great shock and surprise of the remaining founder members, Alvin Lee died from complications during a routine medical procedure.
In 2014 founder members Ric Lee and Chick Churchill (wanting to keep the memory of the band alive and pay tribute to the legendary albums they made with Alvin Lee over the years) put Ten Years After back
together with a new line up. They were keen to record a studio album
that showcases this exciting new line-up that has been touring the world
as Ten Years After to great critical acclaim over the
last three and a half years. On this album the band clearly captured
that same energy and spontaneity in the studio that made the early TYA
albums so magical.