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COLLABORATIONS

Three Bonzos & a Piano | Bum Notes | 2012

Andy continues to play alongside Three Bonzos and a Piano and on this CD. The band is Roger Ruskin Spear, Sam Spoons, Rodney Slater & Dave Glasson and special guests Andy, Charlotte Glasson (Dave's daughter), Chris (Motorbikin') Spedding, and Mick Hutton.

Bum Notes cd: 3 Bonzos and a Piano

Roy Harper | Songs of Love and Loss | 2011

A 2CD retrospective of Roy's career.

Roy Harper: Songs of Love and Loss

Hank Wangford and Brad Breath | play live | 2010 - present day

Hank and Andy re-unite for gigs across the country - catch them near you!

Hank Wangford and Brad Breath | played live | 2010

Richard Thompson | Walking On A Wire | 2009

Richard's four-disc career retrospective to which Andy has contributed.

Richard Thompson: Walking On A Wire

Iain Matthews & The Searing Quartet | Joy Mining | 2009

Andy co-wrote the song Randolph Scott on Iain's 2008 album

Iain Matthews: Joy Mining

Three Bonzos & a Piano | Hair of the Dog | 2010 & 2011

Andy played with Three Bonzos and a Piano during their tour in 2009 & 2010 and on this CD. The band is Roger Ruskin Spear, Sam Spoons, Rodney Slater & Dave Glasson and special guests 'Legs Larry Smith'. and Vernon Dudley Bohay Nowell.

3 Bonzos & A Piano | Hair of the Dog | 2010

Dennis Locorriere | Hits & History Tour - Live DVD | 2007

The band included Andy Roberts (vocals, guitar and mandolin), Clive Gregson (vocals, keyboards, guitar, mandolin and accordian), Mark Griffiths ( vocals and bass guitar), Sev Lewkowicz (vocals and keyboards) and Martin Hughes (drums). Dennis and the boys toured the UK and recorded this DVD.

Dennis Locorriere | Hits & History Tour - Live DVD | 2007

Iain Matthews with Andy Roberts | Brosella live | 2006

Bonus CD released alongside an Iain Matthews DVD called 'Osolomeo'. The CD is called 'Brosella', credited to Iain Matthews with Andy Roberts is a recording of a live show the duo did at the Brosella Jazz & Folk Festival in Brussels, Belgium, July 11th 1992.

Iain Matthews with Andy Roberts | Brosella live | 2006

Maggie Reilly | Rowan | 2006

Andy Roberts spent the autumn of 2005 in Woodworm Studios, the original Fairport Convention studio in Oxfordshire, recording tracks for the new Maggie Reilly album. Maggie is a Scottish singer songwriter who was recently honoured by the BMI for the most played song of 2006 in the USA.

Maggie Reilly | Rowan | 2006

Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah | 40 anniversary Celebration/ recorded at London's Astoria | 2005

Marking the 40th anniversary of the release of 'My Brother Makes the Noises for the Talkies' the Bonzos first record, a DVD of this performance is now available.
This DVD of the Astoria gig features special guests Stephen Fry, Adrian Edmondson, Phill Jupitus & Paul Merton and Andy Roberts, Tom Fry, JJ Jones and Mickey Simmonds, along with original members Neil Innes, Roger Ruskin Spear, Rodney Slater, Legs Larry Smith Vernon Dudley Bohay-Nowell, Sam Spoons & Bob Kerr.

Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah | 40 anniversary Celebration/ recorded at London's Astoria | 2005

Shelagh McDonald | Let No Man Steal Your Thyme | 2005

Let No Man Steal Your Thyme is a two CD compilation album of the music of Shelagh McDonald released in 2005. Andy played on Shelagh's first album which is included in this package.

Shelagh McDonald | Let No Man Steal Your Thyme | 2005

Andy Roberts & Tony Haase | This is Andy Roberts & Tony Haase | 2005 |MORE HERE |

The result of a collaboration with Tony Haase. This album was produced from their performance at Brighton's Comedy Festival and contains tracks from the set and the 'First Singalong Symphony' were all the notes are chosen and sung by the audience...

Andy Roberts & Tony Haase | This is Andy Roberts & Tony Haase | 2005

Kirsty MacColl | The Best Of | 2005

Contains the track As Long as You Hold Me, written by Billy Bragg, produced by Andy Roberts. The track was recorded for the movie soundtrack Mad Love which Andy scored (1995).

Kirsty MacColl | The Best Of | 2005

The Singing Playwrights | Edinburgh Festival Residence | 2004

The band plays a 'Live in Liverpool' set for Mike Harding's Radio2 show which also featured Janis Ian and Ralph McTell.

The Singing Playwrights | Edinburgh Festival Residence | 2004

The musical show, created by Willy Russell and Tim Firth, moved onto Edinburgh for a twelve date season as part of the internationally famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival - the world’s largest arts festival.

The Singing Playwrights | Edinburgh Festival Residence | 2004

Dom Rowley | Looking Back | 2004

Andy composed a string arrangement for a track by new Liverpool singer/songwriter Dom Rowley, recording with Mike Cave at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool.

Dom Rowley | Looking Back | 2004

In Other Words Tour | Willy Russell & Tim Firth | 2004

The band for the 'In Other Words' tour consisted of Willy Russell (lead vocals & guitar), Tim Firth (lead vocals & keyboards) and Andy Roberts (vocals & guitars) plus Dorie Jackson (vocals), Emily Jackson (vocals, bass & keyboard), Gavin Kaufman (vocals, bass & keyboard) and Vidar Norheim (vocals, drums, percussion & vibraphone). Loreto Murray also joined later in the tour (vocals & accordian).

In Other Words Tour | Willy Russell & Tim Firth | 2004

Tim Firth | Harmless Flirting | 2004

Andy co-produced this album from Tim Firth. Tim is well known as the writer of Neville's Island, Preston Front and more recently wrote the screenplay for 'Blackball' and 'Calendar Girls'.

Tim Firth | Harmless Flirting | 2004

Willy Russell | Hoovering The Moon | 2003

Andy co-produced, acted as arranger and plays on this wonderful album from Willy Russell - featuring (amongst others) Kate Rusby, Barbara Dickson, Herbie Flowers, John McCusker and the full compliment of Plainsong.

Willy Russell | Hoovering The Moon | 2003

Roy Harper | Played Live | 2001

Andy and Roy toured the UK

Roy Harper | Played Live | 2001

Roy Harper | Royal Festival Hall | 2001

A wonderful gig at the Royal Festival Hall, London to celebrate Roy's 60th birthday. Released on CD.

Roy Harper | Royal Festival Hall | 2001

Pink Floyd | Is There Anybody Out There -The Wall | 2000

Recording of Pink Floyd’s 1981 live performance at Earls Court, London.

Pink Floyd | Is There Anybody Out There -The Wall | 2000

Iain Matthews | Orphans & Outcasts, Vol 3 | 1999

Iain Matthews | Orphans & Outcasts, Vol 3 | 1999

Roy Harper | BBC Tapes VOL 6 (1978) | 1997

BBC 'In Concert' tapes 1978

Roy Harper | BBC Tapes VOL 6 (1978) | 1997

Roy Harper | BBC Tapes VOL 5 (1977 - 78) | 1997

John Peel sessions 1978: Andy plays alongside Roy on Forget Me Not, The Same Old Rock & I Hate The White Man

Roy Harper | BBC Tapes VOL 5 (1977 - 78) | 1997

The Wellingborough Bootleg | 1997

Tape of the ‘Words on the Run’ tour with Brian Patten, Willy Russell, Adrian Henri and Roger McGough.

The Wellingborough Bootleg | 1997

Dan Kibler | Haunted | 1996

Dan Kibler | Haunted | 1996

Iain Matthews | Camouflage | 1995

Iain Matthews | Camouflage | 1995

Hank Wangford | Played Live | 1995

Hank Wangford | Played Live | 1995

Julian Dawson | Travel On | 1995

Julian Dawson | Travel On | 1995

Maddy Prior | Momento: The Best of Maddy Prior | 1995

Maddy Prior | Momento: The Best of Maddy Prior | 1995

Ashley Hutchings | Guv'nor, Vol 1 | 1994

Ashley Hutchings | Guv'nor, Vol 1 | 1994

Various Artists | World is a wonderful Place: The songs of Richard Thompson | 1994

Various Artists | World is a wonderful Place: The songs of Richard Thompson | 1994

Rolf Harris | Played Live | 1993 & 1994

The Rolf Harris Band played Glastonbury in 1993 and went down a storm. The Band: Rolf Harris (didgeridoo, accordion, paintist, lead vocals), Andy Roberts (guitar), Mick Gaffey (drums), Alan Dunn (keyboards/accordion) and Bernard O'Neill (bass).

Rolf Harris | Played Live | 1993 & 1994

Iain Matthews | Soul of many Places | 1993

A compilation of the Iain's material recorded during the Elektra years (early 1970s).

Iain Matthews | Soul of many Places | 1993

Richard Thompson | Watching the Dark | 1993

Richard Thompson | Watching the Dark | 1993

Iain Matthews | Orphans & Outcasts, Vol 1 | 1991

A collection of demos and live recordings, including Plainsong material, from 1970 - 1978.

Iain Matthews | Orphans & Outcasts, Vol 1 | 1991

Irma & the Squirmers | played live | 1989

Another 'just for fun' pub band with Mel Harold.

Irma & the Squirmers | played live | 1989

Tex Maniacs | live band | 1988

The band consisted of, at various times, Andy Roberts (guitar), Tim Renwick (guitar), BJ Cole (pedal steel guitar), Al Stewart (Saxophone), Bob Loveday (violin), Mike Berry (guitar, vocals), Howard Tibble (drums), Paul Riley (bass), Ian Campbell (bass).

Tex Maniacs | live band | 1988

Richard Thompson | Hand of Kindness | 1983

Richard Thompson | Hand of Kindness | 1983

Hank Wangford | Ghostherd (12inch single) | 1983

As the covers says... An extended 12" Rock 'N' Rodeo Discoherd Style Version!

Hank Wangford | Ghostherd (12inch single) | 1983

Hank Wangford | Live | 1982

Hank Wangford | Live | 1982

Hank Wangford | Live at the Pegasus | 1982

Hank Wangford | Live at the Pegasus | 1982

Pink Floyd | The Wall | 1981 played live

How Andy became a latex Dave Gilmour...

Pink Floyd | The Wall | 1981 played live

Roy Harper | Unknown Soldier | 1980

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Billy Connolly | played Live & Video 'Bites yer Bum' | 1980

Released on DVD - 2004
This combination must have been manic - want to see some of it - buy the dvd! The band was more or less The Hank Wangford Band, sans Hank.

Billy Connolly | Played Live & Video 'Bites yer Bum' | 1980

Hank Wangford | played live until 1980-1984 & again 1995 & 2010

Another partnership develops with Sam Hutt, who as Hank Wangford, creates The Hank Wangford Band. Andy Roberts, BJ Cole, Melanie Harrold, Howard Tibble and Gary Taylor. A hot, and very funny band - theatre & music again.

Hank Wangford | played live until 1980-1984 & again 1995 & 2010

The Albion Band | 1979 (played live)

"The band was Mattacks on drums, Ashley on bass, myself and Dougie Morter on guitars, Mel Harrold playing keyboards and Martin Simpson and Barry Dransfield. Terrific line-up, the music was superb."

 
The Albion Band | 1979 (played live)

Roger McGough | A Summer with Monika | 1978

The Nation's favourite poet, Roger McGough's poetry is unique and special. Andy has provided musical accompaniment for many of his live performances and appears on this album.

Roger McGough | A Summer with Monika | 1978

Maddy Prior | Woman in the Wings | 1978

Bunk Dogger | First Offence | 1980 

Bunk Dogger | First Offence | 1980 

Roy Harper | Bullinamingvase | 1977

Roy Harper | Bullinamingvase | 1977

Roy Harper | Commercial Breaks | 1977

Andy played lead guitar in Black Sheep, Roy Harper's band...

Roy Harper | Commercial Breaks | 1977

Roy Harper | Played live in America | 1976

The beginning of a long and fruitful musical collaboration with Roy Harper.  Andy performed with Roy as part of this band ‘Chips’, Black Sheep and as a duo.

Roy Harper | Played live in America | 1976

Yellow Dog | Yellow Dog | 1977

In 1975, Andy Roberts was a member of Yellow Dog, a band fronted by Kenny Young and Herbie Armstrong. They produced this album on Virgin records - (V 2083 1977) with Jim Gannon (guitars), Garry Taylor (bass, vocals) and Gerry Conway (drum, precussion). [ more info here ]

Yellow Dog | Yellow Dog | 1977

John Gorman | Go Man Gorman | 1977

I'm still laughing from the Scaffold's antics at Adrian Henri's Benefit Concert in March 2000. This guy is nicely nuts and was the 'G' in Grimms. John was Artistic Director and Producer for the 'Theatre on the Steps' in Shropshire but has now moved back to Merseyside and is currently involved in creating the Wirral Academy of the Arts at Birkenhead Park.

John Gorman | Go Man Gorman | 1977

Brian Patten | Vanishing Trick | 1976

Side one contains Brian's lyrics set to music and side two Brian reading. One of the original 'The Liverpool Poets'. Listen to 'You missed the sunflowers at their height', with music by Andy and sung by Linda Thompson. 

Brian Patten | Vanishing Trick | 1976

Kevin Ayers | Yes we have no Mananas | 1976

Kevin Ayers | Yes we have no Mananas | 1976

Brian Farrell | Heads Must Roll | 1975 (never released)

This album was recorded but never released because of conflicting politics within Warner Brothers to whose label Brian was signed. The sessions included Andy, Zoot Money, John Megginson, B J Cole & Jerry Conway. Andy says, "Brian has a great voice and the album had some fabulous songs on it." I have a cassette still to this day"

brian farrell

Brian Friel | Arrivederci Ardrossan | 1975

A really nice album from Glasgow poet & songwriter Brian Friel on the Dawn label. It features Tim Renwick, Zoot Money, Paul Francis, Colin Pincott, Mick Devonport alongside Andy. This apparantly is Brian's second album, the first self-titled album was rceorded in 1971. Only recently has Brian started to perform live after a long break from music.

Brian Friel | Arrivederci Ardrossan | 1975

Marc Ellington | Marc Time | 1975

Marc Ellington | Marc Time

Robert Calvert | Lucky Leif & the Longships | 1975

Robert Calvert | Lucky Leif & the Longships

Greenslade | Spyglass Guest | 1974

The former Colosseum keyboard man goes solo. For anybody who loves the sound of a Hammond Organ - this is your man.

Greenslade - Spyglass Guest

Ian Matthews | Journeys from Gospel Oak | 1974

Ian Matthews -  gospel oak

Ian Matthews | Some days you eat the bear… | 1974

Ian Matthews | Some days you eat the bear… | 1974

Longdancer | If it was so simple | 1973

Co-produced by Iain Matthews, Sandy Roberton & Longdancer

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Decameron | Say Hello to the Band | 1973

Decameron - Say Hello to the Band

Neil Innes | How Sweet to be an Idiot | 1973

The Bonzos, Rutles & Grimms tales are told on another page - but it's a great pity that bands like them aren't around today.  Neil was part of the Bonzos, Grimms and invented the Rutles.

Neil Innes - How Sweet to be an Idiot

Marc Ellington | Restoration | 1972

Lots of familiar names help out on this album. Bob Ronga, Dave Richards, Iain Matthews and Dave Mattacks amongst them. Produced by Sandy Roberton.

Marc Ellington - Restoration

Jeremy Taylor | Piece of Ground | 1972

Danny Thompson and Neil Innes appear with Andy on this album.

Jeremy Taylor - Piece of Ground

Marc Ellington | Question of Roads | 1972

Marc Ellington

Bridget St John | Thank you for | 1972

Brigett St John - Thank you for

Richard Thompson | Henry the Human Fly | 1972

In the summer of 1971 Richard, Iain and Andy toured America as an acoustic three piece.

Richard Thompson - Henry the human Fly

Mike McGear | Woman | 1972

The 'gang' of Andy Roberts, Dave Richards, Gerry Conway, Zoot Money and John Megginson come together to create Mike McGear's album.

Mike McGear - Woman

Ian Matthews | Tigers will Survive | 1972

Ian Matthews - Tigers will survive

Cat Stevens | Teaser and the Firecat | 1971

Andy Roberts plays on Teaser (uncredited)... on a track called 'How Can I Tell Her. Listen out for the Kriwaczek String Organ.

Cat Stevens - Teaser and the Forecat

Paul Korda | Passing Stranger | 1971

Good line-up on this album. Chris Spedding and Madeleine Bell alongside PK, Allan Gorrie, Rob Tait, Owen McIntyre and Ray Russell.

Paul Korda - Passing Stranger

Paul Kent | Paul Kent | 1971

A huge thanks to Cile, from Belgrade in Yugoslavia for the scan of this album cover released on the B&C label (Beat & Commercial).

Paul Kent

Allan Taylor | The Lady | 1971

Andy played on Allan's second album - 'The Lady'.
Plainsong were joined on stage at the Tonder Festival in 2003 by Allan. This marked the first time that both he and Andy had played together since this recording from over thirty years ago.

Allan Taylor

Ian Matthews | If you saw through my eyes | 1971

Introduced by Paul Samwell Smith, ex bass player from the Yardbirds, this was the beginning of a musical relationship between Andy And Iain which was to last, on and off, for over 40 years.

If you saw through my eyes

Nadia Cattouse | Earth Mother | 1970

Released on the RCA label  (SF8070). Contains a version of 'All around My Grandmothers Floor', written by Andy and Mike Evans. This track is also on the CLUB FOLK Volume 2 album released on PEG Records. Danny Thompson, Alan Davies and Terry Cox also play on this album, side two of which was recorded at the Edinburgh Festival in 1969.

Nadia Cattouse

Shelagh McDonald | Shelagh McDonald | 1970

Originally from Scotland, Shelagh McDonald released her first album, Shelagh McDonald Album. Andy played on this with other great musicians.

Shelagh McDonald
Roger McGough & Mike McGear | McGough & McGear | 1968

2/3rds of the Scaffold and a handful of superstars - Jimmy Hendrix and Graham Nash played with Andy on this album, produced of course, by Paul McCartney. Jimi Hendrix was presented with a signed copy by Roger and Mike. It recently surfaced at an OXFAM shop in Henley!

ough & McGear